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Probiotics and Good Oral Health

Consider your mouth a reenactment of the Wild West, replete with heroes and villains. The streptococcus salivarius bacteria are the “good guys” with the job of keeping the “bad guys,” the streptococcus mutans, at bay. At stake is your oral health and the prevention of such common conditions as tooth decay, cavities, gingivitis and periodontitis (gum disease).

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Heart Disease Is A Woman’s Problem Too

It wasn’t too long ago that heart disease was viewed as a man’s problem. In fact, up until about 10 years ago virtually all studies on heart disease excluded women.

That was a big mistake because heart disease is the biggest killer of women in the U.S. Even with increased awareness, 80 percent of midlife women (ages 40 – 60) still have one or more of the modifiable risk factors for heart disease – high blood pressure, high cholesterol, overweight/obesity, physical inactivity, diabetes, and smoking.

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Can a Good Diet Fight Alzheimer’s Disease?

In the last few years, there has been an explosion in scientific evidence showing support for nutritional changes that can help prevent memory loss, as well as improve memory in patients with already diagnosed Alzheimer’s disease.

According to Alzheimer’s expert Dr. Richard Isaacson, author of “The Alzheimer’s Diet: A Step by Step Nutritional Approach to Memory Loss Prevention and Treatment,” certain steps can be taken to improve memory function for those with Alzheimer’s or mild cognitive impairment.

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