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Listen to Your Gut, Protect Your Heart
We now know more about what makes a high fat diet so damaging to our cardiovascular systems. It begins in the gut.
The Tryptophan-Microbiome Connection
Aging may leave us deficient in tryptophan, an amino acid that helps us sleep and avoid depression. What you should eat to avoid issues.
Baby’s First Poop
It may sound gross, but the contents of a newborn's first diaper hold important clues to his or her future health.
Avocados' Gut Punch
You probably already know avocados are good for you, but their benefits for your body are even greater than we thought.
Heartburn Treatments and Type 2 Diabetes
Proton pump inhibitors are often prescribed for acid reflux, but they raise the risk of type 2 diabetes. It's worth trying other approaches.
Another Supplement Bites the Dust
The American Gastroenterological Association found only three conditions that appear to be helped by probiotics. The rest were a bust.
Breastfeeding's Anti-Viral Effect
Breastfeeding, even a little, reduces the accumulation of dangerous viruses in babies' digestive tracts.
Seeking Google-Searching Suckers
Websites promoting probiotics claim their products will cure almost whatever ails you. Don't believe them; look deeper.
In Line at the Drug Store
Chronic diseases often mean multiple prescriptions and trips to the pharmacy. Medication synchronization programs streamline the process.
A Crohn's Miracle Cure?
The patient had a moderately severe form of the disease that didn't respond to treatment. He changed his diet, and his symptoms vanished.
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