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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. The Connections Between Prebiotics and Metabolism

    The Connections Between Prebiotics and Metabolism
    Recent studies have thrown up an interesting connection between our rate of metabolism and the probiotics and prebiotics found in the gut. Research concentrated on 30 obese women who were given either ITF prebiotics in the form of inulin-type fructans, or a placebo. Those given ITF prebiotics showed a change in their intestinal flora which led to an increase in...
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  4. Is Your Temperature Too Low?

    Is Your Temperature Too Low?
    Virtually every adult knows that a high temperature can be serious business.  After all, a high temperature can signal many different health conditions.  If a temperature becomes serious, and sustained, it can lead to brain damage.  However, the issue of a low temperature and its health implications are less known and seldom discussed.  A low temperature can, just like a...
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  5. Green Tea May Ease Colitis Inflammation Symptoms

    Green Tea May Ease Colitis Inflammation Symptoms
    Colitis is a chronic disease that affects the lining of the bowels, colon and rectum.  Inflammation creates symptoms that include abdominal pain, diarrhea, bloody stools, fatigue and occasional fever.  Because colitis affects the body’s absorption of water and minerals, it frequently creates nutritional deficiencies.  This can result in a general feeling of malaise, dehydration, loss of appetite, weight loss, anemia...
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  6. 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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  7. Osteoarthritis: Causes, Risk Factors And Solutions

    Osteoarthritis: Causes, Risk Factors And Solutions
    Osteoarthritis is the leading cause of chronic disability in the US and affects nearly 27 million Americans, along with affecting millions more around the world. Also known as wear-and-tear arthritis, osteoarthritis has no known cure and occurs when protective cartilage on the ends of bones wears down, exposing bone surfaces and leading to joint degradation. It most commonly affects joints...
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  8. The Perfect Power & Punch of Pineapple

    The Perfect Power & Punch of Pineapple
    Health-savvy folks have always known that plants have healing powers.  Just ask your neighborhood nutritionist.  But if you ask your local shaman or Hawaiian kahuna elder, and they’ll direct you straight to the nearest pineapple.  That’s right; the sweet, tasty pineapple is brimming with beneficial bromelain and the anti-oxidant vitamin C, as well as manganese and thiamin (vitamin B1.) Bromelain...
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  9. 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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  10. Mindfulness Meditation: Celebrate The Season With Inner Peace

    Mindfulness Meditation: Celebrate The Season With Inner Peace
    Although the holidays are theoretically associated with “peace on earth,” most people find quiet moments hard to come by during the hustle and bustle of the season. In fact, some people feel so overwhelmed that they face the approaching holidays with a sense of dread. best anti-aging products, natural weight loss products and omega-3 supplements on the market.   Mindfulness...
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