Have you ever thought about what might be living on your skin? You may have been told to regularly clean your makeup brushes and wondered why. The answer? Bacteria. The nasty truth is that bacteria are everywhere. And the bacteria found in everyday items, such as makeup products, are easily transferred onto your skin. For … Continue reading What germs are lurking in your makeup brushes?
Nurse researchers are encouraging healthcare workers not to wear jeweled rings to work after research from The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano finds that jeweled rings have a high risk of carrying harmful bacteria — from MRSA to VRE. 20 percent of jeweled rings carried a high amount of harmful bacteria. In a recent study on … Continue reading Engagement rings carry dangerous bacteria, nurse researchers find
We know that the brain plays a key role in all of our bodily functions – it’s the center of our intelligence and the controller of our movements and behaviors. But did you know that you have a “second brain”? This second brain is found in your gut. Beyond digestion, your gut contains an extensive … Continue reading Why caring for your second brain can improve your health
Viruses may play a role in inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, according to a new study. Earlier research linked the diseases to bacteria in the gut. Researchers found that patients with inflammatory bowel diseases had a greater variety of viruses in their digestive systems, indicating viruses may play a role … Continue reading Could viruses contribute to inflammatory bowel diseases?
Chances are, sitting near your kitchen sink is a common cleaning item: a sponge. Although this universal cleaning tool is associated with cleanliness; sponges harbor thousands of dangerous bacteria. But my mother never advised me about kitchen sponges or when to throw one away. Have you ever wondered when a sponge was completely used and ready … Continue reading This Kitchen Tool is Dirtier Than Your Toilet Seat
If you’ve lived through a summer in the South, then you know what it’s like to do battle with mosquitoes and doesn’t it seem that mosquitoes are more sweet on some people than others? I’m not just talking about those wearing bug repellent versus those who aren’t. It just seems that not everyone has equal … Continue reading Do Mosquitoes Like You More Than Others?