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Most side-effects of Ozempic are gut related

Pills vs. Natural Food

The most common side-effects of the weight-loss drug Ozempic are gut related. Here’s what you need to know. Ozempic, also known as Semaglutide, is a synthetic form of a human hormone called glucagon-like peptide one (GLP-1), that’s secreted in our gut and helps our body know when we’re full. The drug causes the stomach to […]

Is constipation just based on number of BMs?

How do you know if you’re constipated?

How do you know if you’re constipated? Is it just based on how many times a week you have a bowel movement? There are lots of different criteria for diagnosing constipation. Most are based on the number of stools you’re having—fewer than three per week being the standard textbook definition. But the fact is you […]

Regular laxative use is a risk factor for dementia


Regular laxative use may be a risk factor for dementia, according to a research study published in the journal Neurology. The study involved over half a million people and compared regular laxative users to those who used laxatives infrequently or not at all. Regular laxative users were 51 percent more likely to develop dementia than […]

Infections in childhood increase obesity risk

Infections in childhood increase obesity risk

Previous studies have assessed the relationship between antibiotic use and childhood obesity, but these studies didn’t take into account the possibility that the infections themselves (and not just the medications used to treat them) may also increase childhood obesity risk. This study followed over 61,000 children over a 4-year period and assessed infection frequency and […]


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