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  1. Drinking More Coffee Boosts Gut Health

    Drinking More Coffee Boosts Gut Health

    Previous research has found that drinking coffee can provide a growing list of health benefits, from protecting cognitive functioning to strengthening cardiovascular health. While these benefits may seem unrelated, new research has discovered that they may all be attributed to the way in which coffee affects the gut microbiome. A new study finds drinking more coffee boosts gut health, adding...
  2. New Insights Reveal How Chili Pepper Compound Capsaicin Relieves Pain

    New Insights Reveal How Chili Pepper Compound Capsaicin Relieves Pain

    Chili peppers are used to create spicy dishes throughout the world, but research has found that this pepper also provides a vast array of health benefits. In fact, it’s the compound in the chili pepper responsible for creating that spicy, burning feeling that provides those benefits. This compound is called capsaicin and it has been the focus of several scientific...
  3. Scientists Probe New Link Between Gut Health and Chronic Disease

    Scientists Probe New Link Between Gut Health and Chronic Disease

    What would happen if you could turn an unhealthy gut microbiome into a healthy one? According to research recently conducted at Scripps Research Institute, doing so may improve cholesterol levels and stave off chronic disease. According to this new research, gut health and disease are linked, suggesting improving gut health can positively impact the risks of developing certain diseases. Recent...
  4. Common Food Additive Linked to Diabetes, Weight Gain

    Common Food Additive Linked to Diabetes, Weight Gain

    Type 2 diabetes is a growing problem, especially for people living in the United States and those who follow a typical Western diet. As a result of the vast amounts of refined sugar, processed foods and unhealthy fats consumed, millions of people have become overweight or clinically obese. And unfortunately, poor food choices may not be the only culprit: A...
  5. Can Chili Pepper Compound Capsaicin Curb Cancer?

    Can Chili Pepper Compound Capsaicin Curb Cancer?

    Capsaicin is the compound in chili peppers that give them their spicy kick, but ongoing research has found that it does even more than that. A new study confirms capsaicin slows cancer, backing up previous research indicating that this spicy compound may hold the key to more successful treatments. Specifically, researchers found that the compound has a powerful effect on...
  6. How to Support Healthy Weight and Shed Holiday Pounds Naturally This Spring

    How to Support Healthy Weight and Shed Holiday Pounds Naturally This Spring

    Spring is a time of renewal and rejuvenation. All around us, trees are budding and new patches of green line the earth. In this time of new growth, many people seek to become healthier, ridding themselves of old habits while ushering in a new and healthier lifestyle. Often, maintaining a healthy weight becomes a focus. Whether you want to address the...
  7. Spring Detox: Recharge, Revitalize and Replenish for Ultimate Energy and Health

    Spring Detox: Recharge, Revitalize and Replenish for Ultimate Energy and Health

    Although some regions are still in the icy grips of winter, the days are slowly getting longer, signaling the start of a bright new season. Traditionally, spring is a time of new beginnings. Whether you are going strong on your New Year's resolutions or adjusting your habits for other reasons this season, a spring detox can help you shed unwanted...
  8. Proven: The Anti-Aging Effects of Fasting

    Proven: The Anti-Aging Effects of Fasting

    Fasting, particularly intermittent fasting, is one of the leading trends in weight loss and fitness. But unlike some popular "fad" diets, this one appears to be here to stay. Several new studies have found that intermittent fasting can have positive health effects even outside of the weight benefits. A recent study on the anti-aging effects of fasting suggests that it...
  9. 3 Surprising Roadblocks Standing Between You and a Healthy Heart

    3 Surprising Roadblocks Standing Between You and a Healthy Heart

    Despite a widespread obsession with health, the incidence of heart disease is steadily rising in the United States. Many people are eating healthier, exercising more and otherwise trying to maintain a healthy heart. However, there are three surprising things that may be holding you back. 1. Your Cold and Flu Medicine Most of us think nothing of reaching for their...
  10. New Study Discovers Simple Way to Prevent Holiday Weight Gain

    New Study Discovers Simple Way to Prevent Holiday Weight Gain

    The holiday season is an especially problematic time when it comes to maintaining a healthy weight, simply because many holiday traditions in themselves are unhealthy. People tend to gorge themselves on foods that are high in saturated fats and sugar, while at the same time taking a break from regular routines and becoming more sedentary. Each year, the average individual...

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