Monthly Archives: February 2016

Could a Mediterranean diet help your heart and gut?

February 22nd, 2016|

Trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO) is a trouble-making metabolite produced by the liver after your gut bacteria digests animal protein that contributes to heart disease. You may be familiar with our reporting on TMAO, as a number of researchers have targeted it,

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You’re probably overdoing heartburn drugs

February 17th, 2016|

It's not a big stretch to say over-the-counter heartburn drugs -- proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) like esomeprazole (Nexium), lansoprazole (Prevacid) and omeprazole (Prilosec) -- are some of the over-prescribed, overused medications on the consumer market in America. An estimated 16

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A low-fiber diet could harm your grandchildren’s gut health

February 11th, 2016|

Previously, we've discussed the benefits related to including more fiber-rich foods in your daily diet, from relieving constipation to protecting your heart. The downside of avoiding dietary fiber, however, may be worse and more far-reaching than health professionals ever imagined,

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