Leaves of Three, Let Them Be! 9 Tips for Avoiding Poisonous Plants

by Poison Center

As Summer rolls in, and gardens start to bloom, you may not consider that the stems of those juicy tomatoes could be harmful to your child or pet! Many of the leaves attached to beautiful blooms, fruits, and veggies that grow in your garden may actually be poisonous if ingested. Other seemingly harmless plants may actually cause an allergic reaction or annoying rash if touched. To help you learn how to spot toxic plants in your garden and stay safe as you frolic in nature this season, here are 9 tips for poison prevention when gardening this summer! (more…)

New Nutrition Labels May Help You Make Healthier Decisions

by BodyChangers

You’ve done this a thousand times. Grab a drink or a bag of chips at the store and look at the nutrition labels and say to yourself, “Ehh, it’s not that bad.” But more often than not, that information on the back of that packaging is misleading. Most people don’t realize that there is more than just one serving in what they are purchasing. (more…)

The Benefits of Probiotics

by Gastroenterology

Probiotics are living microorganisms, such as bacteria or yeast, which when administered in adequate amounts, offer health benefits. These health benefits include helping to relieve conditions such as diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, and even eczema in young children. Although probiotics can be taken as dietary supplements in pill form, they are also naturally-occurring in certain types of fermented foods such as yogurt and certain cheeses. (more…)