A new study reveals that some antiseptic mouthwash contain a chemical called chlorhexidine that's so effective at wiping out bacteria. It's also getting rid of the good bacteria. And losing good bacteria in your mouth can trigger potentially deadly heart problems.
Antiseptic mouthwash raises your risk of heart disease
For seven days, researchers in the UK measured th... ››› more
You're probably used to thinking of bacteria as agents of serious diseases. Newsflash - the beneficial capacities of bacteria are just as incredible!
Over the past 10 years, researchers have uncovered a remarkable deal about the nature of bacteria flora, the microorganisms that live in your digestive system, and the key roles that they play in your health.
Because your immune system is large... ››› more
Calling all those with seasonal allergies!
Allergy season is here and you're probably wondering what you can do to feel less likely to grab a hanky and sneeze.
According to a new University of Florida study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, taking the probiotic combination of lactobacilli and bifidobacteria (sold as Kyo-Dophilus in stores) can help reduce hay fever sym... ››› more
You've heard of probiotics and prebiotics and how they benefit your gut health. Now, it's time you learn about post-biotics, or the by-products of bacteria.
According to a new study conducted by researchers at McMaster University in Canada, post-biotics help lower blood glucose and allow insulin to work better during obesity. In turn, this combats prediabetes before type 2 diabetes develops. He... ››› more
When it comes to keeping your gut healthy and happy, your daily routine is key.
Here are six tips you should be following every day to keep your gut health balanced!
Six essential daily tips for a healthy gut
#1: Start your day by drinking warm water
In Ayurveda – an ancient Eastern mind-body medical system – it’s said that drinking warm water on an empty stomach helps power up... ››› more
Who would've guessed that your digestive system may be behind your severe headaches?
According to a new study published in the journal systems - a journal of the American Society for Microbiology - people who suffer from migraines have more nitrate-reducing microbes, or germs, in their mouths and digestive systems.
Read on to find out more about the link between your microbiome and migraines... ››› more
Processed foods like margarine, bacon, granola bars, dried fruits, instant noodles and microwave popcorn may be convenient, but as you know, they're very bad for your health.
Not only do processed food pack large amounts of hidden fats, sodium and sugar, which are always bad news, a recent study published in the journal Cancer Research has even linked processed foods to colon cancer - a leading... ››› more
Feeling run down? Before you head down the cold and flu aisle of your local pharmacy and grab the first over-the-counter (OTC) option you can get your hands on, hold up...
Firstly, while OTC medications may promise to relieve even the worst cold and flu symptoms, they don't always live up to these claims. Secondly, most of them pack some scary ingredients that are questionable in terms of their... ››› more
Ever heard of the sexually transmitted disease (STD) gonorrhoea, also known as “the clap”? The STD, which is caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae, is fairly common - and the infection rate just keeps rising! Research shows that the STD is most common in bisexual and gay men.
While most people with gonorrhoea show no symptoms, men sometimes experience testicular pain or burning with... ››› more
You've probably heard of SIBO, short for small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, before. While the digestive condition is very common, not many people understand it.
Gas, bloating, cramping, acid reflux and bowel irregularity are just a few common symptoms of SIBO. If these symptoms are a part of your daily routine, there's a very good chance that your digestive system is out of balance and SIBO... ››› more
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