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Drink or Ditch? Beverages for Diabetics

Drink or Ditch? Beverages for Diabetics

When you have diabetes, you need to be cautious about what you drink. You cannot just drink anything you like. According to the American Diabetes Association, the best drinks are those with zero or low calories. The worst drinks are those that can raise blood sugar levels quickly. Managing diabetes includes following a diet that...

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Revitalize Your Skin With These Essential Oils

Revitalize Your Skin With These Essential Oils

Some essential oils come from flowers like lavender, neroli, rosehip and geranium and some come from trees like sandalwood and cypress. These essential oils have anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant properties that can help reduce the signs of aging and promote skin rejuvenation. It’s best to apply a small amount of these oils inside the arm to...

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How to have quality sleep with GERD

How to have quality sleep with GERD

Gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD is a condition often experienced at nighttime when stomach acid flows up to the throat and esophagus causing sleep disruption. While GERD symptoms can largely impact your sleep, long-term changes in your lifestyle such as using wedged pillows, tilting your bed, and weight loss can provide relief from those symptoms....

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Kidney Stones: Types, Causes, and Symptoms [Video]

Kidney Stones: Types, Causes, and Symptoms [Video]

Kidney stones are hardened mineral deposits that accumulate in the kidneys. There are different types, causes, and symptoms of kidney stones. Several risk factors can increase your chances of getting kidney stones, and having kidney stones can bring about many complications. Kidney stones appear when there is a high level of minerals and salt in...

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Are You Considering Weight Loss Surgery?

Are You Considering Weight Loss Surgery?

Weight loss surgery can help manage medical conditions related to obesity. Most types of weight loss surgery involve removing a part of the stomach. Not everyone who wants to get weight loss surgery can be an ideal candidate. Who can get weight loss surgery? Obese adults, especially those with a weight-related condition like type 2...

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Eat These Foods For Lower Cholesterol Levels

Eat These Foods For Lower Cholesterol Levels

The right food choices can help lower your cholesterol levels and in turn, protect your heart from disease. Consuming omega-3 fatty acids in fatty fish not only brings down cholesterol and triglyceride levels but can also help maintain heart rhythms. Eating fiber-rich fruits and vegetables can lower a person’s chances of developing cardiovascular diseases.  Here...

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Stomach Cancer: What You Should Know [Video]

Stomach Cancer: What You Should Know [Video]

Stomach cancer is a condition where cancer cells have formed in the stomach’s inner lining. While the exact cause of stomach cancer is still unknown, certain factors can increase your risk for the disease, including your weight, medical condition, blood type, and diet.  Treatments for stomach cancer usually include surgery, chemotherapy, and chemoradiation.  Stomach cancer,...

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Ways Exercise Improves Your Brain Health

Ways Exercise Improves Your Brain Health

Being physically active is therapeutic for the mind. As we age, the brain’s cell production slows down and our brain tissue shrinks. But there’s a chance that the process could be reversed by ditching sedentary lifestyle and moving. Here’s how your brain benefits every time you exercise. It boosts brain-building hormones Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor, or...

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Healthy Grilling Tips To Avoid Cancer

Healthy Grilling Tips To Avoid Cancer

Grilling make all the flavors and juices of foods enhanced, making them all the more enticing. But grilling, if done the wrong way, can potentially cause cancer. The good news is, there are ways to make grilling healthier. When you think of grilled food, it’s the mouth-watering red meat barbecue that immediately comes to mind,...

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Can’t lose the last 5 pounds? Do what nutritionists do

Can’t lose the last 5 pounds? Do what nutritionists do

Weight-loss plateau happens when the calories you shed during weight loss is the same as the number of calories you eat. According to two dietitians, losing the last 5 pounds from your target weight loss goal can be done by recording your progress in a journal. Other ways of getting rid of the weight also...