Poor nutrition can impair our daily health and well-being and reduce our ability to lead an enjoyable and active life and cause many different and very serious health problems.  Previous research has shown that apart from obesity, a poor diet can lead to altered taste perception and even changes brain

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My husband is an overachiever.  He firmly believes that everything could be better – and that everyone, including himself should strive for a higher level of achievement in all aspects of life.  Can you imagine how hard it is to live with him…..  :) Something that I often worry about is

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OK, what  the heck is Microbiome?  Simply put, it is the bacterial “ecosystem”  in any part of the body.  For example, in this blog we are talking about the gut but each part of the body may have a very a specific set of bacteria.  We most often think of

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We have all heard the word endangered used in reference to wild animals, but what does that mean exactly? Threatened with extinction to be exact. Amur leopards and tigers are endangered and guess what, biomedical research is helping. Populations are being monitored and reintroduced through the Amur Leopard and Tiger Alliance. The

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“You are what you eat” may be more accurate than we ever thought.  The things that we put into our bodies seem to have an amazing impact on our entire health, and I’m not just talking about physical health.  There is a growing body of research that suggests the psychological

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Usually it starts with me waking in the middle of the night. I start thinking about work, my brain starts running, making lists and notes of what I need to do, have not done, and have pushed to the back burner. My heart starts pounding, like it will beat right out

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When an enemy grenade hit my husband, his leg was mangled.  After countless surgeries and a six-month relationship with an external fixator, Joe gave up on the injured leg and elected to have it amputated.  This is a story that is heard time and time again in the wounded soldier

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Growing new body parts has always been more science fiction than science reality, but that balance may quickly be shifting, at least in the lab. Lungs are a notoriously delicate organ. That makes usable donor lungs hard to come by, but now researchers have created human lungs in a lab for

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Being from Colorado I always have the friend that comes here from....let's say Texas, to visit and thinks they can drink normally. Cut to said friend praising the porcelain god. On the flip side I can go to Vegas and pay obnoxious prices for drinks that don't seem to affect

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If you suffer from chronic bowel inflammation like Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis you are not alone!  Between Europe and the US, 3.5 million people  share the same.  These problems have been thought to be caused by an overactive immune response to the natural bacteria in the gut which  leads

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