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Fungi as a major cause of Crohns’s and Ulcerative Colitis

Exciting new research has shown that a fungus called Malassezia, and perhaps others like candida, play a major role in the formation of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Martin Lawrence, a researcher at The Malassezia Project in Montreal believes this fungus is contributing to the excessive inflammation seen with theses bowel diseases. Advanced DNA technology…

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Vitamin A: The Warrior Against Measles

Measles, a highly contagious sometimes fatal infection characterized by fever, malaise, cough, conjunctivitis and rash, has been a growing concern in our developed country. In recent months, there have been outbreaks of the disease in the New York area. In 2018, New York and New Jersey accounted for more than half of the measles outbreaks…

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Flint Michigan: How Do We Get the Lead Out?

As part of every pediatric workup, a child must have their lead levels checked to make sure there is no environmental exposure to lead. If your child is not sitting in the corner of your living room eating paint chips off your windowsill, chances are we stop testing for lead in the blood at a…

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Shower Filter Benefits: Why You Should Use a Shower Filter

Why You Should Use a Shower Filter

When you drink a cup of water, you want that water to be free of contaminants and harmful chemicals. However, many of us don’t realize that we don’t just need clean water to drink but to bathe in as well. The water from the shower can also be harmful, and it can affect your health…

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Irisin: The “Exercise Hormone” May Aid In Dementia Prevention

As the prevalence of Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia in our society continues to increase, scientists have been eager to better understand the physiology and biochemical pathways involved in these disease processes. Current research has honed in on a specific hormone, Irisin, that was found to be produced by muscles during exercise. This hormone, originally identified…

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The Connection Between Heavy Metal Pollution and Autism

Autism is a disorder characterized by delays or challenges with social interaction, communication, and repetitive behaviors. Though the causes of autism have been generally inconclusive, environmental exposures during the pregnancy have long been under scrutiny as a potential cause. In recent years, multiple studies have confirmed a link between heavy metal pollution and autism. Studies…

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How to Beat the Winter Blues: Top Seasonal Depression Tips

Beat the Winter Blues

The holidays are over, and the days have become shorter. The weather is cold, and the amount of sunlight we receive daily is short-lived. Instead, the dark nights of winter take hold, and for many, this can make many people feel blue. Also known as the “winter blues,” the shorter days and lack of sunlight…

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Bioidentical Hormones: Easing the Menopause Transition

For years, women have struggled with the changes that come along with menopause. From hot flashes to mood swings, this transitional period in a woman’s life can be quite challenging. A lot is known about the physical symptoms of menopause and their underlying hormonal physiology; however, a less widely researched topic is the effect menopause…

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Top Tips for Healthy Winter Skin

Healthy Winter Skin

We’ve finally reached the end of the year, and for many, this time of the year can get cold, and we often see our fair share of wintery weather. Unfortunately, despite the beauty of the season, winter comes with some setbacks. Besides the dreaded act of shoveling and trying to get around safely during the…

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Ditch Your Coffee and Enjoy This Delicious Matcha Latte Recipe Instead!

Matcha Latte Recipe

A widely consumed beverage throughout Asia, matcha packs a mighty punch. This delicious beverage is full of amazing health benefits, as it helps contribute to weight loss, detoxification, and has anti-aging properties. While green tea is known to be beneficial to your health, the nutrients that are included in matcha is what sets it apart…

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