With many studies having previously made a weak connection between cancer and antibiotics, researchers dug through a deep database to see if they could find evidence that ties the use of antibiotics to cancer. Even when used years in the past, it appears there’s a connection between colon cancer and antibiotics. Conversely, antibiotics may lower rectal cancer risk.

Tentative research isn’t a reason to not take antibiotics, but paired with other problems like antibiotic resistance, it’s a good reason to make sure you need them (for example, antibiotics are commonly prescribed for sinus infections even though they are not usually bacterial).

What can you do about a possible connection between colon cancer and antibiotics? Support your gut health! 

Start with probiotics like Flora MGR. We now know that hosting a colony of good bacteria is paramount to our health, and that antibiotics kill off those good bacteria. Taking probiotics and eating probiotic rich foods can help restore them.

Nothing is automatic—so tip the odds in your favor by supporting colon health in other ways, too. Exercise is associated with a lower risk of cancer and colon cancer in particular. Produce heavy diets with lots of fiber and antioxidants also help support colon health, lowering the risk of colon cancer. And don’t ignore family history—if you’ve got colon cancer in your family tree, start screening earlier, stay on top of it, and prioritizing supporting your gut health.

The good news is that knowing risks, like the link between antibiotics and colon cancer, means we can take action. Build a lifestyle of healthy habits, and add supplement support like probiotics to your diet. With a large variety of beneficial bacteria, it’s a good way to support and replenish our guts.

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At some point, you’ve probably seen or heard how vision works—sometimes, the eye is “too long” or “too short” and doesn’t focus the things you’re looking at correctly (causing nearsightedness and farsightedness, respectively). But there’s more to vision than eye shape! Age, diet, sun, stress, and more can cause vision impairment—even heart health is a big factor to how your eyes will age! Vision supplements like Vision PWRx can help support eye health as you age.

Like all supplements, one key benefit of vision supplements is making sure you get all the nutrients you need—in this case, to specifically support your eyes. Some research shows as many as 1 in 10 Americans may be deficient in at least one nutrient. Making sure your have everything you need to function your best is step one to every problem.

How do vision supplements work? 

Many of the environmental factors and conditions that are hard on our eyes (sunlight, age, stress) have one thing in common: oxidation! Vision PWRx is packed with antioxidants to help the body balance itself against the oxidation that happens when we don’t wear sunglasses, go through stressful periods, or just face the inevitable passing of time.

But it’s more than antioxidants, it’s nutrition and herbs known for supporting eye health. The bioflavonoids found in bilberry may help remove toxins. Lutein is known for supporting good eye health. Carefully formulated with these known vision supporting ingredients (and more), vision supplements like Vision PWRx can help support healthy eyesight and comfort.

What about standard myopia, a common vision problem? 

Whole books have been written about exercising your eyes, or more specifically, the muscles around the eyes to help them squish and shape your eyes better, and to improve vision. Research has only gotten far enough to show that eye exercises improve eye strain and headaches, although many claim it’s improved or maintained their vision, as well. If you already have vision problems, that’s all the more reason to make sure you’re protecting your eyesight as you age!

Start supporting ocular health today with vision supplements like Vision PWRx.

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Does Coffee Keep You Awake?

August 19, 2019

If you have too much energy to fall asleep, or your brain is too busy to let you drift off, you might be looking for something to blame. Was the last show you watched on Netflix just a little too bingeable? Did you not focus hard enough on your to-do list? Does coffee keep you awake? Maybe that lunch latte was a mistake…

According to new research, it’s not the coffee keeping you awake at night. While caffeine is  known as a stimulant, a large study using sleep sensors and sleep diaries found that participants who had a cup of caffeine before bed did not experience disrupted sleep. Other research suggests that coffee stops us from getting more tired, rather than perks us up (and that a lot of how we experience caffeine and alcohol might be cultural).

