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Why Flossing Is More Important than Ever

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Many dentists’ offices have started to reopen. However, wary patients are staying away.

They rightly fear that sitting with their mouths wide open for long stretches is not a risk worth taking as the coronavirus continues to rampage through the country. Many of us have decided to skip checkups and routine cleanings for now.

The American Dental Association reports that patient volume is less than 60% of what it was before the pandemic.

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A New Way Sugar Is Terrible for You

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There are good reasons nutritionists consider sugar public enemy number one.

Gary Taubes, author of the best-selling exposé The Case Against Sugar, says the sweet substance is nothing less than a toxin.

And science backs him up.

Studies link sugar consumption to cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, and diabetes.[1]

Now, new research has found yet another way sugar is terrible for you.

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Is This the Real Cause of Celiac Disease?

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Most people with celiac disease will tell you that gluten is the cause of their condition.

That’s because whenever they eat wheat products or something else with gluten, they get sick.

But what is the underlying cause? Why can’t their bodies digest gluten?

A new study suggests the hidden trigger is a group of toxic chemicals.

Researchers from the NYU Grossman School of Medicine looked at the levels of industrial chemicals in the bodies of people with and without celiac disease.

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The Best Face Mask for Coronavirus Protection

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For the first few months of the pandemic, the science was unclear about whether face masks protected wearers from coronavirus.

The World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention initially said that most people didn’t need masks. The exceptions were people in high-risk groups (seniors and those with heart disease, high blood pressure, or diabetes), caregivers to infected people, and people who were confirmed to have COVID-19 or showed symptoms.

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Coronavirus: Should You Wear Gloves?

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Like face masks, there’s a lot of confusion about whether gloves effectively prevent coronavirus infections.

This is partly due to waffling by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

It currently doesn’t recommend wearing gloves. But at one point it did.

“As a result, there’s been some confusion,” said Dr. John Whyte. He’s an internist and chief medical officer at WebMD.

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The Natural Solution for Fatty Liver Disease

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Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is rarely mentioned as one of America’s worst health threats. Heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s, and diabetes get far more publicity.

But NAFLD is more common than any of these. And it can be just as deadly.

More than 30% of Americans have NAFLD. It’s also known simply as fatty liver.

You may associate liver problems with drinking.

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