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  1. Gut Bacteria and Autoimmune Disease Linked

    Gut Bacteria and Autoimmune Disease Linked

    Rates of autoimmune diseases are increasing in the developed world. These diseases, which include diverse illnesses such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis and Crohn's disease, can be devastating to one's health, even causing lifelong disability or death. There are many theories about why these illnesses are increasing in prevalence. According to several new studies on gut bacteria and autoimmune...
  2. Meal Sizing Tips for Health and Weight Loss

    Meal Sizing Tips for Health and Weight Loss

    Breakfast is often regarded as the most important meal of the day. As famed nutritionist Adelle Davis said, “breakfast gets the day’s work done.” New research on meal size and weight loss gives credence to this conventional wisdom by showing that eating a larger, high-energy breakfast aids weight loss and blood glucose control when compared to having our largest meals...
  3. New Evidence Shows That Antibiotics Shorten Lifespan

    New Evidence Shows That Antibiotics Shorten Lifespan

    Due to the rising threat of antimicrobial resistance, antibiotics have received an increasing amount of attention in recent years. It is well-known that antibiotics interrupt the millions of microorganisms that make up our body’s natural gut flora. Recent research has shown that the microbiota in our gastrointestinal tract plays a crucial role in maintaining immune function, hormonal balance and even...
  4. Weight Loss Efforts Are Contagious, Says New Study

    Weight Loss Efforts Are Contagious, Says New Study

    While it may not be entirely fair to blame an expanding waistline on our partners, there is growing evidence suggesting that our lifestyle choices have a domino effect on those who we share our lives with. With this in mind, a group of researchers asked themselves, “are weight loss efforts contagious in couples outside of highly-structured clinical settings?” The results of...
  5. Vitamin D and Cancer: Can a Deficiency Increase Your Risk?

    Vitamin D and Cancer: Can a Deficiency Increase Your Risk?

    A recent study led by a team of Japanese researchers and published in the British Medical Journal adds to mounting evidence that adequate levels of vitamin D may provide protection against cancer. The research was conducted by a team from the National Cancer Center in Tokyo and was the first study to investigate the link between vitamin D and cancer within an...
  6. Omega-3 and Multiple Sclerosis: How Supplementing Could Reduce Your Risk

    Omega-3 and Multiple Sclerosis: How Supplementing Could Reduce Your Risk

    Omega-3 fatty acids have risen to fame for their proven ability to promote healthy mood, support a healthy heart, improve mental health and reduce system-wide inflammation. However, when it comes to the topic of omega-3 and multiple sclerosis (MS), there has been an ongoing debate among experts. Researchers at Kaiser Permanente Southern California recently set out to examine if an increase...

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