How to Treat Dysbiosis (Gut Dysbiosis)

A Definition of Gut Dysbiosis So what is dysbiosis anyway? Your gut, or gastrointestinal tract, contains nearly four pounds of bacteria. When these bacteria work together well, people’s digestion and overall health are better. But, when there is a disruption in the balance of beneficial and harmful bacteria in the gut, people experience dysbiosis. This […]

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What is Dysbiosis?

A Definition of Dysbiosis (Gut Dysbiosis) Dysbiosis, or gut dysbiosis, is an imbalance of the bacteria in your gut that occurs for a variety of reasons, such as antibiotic therapy, illness, or eating a diet high in sugar. Your microbiota, or gut flora, weighs approximately four pounds and contains an estimated 400-1,000 different species of […]

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How Does the Immune System Protect the Body from Disease? 50 Free Resources to Understand the Power of the Immune System

The immune system helps protect our bodies against diseases caused by pathogens. Pathogens, including viruses, bacteria, and parasites, invade our bodies and cause infection and/or disease. The immune system’s complex system of cells, tissues, and organs protects us against invaders by attacking them while leaving healthy tissue alone. Doctors and scientists continue to work to […]

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What is Digestive Health (and How Can You Improve It)?

A Definition of Digestive Health Digestive health is the optimal functioning of the body’s digestive tract, which helps to keep the body in good health overall. The body uses food and other substances such as supplements for energy and to keep it healthy, but the foods we choose to consume for fuel can have a big […]

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What are the Dangers of Taking Antibiotics?

About Antibiotics Antibiotics, also known as antimicrobials or antibacterials, are strong medications that treat infections caused by germs (certain parasites and bacteria). Antibiotics do not work against illness caused by viruses, such as the flu or common cold. Antibiotics also do not work against fungi such as thrush in the vagina or mouth or against fungal skin infections. Antibiotics come in […]

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What Should You Take for Bronchitis

A Definition of Bronchitis A respiratory disease that occurs when the mucus membrane in the bronchial passages within the lungs become inflamed, bronchitis may result in coughing spells that occur with phlegm and breathlessness. Bronchitis may occur in one of two forms: acute, which lasts one to three weeks, and chronic, which lasts at least three […]

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