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  1. Exercise Affects Gut Bacteria, Regardless of Diet

    Exercise Affects Gut Bacteria, Regardless of Diet

    In the past year, scientists have examined how exercise alone has the power to alter the bacterial balance of the gut. Now, a group of researchers taking a poke at further unpacking the mechanisms behind how exercise affects gut bacteria have focused their research efforts on endurance exercise in particular. According to a new study, irrespective of changes to one’s...
  2. Increasing Prebiotics in Your Diet Improves Digestive Health, Sleep and More

    Increasing Prebiotics in Your Diet Improves Digestive Health, Sleep and More

    Confused about the difference between probiotics and prebiotics and how they work together? Here, we will take a brief look at what probiotics and prebiotics are, break down the differences between these important digestive helpers and learn how increasing the prebiotics in your diet not only improves digestion but also supports immune function, promotes sleep, lowers stress and provides many...
  3. Research Shows Simple Lifestyle Changes Increase Heart Health

    Research Shows Simple Lifestyle Changes Increase Heart Health

    New studies indicate that even minor lifestyle changes increase heart health, providing hope that drastic changes aren't necessary to benefit the body. Study Proves Simple Lifestyle Changes Increase Heart Health A study conducted by researchers in North Carolina looked at how a 16-week lifestyle change would affect instances of hypertension. Their findings, which were disclosed at the American Heart Association's Joint Hypertension...
  4. Recent Breakthroughs in Dementia and Cognitive Decline

    Recent Breakthroughs in Dementia and Cognitive Decline

    Recent research has brought to light a few key factors that can significantly contribute to your risk of dementia. Here, we highlight some of the newest findings regarding dementia and cognitive decline. A Healthy Brain Starts With a Healthy Heart: How Improving Your Heart Health Could Lower Your Risk of Dementia In a new study published in the Journal of the...
  5. Beyond Bone Health: Researchers Uncover New Vitamin D Benefits

    Beyond Bone Health: Researchers Uncover New Vitamin D Benefits

    With old research under fire and new research turning up previously unknown vitamin D benefits, the “sunshine vitamin,” has been an increasingly hot topic among the research community. As the summer draws to a close and the days begin to once again shorten, it’s a good time to take a look back at some of this year’s vitamin D research highlights and...
  6. New Research Suggests Green Tea Compound EGCG Fights Atherosclerosis

    New Research Suggests Green Tea Compound EGCG Fights Atherosclerosis

    According to a new study funded by the British Heart Foundation, the green tea compound EGCG fights atherosclerosis, a condition which can lead to heart attack and stroke. What is Atherosclerosis? Atherosclerosis is a condition that occurs when fatty deposits build up inside the blood vessels that carry oxygenated blood to the heart, brain and other parts of the body. Over time...
  7. Exercise: A New Link Between Gut Bacteria and Heart Health

    Exercise: A New Link Between Gut Bacteria and Heart Health

    Much previous research has been devoted to the myriad of health benefits provided by the microbes that thrive in our bellies. These microbes form a colony within the body known as a microbiome, which consists of trillions of microbes that flourish in the nose, esophagus, mouth and in the gastrointestinal tract. These microbes actually help us by assisting the body's immune...
  8. Recent Study Supports Using Multivitamins for Heart Health

    Recent Study Supports Using Multivitamins for Heart Health

    For heart patients who don't already take statins, a new study reveals there are great benefits in taking multivitamins for heart health. The Importance of Multivitamins for Heart Health Looking at how multivitamins affect heart health, an expansive study evaluated patients at 134 different sites throughout North America. The study's initial purpose was to examine how effective and safe EDTA chelation is...
  9. Belly Fat and Vitamin D Levels Linked

    Belly Fat and Vitamin D Levels Linked

    Thanks to increased research attention in recent years, we are beginning to form a better understanding of how vitamin D — an essential nutrient long associated with bone health — impacts not only our musculoskeletal system but also other critical aspects of our health. Naturally produced by our skin when exposed to sunlight, vitamin D is also present in food sources...
  10. Research on Gut Bacteria Uncovers New Heart Health, Immune System Benefits

    Research on Gut Bacteria Uncovers New Heart Health, Immune System Benefits

    Over the past decade, research on gut bacteria has exponentially increased our understanding of how our gut affects us as a whole. So, what exactly is the gut microbiome, how does it form and what is the link to immune response and heart health? What is the Microbiome? Each one of us possesses a complex and completely unique ecosystem of...

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