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Coughs take longer to clear up than people think

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The gap between how long people expect their cough to last and how long it actually does may drive some to the doctor for antibiotics that won't help, according to a new study.Researchers...
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Antibiotics are overused and create an imbalance in your digestive and immune system. If you have been taking antibiotics for an illness, consider supplementing with probiotics afterwards in order to reset your gastric balance of healthy bacterium. 

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Probiotics may help cut body fat levels: RCT data

Probiotics may help cut body fat levels: RCT data | Longevity science | Scoop.it

Daily probiotic yogurt consumption may improve energy metabolism and reduce body fat levels by up to 4%, say results of a placebo-controlled, double-blind cross-over clinical trial in Canada.

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Fermented foods bubble with healthful benefits

Fermented foods bubble with healthful benefits | Longevity science | Scoop.it

Fermented foods have been used extensively in Asian cultures as healthy sides.

 

These foods provide enzymes and bacteria to support a healthy immune system and efficient digestion.

 

Try some of our basic Japanese pickles-- Ray & Terry approved!

http://www.rayandterry.com/blog/basic-japanese-pickles/

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Steve Kingsley's curator insight, June 5, 2013 5:12 PM

Kimchi (made without sugar or corn syrup...) is my favorite!

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Probiotic plus aloe shows cholesterol-lowering potential: Animal data

Probiotic plus aloe shows cholesterol-lowering potential: Animal data | Longevity science | Scoop.it
Combining probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG supplements with aloe vera may slash cholesterol levels by over 40%, suggests a new study with lab rats.
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Probiotics' Benefits May Be More Than a Gut Feeling

Probiotics' Benefits May Be More Than a Gut Feeling | Longevity science | Scoop.it

Probiotics, believed to help with digestion, are increasingly being studied to treat wide-ranging conditions, from colic to cholesterol and the common cold.

 

One of the fastest-growing dietary supplements, probiotics are now prominent on drug and big-box store shelves. They are live microorganisms—or "good" bacteria—that when consumed in capsules or yogurt are said to confer a health benefit.

 

 

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