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August 22, 2014
Is Gluten Sensitivity Real?
For more than 30 years, the medical profession has debated the existence of an intolerance to the wheat protein, gluten, unrelated to allergy or celiac disease. What is the evidence pro and con?
August 8, 2014
What’s the Best Mouthwash?
There’s a cheap concoction one can make at home that safely wipes out cavity-forming bacteria on our teeth better than chlorhexidine mouthwash and also reduces their plaque-forming ability.
May 27, 2013
Preventing the Common Cold with Probiotics?
Though prebiotics may be preferable, probiotics may reduce the risk of upper respiratory tract infections.
May 24, 2013
Preventing and Treating Diarrhea with Probiotics
Probiotics may help prevent antibiotic-associated diarrhea and appear to speed recovery from acute gastroenteritis.
June 26, 2012
Chamomile Tea May Not Be Safe During Pregnancy
For the same reason aspirin should be avoided in pregnancy, chamomile has such powerful anti-inflammatory properties that regular consumption may result in a serious fetal heart problem, premature...
June 19, 2012
Unsafe at Any Feed
In a national survey, fewer than half of the participants realized meat contaminated with fecal food-poisoning bacteria such as Salmonella can still legally be sold. Rather than producing safe...
March 30, 2012
Flax and Fecal Flora
The trillions of good bacteria in our gut can be thought of as an additional organ, metabolizing, detoxifying, and activating many crucial components of our diet. The formation of lignans from...
January 25, 2012
The four most antioxidant-packed natural substances so far tested are cloves, amla (Indian gooseberries), triphala (a combination of amla, bibhitaki, and haritaki fruits), and dragon's blood.
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