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Food Additives to Avoid in Your Diet

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Ann Wigmore, a holistic health practitioner, once said, “The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison.” She certainly isn’t wrong. Raw foods, including fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean meats, nuts, and dairy...
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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 of Using a Fitbit

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By now, you’ve probably heard a lot about the Fitbit. In fact, you probably know someone who uses one. Simply, it is a fitness tracker, but depending on the model you purchase your Fitbit can provide you with different information. Basic Fitbit models just track steps and tell...
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What Are Heat Exhaustion and Heatstroke?

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Summer is here, which means it’s extremely hot and humid in Florida. In this state, the average temperature is around 82 degrees Fahrenheit during the summer. Last year, the National Weather Service issues its first heat advisory for south Florida in seven years. Many Florida...
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What is Aortic Valve Disease?

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Heart disease isn’t just one thing. There are many different cardiovascular conditions that are categorized as heart disease. For this article, I wanted to focus on one type of heart disease: aortic valve disease. Aortic valve disease is when the aortic valve is malfunctioning in...
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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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When It’s Not a Heart Attack: Other Causes for Chest Pain

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On average, about 6 million people experience chest pain in the United States each year. Chest pain is scary, especially when you’re unsure of the cause. Right off the bat, many people are worried that they’re having a heart attack or experiencing cardiac arrest.  Chest pain can...
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Bone Conditions You May Not Know About

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When it comes to bone health issues, osteoporosis is most likely the condition that comes to mind. However, there are many other serious bone issues that can develop in people, and unlike osteoporosis some of these conditions cannot be prevented or changed with lifestyle changes....
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Tips to Stay Properly Hydrated on a Daily Basis

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As you probably know, hydration is important; it is essential to living a healthy life. Your body needs water to work, maintain temperature, remove waste, and lubricate your joints. What you may not know is that 75 percent of Americans have chronic dehydration, according to the...
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