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6 Symptoms of an Electrolyte Imbalance

6 Symptoms of an Electrolyte Imbalance

These minerals — magnesium, sodium, calcium, potassium, chloride, bicarbonate, phosphate — are responsible for maintaining electrolyte balance. Instead of just drinking water and sports drinks, you should also eat your electrolytes. Electrolyte-rich foods include potatoes, spinach, sweet potatoes, mushrooms, avocados, peas, and beans. According to Robin Foroutan, RD, a nutritionist and New York City-based spokesperson...

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How Strength Training Exercises Improve Health Issues

How Strength Training Exercises Improve Health Issues

Doing strength training may actually help boost your health issues rather than worsening it. For instance, picking up weights can help hinder the progression of MS by reducing brain shrinkage. Weight lifting can also increase your mobility, ease low back pain, and cure you physically and mentally. If you have been diagnosed with low back...

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Stroke Signs Mistaken for Other Health Problems [Video]

Stroke Signs Mistaken for Other Health Problems [Video]

Stroke is the fifth-leading cause of death in the U.S.  Signs of a stroke are often mistaken for other less severe health conditions. Knowing the signs of stroke and treating it early can help increase the chances of full recovery. When you experience a stroke, your brain loses millions of neurons and ages. The longer...

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Why is My Stomach Hard?

Why is My Stomach Hard?

There are different causes of having a hard stomach. These causes can range from simple constipation to more serious digestive tract diseases. Some home treatments are available for treating these conditions, while some may need to be seen by a physician. There are times that you might feel that your stomach is hard and swollen....

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Alkaline Diet : What You Should Know [Video]

Alkaline Diet : What You Should Know [Video]

The alkaline diet encourages eating fruits, vegetables, and healthy plant foods and avoiding processed junk food.  However, no human studies prove that the alkaline diet improves health by reducing the body’s acidity.  The alkaline diet may benefit people with chronic kidney disease.  What is the alkaline diet? The alkaline diet is based on the premise...

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9 Muscle-Building Foods You Need to Eat

9 Muscle-Building Foods You Need to Eat

It’s important to eat a combination of animal and plant proteins to promote muscle-building, instead of just pumping iron. The recommended amount of daily protein intake depends on gender, daily caloric intake, and physical activity. Aside from lean ground beef, salmon, and Greek yogurt, other good protein sources include guavas, quinoa, and soybeans. How much...

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7 Alternative Medicine Therapies Recommended by Doctors

7 Alternative Medicine Therapies Recommended by Doctors

Alternative medicine is slowly gaining traction in the US, with many hospitals already recommending its use. Guided imagery is one alternative option that involves visualizing yourself recovered from a surgery, which in turn reduces anxiety.  Acupuncture, which is used to manage pain, has benefits that last for a long time. Alternative medicine, also known as...

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12 Great Snacks for Your Paleo Diet

12 Great Snacks for Your Paleo Diet

Your Paleo diet snacks can range from boiled eggs to pork rinds. Except for peanuts, nut butter is a good Paleo snack since it is low in calories. For dark chocolate, opt for unsweetened and 80% cocoa. Here are 12 snacks that would complement your Paleo lean meat, veggies, and fruits diet, according to Cathy...

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How to Manage Morning Blood Sugar Highs

How to Manage Morning Blood Sugar Highs

Waking up with high morning blood sugar levels can be due to various causes and may also be a marker for chronic problems. It is important to identify the cause before taking the appropriate treatment or preventative measure. The Dawn Phenomenon is one scenario to consider; a morning high between 3 to 8 a.m. caused...

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6 Proven Facts About Getting Old

6 Proven Facts About Getting Old

Aging is a natural process that involves many changes. While many physical and emotional changes happen when you age, some beliefs about the effects of aging are not valid. Researches have shown evidence that some myths regarding growing old are entirely untrue. Aging includes changes in the physical, physiological, emotional, and social aspects. While many...