Too much salt nukes your gut bacteria and inflames you

Jul 06, 18 Too much salt nukes your gut bacteria and inflames you

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A high-salt diet has long been connected with cardiovascular disease. Too much sodium in the bloodstream causes fluid retention, which makes the heart work harder to move the extra volume of blood. This can stiffen blood vessels and lead to high blood pressure, stroke, heart attack, and kidney disease. However, a recent study shows...

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Diet soda raises risk of dementia and stroke

Jun 30, 18 Diet soda raises risk of dementia and stroke

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You’re supposed to ditch regular soda for diet soda because it’s better for you, right? Wrong — research shows people who drink diet soda daily are three times more likely to develop dementia or have a stroke compared to those who drink it less frequently. A 2017 study that tracked almost 3,000 people ages 45 and over for 10 years...

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Is Hashimoto’s causing your hypothyroidism?

Jun 23, 18 Is Hashimoto’s causing your hypothyroidism?

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If you have symptoms of hypothyroidism, how do you know if it’s caused by Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune thyroid disease? Although about 90 percent of hypothyroidism cases in the United States are caused by Hashimoto’s, most doctors do not test for it. Why? Because it does not change their treatment. However, it’s vitally important for...

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Syncing productivity with your menstrual cycle

Jun 15, 18 Syncing productivity with your menstrual cycle

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While the eight-to-five workday may suit a man’s physiology, female researchers are finding women can capitalize on periods of heightened creativity, productivity, enhanced communication, and reflection depending on where they are in their menstrual cycle. We tend to think of female hormonal cycles as problematic or negative, but...

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