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SHOULD YOU USE AN ELECTRIC TOOTHBRUSH OR A MANUAL TOOTHBRUSH?

Modern toothbrushes can do far more than just clean your teeth and freshen your breath. Some premium electric toothbrushes not only time your brushing to ensure that you keep cleaning for the full 2 minutes but also warn you if you are pressing the brush against your teeth too hard, potentially damaging teeth or gums. …

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PROBIOTICS: SHOULD YOU CONSIDER TAKING THEM?

Probiotics are foods or supplements that contain live microorganisms (bacteria, or germs) intended to maintain or improve the intestinal “good” bacteria (normal microflora) in the body. Prebiotics are foods (typically high-fiber foods) that act to promote these human microorganisms. Probiotics are in foods such as yogurt, sauerkraut and others. Prebiotics are in foods such as …

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FOREIGN CUISINE #2: INSECTS

  Previously I discussed the health advantages of various foreign cuisines: https://mortontavel.com/do-some-foreign-cuisines-provide-major-health-benefits/. Recently, however, the New York Times ran an article focusing on the ingestion of insects, and the following comments are based partially on their observations, which, surprisingly, emphasized the advantages of this potential food source. As displayed on the picture above, the delectable …

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PREVAGEN: A CONTINUED FRAUD UPDATED

    As I have reported previously, the widely promoted “memory enhancer,” Prevagen, supposedly made from jellyfish, is not only a fraudulent product, but, inexplicably, promotion continues relentlessly forward. But why?   First, some questions: Does Prevagen really improve memory? Answer: According to the company’s website, people who use Prevagen (Quincy Bioscience) can “experience improved …

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DO SOME FOREIGN CUISINES PROVIDE MAJOR HEALTH BENEFITS?

  What you eat can have a huge impact on your health. Most of us love the occasional takeout egg rolls or a sausage-loaded pizza. From a nutritional health standpoint, however, it pays to branch out, embracing regional cuisines outside of the standard American diet (also somewhat appropriately known as the SAD). Whether a diet …

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