We all are familiar with the cozy feeling of being curled up with a good book – be it a thrilling novel or a vicarious adventure through ancient history told with just enough spice to make you forget you’re reading about true events. What you may not know is that reading is more than an…

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On the right side of your abdomen, just under the ribcage, is the gallbladder. A small pear-shaped organ, it supports the body’s detoxification process and, working with other organs, is crucial to the digestion of certain foods, particularly fatty foods.  The gallbladder connects to the liver and small intestine via ducts that transport bile (a…

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Research shows that oil of oregano – made from the oregano plant – has antimicrobial, antiviral and antifungal properties. When diluted and used topically, oregano oil may help treat fungal and bacterial infection. It can also be applied to the skin for the treatment of acne, athlete’s foot, canker sores, psoriasis, rosacea, and warts.  Preliminary…

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N-acetyl glucosamine (N-AcG) comes from the outer shell of shellfish. Studies indicate it might help protect the lining of the stomach and intestines. N-AcG seems to be an energy source for friendly organisms within the microbiota, which may account for its protective benefits to the intestinal tract.  There is early evidence that taking N-AcG by mouth…

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