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Are Antioxidants the Key to a Healthier Fire Service?

It's no secret that firefighting is an exhilarating but dangerous job. Exposure to pollutants, trauma, sleep deprivation, and high-intensity work can cause free radical damage that accumulates over a 25+ year career. This damage contributes to firefighters' increased risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease. Antioxidants can help fight free radical damage. Could antioxidants be the answer to improving health in the fire service?

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CBD With Medications & Alcohol

We know CBD has its potential benefits and a google search will probably provide you with an exhaustive list of all the outlandish ailments that CBD claims to work on. As I’ve written about in the past, CBD is in its infancy and so is the research. The things that show it’s promising do in fact show a lot of promise, but we also have to be cautious when we’re taking CBD with other substances too.

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A Gut Feeling About Prebiotics

Health experts love guts - the digestive tract including the stomach and the intestines). And the profound connections they’ve made between gut health and overall wellness prove the importance of supporting and maintaining a balanced microbiome - all those microorganisms in your body. In fact, many studies point to the fact that gut homeostasis relies on bacterial diversity. And what is that?  

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Do You Need a Gender-Specific Supplement?

Studies show that most Americans don't get enough of several important nutrients from their diets. A multivitamin/mineral supplement can help fill in those nutrient gaps. But does it make scientific sense to choose a supplement specifically tailored to men or women?

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