Scientists are discovering the many benefits we get from our symbiotic relationship with the bacteria that live in our digestive tract. Now it appears that gut bacteria play a role in regulating appetite and satiety. And that antibiotic use, which wipes out beneficial colonies of bacteria, can contribute to obesity.
The manufacturers of cosmetics and skin care products use a variety of potentially harmful chemicals in their products, run inadequate safety tests, label them in confusing ways, and then unleash them on unsuspecting consumers. Protect your health by getting to the bottom of the confusion.
How a Foot Adjustment Helps Your Brain Work Better
A simple adjustment can help your foot recover from an injury. But the effects of an adjustment go beyond that - correcting imbalances of the joints of the feet can improve the way your brain controls posture and movement.
Many runners have switched to a "barefoot" running style that involves landing on the forefoot instead of the heel. Forefoot landing may offer protection from overuse injury. But new research shows that a conventional running style is more energy efficient.
Learning to be Healthy is Like Learning to Ride a Bike
When you learn to ride a bike, it’s important to know the rules of the road. In my case it was my dad who taught me: ride on the right, wear a helmet, use hand signals, and so forth. It’s all good advice. But even when you know these rules, you still don’t know how to ride. Your brain, muscles, and balance system still can’t coordinate their actions to create a positive result. In the world of preventive healthcare, it’s like being told to eat nine servings of vegetables, exercise every day, get adequate sleep, and the like. It’s all good advice. Follow it. But none of it trains your brain, digestive tract, kidneys, liver, and endocrine glands to coordinate their actions to create a positive health result.
Guest Post: Dancer Injuries – What You Need to Know
If you're physically active, you occasionally experience pain in your muscles or joints. How do you know if you have a potentially serious condition or if you're just feeling the bumps and bruises that are the inevitable result of an active lifestyle? Deborah Vogel, specialist in training dancers to prevent injuries, shares her insights on listening to your body's signals.