Is Sugar Hiding in Your Food?

Consumption of added sugar has been linked to a host of health concerns. Studies have found that excess sugar consumption increases your risk of heart disease and elevated triglyceride and LDL cholesterol levels. In addition, high sugar consumption has been linked to low levels of “good” HDL cholesterol. What’s more, research has identified an association…

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Probiotics for a Mood Boost

Over the last several years, the benefits of probiotics have been shown to expand beyond digestive health. Probiotics can support vaginal and urinary health, as well as sinus and nasal health. Certain probiotic strains can even whiten teeth and freshen breath.
Now research has revealed that probiotics can also have a positive effect on your mood,…

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Vitamins May Help Prevent Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is one of the most common ailments affecting adults. According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, a division of NIH, approximately 17 percent of American adults report some degree of hearing loss, with men more likely to experience the condition than women. That’s about 36 million people.
Incidence of hearing…

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6 Reasons Why Poop Smells

Most people associate poop with smelling foul. So, it may surprise you to know that normal, healthy, fresh human poop doesn’t smell very much. And, it doesn’t smell that bad.
However, if your poop sits around in the air, and the bacteria start multiplying, it can start to have a foul odor. Think outhouses.
When your fresh…

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What Should Poop Look Like?

I think it’s safe to say that we’ve all had that moment of getting up from the toilet, looking down at our poop and thinking “is that normal?”
In a previous blog we discussed what the color of poop may mean.  This week, we’ll discuss the lessons you can learn from the shape and consistency of…

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