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Are Probiotics Unnecessary?

January 19, 2019
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Health advice changes frequently, which can be super-confusing if you’re trying to do the right thing. (Remember when eggs were bad and margarine was good? Yeah, us too.) Last spring, a widely publicized review cast some doubt on the value of taking probiotics. At least that’s how it got covered in the media.[1],[2]  The real story is more nuanced. The review was led by Dr. Saman Khalesi of Central Queensland University in Australia and published in the European Journal of…

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Don’t let the holidays derail your health – 20 ways to have healthy holidays

December 16, 2016
Holidays

Let’s embrace the joys that can be a natural part of the holidays. After all, if eating’s the only excitement all season, of course we’ll justify a sugar rush! Asking you to “stand with your back to the buffet”, and “alternate wine and water”, is all well and good, but if you run around doing ‘everything’ and are ‘starving’ you may end up too tired to care anymore. Even if you vow to resist the loaf with creamy cheese dip…

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