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Gastrointestinal Tract

It’s likely most of us are fighting against some degree of inflammation and could benefit by turning our attention to it and making a decided effort to reduce it. But where to begin? The secret to reducing inflammation is to stop it from as many sources as possible. You might see a specialist who finds […]

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New findings have pinpointed a correlation between your mouth bacteria and your gut health. Each day, you swallow over a litre of water and with it washes down all the bacteria you harbor in your mouth. Some of those bacteria are bad for your gut, and might trigger different health problems including Crohn’s and other […]

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While there’s now lots of evidence showing weight is strongly tied to gut bacteria, the research into just exactly how that works is still pouring in. One new study has found that the wrong sort of bacteria can change how your gastrointestinal tract perceives where you are in your circadian rhythm, and can really mess […]

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This year, cases of food-borne illness are up. Some areas had more reported cases by the beginning of summer than all of last year. There are many types of food-borne illness, from E. coli, salmonella and Norovirus to the cyclospora parasite. During summer, bacteria tend to flourish thanks to warm temperatures and social habits like […]

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Let’s do some good news first: colon cancer deaths are going down as treatment and detection continue to improve. But the bad news? More people are getting it, especially young people. And while detection has improved, it can sometimes be difficult to get doctors to take the risk seriously. Why are colon cancer rates going […]

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