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The Beginner’s Guide to Achieving a Healthier Gut

The Beginner’s Guide to Achieving a Healthier Gut

In case you weren’t aware, there are currently 2-6 pounds of bacteria in our bodies. It’s nothing to be alarmed about, in fact, the vast majority of our bodily functions are either controlled or influenced by the bacteria that make up our microbiome 1. Bacteria often get a bad reputation. We see it as the reason we get sick. However, the majority of the bacteria found in our bodies are actually necessary to our health. So her
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Puerto Rico's Secret Sauce - Why Garlic Is Good For You

Puerto Rico's Secret Sauce - Why Garlic Is Good For You

Garlic is a member of the Allium genus of plants. Among its 500 botanic cousins are onions, leeks and chives. Rich in organic sulfur compounds and flavonols (a class of antioxidants), onions and garlic have been used for thousands of years1 in Egypt, China, India and Greece cover wounds and treat heart disease, headaches, tumors, leprosy, deafness, earaches, severe diarhhea, and parasitic infections. Garlic is packed with valua
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Can Your Gut Bacteria Help You Gain Muscle Strength?

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 g
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Benefits of Taking Probiotics While on Antibiotics

Benefits of Taking Probiotics While on Antibiotics

When you're fighting a bacterial infection, antibiotics not only attack the bad bacteria, but can also destroy some of your gut's good bacteria. While prescription medications work hard to make you feel better, they can also cause unpleasant side effects, like diarrhea or a yeast infection. Probiotics have been shown to help alleviate those side effects and may possibly shorten the duration of your symptoms. In their natural fo
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Natural Ways to Burn Fat and Lose Weight

Natural Ways to Burn Fat and Lose Weight

Whether you’re looking to improve your overall health or simply slim down for summer, burning off excess fat can be quite challenging. In addition to diet and exercise, numerous other factors can influence weight and fat loss. Luckily, there are plenty of simple steps you can take to increase fat burning, quickly and easily. Check Out these 3 Natural Ways to Lose Weight and Burn Fat: 1. Add More Fiber: The aver
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How Probiotics Can Help You Lose Weight

How Probiotics Can Help You Lose Weight

Probiotics are live microorganisms that are found in both supplements and fermented foods 1. They are known to improve digestive health, heart health, and immune function. Research now suggests that probiotics can also help you lose weight.How Gut Bacteria May Affect Your Body Weight Bacteria make up the majority of the hundreds of different types of microorganisms in your digestive system. They are responsible for producing seve
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Get Fit: 5 Tips for Men over 50

Get Fit: 5 Tips for Men over 50

Most men who reach an age of five decades realize that it can be difficult to come back from a weekend of binging or recover from the extra doughnut in the morning. We long for the younger years when we could have all of those bad habits but once we hit 50, things change. Rather than waiting until you put on an extra 50 pounds or begin having some type of medical problem it's a good idea to adopt healthier habits. Making the right
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