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  1. Research Update: Probiotics Reduce Symptoms of Depression

    Research Update: Probiotics Reduce Symptoms of Depression

    It has been a well-known medical fact for years that probiotics are effective at treating a variety of gut-related issues. What has not been studied as much until recently is how this treatment may also be able to help those individuals who experience mental health challenges. When you understand how the gut and brain are so closely connected, it makes...
  2. Are Stress and Autoimmune Disease Linked by Gut Bacteria?

    Are Stress and Autoimmune Disease Linked by Gut Bacteria?

    Each of us has a community of microorganisms that thrive in an area of our large intestines known as the gut microbiome. This part of the gut serves as a home to trillions of bacteria and other microbes that interact with the rest of the body. While some bacteria are harmful and contributes to the development of disease and infection...
  3. Prebiotics Promote Sleep, Soothe Stress and More

    Prebiotics Promote Sleep, Soothe Stress and More

    Recent research has found that prebiotics promote sleep, suggesting that adding these natural compounds to your diet can help you to get a better night's sleep. What Are Prebiotics? One of the systems that regulates your overall health is the gut microbiome, which is located in your large intestines and serves as a home to trillions of microbes. While some...
  4. Is Resveratrol Responsible for the Health Benefits of Red Wine?

    Is Resveratrol Responsible for the Health Benefits of Red Wine?

    While there are many proven health benefits of red wine, the majority can be attributed to one specific compound found in the grapes used to make the wine. This plant constituent is called resveratrol, and it's the compound that helps give color to the skin of red grapes. It also helps protect grapes from fungal infections, droughts, extreme sun exposure...
  5. New Study Bolsters Claim That Resveratrol Supports Healthy Aging

    New Study Bolsters Claim That Resveratrol Supports Healthy Aging

    Multiple research studies have now confirmed that the compound resveratrol supports healthy aging by protecting the body from a host of potential issues. Read on for more information about what resveratrol is, how you can incorporate this powerful naturally-occurring compound into your diet and how it can help you to lead a healthier and longer life. What is Reservatrol? Reservatrol is...
  6. How Probiotics Boost Immune System Health

    How Probiotics Boost Immune System Health

    As we all know, the world is full of both beneficial and harmful types of bacteria that we ingest in our food, breathe in the air or otherwise come into contact with on a daily basis. Probiotics are beneficial microorganisms that are commonly found in fermented foods and help protect the body in a variety of ways. New studies find...
  7. Probiotics Benefit Parkinson's Disease, Says New Study

    Probiotics Benefit Parkinson's Disease, Says New Study

    Parkinson's disease is a disorder that affects motor skills by way of the central nervous system. While symptoms may be mild at first, this condition inevitably worsens gradually over time. Currently, more than 500,000 people in the United States have Parkinson's, with approximately 50,000 new cases diagnosed each year. Since motor skills are affected, symptoms of Parkinson's disease can vary...
  8. Unleash the Powerful Health Benefits of Superfruits

    Unleash the Powerful Health Benefits of Superfruits

    In simple terms, a superfruit is a food that contains a condensed serving of vitamins and powerful phyto-nutrients that are beneficial to human health. These foods benefit the immune system in a variety of ways and it has been found that they can even benefit the health of bone marrow. Research is only beginning to uncover some of the significant...
  9. Exploring the Beneficial Effects of Melatonin

    Exploring the Beneficial Effects of Melatonin

    Melatonin is a hormone best known for its role in preparing the brain for sleep. Due to its effectiveness in this respect, it's the primary ingredient in many sleep supplements. Outside of the United States and Canada, melatonin-based formulas are only available with a doctor's prescription. While some argue that using melatonin for sleep isn't always effective, people suffering from...
  10. Effects of Probiotics May Differ in Men and Women

    Effects of Probiotics May Differ in Men and Women

    Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that comprise the flora of an individual's digestive tract. However, unlike potentially harmful organisms, these bacteria help promote healthy digestion and overall general health. Specifically, probiotics, or "friendly bacteria," help the body process foods and curtail or eliminate several digestive problems such as gas, bloating, indigestion and diarrhea. A healthy gut microbiome also contributes to immune...

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