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Bacteria

The rabbit hole of research into the good bacteria that make up your gut is getting deeper. There’s a strong link between what bacteria (and in what proportions) are in your gut and chronic fatigue syndrome. In fact, the link is clear enough that the research may lead to a better diagnostic tool by allowing […]

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The more you take antibiotics, the more you kill off the diversity of your protective good bacteria, and a new study suggests that doing so will later increase your risk of developing pre-cancerous bowel polyps. The study didn’t look at how many polyps went on to become cancer, and correlation isn’t definitive causation. But numerous […]

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Good dental hygiene goes beyond dodging cavities while freshening your breath… your mouth is the gateway to your digestive system, and anything unkempt in it is going to end up inside you. For instance, plaque on your teeth can contribute to plaque in your arteries. And your good bacteria define you, so don’t let bad […]

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Lyme Disease comes up often on this blog, because it’s a growing problem coast to coast in the US. While it’s mainly associated with the North East, there are pockets of Lyme Disease all the way to the Pacific with new counties testing positive for it in their local tick populations each year. An estimated […]

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“It’s all fun and games until someone pokes an eye out. pops an ear drum.” If you’re American you’ve probably used a Q-tip in your ear at some point. And if you’re tuned-in to health news, you’ve also probably seen at some point or another that you’re really not supposed to (or just read the […]

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