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Plantar Fasciitis Treatments That Can Be Done At Home

Thursday, January 19th, 2012
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Did you know that each step brings a certain amount of stress on your foot? Now, imagine walking 60 miles and think of just how much tension your foot is subjected to. While your feet are specifically created to handle strenuous activities, they can still yield to pain when pushed beyond their natural limitations. Jamming your foot on hard objects or wearing shoes that poke and stab on your toes can lead to foot pain that will quickly impede your mobility. But of the many types of afflictions your lower extremities can experience, heel pain is regarded as the most prevalent. Read More→

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About 40% of the adult population is estimated to have acid reflux. The primary symptom of this occurrence is painful heartburn in your chest and throat, but many people get acid reflux all the time and don’t even know it. Undigested food and acids are forced up from your stomach and into your esophagus when you are experiencing acid reflux, and serious complications are known to arise from this if left untreated. Read More→

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Psoriasis Diet Guide: A Healthy Diet for Psoriasis Sufferers

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012
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I have had psoriasis for over four years now, and have read so many books on the subject over that time period.  I have gone from someone who didn’t even know what psoriasis was at the beginning of 2007 to somewhat of an expert on the condition today.  Most of the books I have read agree that people with psoriasis need to make some lifestyle changes.  However, I have a problem with some of the books and their diet recommendations – they are too strict. Read More→

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8 Weight Loss Tips for Busy People

Friday, December 23rd, 2011
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Most people are fully aware of the basic components to a successful weight loss program. But the difference between theory and practice can be incredibly huge in the real world. You know you’re supposed to eat right and exercise more, but how do you balance this with a busy lifestyle? Some people don’t even have much leisure time on their hands, so finding time to work out might seem next to impossible. But you should know that if you put your mind to something, you can accomplish almost anything. As always you set realistic goals, there’s no reason why you can’t expect to achieve a healthy degree of weight loss within a given period of time. Here are some tips for those people who are feeling overwhelmed with time constraints but want to improve their overall fitness. Read More→

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The Ultimate Guide to Safe Niacin Flushing

Monday, December 19th, 2011
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There has been a lot written about the benefits of overdosing niacin in order to cause vasodilation in the body, a phenomenon also known as niacin flushing. Regular niacin flushing can help you improve cholesterol, shred a few pounds, regrow hair back naturally and prevent depression.  This article will explain how this is possible and how to effectively achieve a niacin flush without any side effects. Read More→

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What a Thirty-Minute Nap Could Do for Your Health

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011
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Naps have always been considered to be a bad thing since the beginning of time. The reason mainly because it causes downtime and idleness. However it was not until the twenty first century that modern science and animal research have been making breakthroughs in sleep research. Among these breakthrough discoveries is the benefit of polyphasic sleep and scheduled naps. Read More→

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The Different Types of Sleeping Disorders

Friday, October 21st, 2011
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Having a healthy sleep pattern is equally important for both the mind and body.  Not getting enough sleep can impair performance, increase the likelihood of accidents, and even lead to further health risks.  Unfortunately it isn’t uncommon for people in today’s hectic society to fail to get even the minimum recommended 6 hours of sleep. Even those that are getting the right amount of sleep might be surprised at the prevalence of sleeping disorders. Read More→

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How to Avoid and Prevent Leg Cramps

Saturday, October 8th, 2011
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Whether you’re a professional or amateur sports player, or if you just enjoy regular exercise, a muscle cramp or spasm is very likely something that you are all too familiar with. It might be that you occasionally suffer from leg cramps at night while your sleeping, or you may even get them suddenly later in that day or the following days. Doctors and scientists have worked for many years to relate the occurrence of these leg cramps and muscle spasms with certain lifestyles, habits and conditions, but discovering the scientific reason behind cramping has yet to be entirely accomplished. Read More→

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Does Apple Cider Vinegar Have Any Health Benefits?

Saturday, October 8th, 2011
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Remember that old adage about eating an apple a day? Well, to really keep the doctor away, make it apple cider vinegar. This humble liquid is a healing powerhouse that can treat a plethora of ailments inside and out.

Got ACV?

Forget milk. Apple cider vinegar really does a body good. Going back thousands of years, it is a time-honored fixture in near countless remedies as well as simply a wonder tonic taken daily to promote overall good health. In 400 B.C. Read More→

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How Do You Calculate BMI For Teenagers?

