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Can Your Gut Bacteria Help You Gain Muscle Strength?

We all have a community of bacteria that lives within our digestive tract. That microbiome is a key player in our overall health. It affects so many systems within the body, including our weight, metabolism, mood and even our blood sugar levels. Even though it affects our health in such profound ways, it is often something that is overlooked. Researchers wanted to check out the connection and see how it works so they compared gut bacteri...
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Why Seniors Are at an Increased Risk for Vitamin D Deficiency during Winter

Our body relies on vitamins and minerals to keep our health at optimal levels. This is true, regardless of our age but when we get older, our risk for deficiencies increases for a number of reasons. Perhaps the primary reason is an inability of the body to absorb the nutrients from the food we eat. Seniors may be at risk for illnesses, including heart disease, multiple sclerosis, asthma and osteoporosis. They may even be at a greater risk for...
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The Science-Backed Benefits of a Good Night's Sleep

Many of us come home tired at the end of a long day and have one thing on our mind- hitting the sack. Getting a good night’s sleep feels fantastic, and it is something we should strive to do on a daily basis. Of course, we all realize that it is easier to say we are going to get a good night’s sleep than to actually get one. There are so many distractions in today's life, from stress over work, eating dinner late, binge watching Netflix or che...
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New Study Reveals Why Weight Loss Gets Harder As You Age

When we were in our 20s, it seemed as if we could binge on any type of food and drink what we wanted without any negative consequences. By the time we reach our 30s or 40s, however, a single bad meal seems to make our pants fit a little tighter. It can be a frustrating experience, to say the least. If you feel as if you are running on a hamster wheel as far as your weight loss is concerned, you certainly are not alone. When you look at t...
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Four Health Benefits of Algal Omega-3

If you stick with any conversation long enough, it is going to eventually turn to diet and exercise. I'm sure that you already knew that diets come in almost every shape and size, with the 'keto diet' being one of the more popular choices in recent years.  Many nutritionists agree that consuming healthy fats is a good choice but avoiding the wrong types of fats is important for your health. That being said, getting enough of the ess...
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What Are the Benefits of Ceylon Cinnamon?

People use cinnamon spice around the world as a way to season foods and enhance either a sweet or savory taste. Many different types of cinnamon exists, including ceylon cinnamon (Cinnamon zeylanicum) and cinnamon cassia. But people are familiar with cinnamon cassia and you may even have some available in your kitchen. On the other hand, Ceylon cinnamon is different, both in taste and the benefits that it may provide to your health....
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