The strain of everyday stress can lead to headaches, heart disease and high blood pressure. But did you know stress can alter your gut bacteria, and ultimately harm your immune system? The gut microbiome in your digestive system includes a diverse collection of bacteria, viruses, archaea, protozoa and fungi. These are not invaders; they are an important…

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When we looked at the top 100 foods as ranked by scientists, several peppers and pepper-derived foods made the list. But chili powder and chili peppers ranked higher than the others. Why? Peppers have a combination of nutrients like vitamin C, ascorbic acid, beta carotene, potassium, folic acid and fiber. Some extra benefits might come from a chemical…

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Today is Healthy Bodies Healthy Minds Institute 2019, an annual conference that helps educators strategize ways to bring physical activity into classrooms—and ultimately benefit education. The latest research continues to confirm the positive link between physical activity and cognitive development, even the ability to improve test scores. Plus, establishing healthy habits early in life increases the likelihood…

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We previously talked about the ties between processed foods and cancer. Do sugary drinks like fruit juice and soda have a similar link? A new study published in The BMJ not only linked cancer risk to consuming sugary drinks, but also found that “just a small glass of a sugary drink per day” could increase a person’s risk…

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There are plenty of opportunities to get outside with family before kids head back to school and the brisk autumn air hits. See what health and wellness events are happening around the Pottstown area below. Pottstown Athletic Club / CrossFit Pottstown “In House Comp”Saturday, August 36 p.m. – 8 p.m.Pottstown Athletic Club See Pottstown Athletic…

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