Category Nutrition

The Good Bacteria

Gut Bacteria Flora

Bacteria may not be something that we typically associate with something that is good. As a culture we tend to sanitize, apply antibacterial gel to our hands, and use antibacterial cleaners for the house. Well, not to burst your very clean bubble, but your gut is full of bacteria. Gut Check Your...

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What Does Your Weight Have To Do With Cancer Risk?

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Obesity is commonly linked with a higher risk for several different cancers including colon, breast and endometrial. Generally obesity isn't alone and people will have multiple weight related risk factors such as diabetes, sedentary lifestyle and poor nutrition. Multiple risk factors increase your...

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When Inflammation Becomes Chronic

Woman Walking Weights

You’ve undoubtedly heard of inflammation before, but you more than likely waved it off as a nuisance that comes around every once in awhile. Inflammation is a pain (literally), but it’s actually a good thing… most of the time. Inflammation is a process that comes to the body’s aid when...

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Too Much Of A Comfy Thing?

Sitting At Desk

You play basketball twice a week and run regularly. You’re healthy enough, right? Actually, maybe not. If you compare the amount of exercise you get per week with the amount of sitting you do per day, you’ll see what we mean. The human body is designed to move, and sitting for 5-9 hours a day...

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Why You Should Give This Year’s Flu Shot A Chance

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Last year’s flu shot was only 13% effective due to a mutated version of the virus that made the rounds. This year should be different says Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “So far, the strains in this year’s vaccine seem likely to match.” The flu vaccine...

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