Mouth Microbes

The helpful and the harmful

Article taken from www.nih.gov

Do you know what’s in your mouth? It’s home to about 700 species of microbes. These include germs like bacteria, fungus, and more.

“Everybody has these microbes in their mouth,” says Dr. Robert Palmer, an NIH expert on oral microbes.

Some microbes are helpful. Others can cause problems like tooth decay and gum disease. Troubles begin when microbes form a sticky, colorless film called plaque on your teeth.

Brushing and flossing help to keep your mouth clean. But after you brush and floss, germs grow again and more plaque forms. That’s why you need to clean your mouth regularly.

 

 

Fats: the Good, the bad and the Ugly.

Saturated fats

A saturated fat is a type of fat in which fatty acid all have single bonds. Most animal fats are saturated. Saturated fats are fat molecule that have no double bond between the carbon molecules because they are saturated with hydrogen molecules.

Unsaturated fats

An unsaturated fat is a fat or fatty acid in which there is at least one double bond within the fatty acid chain. A fatty acid chain is monounsaturated if it contains one double bond, and polyunsaturated if it contains more than one double bond.

 

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Cold, Flu, or Allergy?
Know the Difference for Best Treatment

National Institute of Health

You’re feeling pretty lousy. You’ve got sniffles, sneezing, and a sore throat. Is it a cold, flu, or allergies? It can be hard to tell them apart because they share so many symptoms. But understanding the differences will help you choose the best   treatment.

 

 

10 Reasons Why We Need at Least 8 Hugs a Day

by Marcus Julian Felicetti

 

 

Hugging therapy is definitely a powerful way of healing. Research shows that hugging (and also laughter) is extremely effective at healing sickness, disease, loneliness, depression, anxiety and stress.

Research shows a proper deep hug, where the hearts are pressing together, can benefit you in these ways:

 

Article taken from: https://amp.mindbodygreen.com/articles/10-reasons-why-we-need-at-least-8-hugs-a-day--5756

Positive Emotions and Your Health

National Institute of Health

 

Do you tend to look on the sunny side, or do you see a future filled with dark, stormy skies? A growing body of research suggests that having a positive outlook can benefit your physical health. NIH-funded scientists are working to better understand the links between your attitude and your body. They’re finding some evidence that emotional wellness can be improved by developing certain skills.

Having a positive outlook doesn’t mean you never feel negative emotions, such as sadness or anger, says Dr. Barbara L. Fredrickson, a psychologist and expert on emotional wellness at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. “All emotions—whether positive or negative—are adaptive in the right circumstances. The key seems to be finding a balance between the two,” she says.