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The Illegal Ingredients in Your Dietary Supplements – Sumathi Reddy

Consumers are taking dietary supplements with illegal—and potentially harmful ingredients, a growing body of evidence shows. A new study published online in JAMA Internal Medicine this week found experimental stimulants in dietary supplements both before and after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued public warnings about the stimulants. The stimulants aren’t approved for human … Continue reading The Illegal Ingredients in Your Dietary Supplements – Sumathi Reddy

The Highs & Lows of Testosterone – Randi Hutter Epstein

Getting a high testosterone reading offers bragging rights for some men of a certain age and may explain in part the lure of testosterone supplements. But once you are within a normal range, does your level of testosterone, the male hormone touted to build energy, libido and confidence, really tell you that much? Probably not, … Continue reading The Highs & Lows of Testosterone – Randi Hutter Epstein

4 Health Problems You Had No Clue Were Contagious – Ivan Farkas

We don't mean to alarm you, but the entire world is covered in imminent death, it is well past time to panic, and if you have an actual physical alarm within reach, please do sound it. Alright, maybe we meant to alarm you a little bit. It's just that dangerous bacteria and viruses lurk on … Continue reading 4 Health Problems You Had No Clue Were Contagious – Ivan Farkas

Want To Get More Employees To Use Preventive Care? Here’s Where To Start – Cigna

When it comes to staying healthy, a little preventive care can go a long way. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 7 in 10 American deaths each year are caused by chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. And while many of these can be prevented or detected early, the CDC says that … Continue reading Want To Get More Employees To Use Preventive Care? Here’s Where To Start – Cigna

Eight (8) Natural Remedies That Can Cure Preventable Diseases — Truth To Power

Did you know that a lot of diseases plaguing humanity right now — such as the common cold, diarrhea, and halitosis (bad breath) — can be prevented with natural and effective home remedies? For example, coconut oil, a natural alternative to mouthwash, can improve your oral health and eliminate bad breath. Coconut oil can also … Continue reading Eight (8) Natural Remedies That Can Cure Preventable Diseases — Truth To Power

Immigrants Arrive With Flourishing Gut Microbes Then America’s Diet Trashes Them – Ben Guarino

An empire of germs dwells inside you, trillions strong. About a half-pound of bacteria plus their genes make up our microbiome. Though each microbe is small, a healthy and diverse microbiome is mighty. Its influence, studies suggest, spans the human condition  from mood swings to weight gain. The microbiome begins as a departing gift from … Continue reading Immigrants Arrive With Flourishing Gut Microbes Then America’s Diet Trashes Them – Ben Guarino

Cardiologists Reveal the 15 Foods They Never Eat – Julia Mullaney

It’s easy to get caught up in all of the different diet trends in the world today. But what should you actually avoid eating? According to cardiologists, the following foods should be off limits. Here are the top 15 foods cardiologists never eat. Want to keep your heart and cardiovascular system healthy for years to … Continue reading Cardiologists Reveal the 15 Foods They Never Eat – Julia Mullaney

How to Turbocharge Flu Protection – Carl Zimmer

The oncoming flu season has claimed its first lives, among them a child in Florida who had not gotten a flu shot. This year’s vaccine significantly reduces the odds of getting sick — and you should get one now if you haven’t already — but it’s far from perfect. For one thing, its effectiveness fluctuates … Continue reading How to Turbocharge Flu Protection – Carl Zimmer

The Dangers of Eating Late at Night – Jamie A. Koufman

ACID REFLUX is an epidemic affecting as many as 40 percent of Americans. In addition to heartburn and indigestion, reflux symptoms may include postnasal drip, hoarseness, difficulty swallowing, chronic throat clearing, coughing and asthma. Taken together, sales of prescribed and over-the-counter anti-reflux medications exceed $13 billion per year.The number of people with acid reflux has … Continue reading The Dangers of Eating Late at Night – Jamie A. Koufman

Many Intermittent Fasters Skip Breakfast Here’s Why That’s Not a Good Idea – Ellie Krieger

As if there isn’t enough whiplash-inducing nutrition advice out there, now skipping breakfast is being lauded by some as a good thing. The meal has become a casualty of a popular diet called intermittent fasting, which requires going extended periods of time without eating. The diet is such a big trend that, according to an … Continue reading Many Intermittent Fasters Skip Breakfast Here’s Why That’s Not a Good Idea – Ellie Krieger

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