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011
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So, just how do you calculate BMI for teenagers? BMI stands for Body Mass Index and is one of the most common measures used to determine the relative amount of body fat a person is carrying, and hence whether they are underweight, overweight, or of normal weight. Read More→

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Ways to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Friday, September 30th, 2011
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It is no secret that type 2 diabetes is a rising problem in the United States.  Every day more and more Americans are diagnosed with this chronic condition.  Unfortunately, many people believe that this condition can simply be fixed by taking medications, but in reality it is much more serious that that.  Type 2 diabetes can wreck havoc on the body.  This disease causes nerve damage, diabetic retinopathy, poor wound healing and kidney damage. It is a leading cause of chronic kidney disease, kidney failure, amputations and blindness.  Read More→

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How to Cure Anxiety with Healthy Lifestyle Changes

Thursday, September 29th, 2011
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Ah anxiety! It pulls, it tugs.. Anxiety varies from mild, occasional and all the way to debilitating. Often triggered by a combination of causes such as alcohol or drug withdrawals, heredity, stressful situations and major life changes to name but a few.

Anxiety attacks suddenly and without much of a warning. The symptoms may include vertigo, dizziness, sweating and elevated heart beat. These symptoms are created through a mechanism of fight or flight response. The nervous system tells the body that it may be in danger and therefore the body prepares to defend itself. Read More→

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Natural Ways to Improve Your Psoriasis

Monday, September 26th, 2011
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In my 25 years of living, I have found that doctor’s turn to prescriptions and medications far more than they need to.  It seems like everything is driven by the almighty dollar and not by the well-being of the patient like it should be.  I firmly believe that we should try natural treatments first, long before medications.  If people make some positive lifestyle changes, they could easily overcome many health conditions without the negative side effects that many medicines have.  It almost seems like doctors might also believe that many patients with health problems are so lazy and set in their ways that they figure prescriptions are the best way to treat people. Read More→

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Hair Regrowth for Women: Types of Alopecia and Their Treatments

Friday, September 16th, 2011
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It was estimated that hair loss treatment industry makes $1 billion per year. Men are not the only ones who have baldness problems; hair loss in women is common too. Hair regrowth for women includes surgery and drugs that promise satisfaction and permanence. Read More→

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How You Can Improve Your Smile with Permanent Dentures

Friday, September 16th, 2011
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Teeth, being the delicate things that they are, are easily broken or dislodged, and whether it’s because of an accident or through illness it’s not uncommon for people to lose them altogether. It can be a knock to the confidence to have a tooth missing, especially if it’s one that’s in a prominent position in the mouth and the gap is always visible when you talk – fortunately, dentists are experts at giving us back a great looking smile, and they can do this through the use of permanent dentures. Read More→

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Carb Counting: A Type 2 Diabetes Diet

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011
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A Type 2 diabetes diet is an essential part of maintaining control over this condition. The high blood sugar that comes with diabetes can present significant health risks. Proper nutrition combined with the proper medication can make this medical issue much easier to live with in many cases. Read More→

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Why Naps are not a Waste of Time

Thursday, September 1st, 2011
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It’s basic instinct that tells us that naps waste our time and that we can do some things that are much more productive than take a snooze. And for that we almost all the time, avoid taking them. Recent studies however have proven that naps are far more productive that we thought them to be. Test subjects have shown an increase in finger dexterity of up to 16% after taking  15-minute nap. Also cognitive levels and heightened senses are among the observed benefits of well-timed naps. Read More→

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One of the most essential micro-nutrients for human health is niacin, also known as vitamin b3. Vitamin b3 is crucial because a deficiency can have some nasty side effects like diarrhea, depression and even alcoholism. Fortunately, for people living in developed countries, it is not very hard to attain the recommended daily dose’ almost all dairy and whole grain products contain some amounts of niacin. Moreover, consuming enough niacin can have some profound effects on (social) anxiety, weight loss and bodybuilding. The purpose of this article, therefore, is to discuss how niacin could help you in these areas of life. Read More→

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Simple Ways To Improve Your Mental Health

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011
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Being mentally healthy means more than being free of mental health problems, such as anxiety and depression. Being mentally healthy involves being content with your life, maintaining a balance of work and play, having a positive self-image, being flexible and able to adapt to changing situations, dealing with stress and adversity, engaging in mutually fulfilling relationships with others. Read More→

