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Your genes could determine your favorite foods

Don’t take this one too seriously, but it is fun to think about nature vs nurture when it comes to food preferences. “Whether you’re inclined to choose coffee or green tea for your morning boost could be determined by your […]

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Are hand sanitizers actually harmful?

With the latest concerns about virus spread, people are pumping hand sanitizer at an alarming rate. Here’s an article from Rush University Medical Center highlighting their view. Hand sanitizer has its place, but stick to soap & water whenever possible. | learn […]

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Intermittent fasting goes mainstream

Now, CNN is talking about it. “A review of past animal and human studies in The New England Journal of Medicine suggests that intermittent fasting can reduce blood pressure, aid in weight loss and improve longevity. The report functions as […]

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Treating exercise as medicine

“As researchers learn more about how exercise fights chronic ills like heart disease and diabetes, doctors may soon be able to treat physical activity as the powerful medicine it is.” | learn more

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What the 2020s have in store for aging Boomers

“I asked a dozen experts to identify important trends. Some responses were aspirational, reflecting what they’d like to see happen. Some were sobering, reflecting a harsh reality: Our nation isn’t prepared for this vast demographic shift and its far-reaching consequences.” | learn […]

to your health under the microscope

Microbiome 2020 🦠

If I say “think of your body,” what do you picture? Your eyes? Your heart? Your toes? Do you think about your bacteria? Perhaps you should; current science suggests our microbes are as much “us” as our brain or fingertips. […]