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GI Tract

The gastrointestinal tract is the topic du jour—everyone’s talking about food allergies, the myriad health effects your good (or bad!) gut bacteria have, the correlation between certain foods and weight loss/gain, and even which sort of supplements are good and bad. With summer coming up, there are other things to add to that list, all […]

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There’s an eye grabbing headline going around: skip multivitamins. They don’t do much, the story claims. But not all multivitamins are the same. In fact, the cheapest, most common ones—the ones you can get at the grocery store—are well documented to be worthless. So OF COURSE a general study would find them to be worth […]

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Cold sores are caused by Herpes Simplex 1 (sometimes Herpes Simplex 2), a virus which resides deep within nerve tissue and recurs when the immune system is weakened—in times of stress, an extra illness, or with age. Fibromyalgia is primarily characterized by nerve pain, muscle spasms, fatigue, and gastrointestinal problems. There is no known cause […]

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150 people have come down with Salmonella symptoms after consuming Indiana cantaloupe. Although not as bad as Listeria, which is particularly dangerous for the very old and very young, most people recover from Salmonella symptoms. Why is cantaloupe particularly susceptible to bacteria like Listeria and Salmonella? Some attribute it to its porous nature—but more importantly […]

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The body is constantly under attack from pathogens—whether it’s the questionably cooked meat from lunch, pollen, that sneeze from your co-worker, or a possible infection from a scratch. Immune system functions also perform routine maintenance—fixing damaged cells or using inflammation to remove cells, and then controlling that inflammation so it doesn’t do more than it’s […]

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