Scientists attribute C-diff’s spread to unnecessary and incorrect use of antibiotics, which can wipe out beneficial bacteria in the gut, opening an opportunity for C. difficile to infect the colon. While C-diff isn’t (yet) drug-resistant, stronger strains of this bacteria are emerging, and the CDC recently identified it as one
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It’s a question that should concern all women: “What is osteoporosis?” Yet it also should concern men, who may not be aware they also could be at risk for the disease.
What Is Osteoporosis? It Starts With an Imbalance
You may not realize that your bones—like all your body tissues—are metabolically active,
Magnesium is essential to brain health, yet as we grow older our ability to absorb the mineral wanes, making us more vulnerable to cognitive decline. In many individuals, this reduced absorption is exacerbated by insufficient intake of dietary sources of the mineral, such as green leafy vegetables, whole grains, nuts,
The Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for vitamin D, the “sunshine” vitamin, has always been cloudy. Currently, the RDA is 800 IU (international units) per day for adults age 70 and older and 600 IU for anyone younger.
Many women have trouble getting the current RDA amounts. “An estimated 40 to 75