How microorganisms control our emotions

We live in a microbial world. Microbes have lived on Earth for hundreds of millions of years longer than humans, and at all times our body has interacted with their environment. The human microbiota is a collective term for the trillions of microorganisms that live in the gastrointestinal and genitourinary tracts, lungs, and on the surface of the skin. Microorganisms are involved in many physiological and biochemical processes in our body. Including those that influence our behavior.

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Methods for determining lactose intolerance

In addition to the DNA test for lactose, there are many other ways to test for lactose intolerance. What are these methods, how effective they are, what tests to pass for their passage, and in what cases they can be prescribed.

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Can vitamins harm

We associate the word “vitamins” with benefits and life. No wonder their very name contains the word “vita” – life. That is why sometimes you have to meet people who drink vitamins uncontrollably, believing that the more you take them, the healthier you will be.

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10 health metrics to monitor regularly

  1. Blood pressure
    A pressure of 120/80 and below is considered normal. If the upper reading (systolic pressure) is in the range from 120 to 129, then the pressure is high. And you should be on your guard, because it often turns into hypertension, which is associated with the risk of developing atherosclerosis, heart attack and stroke.
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12 signs you have kidney problems

Swelling, headaches and even fatigue are reasons to go to the doctor.

Healthy kidneys filter about half a cup of blood every minute to flush waste and excess water in the urine. They also maintain the balance of minerals and nutrients in the blood, produce hormones, control blood pressure and red blood cell count, and help maintain healthy bones.

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