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Healthy Bugs May Fight Off Colds
Probiotics, often called “healthy bugs,” may give the body the boost it needs to fight off infection—good news for cold and flu season. A Cochrane Review found that probiotics may even help fight off that unwanted cold.

Concussion Recovery Can Reverse After Return to Activity, Study Shows
Athletes who seem to have recovered from a concussion may actually show a subtle worsening in a particular mental ability after they return to exercise, a small study suggests.
Health Tip: Manage Stress to Keep Diabetes in Check
Physical and emotional stress can be problematic for diabetics, as it tends to cause blood sugar to rise.
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The Body’s Checks and Balances
The human body is its ability to fix itself through endless checks and balances. This is especially evident with pH. If the pH of the blood starts to become unbalanced in either direction by the smallest of margins, the body quickly brings it back into balance through a number of buffering systems. To compensate for an acid-forming diet and high levels of stress, the body uses alkaline-forming minerals such as calcium, magnesium, iodine, potassium, and sodium. These minerals work in the blood, lymphatic system, and extracellular and intracellular fluids to bind acids, which are then removed through the urine. ... more