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Could Crickets Improve Your Gut Health?

Do you like bugs in your food… literally? You’ve probably seen news reports about the edible insect industry and its attempts to make an eco-friendly impact on the foods we eat in America. An increasing number of companies are using insects — crickets are the most popular but locusts and mealworms are also on the

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Eating More Dietary Fiber Promotes Good Heart Health

One of the easiest and best things you can do to give your health a much needed boost is to eat more foods rich in dietary fiber. When you hear people talking about eating more dietary fiber (found in whole grains, fruits, legumes and vegetables), it’s mostly associated with treating constipation. However, eating more dietary

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When should you take probiotics?

Recently, I was invited by UpJourney — a website focused on the many avenues of self-improvement — to participate in a panel of professionals who were asked a very important question: When Should You Take Probiotics? This group included health professionals (registered nurses, naturopaths, nutritionists) and business people who recommend probiotics as a safe and

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Probiotics May Protect You From This Common Painkiller

Many medicines are available over-the-counter (OTC) at your local drug store and not prescribed by a physician, but that doesn’t mean taking them is completely risk-free. A good example is acetaminophen (better known in America as Tylenol), probably the most common OTC painkiller available besides aspirin. (It’s also available in a prescription form as Percocet

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How Probiotics May Increase Bone Volume

Recently, we shared the results of an interesting report about the benefits of taking probiotics to protect the health and longevity of your bones That’s great news, but how do probiotics really work to make a bone-healthy difference? A new study featured in the medical journal Immunity provided an answer with the help of a

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Lose Weight the Healthy Way: Follow Your Gut

We’re well into the new year, and many of us set new goals and resolutions to focus our attention on making lifestyle changes that we (hope) will improve our lives. At the top of the list for many Americans is weight loss. In an attempt to shed those extra pounds, people do a lot of

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