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  1. Manipulating the Human Microbiome to Protect Against Flu

    Manipulating the Human Microbiome to Protect Against Flu

    The last few years have brought a flood of new knowledge about the role of gut bacteria in whole-body health. However, the gut is not the only area of our body in which a healthy balance of bacteria can make a measurable difference in wellness. We now know that a diverse and healthy microbiome can be a benefit not just...
  2. Effects of Depression and Anxiety on Physical Health

    Effects of Depression and Anxiety on Physical Health

    Millions of people deal with mental concerns such as depression and anxiety on a daily basis. A great deal of the research on these illnesses have focused on their effects on mental health and lifestyle. According to experts, they also can have a dramatic effect on physical health. In fact, the physical effects of depression and anxiety can be as...
  3. IBD and Prostate Cancer Linked, Says New Study

    IBD and Prostate Cancer Linked, Says New Study

    The prostate gland is a small organ that's shaped like a walnut. This gland is responsible for producing seminal fluid, the liquid that transports sperm within a man's body. This small but crucial gland is the site of one of the most common forms of cancer to afflict men -- prostate cancer. When prostate cancer remains confined to the prostate gland...
  4. New Diabetes Research Finds Link to Gut Health and Cognitive Decline

    New Diabetes Research Finds Link to Gut Health and Cognitive Decline

    Diabetes is a serious disease that affects the body's ability to properly handle glucose, or sugar, in the blood. In type 1 diabetes, the body is unable to produce any insulin -- the hormone responsible for ushering sugar from the blood into the cells where it can be used for energy. In type 2 diabetes, the body can make insulin...
  5. 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...
  6. Fructose and Diabetes: Drinking Sweetened Beverages Increases Risk

    Fructose and Diabetes: Drinking Sweetened Beverages Increases Risk

    Glucose, or sugar, is the body's primary source of fuel. Insulin is responsible for moving this sugar into your cells so it can be used as energy. Not only do people with type 2 diabetes have a limited ability to process glucose, they also often exhibit a resistance to insulin, exacerbating the problem and contributing to uncontrolled higher-than-normal blood sugar levels. Alternatively...
  7. New Research Into Omega-3 and Colon Cancer Shows Possible Benefits

    New Research Into Omega-3 and Colon Cancer Shows Possible Benefits

    Colorectal cancer amounts for about 700,000 deaths worldwide. Could taking a daily dose of a certain supplements offer protection while also promoting stronger brain and heart health? A new study from the UK called the 2018 seAFOod Trial that discovered a link between aspirin, omega-3 and colon cancer supports this theory. Colon Cancer, Polyps, and Pre-cancerous Conditions The National Cancer Institute anticipates over 140,000 new...
  8. 7 Ways to Successfully Navigate Holiday Stress

    7 Ways to Successfully Navigate Holiday Stress

    The holiday season is supposed to be a time of joy, happiness and goodwill. However, the often unrealistic demands that accompany it can make it tough to keep the holiday spirit alive, fostering stress -- and even depression -- instead. Holiday stress can become overwhelming; when you feel it creeping in, it's a good idea to stop, regroup and reset...
  9. Black Pepper Extract Benefits: Boost Nutrient Absorption and More

    Black Pepper Extract Benefits: Boost Nutrient Absorption and More

    The black pepper plant produces a unique fruit that is harvested and used to create black pepper, a substance used all over the world daily. In fact, many people add black pepper to their foods so frequently that they don't even think about it. This has made it one of the most valued spices in the world for generations. After harvesting, the...
  10. The Little-Known Connection Between Melatonin and Fertility

    The Little-Known Connection Between Melatonin and Fertility

    Many people associate melatonin with sleep -- with good reason. Helping to regulate and maintain the circadian rhythm appears to be the most important and best-known role of this pineal gland hormone. However, melatonin also plays a variety of other important roles in the human body. According to recent studies on melatonin and fertility, it may play a very important...

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