Discover a Unique Approach to Combatting Nursing Burnout

May 17, 2019

Nurses across the U.S. have been making national headlines recently, and it’s not just because National Nursing Week takes place in May. Earlier this month, a Washington State Senator sparked an enormous wave of backlash after remarking that some nurses spend portions of their day “playing cards.” In response to this comment, nurses across the country rallied together […]

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Women’s gut microbiomes appear to mature earlier than men’s

May 17, 2019

A recent study by researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, San Diego State University and the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology found that the age and sex of an individual strongly influences the bacterial diversity of the gut microbiome. The study, published online May 14, 2019 in mSystems, found younger […]

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Glutathione: A Nutrient Present at the Beginning of Life

May 8, 2019

As the body’s master antioxidant, glutathione is one of the hardest-working, endogenous compounds in the body. In fact, production of glutathione is not limited to mammalian cells, but occurs to some degree in nearly every living thing.1 Based on the amino acid cysteine, glutathione is a tripeptide that also includes glycine and glutamic acid. The […]

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Sexual behavior may influence gut microbiome

May 2, 2019

A person’s sexual behavior could affect their microbiome and immune system, potentially elevating their risk of HIV infection, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. The study was published last week in the journal PLOS Pathogens. The microbiome, a community of microbes in the gut, play a […]

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CBT can provide better long-term relief for IBS symptoms

May 2, 2019

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common gastrointestinal disorder affecting 10 — 20 per cent of people. Abdominal pain, bloating and altered bowel habit significantly affect patients’ quality of life and can force them to take days off work. New research has shown that Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) tailored specifically for IBS and delivered over […]

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VITAMIN K2 DEFICIENCY LINKED TO BLOOD PRESSURE, INCREASED PULSE WAVE VELOCITY: NEW STUDY

May 2, 2019

The American Heart Association has published a new study examining the effect excessive inactive Matrix Gla Protein (MGP) has on cardiovascular health, namely increased stiffening and calcification of large arteries. This stiffening increases cardiovascular stress, which can be accurately assessed using pulse wave velocity measurements, and can be alleviated by improving one’s Vitamin K2 status. […]

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Exercise activates memory neural networks in older adults

April 26, 2019

How quickly do we experience the benefits of exercise? A new University of Maryland study of healthy older adults shows that just one session of exercise increased activation in the brain circuits associated with memory — including the hippocampus — which shrinks with age and is the brain region attacked first in Alzheimer’s disease. “While […]

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A nap a day keeps high blood pressure at bay

April 26, 2019

It seems that napping may do more than just reboot our energy level and improve our mood. New research being presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 68th Annual Scientific Session found that people who took advantage of a midday snooze were more likely to have a noticeable drop in blood pressure compared with those […]

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Are Lower-carbon diets healthier?

April 23, 2019

A new Tulane University study examining the carbon footprint of what more than 16,000 Americans eat in a day has good news for environmentally conscious consumers — diets that are more climate-friendly are also healthier. The research, which is published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, is the first to compare the climate impact […]

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Walnuts impact gut microbiome and improve health

April 23, 2019

Diets rich in nuts, such as walnuts, have been shown to play a role in heart health and in reducing colorectal cancer. According to a new study from the University of Illinois, the way walnuts impact the gut microbiome — the collection of trillions of microbes or bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract — may be […]

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