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      Why Does Your Stomach Growl?

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      By Dr. Mercola If asked why your stomach growls, many people would answer, “Because I’m hungry!” This is somewhat of a myth, however. Your stomach may make noise when you’re hungry and lacking food in your stomach, but it can also growl when you’re not hungry and your stomach is...
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      What Happens Inside Your Stomach When You Eat Instant Noodles?

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      By Dr. Mercola Instant noodles are a popular go-to lunch or dinner for those who are strapped for time (or cash), like college students. While you probably don’t consider them a health food, you may think they’re not that bad, or, at least, not as bad as eating a burger...
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      How Your Thoughts Can Rule Your Stomach

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      By Dr. Mercola Ghrelin has been dubbed the “hunger hormone” because in previous studies people given the hormone became so ravenous, they ate markedly more than their usual food intake. Ghrelin may act on your brain’s “pleasure centers,” driving you to reach for another slice of cheesecake simply because you...
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      Really? Never Go Shopping on an Empty Stomach

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      By Dr. Mercola Do you struggle at the grocery store to stick to your list instead of giving in to junk-food temptations? There’s a simple trick that may help: eating a healthful snack before you shop. The advice to avoid grocery shopping on an empty stomach has been around for...
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      Baby Broccoli Targets Stomach Germs

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      A small, pilot study in 50 people in Japan suggests that eating two and a half ounces of broccoli sprouts daily for two months may confer some protection against a rampant stomach bug that causes gastritis, ulcers and even stomach cancer. Citing their new “demonstration of principle” study, a Johns...
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      Stomach Meds Linked to Mental Decline

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      Long-term use of histamine2 receptor antagonists (H2A), one class of drugs that blocks stomach acid, may be associated with cognitive impairment in older African-American adults. According to an Indiana University School of Medicine and Regenstrief Institute study published in the August issue of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society,...
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      Eating Your Greens Regularly May Cut Stomach Cancer Risk in Half

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      The authors of a new study on the impact of eating vegetables on stomach cancer reach a straightforward and simple conclusion, : “Frequent consumption of vegetables may reduce the risk of gastric cancer.” The study published in the International Journal of Cancer noted that in particular, “consumption of green leafy...
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      Menstruation problems

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      Im 44 years old and my last 4 periods have been very difficult and painful.  Im now having my period every 3 weeks, which is annoying, but thats not the worst bit. It startes as normal, I have an achy fulness and the blood flow is heavy for the first day....
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      Carbon Monoxide Can Be Deadly Even If You're Outdoors

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      By Dr. Mercola Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless, colorless gas produced when fuels, including coal, wood, charcoal, oil, kerosene, propane, and natural gas, are burned. When you inhale this gas, it enters your bloodstream where it replaces and blocks the oxygen molecules. If you inhale enough of it, the...
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      Could Side Sleeping Decrease Your Risk for Alzheimer's?

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      By Dr. Mercola One of the fascinating biological processes that takes place while you sleep is brain detoxification. Your brain has a unique method of removing toxic waste through what’s been dubbed the glymphatic system. The “g” in glymphatic is a nod to “glial cells”— the brain cells that manage...
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      10 Superfoods for Digestive Health

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      By Dr. Mercola The digestive process seems simple on the surface. You put a food in your mouth, chew it up, and swallow. Then your body breaks down your food into components your body can utilize and absorb. Whatever’s left gets excreted as waste. In reality, however, digestion is a...
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      GMO Fluorescent Lamb Accidentally Eaten

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      By Dr. Mercola Across the US and much of the world, farmers are planting Monsanto’s genetically modified (GM) “Bt corn,” which is equipped with a gene from the soil bacteria Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt). It produces Bt toxin—a pesticide that breaks open the stomach of certain insects and kills them. In...
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      Certain Heartburn Drugs May Increase Your Risk of Heart Attack

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      By Dr. Mercola Are you among the 20 million1 Americans taking an acid inhibiting drug to treat your heartburn? Please be aware that for most, the risks far outweigh the benefits as there are plenty of alternative effective strategies to eliminate heartburn without serious side effects. Previous research2,3,4,5,6,7 clearly shows...
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      Ice Cream, We All Scream

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      By Dr. Mercola In the last year, three people have died and 10 more have become ill due to listeria bacteria in Blue Bell ice cream products. Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries is the fourth largest ice cream maker in the US. Earlier this month, the company pulled all of its...

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