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Your Gut, Your Health

Your Gut, Your Health

New research has uncovered a link between intestinal health and other health conditions, including diabetes, autoimmune diseases, allergies, digestive and bowel disorders. The gut is one of the body’s top defenses against pathogens when there is a proper balance of bacteria and protective cells. However, when this balance is disrupted, the body becomes vulnerable to inflammation – which can lead to poor health in other systems of the body.

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Childhood Obesity Reaches New Problems in the Classroom & Beyond

Childhood Obesity Reaches New Problems in the Classroom & Beyond

With rates of childhood obesity steadily on the rise, pediatricians are now saying once-standard growth charts are no longer applicable. Approximately 17% of youths are obese, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Blood Sugar Control: Another Reason to Get Kids in Bed Early

Blood Sugar Control: Another Reason to Get Kids in Bed Early

While many parents are familiar with the studies showing a strong correlation between poor sleep habits and lower grades, a new study published in the journal Sleep is showing yet another reason why kids need to establish healthy sleep routines.

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Stress Less About Money this Year

Stress Less About Money this Year

According to a survey from the National Mental Health Association, finances were listed as the #1 stressor, afflicting nearly half of Americans (48 percent). With health issues ranked the #2 stressor, it is highly likely that there is a strong correlation between the two, and alleviating one may subsequently improve the stress and anxiety caused by the other.

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Can Vitamin D Help You Live Longer?

Can Vitamin D Help You Live Longer?

Vitamin D is often casually referred to as the “sunshine vitamin” since it is normally produced by the body after exposure to direct sunlight. However, many experts say that we’re not getting enough, and should supplement our intake via vitamin D-rich foods and supplements.

In addition, many studies suggest that vitamin D can not only help improve quality of life, but possibly even cut the risk of life-threatening conditions.

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Depression: The Unwelcome Companion of Diabetes

Depression: The Unwelcome Companion of Diabetes

Halloween is over and before you know it, department stores will be advertising for holidays. All of a sudden, you may find yourself in over your head in the holiday shopping frenzy. For those suffering from anxiety and depression, this kind of stress can be overwhelming, and even put us at risk of developing other ailments such as diabetes. Research has recently indicated that there is a cross-relationship between diabetes and depression, so it is important to understand the link to effectively manage these conditions.

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