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How to Use Neti Pot Cleansing for Colds and Allergies

Monday, August 8th, 2011
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Neti pots are used for Jala Neti, which is an ancient cleansing technique in India. The literal translation of the word means water cleansing. It is a newly formed term that now means nasal irrigation and can be used to reduce the symptoms of colds and allergies . The idea is to fill the pot with warm saline solution, having similar concentration as body fluids. Read More→

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5 Lessons From My Experience With Nail Fungus Infection

Monday, August 8th, 2011
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When I first developed the yellow, brittle unsightly nails that are associated with nail fungus infections, I thought I was part of a tiny minority of people unlucky enough to catch the disease.  But once I did my research and learned that they are over 40 million people in the US with a nail fungus infection, I realized that I was not alone. Read More→

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Protein Shakes – Things They Don’t Tell You On The Packet

Thursday, August 4th, 2011
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In today’s image conscious world, more and more people are desperate for the ‘perfect’ body and will try almost anything to achieve it. Stopping short of undergoing surgery, most men decide the best way forward is to join a gym and start lifting weights. However, it often doesn’t take long before gym-boredom sets in, and the lack of progress can make some start to look around for ways to speed up the process… which can be when they first discover protein supplement drinks, and decide to give them a try. Read More→

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Spinning Bikes and Interval Training for Healthy Living

Thursday, July 21st, 2011
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Spinning is a relatively new phenomenon, with classes only appearing in gyms nationwide in the last 5 years.  The reason spinning is such a popular past time with people wanting to burn calories and lose weight is due to the high-intensity nature of the cycling that it involves.  Health experts say that you can expect to burn in excess of two hundred calories in a thirty minute spinning session. Read More→

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Onychomycosis: Causes, Symptoms And Treatment

Friday, June 24th, 2011
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Onychomycosis is the medical term for nail fungus infection. It’s an extremely common nail disorder affecting an estimated 35 million people in the US according to Podiatry Today.  Toenails are more commonly affected than fingernails with the big toenail being the nail most often infected. Read More→

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A number of diet programs claim to be the best for those with arthritis. Most of these diet programs remove certain foods from the menu and at the same time recommend and add some foods and supplements to be taken. Often the foods that are removed are those that are in the nightshade family as well as red meat. Read More→

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4 Tips to Get Healthy This Summer

Thursday, June 16th, 2011
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Summer is here which means it’s time to bust out the grills, beers, and swim suits. But sometimes when you add up the first two, you don’t want to wear the third if you know what I mean! In other words, summer time often means indulging and showing skin at the same time – a dangerous recipe, if there ever was one! Read More→

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Q&A – Oxidation, Vitamin B12 Foods, Casein and Veganism

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011
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Q: I have been told that you can negate any oxidative effects if you consume enough fruits and vegetables in your diet and get enough anti oxidants, together with complete proteins, and experience fat loss as well. Is it true?

A: Anti oxidants can not really negate any oxidative issues effectively. This myth seems to be everywhere. Free radicals have an important role in our body. They are like the ‘safe guards’ of our cells, regulating them constantly. When they are high in numbers (due to toxics, animal food, high calorie diet, chemicals, whatever reason), bad things happen, and cancerous processes begin. The best way to avoid that is to consume a low calorie vegan diet. Period. Read More→

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Healthy Mineral Cosmetics Versus Airbrush Makeup Machines

Friday, June 3rd, 2011
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Two of the hottest cosmetic trends in the market today are mineral and airbrush makeup cosmetics. What are the disadvantages and benefits of these products to the typical consumer? Airbrush makeup and mineral cosmetics are more tools for a makeup artist’s box and the potential is infinite for the artist that can use both. Read More→

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What is the Japanese Diet?

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011
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Japan is very well known for a number of foods, in particular fish and rice. Of course, we have all heard of sushi. What you may not know though is that the life expectancy of Japanese people is actually the longest of any country in the world. Now, there is more to it than just diet. In Japan, violent crime is relatively low and the social security and health service function effectively. Read More→

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Control Your Environment for Weight Loss Success

Thursday, May 26th, 2011
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When you ask a fitness trainer what the single most beneficial thing you can do to support your weight loss goals, “Control your environment,” is frequently the response. Controlling your environment refers to eliminating all the snacks, processed foods, sugary drinks, and unhealthy foods that you have stashed away in your home. Read More→

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