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Moving Beyond Antibiotics

November 13, 2019

Researchers are looking high and low for alternatives to antibiotics. Because of their overuse in agriculture and nursing homes, superbugs have risen up to create medical nightmares. From the always hard to treat tuberculosis to diseases once easily defeated by antibiotics like STIs, antibiotic resistant bacteria are a problem all over the world. One alternative […]

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It’s the new marker for what’s healthy: a study has found that getting regular Vitamin D improves the amount of healthy bacteria in the gut. It was already known that Vitamin D is essential for good health. It supports the immune system, bones, mood, and has other important roles throughout the body. Not getting enough […]

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There’s a new, unexpected “exercise” that might support better health: vibrations. Whole body vibrations, where you stand on a platform that shakes you around a bit, gets a reaction out of your body’s various systems. Researchers are exploring the effects, and so far they’ve tallied up a few: improved symptoms of diabetes, and a healthier […]

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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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Some people are very aware of the health (or lack thereof) of the good bacteria that live on our skin, in our guts, and elsewhere. Chronic illness, digestive issues, and more can all be heavily influenced by how our guts are doing—but even if you don’t have a big issue to deal with, smaller issues […]

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