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Microbiome: Your Gut Instincts

The microbiome is defined as a community of microorganisms, which include fungi, viruses, and bacteria, that inhabit our bodies and can be found anywhere from our skin to intestines. Yes, you’re covered in them. We are carrying trillions of microorganisms on literally every square inch of our bodies. Before you reach for the hand sanitizer […]

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lemon yogurt - anti-cancer recipes - Cook For Your Life

Microbiome: Your Gut Instincts

The microbiome is defined as a community of microorganisms, which include fungi, viruses, and bacteria, that inhabit our bodies and can be found anywhere from our skin to intestines. Yes, you’re covered in them. We are carrying trillions of microorganisms on literally every square inch of our bodies. Before you reach for the hand sanitizer […]

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Go With Your Gut: Gut Bacteria and Their Health Benefits

Did you know that your body is a host to bacteria? The human microbiome consists of trillions of bacteria who call your body home. The majority of these are located in your gut (gastrointestinal tract). It’s a mutually beneficial relationship-they rely on us and we rely on them. In fact, the role gut bacteria play […]

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Food Sources Of Probiotics

Foods containing probiotics are becoming more common on the shelves of our supermarkets. From kombucha, kefir and kimchi, to miso and sauerkraut, there has never been a better time to get adventurous and add some of these foods to your diet.Your gut is full of bacteria that keep you healthy in many ways, including helping to […]

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Ask Esther: Are Probiotics Safe For Cancer Patients

The term “probiotics” refers to live organisms, generally bacteria, that live in our intestinal tract and are considered healthy. They are found in fermented foods, such as yogurt, or can be taken in supplement form. People living with cancer sometimes use probiotics to manage diarrhea and generally maintain a healthy intestinal tract. Probiotics are also […]

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Give Your Heart The Love It Deserves

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we’ve all got love on our minds. What better way to show yourself the love you deserve, than investing in your heart health? Interestingly enough, heart health can be directly linked to other positive health outcomes sure to leave your body feeling well appreciated. As you’ll soon learn, […]

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    Miso

    Miso Your New Secret Weapon  By Ann Ogden  Miso is a salty paste that originates in Japan. It is made from soy, fermented  and aged with varying amounts of added rice, barley or buckwheat among other grains.  Miso can be used for sauces, spreads, and marinades, but it is most commonly eaten in soups and […]

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    Chocolate

    Chock Full of Chocolate Knowledge By Chelsea Fisher Chocolate chips and cocoa powder aren’t often what you’d think of as pantry staples, but when a potluck or sweet craving comes along, they’re certainly good to have around. Unfortunately, chocolate can be confusing. With so many different varieties it can be difficult to know what kind […]

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    Cheese

    Thank You, Cheeses! By Chelsea Fisher Experimenting with new cheeses, in moderation, can be a delightful way to add complex taste to different meals. Cheese is a simple, easy to fix snack if you are tired, and offers some protein to boot. If you are worried about fat content and calories, consider reduced-fat or skim […]

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    Salt

    Getting A Fair Shake By Fiona Breslin Make no mistake, the human body, having emerged from the primordial oceans eons ago, requires salt for good health. But the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) reports that the average American diet contains far more salt than is healthy. Diets high in salt can increase the risk […]

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    Chicken Stock

    25What’s Up, Stock? By Fiona Breslin Chicken stock earns a gold star when it comes to adding nourishment to soups and stews. Science has confirmed what mothers everywhere have told us forever — that a bowl of steaming chicken broth is good for body and soul. According to an article in The New York Times, […]

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