New Study: Breast Cancer Linked to Bacterial Imbalances

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Researchers from the Cleveland Clinic have uncovered differences in the bacterial composition of breast tissue of healthy women vs. women with breast cancer. Importance of Bacteria Bacteria that exists in your body is often thought of as unhealthy, but certain strains of bacteria are crucial to your overall health, specifically digestion and immunity. Inadequate amounts…


New Study: Just 1 Hour of Exercise Per Week Prevents Depression

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Depression is a disorder that affects around 6.7% of adults in the United States each year. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that more than 300 million people currently live with the disorder. This disorder is not a normal “up and down” of emotions; this illness greatly affects mood, body, behavior and the mind and…


CDC: STDs at Record High in the U.S.

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According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than two million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis were reported in the U.S in 2016, the highest number ever recorded. The majority of the diagnoses were cases of chlamydia (1.6 million), followed by gonorrhea at 470,000 cases and syphilis at 28,000 cases. While…


The Threat on your Plate: Salt may Increase Diabetes Risk

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Diabetes is a vicious and life-threatening disease. It is a condition where your blood sugar is continuously and seriously elevated. The excess circulating blood sugar is very destructive, inflaming tissues in the heart and circulation, the eyes, brain, kidneys and nerve tissue. Type 1 diabetes refers to an autoimmune disease that attacks and destroys the…


Cocoa Also Supports Your Gut, Not Just Your Brain

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Trillions of bacteria live in our gut – both healthy and unhealthy. When the body has more unhealthy bacteria than healthy bacteria, it can cause digestive problems such as bloating and gassiness. Research has shown that balanced levels of “good” bacteria is needed for proper digestion and overall health. A new study says that cocoa…