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  1. Understanding Non-Alcoholic Liver Disease

    Understanding Non-Alcoholic Liver Disease
     The liver is one of the body's most important organs. It is responsible for secreting bile to break down fatty food and has many other important tasks including cleansing the blood of toxins as it passes through the liver. The liver creates important proteins and clotting substances, and it handles nutrients absorbed by the blood. As you can imagine, a...
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  2. The Benefits of Iodine for Thyroid Health

    The Benefits of Iodine for Thyroid Health
    Iodine is an essential mineral that the body needs for a healthy thyroid. The recommended daily allowance (RDA) of iodine is 150 mcg per day, which is about one sixth of a gram – a tiny speck! Although the amount of iodine we need is minuscule, it plays an important role in thyroid function which controls our metabolism, enzyme and...
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  3. Do Hair Dyes Cause Cancer?

    Do Hair Dyes Cause Cancer?
    Most of us don’t give much thought to the possible health risks of using hair dyes. They’re so ubiquitous – a third of women over age 18 color their hair, as well as about 10 percent of men over 40 – that we take their safety for granted. If these products were risky, we wouldn’t be able to buy them...
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  4. Healthy Hair Tips: How Wheatgrass Helps You Keep Your Hair Color Longer

    Healthy Hair Tips: How Wheatgrass Helps You Keep Your Hair Color Longer
    It's hard to lie about your age once your hair starts to turn gray! Many women over the age of 50 (and some men too!) resort to dying their hair regularly to disguise their increasingly dull gray hair. However, traditional Chinese medicine promotes a natural way to keep your hair color longer, by using wheatgrass. What is Wheatgrass? Wheatgrass looks like...
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  5. Can You Cut Your Cancer Risk with Garlic?

    Can You Cut Your Cancer Risk with Garlic?
    Is it possible that eating just one food could cut your cancer risk across the board?  There is no replacement for a healthy diet that limits exposure to foods that cause DNA damage.  Sugar, artificial sweeteners, trans fats, chemicals, pesticides, food additives and toxic compounds contained in water all contribute to increasing one’s overall risk of developing cancer.  These factors...
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  6. Flu Season Basics

    Flu Season Basics
    You're going to get sick during the flu season, right?  While you might think that it’s a forgone conclusion that you will get sick during the flu season, this notion doesn't have to be carried out in reality.  In fact, by making some modifications to your habits and your diet, it is possible to greatly reduce your chances of getting...
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  7. Does Hypothyroidism Cause Hair Loss?

    Does Hypothyroidism Cause Hair Loss?
    Hair is an important part of who we are and how we present ourselves to society. It can be an accurate indicator of our overall health and quickly loses its healthy shine if we are suffering from ill health or a medical condition. The Normal Rate of Hair Growth A healthy head of hair normally grows about one inch every...
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  8. Biofeedback Provides Natural Solutions For High Blood Pressure

    Biofeedback Provides Natural Solutions For High Blood Pressure
    Wouldn’t it be great if you could ditch your blood pressure medication and control hypertension naturally? Biofeedback is rapidly becoming the treatment of choice for patients who want to minimize their reliance on medication and take charge of their own health. The techniques applied in biofeedb...
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  9. How Blood Sugar Affects Your Health

    How Blood Sugar Affects Your Health
    Blood sugar can be defined as the concentration of glucose in the blood. These levels can be influenced by diet, stress, illness, use of certain medications, exercise and alcohol use. Typically, the body regulates blood sugar levels as part of the metabolic process, and these levels f...
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  10. The Wonders of Garlic

    The word ‘panacea’ gets thrown around quite a bit, especially in the realm of nutrition and natural health. But if the word has any import or meaning, it lay in the substance of garlic. Garlic is widely recognized as one of the most important health supplements that can be found in the natural world. It promotes both the heart and...
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