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H. Pylori Infection: How to Spot It and How to Stop It

Over half of the global population has a Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection, and less than a quarter of these show any symptoms. Yet an H. pylori infection could result in cancer and gastric issues later in life. Most of these infections start in childhood. Defining H. Pylori H. pylori is a bacteria found in […]
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How to Increase Fiber for Mental Clarity, More Energy, and Better Health

A few years ago, you probably used to hear a lot about how you should increase fiber in your diet. But then, as new dietary trends began emerging, this topic began fading into the background. But that’s quite unfortunate, as fiber is still one of the most important components of a healthy diet. It’s also […]
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What is the Neuronal Microenvironment? New Research on Brain Repair

Your nervous system is composed of different types of cells: neurons and glial cells. Each type affects and is affected by its surroundings – the neuronal microenvironment. Neurons are the cells that communicate electrical and chemical signals throughout your nervous system. They are the ones that carry orders from your central nervous system (CNS) to […]
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The Top 10 Surprising Macadamia Nuts Benefits

You probably already know that nuts carry a number of different health benefits. They’re full of healthy fats and help with appetite management. But if you haven't tried macadamia nuts, you're missing out. These round, creamy nuts are tasty, go well in many recipes, and have some important health benefits as well. If you’re thinking […]
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How to Take Care of Your Gut Bacteria

Each and every one of us have something in common – we all have gut bacteria. If you didn't, you would have a problem! Not long ago, we thought of all bacteria as bad. But now we know that these bacteria, known as your microbiome, play a major role in supporting your health. And maintaining […]
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A Guide to Intestinal Methanogenic Overgrowth (IMO) vs. Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)

Are you one of those people who often needs to be close to a bathroom? Do you regularly suffer from abdominal pain, heartburn, or constipation? Your healthcare professional may identify your symptoms as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), which is a blanket term given to many different health issues without clear causes. IBS, and many other […]
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Does Your Inflammatory Gut Problem Stem From Blastocystis?

Blastocystis, microscopic parasites that live in humans, can cause inflammatory health issues relating to your gut. Many people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) may have this or a similar intestinal microbe to blame. However, having Blastocystis in your body does not necessarily mean you will become ill. Many people with this microbe do not seem […]
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22 Home Remedies for Heartburn

Heartburn. This burning, painful feeling in your throat and chest afflicts up to 14% of Americans on a frequent, if not daily, basis. This is why there are so many advertisements for different medications that claim to either relieve or prevent heartburn. But if you’re like a lot of people and don’t want to take […]
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Lecithin: A Supplement With Potential?

As with so many supplements we take in the hopes of helping our bodies operate at their best, not a great deal of research exists regarding lecithin. But there are many anecdotal reports regarding its benefits for several health conditions. This article will enumerate those as well as give information about concerns some professionals express […]
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Cortisol and the Digestive System: Reciprocal Effects

Any time you experience stress, the ‘fight or flight’ syndrome becomes activated. You get prepared to either fight against the stressor or flee from it. The hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis sets in motion a cascade of biochemicals and hormones that end in the stimulation of your adrenal glands and the release of cortisol. This starts your […]
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