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Could Poor Oral Health Harm Your Lungs?

Could Poor Oral Health Harm Your Lungs?

In a new study carried out by a team of Japanese-based scientists and published in the journal mSphere, the scientists examined the effects of poor dental hygiene on the respiratory health of elderly Japanese people. The results shed light on the importance of tongue microbiota […]

Could Your Cell Phone Be Damaging Your Skin?

Could Your Cell Phone Be Damaging Your Skin?

There’s no question about it – we’re all addicted to our cell phones. Whether we’re sending 5 texts a minute, scrolling through Facebook, or chatting with our friends about our weekend plans, we are always using our devices to stay connected. While staying connected to […]

This High-Fiber Diet Improves Gut Bacteria and Benefits Those with Type-2 Diabetes

This High-Fiber Diet Improves Gut Bacteria and Benefits Those with Type-2 Diabetes

According to research published in the journal Science by researchers from the Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, the promotion of a select group of gut bacteria by a diet high in diverse fibers leads to […]

Non-Antibiotic Drugs Can Alter Gut Bacteria

Non-Antibiotic Drugs Can Alter Gut Bacteria

A new study published in the journal Nature from researchers at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany report that not only can many common non-antibiotic drugs alter gut bacteria, but they can also contribute to antibiotic resistance. The human gut is home […]

The Importance of Fiber and How to Incorporate More into Your Diet

The Importance of Fiber and How to Incorporate More into Your Diet

Fiber can be found in vegetables, fruits, beans and whole grains. And it’s important. Its job is to bulk up the stool and retain water. Bacteria then helps to digest the fiber, producing healthy ingredients for the colon and promoting healthy bowel movements. Without enough […]

Probiotics: Why the ‘Live and Active’ Cultures in Your Yogurt Don’t Cut It

Probiotics: Why the ‘Live and Active’ Cultures in Your Yogurt Don’t Cut It

If you are like many others, you think grabbing yogurt is both delicious and beneficial; of course it’s organic and contains live and active probiotic cultures. But how beneficial are these cultures? And how much do you need? Here’s what reports are saying. What are […]