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What Is Reiki?

Reiki is the art of channeling universal energy for the purpose of healing. Reiki is a Japanese technique of stress reduction and relaxation similar to, but much different than, massage as the goal is to balance energy and promote mental, physical and spiritual healing. Reiki is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on […]

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Metabolic Syndrome: What Is It?

The term metabolic syndrome is not so much a disease, as a label for a cluster of metabolic disorders that when combined, greatly increase a patient’s risk for diabetes, heart attack and stroke. The Big 5 – There are generally five disorders included, and your risks grow exponentially if more than one is present. The […]

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The DASH Diet Explained

What is the DASH diet? DASH stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. It is the diet most often recommended by physicians and nutritionists to help control hypertension. The DASH diet simply includes foods that have been shown to lower high blood pressure while eliminating foods known to contribute to high blood pressure, primarily salt […]

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5 Best Cheeses for A Healthy Diet

Cheese is typically high in saturated fat and calories, eating too much will often lead to weight gain. But cheese is a rich source of calcium, a key nutrient for healthy bones and teeth, blood clotting, wound healing, and normal blood pressure. A single ounce of cheese provides 20 percent of your daily requirement of […]

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Hormones That Affect Weight Control

Hormones impact many aspects of your life, your mood, your metabolism and energy level and your weight. Hormones fluctuate over the course of your life as you go from puberty to adulthood and eventually menopause. If you have stubborn weight that just won’t come off, you may be able to change that by bringing your […]

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Health Benefits of The Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean diet is built around fresh fruits, vegetables, olive oil, nuts, legumes and whole grains. Health benefits of the Mediterranean diet include reduced blood sugar, improved memory, prevention of heart disease, depression, and even cancer. Studies have shown that people who follow a Mediterranean diet experience these significant health benefits while enjoying a delicious […]

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Soy Explained

The soya or soybean is a legume (member of the pea family) native to East Asia, and widely grown worldwide for its edible bean. In the early 1900s, soy was processed solely for its oil and the remaining mash was fed to livestock. A small percentage of soy crops were processed for human consumption and […]

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Effects of Binge Eating

Binge eating, formally known as binge eating disorder, is the most common eating disorder in the United States according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. BED should not be confused with bulimia, a separate eating disorder that involves binging followed by purging, inducing vomiting or taking laxatives to counter the […]

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Are Eggs A Healthy Diet Choice?

Yes! Eggs are compact, affordable and one of the most nutritious foods available. Eggs are packed with vitamins, minerals, high-quality protein, and beneficial fats. Eggs also contain antioxidants and powerful brain nutrients that you may be deficient in. One large egg contains only 77 calories, with 6 grams of protein, 5 grams of fat and […]

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How Salt Affects Your Diet                  

Many of the foods you crave are either sweet or salty. In the distant past, before packaged and processed foods, salt was a valuable commodity as it was important to add salt to foods to replace the salt (sodium) lost through sweating and urine. Too little sodium in your blood can cause dangerously low blood […]

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