Therapeutic Benefits of Cinnamon

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The cinnamon tree can be traced to origins in China and India and has unique characteristics. The tree can grow to be over 25 feet tall, with trunks growing up to two feet wide.  The tree has thick rugged bark, but oddly enough, the bark on the branches is very smooth.  The branches have broad …

Tight Junctions’ Role in Preventing Leaky Gut

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Tight junctions, a type of epithelial cell, are fusions between plasma membranes (2009 Lecture, 2016).  They are composed of proteins and enhanced with cholesterol (Junctions Between Cells, 2016).  Healthy tight junctions cannot be permeated, preventing substances from floating between cells (Marieb, 2015). Instead of floating casually by the cells, substances must enter the cells using …