Bacteria We Need

Our body is the host of 100 trillion microbes.  These microbes weigh a total of just under three pounds.  The microbes perform functions that we need to thrive. The gastrointestinal tract (stomach, small and large intestines) contains most of this bacteria.  The flora is very complex and many species have not yet been identified. In

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Thanksgiving Dinner

Some of us think if we fast the day before we can over-indulge on Thanksgiving day. Better to do 30 minutes of cardio about 12 hours before the big feast. Researchers have found that this exercise can help prevent one of the most damaging effects of over-eating – a spike in triglycerides. Triglycerides are a

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Canker Sores

These unpleasant, painful mouth sores can make it difficult to eat, talk and most importantly – smile. If you get recurrent sores on your lips, get your health care provider to test you for herpes simplex. If you test positive, there is medication you can take which will decrease the amount of time the sore

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