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Psst! Having A Pet May Reduce Your Risk of Allergies & Asthma

Growing up, we never had pets. Well OK, there was a brief bout with a gerbil, but that doesn't really count. According to new research, our lack of furry friends could explain why my sister suffers fr…

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Meat and Dairy Can Rapidly Alter Gut Bacteria and Cause Inflammation

The adage "you are what you eat" might never have been truer. According to new research, your health may be determined by what you eat, and what microorganisms came along for the ride. A new Harvar…

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How Gut Bacteria Affects Your Brain

Photo Courtesy of:  Thinkstock/iStockphoto The bacteria, fungi, viruses and other microorganisms comprising your body's microflora outnumber your body's cells 10 to 1. It's becoming increasingly clea…

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8 Suprising Reasons to Love Bacteria

I previously did an article on 20 Reasons to Love Bacteria.  Exciting new research is showing that there are even more reasons to love probiotics and to add them to your health regime.  Here are 8 mor…

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