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Immune Cells

Having a diverse, healthy colony of beneficial gut microbes may be key in getting the body to defend the brain and central nervous system. Spurred by a rise in multiple sclerosis cases, researchers found themselves wondering if gut microbes played a role. It turns out it works like this: good bacteria produce compounds that trigger […]

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Food is a big part of health, and it goes beyond eating enough nutrients and avoiding sugar. Humans have been influencing plants for tens of thousands of years, and sometimes, plants have influenced us. Many cultures even use food to maintain and modify health, creating diets for certain health types and choosing foods that help […]

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Sugar is the biggest villain in nutrition these days. Part of the vitriol it gets, I think at least in part, is due to some righteous anger about how the sugar industry put blame on fat, and denied Americans decades of delicious, savory, fatty meals. Now we have the keto diet where you’re encouraged to […]

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It’s essential: support your immune system after a bite. New research has found that insect bites dramatically increase the spread of infection by allowing it to “hitchhike” a ride on your immune cells. Specifically, it’s mosquito saliva that’s allowing viruses like Dengue and West Nile to quickly spread throughout the body on immune cells.

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