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All over the world, nano silver is researched as a possible alternative to antibiotics. One related discovery? Silver nanoparticles are particularly effective against the types of bacteria that form biofilms. Bacteria that are able to form biofilms are harder to kill and fight (like staph). They’re also more likely to develop antibiotic resistance (thus, MRSA, […]

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With everything it turns out that your good gut bacteria (probiotcs) are responsible for, it’s no surprise that it also plays a heavy part in immune system function. Your gut, like other parts of your body, is full of bacteria, viruses, and other microbes, and if you’re in good health, most of those are beneficial. […]

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If you have leftover Halloween candy in the house, or can’t help stocking up on that November 1st discount, if you look forward to Thanksgiving for its overindulgence, if you can’t help but try each Christmas treat… make sure you read up on these tips to help manage your weight (and health!). Here’s what’s new […]

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Researchers want patients and doctors to rely more on the immune system, on supporting it, and letting it fight the illnesses that catch us now and then. Antibiotics are overused, and usually, that refers to how antibiotics are used preventatively in livestock, and prescribed for illnesses they can’t treat (things caused by viruses, like sinus […]

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The first thing people think about when the good bacteria that live in you are mentioned: their digestive tract. These bacterial colonies play such a strong role in things like weight, digestive function, and how likely you are to get food poisoning that the strong correlation seems natural. Skin colonies get some attention, too, since […]

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