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The Gut-Brain Connection: Exploring the Microbiome-Gut-Brain Axis

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The Gut-Brain Connection: Exploring the Microbiome-Gut-Brain Axis

Opportunities continue to emerge to successfully address stress and mental health in relation to gut health and to rebalance the gut microbiota for better overall health and well-being.

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NAC: Potent Antioxidant and Anti-inflammatory Agent

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NAC: Potent Antioxidant and Anti-inflammatory Agent

Appreciating the full potential of N-acetylcysteine (NAC) requires a recognition of the extensive damage created by reactive oxygen species (ROS) and oxidative stress. These ROS, also known as free radicals, are highly reactive uncharged molecules that create chemical reactions in the body. Whether it is superoxide, hydrogen peroxide, hydroxyl, or singlet species, these free radicals can damage cell structures and contribute to many serious illnesses including cancer and heart disease, the two leading causes of death in North America. (8) Protecting the body from these damaging free radicals becomes paramount. NAC has demonstrated antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, which may help protect the body...

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How Slippery Elm Benefits Your Gut

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How Slippery Elm Benefits Your Gut
Slippery elm can be used internally and externally to help heal many conditions due to its demulcent and astringent actions. It has been shown to be effective when used topically to treat wounds and skin condition and when used internally to treat inflammation of digestive, respiratory, and urinary systems. 

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Rebalancing the Microbiome with Herbs

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Rebalancing the Microbiome with Herbs

Numerous studies have confirmed that aged garlic extract supports cardiovascular function. But new research demonstrates how it supports the health and balance of the gut microbiome.

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8 Foods for Prostate Health

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8 Foods for Prostate Health

  Going to the doctor for a prostate checkup is not among the top things men like to do, but if you’re 40 years or older, it’s time to pay more attention to this important gland. In recent years, the connection between diet and prostate health has grown stronger, as study after study demonstrates the benefits of particular foods to protect against, and manage, certain prostate conditions. Here are eight “prostate supportive” foods: Brazil nuts Selenium is an essential trace mineral, and increased serum levels of selenium have been associated with a lower risk of certain prostate conditions.1 Eating just...

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