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The Hygiene Hypothesis

It’s convenient to think of our bodies as machines that take in energy and are able to perform millions of different tasks. Consider the increasingly sophisticated computers and robots that now do what humans previously did. Seeing ourselves as mere machines overlooks at least one critical difference. You and I …

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Internal Inflammation

It might seem tasty, but fast, highly processed food is a known cause of inflammation. Inflammation is your immune system’s response to an infection, injury or irritation. It’s how our body’s white blood cells protect us from bacteria and viruses. An infected cut shows signs of inflammation with swelling, redness …

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Benefits of the Mediterranean Diet

Did you know? Olive oil is a big part of the Mediterranean diet. Interested in improving your nutrition and overall health? Great! Here are some popular choices. You’ve probably heard of most of them by now: South Beach Atkins Weight Watchers Jenny Craig Scarsdale Pritikin Keto Paleo And the list …

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The Ideal Time to Exercise

Have an active hobby or enjoy playing a sport? Make that your daily exercise time. Who said exercise can’t be fun? Do you tend to sit for most of the day? Do you generally lead a sedentary lifestyle? Then you’ll want to set aside some time to exercise. That doesn’t …

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NSAIDs – Friend or Foe?

Did you know? Some studies point to NSAIDs causing problems in your gut. Among the most common over-the-counter pain relievers are Non-Steroidal, Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs). You probably recognize them by names such as aspirin, Advil, Motrin, Aleve or simply ibuprofen. These and similar drugs block the body’s production of prostaglandins, …

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Walking For Health

Did you know? Walking just 30 minutes each day can strengthen your bones. What do you think is the most popular form of exercise? Walking, of course. After all, it’s cheap, it’s easy, it doesn’t require fancy equipment, special clothes, an expensive membership and it’s available 24/7 for just about …

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Probiotics – The Good Gut Bacteria

Did you know? Probiotics support your immune system. Almost half of our body isn’t even us. It’s bacteria. Trillions of them. Most reside in our stomach, intestines and colon. They are essential for digestion and to our overall health and well being. The bacteria on our skin, airways and digestive …

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