Gut Health

What not to do when you have the flu

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Here are the Top 3 things you SHOULDN’T do if you have the flu… and the three things you can do instead Antibiotics kill your gut microbiome: When you take antibiotics for an infection, they not only fight against that bacteria, but they also kill ALL the good bacteria in your gut. The long term…

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What Occurs Inside Your Brain When You Give Up Sugar

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Here’s what happens to your brain when you give up sugar By Jordan Gaines Lewis, Neuroscience Doctoral Candidate Penn State College of Medicine Anyone who knows me also knows that I have a huge sweet tooth. I always have. My friend and fellow graduate student Andrew is equally afflicted, and living in Hershey, Pennsylvania –…

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Kitchen Science: The Friendly Bacteria That Live In Your Food

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You couldn’t enjoy cheese like this without the intervention of micro-organisms. By Enzo Palombo, Swinburne University of Technology | Photo Credit: Marie Coleman, CC BY-NC-SA Kitchen Science: bacteria and fungi are your foody friends As you sip a cup of coffee, enjoy a rich chocolate treat or savour the aroma of a piece of Roquefort…

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Don’t gain weight this holiday season- no dieting necessary

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Food cravings are abound:  here are some tips so that you don’t have to gain weight over the holidays… Do you ever wonder why so many people have food cravings? Doesn’t it seem like more and more, people are addicted to sugar? Some to carbs? And yet, a large majority of America is obese and so…

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