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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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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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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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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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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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Does COVID-19 Cause New Heart Problems? [Video]

Does COVID-19 Cause New Heart Problems? [Video]

Underlying cardiovascular diseases increase the risk of death from COVID-19 infection.  New reports suggest that COVID-19 causes new heart disease. Experts say it is still unclear whether the cardiac impacts of COVID-19 are long-term.  Developing studies have shown that COVID-19 not only worsen existing heart problems but also cause new ones. This finding has caused...

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Foods that may reduce Alzheimer’s risk

Foods that may reduce Alzheimer’s risk

A new study suggests that flavonoid-rich foods like tea, apples, and berries may protect people from developing Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. The study also noted the importance of diet on brain health, especially for people nearing their 50s. Flavonoids are believed to protect the brain through its anti-inflammatory properties. Regularly drinking tea, or snacking...

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What You Need to Know About Astigmatism

What You Need to Know About Astigmatism

Astigmatism can either be a misshapen cornea or lens. The number one cause of astigmatism is genetics as it is present at birth and later develops while you age. Having corrective surgery and wearing corrective lenses can restore normal eyesight. What is astigmatism? A person with astigmatism has an irregularly shaped or curved cornea or...