So does coffee keep you awake? No, but that’s not helpful when you do find yourself tossing and turning! So here are some ways to help find a good night’s sleep:

Ease aches, tension, headaches, migraines, and other discomforts with Dakota Muscle Relief. If your legs are restless, you can’t get comfortable, or you’re thinking about how sore one or another muscle is, get immediate natural relief with Dakota Muscle Relief. With a short list of natural ingredients including a refreshing peppermint smell, you can rest easy as your muscles and tension unknots and drift off to sleep.

Another study says that taking a warm bath a few hours before bed may help relax you, and trigger all the right bodily responses for bedtime. By changing your core body temperature, you can help get yourself ready for bed—and create a routine that might help mentally cue you for sleep.

Does coffee keep you awake? No, but plenty else does! So make sure you have tools to deal with it like Dakota Muscle Relief.

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You might already be swishing colloidal silver before you swallow to support natural dental health—but there’s another way to help: use a small spritz to keep your toothbrush in better condition. There are a few hygiene items that should be replaced regularly—but how often that is depends on how you treat and store them, and if you have bigger concerns, a little extra effort might be worth it!

Preventing germ growth in your mouth is one of the keys to natural dental health. Brushing helps remove stuck food particles and disrupt bacterial growth (picture knocking over an anthill—-flossing really helps with this, too!). But is your toothbrush crawling with germs? Depends on how you store it! While it’s good to keep your toothbrush covered from other bathroom germs, you also need enough airflow that it will dry between uses. Water helps germs grow, after all! If you’re concerned about a dirty toothbrush, in addition to thoroughly rinsing it give it an occasional spritz with colloidal silver. You’re also supposed to get rid of your toothbrush after an illness, but what do you do about brushing your teeth while you’re sick? Get extra support from colloidal silver so you can keep up your natural dental health. Otherwise, replace your toothbrush every 3-6 months, or when the bristles start to bend and fade.

Here’s a big one: don’t forget to replace your contact case regularly. People are well informed about natural dental health, but what about eye health? It’s not just about vision! In some areas, tap water contains parasites, so you should minimize letting it get in your eyes and never shower with contacts in, which can facilitate parasites getting in. Throw away and replace your contact case regularly, and rather than washing it with tap water, colloidal silver can give it an occasional hygiene boost if you’re concerned (make sure you don’t have a silver allergy!). You can also use contact lens solution to rinse out cases.

Don’t let ignore these little items, keeping them new and clean is critical to natural dental health and eye health! Give yourself a little extra support with colloidal silver.

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It’s not just for shoes—with just a few simple ingredients, Smelly Shoe Spray can be used throughout your home. Safe for people and most fabrics, keep every room in your house fresh with Smelly Shoe Spray

A fresh burst of peppermint and the germ fighting power of colloidal silver make Smelly Shoe Spray a powerful odor fighter. Barring allergies and after testing for discoloration on a small hidden section of fabrics, go crazy with Smelly Shoe Spray to keep your whole house fresh!

Interior rooms can get musty, and in most homes, bathrooms are interior windowless rooms compounding must with mold and more. You can freshen them up by keeping the bathroom linens that are washed less frequently (shower curtain, rugs) in better condition with Smelly Shoe Spray. After you wash them (most curtains and rugs can go through the washing machine, some may need more gentle/special care) give them a strong protective spray of Smelly Shoe Spray. The colloidal silver will help keep them fresh longer (many products come pre-treated with nanosilver these days, but regular washing will remove it. Smelly Shoe Spray can help).

In other rooms, curtains, carpets, rugs, bags, and more may retain smells. For common musty odors, Smelly Shoe Spray can help keep things fresh. For more heavily used items use Smelly Shoe Spray as a part of a more rigorous routine of cleaning and airing out (some odors aren’t caused by bacteria).

Not only can you avoid embarrassing odors in your shoes, Smelly Shoe Spray helps prevent musty odors in your home. Take advantage of this simple tool today.

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