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The dangers of oxidative stress

Have you ever heard of the term “oxidative stress?” There’s a good chance you haven’t. However, you’re probably quite familiar with the conditions long-term oxidative stress can lead to—like diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and neurodegenerative diseases, such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. Oxidative stress...

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Probiotics and the common cold

You’ve probably heard probiotics can help improve digestive health, but did you know they also play a major role in immune function? This may seem odd. After all, when you think of immune health, you probably think of colds, flu, or even hay fever, all of which seem far removed from digestion. To understand how digestion affects immune...

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Balance your blood sugar

Did you know nearly one in three Americans has prediabetes? Maybe even more alarming, 90 percent of those with prediabetes don’t even know they have it. Prediabetes simply means your blood sugar levels are above normal and, long-term, that’s not a good thing. Not only are elevated blood sugar levels associated with developing Type 2...

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The memory mushroom

An area of great interest for many of us is the growing research into nootropics—the class of medicines, supplements and other substances that may improve cognitive function, including memory. I’d like to discuss one of these substances, a medicinal mushroom that, according to research, contains bioactive substances that may protect...

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Choose your CBD carefully

By now you’ve probably heard that CBD derived from hemp is officially legal in the state of Ohio. That’s great news because for countless people suffering with symptoms of chronic pain and anxiety among other concerns, CBD from hemp has been tremendously helpful. However, today I want to warn you about what is on the horizon. Now that the...

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