Sweeteners ‘Can Turn Healthy Gut Bacteria into Harmful Microbes’  

Artificial sweeteners are a common addition to many consumables such as gum, diet soda, ice cream and baked goods. Researchers have found that these common sugar substitutes could damage your healthy gut bacteria in the amount of two cans of diet soda a day. Read more to find out what sweeteners to avoid and their effect on your body.

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Academic Education Can Positively Affect Aging of the Brain

Education and lifelong learning have always been said to make a person well-rounded, but can it also help slow down age-related brain degeneration? Researchers explored whether academic education positively affected senior citizen participants’ cognitive performance over seven years. Read more to understand the results of the study.

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Intermittent Fasting: Surprising Update

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Intermittent Fasting (IF) has quickly grown in popularity as another dieting technique to lose weight, but is it effective? Research shows that IF is effective and that the timing of when a person fasts can help make it a more realistic and sustainable option for weight loss. Read more to find out what time intervals studies suggest you fast and how to better your health.

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Collagen — What Is It and What Is It Good For?

One of the most common proteins in your body is collagen. There are different types of collagen, each with essential roles in your body. Read more to discover why collagen is so important and the benefits of collagen production. Book an appointment with Medical Age Management to find out what collagen supplements we recommend and more!

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The Science of Gratitude: How Thankfulness Impacts Our Brains and Business

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Say goodbye to negative Nancy and Ned! Studies have shown that the benefits of regularly practicing gratitude can include improved relationships, decreased anxiety, and increased generosity. Read more about how gratitude changes our brains over time and how it impacts employee engagement.

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How Meditation Can Help You Make Fewer Mistakes

A new study from Michigan State University found that meditation can help you make fewer mistakes. Specifically, open monitoring mediation suggests that it can help increase error recognition and that different forms of meditation can lead to other neurocognitive effects. Read more to find out what led them to this conclusion and their plans for the next research phase.

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Catastrophizing: Why We Wake Around 3am and Dwell on Our Fears and Failures

If you ever wake up at 3am with distressing and punitive thoughts, you’re not alone. Research suggests that stress, depression, or even anxious wakefulness could be the culprit. Learn more about what causes this nighttime dwelling and what you can do to break this bad habit.

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Start Switching on Your Longevity Genes

Your age is not always your actual biological age. A new study has discovered that you can “reverse your biological time clock” and switch on your health and longevity genes by making specific lifestyle changes. Read more about the study and the effects it has on your biological age.

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Surprising Effects And Sources of Caffeine

How do you take your caffeine? Coffee? Tea? Energy drinks? With 9 out of 10 North Americans consuming caffeine daily, it’s important to understand the effects it has on the body. Learn more about how caffeine metabolizes in the body, when to limit or avoid caffeine, and how much caffeine is too much.
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