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The 101 on Sodium (Dietary Salt)

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Dietary salt, or sodium, isn’t bad for most persons. Sodium is an essential part of a person’s diet.  It helps the body perform many different functions. Moderation is the key when considering the amount a person should consume. Believe it or not, too little sodium in a person’s...
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What A Pain: Headache Types and Management for Them

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Each year, around 45 million Americans complain about headaches.  It is one of the ailments people complain about the most. Approximately 8 million people per year make a trip to the doctor to seek diagnosis and management for headaches.  Making a correct diagnosis is the most...
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The Basics About Fatty Liver Disease

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 10 Americans have some form of liver disease.  About 25 percent of Americans have some degree of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). NAFLD is the buildup of extra fat in the liver cells that is not...
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How Do Gallstones Occur?

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Abdominal pain is one of the most common complaints people tell their doctors. There are numerous causes for such pain, many of which will resolve on their own over time. Some abdominal pains can be more complicated, troubling, and even life-threatening. One such cause of...
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What is Psoriasis?

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Psoriasis is a common disease with variable presentations.  Recently, socialite Kim Kardashian spoke out on her experience living with it. Psoriasis often presents with a scaling rash but it is not contagious. This chronic disorder affects more than 7 million Americans. Most...
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The Importance of Fiber in Your Diet

You’ve probably heard you should have fiber in your diet. However, what you may not know is the “Why?” Dietary fiber is essential for maintaining your health in a lot of different ways. Fiber is best known for its ability to allow people to go to the bathroom regularly by...
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The Benefits of the Mediterranean Diet

You may have heard the Mediterranean diet is one of the best heart healthy diets. It’s based on common foods and recipes from the Mediterranean region. Research has shown that the Mediterranean diet reduces the risk of heart disease, improving a person’s cholesterol profile and...
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Benefits of Magnesium

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How much do you know about magnesium? Magnesium is a mineral that is vital to the body; it is found in the muscles, organs, body tissue, blood stream, but mainly is in high concentration in our bones. The average adult body has 25g of magnesium within it. This mineral is present...
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Types of Knee Pain

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Unfortunately, knee pain is a common problem that most people experience at some point in their lives. We’re always on the move, so our knees are constantly being put to work. Exercise, heavy lifting, sports, a bad fall, and other activities can cause both minor and serious...
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Fat Doesn’t Make You Fat

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Don’t fear fat! Fat doesn’t make you fat. Some of the most nutritious foods out there are high in fat. The human body needs fat, because it gives us energy, builds cell membranes, helps with blood clotting and muscle movement, reduces inflammation, and helps us absorb some...
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The Truth About Aspartame

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You’ve probably heard of the low-calorie sweetener aspartame or have seen it in on the nutrition label of a food you’ve purchased. In fact, you probably have consumed it without even knowing- 200 million people around the world consume this ingredient throughout the year! It is...
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