Bacteria

Avoiding the Superbugs

Antibiotics were lifesavers when first used during WWII. They kept our soldiers from dying of sepsis or other life-threatening infections brought on by surgery and injury. There’s no question that these drugs were important in that situation. But now, 70 years later, we are observing the unintended consequences from wide-spread overuse of this class of…
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Maintaining Peaceful Coexistence With Our Own Microbes…

Known as the father of medicine, Hippocrates was an ancient Greek physician that wisely stated ‘all disease begins in the gut.’ And he was spot on, more so than he ever realized. Recent understanding of the dramatic influence the microbiome (aka the ‘gut’) has on our health has propelled researchers to dive deeper into the…
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3 Places to Clean Every Week

A home that is really lived in is bound to get dirty. Aside from the visible clutter that seems to accumulate as a result of our need for ‘things and stuff,’ dirt, bacteria, and other unwanted guests can, over time, make our home their home. There are three specific areas that often get overlooked but…
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5 Benefits of Sweating

Very few people wake up in the morning, excited about getting their sweat on. Social conventions don’t look kindly on sweaty armpits or glistening skin. But there are a number of positive reasons to incorporate regular sweating into your health program. Detoxification Believe it or not, your body expels one liter of sweat every single…
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What in the World is SIBO?

Currently a bit of a buzz-word, excessive bacteria living in the small intestine is known as Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth, more commonly referred to in its acronym form, SIBO. Why is this so important? Because the longest section of the digestive tract is the small intestine, and this is where the food we eat engages…
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The Dirtier The Better

Our civilized, modern approach to life has had dramatic and significant impact on our overall health in very undesirable ways. Autoimmunity and obesity, just to name a few, are on the rise which has continued to gain the attention of researchers all over the world. And what they’re finding is no surprise. The answers lie…
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