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Save the Children added as the third charity we support every month.

Since our company’s founding in 2016, we have donated a portion of our profits to worldwide charities that align closely with our belief those who have should help others who do not. We donate every month to Vitamin Angels, Doctors Without Borders and our latest addition Save the Children. Each one addresses a different aspect global health concerns. Vitamin Angels provide lifesaving vitamins to mothers and children under five at risk of malnutrition — reducing preventable illness, blindness, and death — to create a healthier world. Doctors Without Borders provides free lifesaving medical humanitarian care in areas devastated by war, famine and disease. Save the Children is the voice for vulnerable children. They are on the ground in 120 countries,...

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“Surprising” new insights into link between gut microbiome and aging

A new study is suggesting a metabolite produced by gut microbes could increase neuron production in the brain, improve intestinal function, and ultimately slow the aging process. Across several compelling mouse experiments the research found the negative effects of aging could be counteracted by enhanced microbial production of a molecule called butyrate. Investigating the effect of the gut microbiome on aging, the new research first performed gut microbiome transplants between old and young mice. Using fecal transplants, young germ-free mice were colonized with the gut microbiota of older mice. The results were somewhat unexpected as the younger mice colonized with the older microbiomes displayed increased neurogenesis, a process whereby new neurons are produced in the brain. “We’ve found that microbes...

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All Soda, Sugary or Diet, Linked to Early Death in New Study

Cutting soft drinks from your diet — even if they’re artificially sweetened — might be one of the simplest ways to boost your health and longevity, according to a new study published this week. The study, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, found that drinking two or more glasses of sugary or diet soft drinks per day compared to one is associated with a higher risk of early death from all causes. For the study, around 50 researchers from the International Agency for Research on Cancer tracked more than 451,000 adults from 10 European countries — none of whom had already been diagnosed with cancer, diabetes, heart disease or stroke beforehand — for up to 19 years, making it one of the first of its...

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