Probiotics Basics: Understand them

Probiotic is a general term used describe the following 3 single-cell live organisms: Bifidobacterium, Lactobacillus, andSaccharomyces. They are the opposite of parasites and instead enhance life. Hence, probiotic means pro-life. Probiotics have 3 names: a brand name like Superdophilus, a generic name like lactobacillus acidophilus, and, within that generic, a name that can be further divided into …

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Vitamin E to Fortify the Immune System During Cold and Flu Season

Vitamin E is most commonly known as a fat-soluble antioxidant. It is often put in oils to extend the shelf life of the product and prevent the oil from becoming rancid. Sometimes, it is applied to meat in the grocery stores to prevent discoloration—very similar to vitamin C being applied to cut fruit to prevent …

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Drugs That Cause Temporary And Permanent Dementia

Drug Induced Dementia By GK Siska, PharmD There is emerging evidence that anticholinergic drugs might cause vascular dementia in people age 50 years and older, who would otherwise not be expected to get dementia. This type of dementia is not genetic, like Alzheimer disease. Acetylcholine is an essential brain neurotransmitter that is also located in various …

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Correcting The Excessive Oxidative States With Antioxidants Before Damage Sets In

What is an antioxidant? Imagine hydrogen peroxide poured onto an open wound. The liquid forms bubbles as it consumes dead or infected flesh. The right amount cleans up the wound. But if the hydrogen peroxide solution is too strong and excessive, damage to healthy tissue also takes place. Our bodies normally make the perfect amount …

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