health

The 5:2 Diet Works for Weight Loss

There’s growing evidence that intermittent fasting and conventional calorie…


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New Connections between Cancer and Insulin Resistance

In a recent study published in Cancer Cell, researchers in Colorado found that…


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What’s the Deal? Making Science Accessible.

Hi all! I’m Emily and I am thrilled to be joining the LIFE Apps blogging team.…


Does a Ketogenic Diet Change Our Microbiome?

Do you know the old saying, “you are what you eat”? Research on the gut…


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She Traced the 2001 Anthrax Letters. Now She's Protecting Your Gut Health.

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Rita Colwell, a “giant”…


How Your Gut Microbiome Unlocks the High Fiber Diet

Investigation into the function and evolution of the human microbiome, our ‘old…


Nourish My Gut: A Blog on Everything Gut and Keto

I question everything. I’m not sure if it’s a good thing or a bad thing. I’m…


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Live Fast, Die Young: The Evolution of Aging

To take care of your health is to delay the inevitable biological deterioration…


An Apple a Day Keeps the Senescence at Bay?

Researchers have found that mice whose diet is supplemented with the…


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The Right Chemo For Your DNA

What causes two patients with the same type of cancer to respond so differently…