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How to Keep Your Gut Happy

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Keeping your gut happy is important. Many studies have shown that gut health has an impact on many other areas of your body. There are current articles trying to explain how gut health can impact your body’s inflammation, weight, skin health, brain and mental health, hormones,...
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The Pros and Cons of Caffeine on the Body

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As Americans, we live busy lives noting long work hours and social obligations. Some days seem to last forever, which makes us drag and yawn a little extra on occasion. Sixty-four percent of Americans drink at least one cup of coffee per day.  Sixteen percent of the caffeine...
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The Dangers of High Blood Pressure

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It’s pretty common knowledge that high blood pressure, also known as essential hypertension, is not a good thing. It’s important to be aware of your blood pressure measurements.  Generally, resting blood pressures measuring over 140 on the top number and over 88 on the bottom...
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Why Yo-Yo Dieting Isn’t Healthy

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Dieting can have an array of health benefits.  Certain types of dieting can cause a person’s body more harm than good. One type that can be detrimental to your health is yo-yo dieting. What exactly is yo-yo dieting? Yo-yo dieting is when a person loses weight then gains it back...
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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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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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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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The Benefits of Vitamin C

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It’s cold and flu season across the country. As you’ve probably seen, flu shots have been popping up left and right at local clinics and pharmacies. For preventative at-home care, many people know to turn to vitamin C to ward off colds and flus; vitamin C, along with other...
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