Bad gut bacteria big risks in hardening arteries

  Unhealthy gut bacteria are a bigger risk for atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries than smoking, cholesterol levels, obesity, or diabetes. Atherosclerosis is the leading cause of heart disease. That’s because the root cause of heart disease is inflammation. In fact, most modern health disorders are rooted in inflammation, including arthritis, diabetes, obesity, dementia, […]

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What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

Commonly referred to as IBS, irritable bowel syndrome is a gastrointestinal disorder that is characterized by abdominal pain or discomfort and altered bowel habits (whether constipation, chronic or recurrent diarrhea, or both). Between 25 and 45 million people in the U.S. suffer from IBS, and about two-thirds of IBS patients are female. If you need […]

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Viruses trigger celiac disease and other autoimmunities

Autoimmune disease is a modern epidemic in which your body’s immune system, which normally helps defend you from pathogens, mistakenly attacks your own organs and tissues. Current research tells us multiple factors can play a role in causing autoimmunity, including viruses. More recently, a virus has been linked with celiac disease, an autoimmune disease in […]

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What Are the Different Types of Insomnia?

Do you often experience poor-quality or too little sleep? You may be experiencing insomnia, a sleep disorder that is characterized by difficulty falling and/or staying asleep. In addition to poor sleep, people suffering from insomnia often experience sleepiness during the day, general tiredness, irritability, and problems with concentration or memory. So what are the different […]

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Can Hormone Imbalance Cause Anxiety?

Nearly 40 million adults in the U.S. suffer from anxiety disorders every year, which is why anxiety disorders are considered the most common mental illness in our country. But the cause of anxiety doesn’t always lie in the brain. Anxiety affects women more than men at a disproportionate rate, raising the question, “Can hormone imbalance […]

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Why Does Chronic Pain Make You Tired?

We have all experienced pain from time to time, whether it’s a paper cut or a sprained ankle. Generally, we can trust that pain from minor injuries such as these will subside over time. Chronic pain is different: this pain doesn’t go away for months or even years, leading to many negative health effects such […]

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What Causes Poor Digestion? Foods & Habits to Avoid

If you find yourself frequently popping antacids or taking swigs of pink bismuth, you are probably wondering what causes poor digestion and what you can do to improve your digestive health. Bloating, heartburn and reflux, gas, constipation and diarrhea are common complaints that can typically be linked to certain eating habits and lifestyle factors. Changing […]

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What Can I Do for Acid Reflux?

Acid reflux is one of the most common digestive disorders in the U.S., with an estimated 20-30% of American adults experiencing acid reflux symptoms on a recurring basis. The most common symptom of acid reflux is heartburn: a painful, burning feeling in the chest and/or throat. This happens when partially digested liquids or foods, mixed […]

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