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Can Hormones Be Responsible For People Falling In Love?

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Can Hormones Be Responsible For People Falling In Love?

Love is a many-splendored thing, indeed. It is often the subject of art, literature and music but no matter how complex and unearthly the magical feeling of falling in love seems, science can perfectly explain the butterflies in your stomach and why people feel they are destined for each other. It can even partly explain why you got left behind or why someone cheated. But they say it is abstract so let us try to translate and compare it into its closest quantifiable elements such as attraction, desire, and commitment. Our hormones have been associated with behavior, depression, stress, anxiety,...

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Probiotics or Antibiotics: Which is good for the body?

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Probiotics or Antibiotics: Which is good for the body?

Probiotics and antibiotics are both useful medicinal tools to fight off illnesses and improve health. Antibiotics fight off bacterial infections while probiotics repopulate helpful bacteria in the body. Looking at the etymology of both words, anti means ‘against’, pro ‘means’ for and bio means ‘life’. We can easily draw an idea of how it functions. What is the role of antibiotics in modern medicine? Has your doctor ever told you to always take and finish a course of antibiotics as prescribed? This is because not taking the full dose can make the rest of the bacteria antibiotic-resistant and may not...

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Ways to Cope with Morning Sickness

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Ways to Cope with Morning Sickness

Morning sickness is a pregnancy discomfort that affects more than half of all pregnant women. The severity of morning sickness varies from one person to another. Medical researchers haven’t quite reached a specific conclusion to the cause of morning sickness. However, the most popular theory is that it is the body’s reaction to the human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), a pregnancy hormone that is produced at higher levels during pregnant women’s first trimester. Although for some women symptoms persist throughout their pregnancy. Most pregnant women do realize that although it commonly occurs in the morning, it can happen at any time of...

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Why Your Stomach Will Love Licorice

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Why Your Stomach Will Love Licorice

Over the past few decades, there has been a shift in the lifestyle and diet of today’s generation. Due to imbalanced and erratic hormonal production and cycle, most of us have less of the necessary hormones and more of the ones that are not that necessary. Cortisol levels have dramatically risen due to poor diet, improper nutrition, and alcohol consumption. People with chronic acidity rarely attribute their acidity levels to cortisol. However, acidity in the stomach that usually forms into ulcers, in the long run, is usually caused by high levels of cortisol in the body. The body manifests the...

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8 Things You Have To Know About Vitamin C Deficiency

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8 Things You Have To Know About Vitamin C Deficiency

Vitamin C is a water-soluble essential nutrient necessary for daily bodily functions. Natural sources of vitamin C include lemons, oranges, bell peppers, kale, broccoli, papaya, strawberries and kiwi. Function and Sources of Vitamin C Also known as ascorbic acid and ascorbate, it acts as an antioxidant that aids in the protection of cells against free radicals. Free radicals are atoms with an unpaired number of electrons which are formed when oxygen reacts with certain molecules. Once formed, these highly reactive radicals form a domino chain reaction that may cause damage when they react with vital cellular components such as the...

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