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The Surprising Reason Chocolate is SO Darn Healthy

Chocolate is something of a miracle food -- it can ease depression, boost circulation, lower blood pressure, and even help you lose weight. In a strange correlation, it could even make you more likely…

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Antibiotics — Making Us Fatter?

Our gut bacteria are gaining more and more press nowadays -- assisting our immune functions, taking hand in nutrient absorption, and even warding off cancer. But, most recently, our imbalanced microbi…

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Why You Should Care About Gut Health

This week, I've been experimenting with taking lactase supplements before eating anything with lactose. Lactase is the enzyme that helps us digest lactose. I suspect I might have trouble digesting lac…

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Probiotics: Good Bacteria

There are more than 100 trillion bacteria living in your gastrointestinal tract. In fact, beneficial bacteria in the gut are essential for digestion, immune strength, brain function, and overall healt…

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7 Tips to Help Your Gut

Maintaining a healthy gut isn't as easy as popping a magic pill. "If you're going to use probiotics, then drink, smoke and eat badly, that's not going to cut it," says Georgianna Donadio, PhD, nutri…

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The Scoop on Poop and Probiotics

The Scoop on Poop I am reluctant to talk about poop. I confess that find it an embarrassing and very personal subject, not one I generally broach publicly. But let’s face it -- we all poop and th…

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