GUT HEALTH AND SEAWEED

The ancient Greek physician Hippocrates was right when he said, “all disease begins in the gut.” Most of your immune system lies in your gut microbiome, an ecosystem in your intestines that houses trillions of bacteria and other organisms that directly affect your health.

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ALMONDS AND PROCESSED FOODS

You might be under the impression that your hair turns gray because it loses its natural pigments as you age. Not necessarily. Those grays are more the result of a build-up of peroxide that your hair follicles make. Your hair follicles also make an enzyme called catalase that essentially neutralizes that peroxide, keeping grays at bay.

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DRINKING AND BED HABBIT

You already know how important water is to your overall health and appearance. Your skin is made up of 64 percent water, and if you don’t drink the right amount of water regularly, you’ll no doubt see the effects of dehydration, which can make wrinkles and fine lines look even more pronounced.

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MAGNESIUM AND CANNED FOOD

Most of us aren’t getting enough magnesium, yet it is such a vital nutrient that your cells can’t function without it. Magnesium plays a role in the more than 300 enzymes in your body, which do everything from producing energy and contracting muscles to keeping your bones and heart healthy.

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SELECTED DEFINITIONS

(Epi means upon; demo means people). The “unusual” occurrence in a community or region of disease, specific health-related behavior (e.g. smoking) or other health-related events (e.g. traffic accidents) clearly in excess of “expected occurrence”.

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VACCINE

Vaccine is an immuno-biological substance designed to produce specific protection against a given disease. It stimulates the production of protective antibody and other immune mechanisms. Vaccines may be prepared from live modified organisms, inactivated or killed organisms, extracted cellular fractions, toxoids or combination of these.

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