Probiotics may not just be for tummy troubles anymore. New research shows probiotics may have the ability to keep your skin clear and pimple free. This author has noticed a difference in her skin when taking a daily probiotic. What about you?
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It seems we need to be continually reminded about the importance of vitamin B12. So, here are 7 more reasons:
1. Energy Booster
2. Enhances Digestion
3. Maintains Healthy Skin
4. Mood Booster
5. Aids in Prevention of Certain Cancers
6. Reduces Incidence of Certain birth Defects
7. Assists Hepatitis C Treatment
Get more details here: Bold Sky: 7 Reasons why Vitamin B12 is Important
We know Coenzyme Q10 plays a vital role in ATP synthesis and our overall aging, but could it help our skin look younger and healthier? It’s possible.
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Two studies published in 2013 in the scientific journal, Nature, focused on how gut bacteria affects our ability to lose weight as well as beat cravings, boost energy and aid in digestion. Findings were promising as noted by U.S. based nutritionist Kathie Swift. More research in this area could produce some fascinating results.
One of the most common ways to change and enhance your gut flora is by taking a probiotic daily.
If you don’t already take a probiotic, would you consider adding one to your diet to lose weight?
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New research out of the Yale Microbial Sciences Institute aims to understand how some people are able to maintain a healthy microbiome, even when negative triggers are present, while others cannot.
U.S. News & World Report recently published an article about the effect nutrition and exercise have on cognitive functions, specifically mood. Special focus was given to the importance of the B vitamins in maintaining a healthy diet.
With the crisp, fresh winter air also comes the gray days of depression. Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD affects throngs of people worldwide making them yearn for the warmth of the sun’s rays. It’s not just the warm weather our bodies need to chase those blues away though. It’s the lack of Vitamin D that’s negatively affecting our moods.
Joint pain, specifically rheumatoid arthritis, may have its roots in the gut. Recent research has found a link to the microbes living in our gastrointestinal tract and their effect on our immune response/system. While the link is clear, scientists are still unsure what triggers the immune response to result in an autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis.
Read more: The Atlantic: Joint Pain, From the Gut
Tim Ferriss of fourhourworkweek.com hosts a podcast delving into the microbiome as he interviews co-founder and CEO of ubiome, Jessica Richman and UC Davis Professor, Jonathan Eisen specializing in microbiology. This is an interesting resource for those interested in learning more about the bacteria that lives within our bodies and its effect(s) on our health. Also, the concept of citizen science is explained.
A recent article published on the Huffington Post highlights the brain-gut connection. Neurobiologists at Oxford University conducted the first study in humans focusing on the use of prebiotics (the carbohydrates that feed the good bacterial strains in probiotics) to act as an anti-anxiety agent possibly altering the way the brain processes emotional input.