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  1. 15 Minutes of Physical Activity a Day Can Extend One's Life by Up to 3 Years

    15 Minutes of Physical Activity a Day Can Extend One's Life by Up to 3 Years
    Would you like to live longer? Most of us would, of course, answer yes to that question. Luckily, there are easy steps that you can take to help you do just that! By now you've probably heard that physical activity can do wonders to improve how you look and feel. As it turns...
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  2. Six Symptoms You Should Never Ignore

    Six Symptoms You Should Never Ignore
    When it comes to certain critical health problems, it is often the minutes before an individual seeks medical help that can have the most impact on outcome. With some physical symptoms, waiting is never a good tactic. Here are six symptoms you should never ignore. Chest Pain or Discomfort...
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  3. The Shocking Truth About Who Writes Medical Guidelines

    The Shocking Truth About Who Writes Medical Guidelines
    A recent report investigating those who produce clinical practice guidelines has brought to light a shocking prevalence of conflicts of interest among these trusted panel members. Published by the British Medical Journal in October 2011 the report studied the people who make up medical panels that ...
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  4. Nutrition Guidelines for the Over 40s

    No one likes to admit that getting older requires a change in what we eat. In particular, those over the age of 40 start to need fewer calories. Those who do not adjust to eating smaller portions will soon find that “middle-age spread” creeping up on them. As if that problem is not enough, it also ...
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  5. Foods the Health-Conscious Will Want to Avoid

    Foods the Health-Conscious Will Want to Avoid
    No one would knowingly fill their plate with foods that are loaded with toxins and chemicals, but that is exactly what some people are doing. Unfortunately, even foods deemed to be healthy can be laden with additives or corrupted by unhealthy processing that can cause all sorts of health problems f...
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  6. Three Strikes for Hair Loss

    Three Strikes for Hair Loss
    Although female pattern hair loss (FPHL) is much less common than male pattern baldness, it can be extremely distressing and socially inhibiting for anyone who suffers from it. We look at some healthy living tips to counter the cause of hair loss in women. The main cause of FPHL is acute telogen effluvium which is commonly caused by medication, metabolic...
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  7. Omega-3 Fish Oil for Weight Loss

    Omega-3 Fish Oil for Weight Loss
    Many people understand how omega-3 fish oil can be great for healthy joints and skin, but there are also many benefits of omega-3 fish oil for weight loss. A study at the University of South Australia on 75 overweight individuals with a high risk of cardiovascular disease divided the participants into four groups. Group one received doses of omega-3 fish...
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  8. Is Plastic safe? The Dangers of Plastic.

    Is Plastic safe? The Dangers of Plastic.
    For years, we’ve heard that eating or drinking anything that is canned or comes in plastic is bad for your health. But do you really understand why? The quick answer is bisphenol-A (BPA). BPA is one of 800 different endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs), compounds that interfere with the action of hormones in the body. Two of the most prolific EDCs in...
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  9. Strawberry Consumption Lowers Cardiovascular Risk Markers

    Strawberry Consumption Lowers Cardiovascular Risk Markers
    Looking for a list of high blood pressure diet foods? Strawberries top that list! In an unusual new study, a team of volunteers ate half a kilo of strawberries daily for a month while researchers examined whether their blood parameters were affected in any way. At the end of the study, the volunteers’ levels of LDL or ‘bad’ cholesterol and...
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  10. Healthy Holiday Eating: What Makes a Recipe Healthy?

    Healthy Holiday Eating: What Makes a Recipe Healthy?
    A trend toward health and fitness is on an upswing, and one important component is a nutritious diet that provides needed vitamins and minerals, is satisfying and naturally boosts energy throughout the day. What is it that makes a recipe healthy? Here are some questions to ponder when it comes to deciding whether a recipe is healthful or hurtful. These are...
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