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You may be spreading antibiotic resistance while traveling

The health problems associated with taking antibiotics too often have grown beyond the risk of having them not work when you really need them. Recent studies have found exposure to antibiotics can increase your odds of colon cancer and reprogram your baby’s gut microbiota for the worst. Unfortunately, antibiotics like ciprofloxacin (Cipro) have been the

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The colon cancer-antibiotics connection

Taking antibiotics over the course of your life often contributes to a number of health problems, including bacterial imbalances that deplete the “good” and “bad” bacteria in your gut. A study presented at last year’s annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology concluded that long-term and repeated exposure to some antibiotics modestly may

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A healthy gut protects your newborn’s brain

When discussing the gut and the brain, typically the conversation turns to the gut-brain axis, the connection that ties your brain and emotions to your intestines. A recent study on mice conducted by researchers in Sweden, Singapore and the U.S. has discovered another connection between the gut and brain, but this one guards the brain

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Could probiotics be a future treatment for peanut allergies?

Allergies that come with the flip of a calendar page to spring may be a nagging problem for 50 million Americans but seem very minor when compared to the seriousness of food sensitivities. Of the eight foods or food groups that provoke 90 percent of the most serious responses, allergic reactions to peanuts are the

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Almonds may give your gut health a natural boost

In the world of nutrition, there’s little doubt that almonds are among the most popular, delicious and healthy foods to eat. A single cup of raw almonds (143 grams) provides a surplus of measurable benefits from a variety of vital nutrients, including calcium, niacin, vitamin E, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, protein and fiber, according to the

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C. diff heartburn

The superbug Clostridium difficile (C. diff) has become a serious health problem in recent years. Deaths associated with this very potent and harmful superbug, especially among those age 65 and older, have risen dramatically to some 14,000 Americans annually. Often, we remind you that too much exposure to antibiotics (via drugs and food) can deplete

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