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Digestion

Digestion and indigestion are becoming hot topics of discussion in the medical community. The Standard American Diet (SAD) is causing intestinal problems for an increasingly large number of people. Here you can learn about your digestive system, how it relates to your immune system and what you can do to ensure that you keep your self in good digestive health.

New study shows how your gut health can sabotage your medications

Having a diverse and balanced gut microbiome is important for so many reasons, not the least of which is strong immunity and the prevention of countless diseases including allergies, asthma, obesity, and depression. And while there are trillions of microbes that live in and on the body, nowhere are they more concentrated than in the […]

Are you sprinkling this immunity-killer on your food?

I’m sure you’ve heard that diets high in sodium can increase your risk of high blood pressure, which in turn raises your risk of heart disease, stroke, and other cardiovascular problems. But, new research indicates that sodium overload can hurt way more than just your ticker. It can also weaken your immune system! I’m sure […]

Relax—it’s good for your gut

Please, right now, take a deep breath…and then exhale slowly…and then let your shoulders relax. Good—you’ve just un-stressed, and protected your all-important digestive system against this pervasive health threat. Yes, it’s that simple, and it’s that important. A little hurts. A lot can kill. We all know that stress is a major source of disease. […]

Curcumin is solid gold for your health—but are you getting your gold’s worth?

The article below was written for Newport Natural Health by Robert Iafelice, MS, RD, LDN. Learn more about Robert and our other experts here. There’s no shortage of herbal supplements on the market today. Mother Nature has provided us with an abundance of treasured herbs to better our health. But if you could only take […]

Beyond immunity: probiotics for better brain health

For decades, probiotics were mainly associated with gastrointestinal health. But as new benefits came to light, scientists conducted more in-depth research on these amazing beneficial “bugs.” And it’s quickly becoming evident just how widespread their benefits really are—far beyond the digestive tract. Up to 80 percent of your immune strength comes courtesy of the friendly […]

Drunk from antibiotics?

Antibiotics have been around for nearly a century and they are, without a doubt, incredibly important, lifesaving medications. They’re commonly prescribed to treat skin, bladder, ear, kidney, and oral infections; strep throat; bacterial pneumonia; and meningitis. Before the discovery of antibiotics, it wasn’t unusual for someone to die from minor illnesses like strep throat. Surgery […]

Homocysteine: The amino acid that predicts heart disease

I recently went for my annual physical, and for the first time ever, I had my homocysteine levels checked by my new doctor. They were within the normal range, but on the higher end, so we discussed ways to get my number a bit lower. She also explained what homocysteine is and what it means […]

Drink to your gut health!

Wine lovers: Here’s another reason to rejoice! It turns out that having a little merlot or pinot noir once in a while may do your tummy good. It’s not as crazy as it sounds. Let me explain… It’s widely known that red wine has properties that protect your heart. This is courtesy of compounds called […]

Can these “healthy mouth bugs” keep your dentist happy?

When it comes to maintaining good oral and dental health, everyone knows the basics—brush twice a day, floss every night, and visit the dentist regularly for cleanings and checkups. But perhaps we need to add another important item to this list: Taking probiotics. It’s well known that having a diverse variety of beneficial bacteria (probiotics) […]

Are You Wasting Money on Turmeric?

If you’re a fan of Indian food, you’re probably quite familiar with turmeric. A member of the ginger family, this brilliant yellow-orange spice is used frequently to make curry—a staple in Indian and other Asian cuisines. But turmeric is far more than a culinary staple; it’s a centuries-old medicine too. One of its most active […]
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