The Benefits of Probiotics

What are probiotics and probiotic foods? Probiotics are live bacterial cultures that we consume naturally in fermented foods or in supplement form. They’re called “pro” because they’re believed to be beneficial to our health, although the science behind it has …

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Fight MRSA With Herbal Extracts

  In a Brazilian study published in the Journal of Herbal Medicine, extracts of rosemary leaves and pomegranate peels, along with a South African herb known as misty plume bush, significantly reduced the ability of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteria …

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Eat Vegan Without Compromising Stamina

For runners, food is fuel, and a new study lays to rest debates about which diet is best. Researchers at Leibniz University, in Hannover, Germany, recruited 76 men and women runners, divided equally between vegans, vegetarians and omnivores. They had …

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Sleep Tight to Keep Ulcers at Bay

About one in 10 Americans develops painful peptic ulcers, open sores in the lining of the stomach and duodenum, that are sometimes caused by an overgrowth of the Helicobacter pylori bacteria. Drug therapy to eradicate the bacteria involving two antibiotics …

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Soak Up Rays for a Healthier Bowel

Regular exposure to sunlight decreases the incidence of irritable bowel disease (IBD) in children, researchers from the Australian National University report. They compared 99 children with IBD with 396 healthy children using interviews with parents to establish a database. For …

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