Effects of Smoking on Your Body

Smoking causes cancer, it’s printed right on the package. It is the number one preventable cause of death in the U.S., killing thousands of people yearly. Beyond that, smoking has many detrimental effects on your body.  Here are some of the effects of smoking: Lung Disease – Lung diseases directly related to smoking include COPD, a group of respiratory […]

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How Alcohol Affects Your Body

The physical effects of alcohol on your body vary from short-term effects like dehydration and a hangover to long-term effects like permanent liver disease. The effects of alcohol on your body are far more damaging than a headache or empty calories. Here are a few examples of the Effects of Alcohol on Your Body Increased […]

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How Our Behaviors Are Making Us Sick

You have so much potential, you could achieve anything you dream – if you could overcome your self-destructive behaviors. The same holds true of your health and fitness. You are sabotaging both with self-destructive behaviors like smoking, drinking, overeating and avoiding exercise. Here are a just few of the unhealthy behaviors that are making you […]

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Foods and Spices That Reduce Inflammation

Do you suffer from painful swollen joints and inflammation? You may be able to reduce the pain associated with inflammation with these foods. Foods and spices that reduce inflammation naturally. Fish – Especially fatty fish like salmon, mackerel, anchovies, sardines, and herring are rich sources of omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA) that support the […]

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Vitamin D Benefits

Vitamin D is often called the “sunshine vitamin” as your body produces Vitamin D when your skin is exposed to sunlight. It is a fat-soluble vitamin and is found in many high-fat foods (like milk) and requires dietary fat to be digested and absorbed into your bloodstream. Every grade school student knows that Vitamin D […]

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Organic vs Natural Foods: Your Guide to Healthy Living

Organic vs natural. During the past 50 years, we have experienced a dramatic spike in obesity and chronic illnesses. Why are so many people overweight, unhealthy and suffering from diseases like cancer, stroke, heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes? Many of these problems can be directly attributed to the “modern diet” of overly processed […]

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What Are Varicose Veins?

Varicose veins are enlarged, noticeably discolored veins. They often appear swollen and twisted and are typically 3 millimeters or more in diameter. Varicose veins are most commonly found on the backs of the calves or on the thighs and are often painful and occasionally itchy. However, use caution, as scratching them can cause open sores […]

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What is Vertigo?

Have you ever felt the room spinning out of control around you, or feel dizzy and off balance for no reason? These are symptoms of vertigo. Vertigo is not a disease but a disorder affecting your balance caused by either a fluid imbalance in your ears, improper flow of blood to your brain or mixed […]

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What Causes Constipation?

Constipation is experienced by nearly everyone at some point in their lives, most often the result of a poor diet or dehydration. But for many, constipation, infrequent bowel movements that are hard and difficult to pass is an ongoing, chronic condition. Medical professionals define constipation as experiencing fewer than three bowel movements per week, and […]

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What Is Sinusitis? (and Remedies)

Sinusitis is the inflammation of the sinuses and is also known as a sinus infection or rhinosinusitis. Signs and symptoms include thick mucus, a plugged or “stopped up” nose, and pain behind the face. It commonly affects the paranasal sinus cavities found in the bony areas behind your nose and between your eyes. An estimated […]

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