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Anemia and How It Affects the Body – Will Iron Supplements Help?

Anemia is a clinical condition related to the total number of red blood cells or the lack of hemoglobin in your blood. It is the most common blood disorder experienced and different types are classified based on their underlying cause.  There are three main classes of anemia: Production Anemia – Describes the most well-known one secondary […]

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The Benefits of Fish Oil and Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Fish oil is a major source of omega-3 fatty acids. Any conversation regarding the benefits of Omega-3 fatty acids should include an overview of the dangers of Omega-6 fatty acids.  Our modern diet is drowning in Omega-6 fatty acids, an unhealthy polyunsaturated fat, found in many packaged or fried fast foods. We consume nearly 25 […]

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Gluten: How does it Affect Your Body?

What is gluten? Have you noticed that every guest on every talk show claims to follow a gluten free diet? Should you also avoid it even though you have no apparent physical problems with it? Glutens are simple proteins found primarily in cereal grains including wheat, rye, and barley. When these grains are ground into […]

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7 Dieting Tips That YOU Can Use

Dieting tips to help you achieve your goals. Losing weight and dieting are hard, right? But once you find the right combination of a healthy balanced diet and calorie burning exercises, you’ll be on the path to reaching your weight loss goals. And losing those excess inches and pounds will decrease your risk for type […]

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Fatty Liver Disease

Fatty liver disease, often called nonalcoholic fatty liver describes the condition of too much fat stored in your liver cells. If not corrected, fatty liver disease can progress to cirrhosis and liver failure. Excess liver fat increases your risk for obesity, diabetes, stroke and heart disease. How Does Your Liver Get Fat? Fats from your […]

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Sleep: Why is it essential?

Healthy sleep is as important to your health as diet and exercise. Many adults fail to get a healthy amount of rest, and still believe that it is merely an inconvenience. It may also be an important predictor of how long you will live, as important as whether you smoke, exercise, or have high blood […]

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Mushrooms -The Cancer Fighter

There is growing evidence that mushrooms inhibit tumor formation and stop cell mutation. Mushrooms also protect healthy cells and increase your body’s ability to detoxify itself of dangerous substances. They are a natural cancer fighter. Here are six medicinal mushrooms you should include in your diet for their protective, immune enhancing benefits: Reishi – or […]

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Memory Boosting Foods

Memory exists in a network of neurons in your brain. Much like complex wiring with new connections when we learn something new. These brain activities are facilitated by neurotransmitters, the chemical messengers provided by the foods we eat and drink. So what we eat affects our mental performance, including memory. The primary neurotransmitter responsible for […]

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Headaches: Is it What You Are Eating?

Nearly 28 million Americans suffer from regular headaches, and an estimated one-third of those are triggered by food. Many of the foods that you eat or certain chemicals in those foods trigger headaches or the more severe migraines.  If you suffer from headaches, consider limiting or eliminating the following foods: Cheese – Aged cheeses contain […]

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Hemorrhoids: 7 Foods to Ease your Pain

Hemorrhoids are rarely dangerous or life-threatening, although you may disagree while suffering the constant burning, itching, discomfort, and bleeding of an outbreak. While lowering your sugar intake and increasing your dietary fiber intake may help the condition, there is no special diet that will cure your hemorrhoids. However, there are beneficial foods that you should include […]

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