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Heartburn meds can harm your heart

According to the CDC, heart disease is the leading cause of death among American men and women, claiming more than 600,000 lives every year. Of the 735,000 Americans who have a heart attack every year, more than 70 percent (525,000) are experiencing one for the first time. Nearly half of Americans have at least one

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Could a high-fat diet harm your gut-brain axis?

Choosing high-fat foods impacts your physical health, making you more vulnerable to obesity, diabetes and a host of other issues related to metabolic syndrome. The biological connection that links your intestines, brain and emotions as one — better known as the gut-brain axis — may be harmed too. Although researchers at Louisiana State University didn’t

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Probiotics can improve your smile

A leading cause of tooth decay results from bad bacteria that produce lactic acid. Known to scientists as Streptococcus mutans, or S. mutans, these bugs thrive on refined sugars, leaving behind the lactic acid that erodes tooth enamel. Brushing your teeth with toothpaste recommended by the American Dental Association is the tried and true method

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How to get rid of constipation

How to get rid of constipation? Have you ever experienced such a bad case of constipation that you considered going to the ER? Don’t be embarrassed. A growing number of Americans have made that trip, according to a recent report in The American Journal of Gastroenterology. After collecting data from more than 950 U.S. hospitals,

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Boost serotonin levels without depression medication

Protecting your body’s gut-brain axis—the connection linking your brain, emotions and intestines—is very important to your good physical and emotional well-being. Taking a multi-strain probiotic can serve as a vital step to enhance the diversity of beneficial bacteria in your gut. Guarding that diversity and your gut-brain axis is critical for your body’s production of

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The creamy chemicals in ice cream harm your gut health

It’s no secret that chemicals contained in the processed food products we consume can do harm to our bodies, particularly our gut microbiome. A recent Israeli study found common artificial sweeteners, used in everything from diet soft drinks to low-calorie foods, may have a harmful effect on our gut health. The presence of artificial sweeteners

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