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HIV and Aging

How to take control of your care With the success of antiretroviral therapy in effectively treating HIV infection, the health care system is faced with a new reality – the HIV+ population is aging.  As of 2015, the U.S. CDC estimated that over 50% of the HIV+ population in the U.S. was at least 50 years old, and many are Long …

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Why controlling inflammation is the key to your health

Why controlling inflammation is the key to your health As our knowledge of health and disease progresses, we are learning more and more about the underlying mechanisms that drive the development and progression of many chronic diseases.  Thanks to this perspective, we are seeing a common thread linking seemingly disparate illnesses, from cardiovascular disease and atherosclerosis, to the damaging sequela …

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The Effects Of Stress On Your Gut

Having digestive problems? Check your stress levels. Our digestive function and nervous system are intimately tied together.  Therefore, The Effects Of Stress in our lives has a direct impact on our digestive function, often resulting in digestive “upset”.  One of the most common etiologies of so-called Irritable Bowel Syndrome (a rapidly growing diagnosis used by the conventional medical world to …

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The Gut And Your Health

Want a healthy body? Go with your gut. A huge part of our immune system lies in our gut.  It’s easy to forget that the single biggest source of foreign substances our body encounters on a daily basis is the food we eat, so our immune system needs to be vigilant in order to identify and eliminate any potential threats …