Wilma Holgerson

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Why are my teeth yellow? 12 reasons your pearly whites are off-colour

We’ve all looked in the mirror and noticed our teeth aren’t quite the colour we’d like them to be.<p>Despite brushing them regularly, sometimes we’re …

My period completely changed when I went vegan - Here's how

My periods have never treated me well. While many of my friends were able to function normally on the first day or two of their menstrual cycle, I …

Drugmakers tackle 'ick' factor with fecal transplant therapies

(Reuters) - The seventh time Catherine Duff contracted C. diff, a debilitating infection of the gut, she did not respond to antibiotics. She believes her life was saved by a transplant of her husband's feces.<p>Several companies are now testing their own variations of fecal microbiota transplantation …

Medicine

Do I Really Need to Bother Washing My Produce?

Millions of Americans acquire foodborne illnesses each year.<p><b>The Scenario:</b> Your friend's quite the role model, finding ways to sneak fruits and veggies into every meal. An apple at breakfast, leafy greens at lunch, and roasted vegetables at dinner. You admire his plant-focused diet, really, but …

Sugars in Human Breast Milk Act as Antibacterial Agents

Human breast milk is impressive stuff. It's a mind-bogglingly complex cocktail of sugars, proteins and fats, the ratios of which are always changing …

Fish consumption and rheumatoid arthritis: Natural remedy or just another fish tale?

<i>Follow me on Twitter</i> @RobShmerlingWhen I see patients with rheumatoid arthritis, I’m often asked about diet.<i> Are there foods that can help? Should I</i> …

Pain

Exercise right after learning improves memory in women

Whether you are cramming for an exam or simply want to give your memory a boost, doing some physical exercise straight after a learning session may …

How to Do a Plank

Meet the sit-up’s smarter sibling. Less than 10 minutes of planking a few times a week flattens abdominals more effectively than a thousand crunches …

Is Your Workout Messing with Your Gut?

<i>This article originally appeared on Life by Daily Burn.</i><p>You know that a heart-pumping workout is good for your body and mind. But if your sweat sesh …

How to start working out: 1 exercise to do every day - TODAY.com

Do you ever feel overwhelmed by a diet or weight-loss program? Or are you just short on time and looking for little things you can do to feel better about your body? We have a cheat sheet to help you get started.<p>Here's a list of small exercises you can do for five areas of your body. Each day has a …