Bloated? 6 Things That Could Be Causing It

Reading Time: 3 minutes Most of us have felt bloated at times. But for some people, it’s an everyday occurrence. Although most of the time bloating isn’t serious, it can be a real annoyance if it happens often. Let’s look at some of the most common causes of bloating and how we can address them. #1 Eating Too Fast Eating too fast leads to … Read More

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7 Healthy Brain Foods to Eat This Week

Reading Time: 3 minutes When we discuss health, it’s often centered around topics like strong bones and heart, balanced blood sugar and healthy weight. But we mustn’t forget about the important organ that sits atop our whole body and is vital for everything we think and do: the brain! Good Brain Foods By considering the health of our entire body, including the brain, we … Read More

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7 Sneaky Everyday Items that Cause Us Pain

Reading Time: 3 minutes Dealing with pain and aren’t sure why? It could be caused by something common you do every day and didn’t realize was an issue. Here are some of the top offenders and how you can modify them to reduce strain and pain over time: #1 Electronic Devices Smartphones, computers, and even e-readers can be tough on the eyes, but they’re hard on posture, … Read More

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Digital Devices: Can They Affect Your Child’s Health?

Reading Time: 2 minutes I recently read a few articles that I thought would be of benefit, especially if you are a parent. The gist of these articles is that children who use cell phones, tablets, computers and laptops are being set up for health problems later in life. Recent studies have demonstrated that children who spend hours upon hours using these devices are aging … Read More

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Bad Fish – Part 3

Reading Time: 1 minute Monkfish is taken primarily with bottom trawls and dredges, which result in high levels of by-catch and habitat damage. This Atlantic bottomfish was once considered worthless, but rising prices led to rapid overfishing and crashing populations. According to Fish Watch, in 1999 scientists determined that “the monkfish resource had fallen below sustainable levels (overfished)”. By 2008, however, the monkfish resource had … Read More

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Itchy skin & watery eyes? You could have allergies!

Reading Time: 2 minutes   An allergy is an abnormal reaction to something in your environment or to a food you eat. Triggers are called allergens. The allergens in food are somewhat of a mystery to medical science. It is largely unknown why some food proteins are more allergenic than others. Allergies are labeled, identified, and classified by how, and to what degree, the … Read More

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Healthy Skin: Tips for Acne Issues

Reading Time: 2 minutes In a previous post on Acne, Aging and Attitude, I mentioned the causes of acne. Now I would like to offer helpful suggestions to deal with the issue. Dietary Changes for Healthy Skin A good starting point for cleaning the interior of the body and preventing most incoming toxins is improving the diet. Eat as many living, organic foods as … Read More

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Vitamin B2 – Riboflavin

Reading Time: 2 minutes Vitamin B2 is now called riboflavin. This is one of the most widely distributed water-soluble vitamins in the body. As a co-enzyme, it is important in the metabolism of fats, carbohydrates and proteins. Like other nutrients, it participates in the formation of red blood cells and antibodies, and is good for healthy eyes, hair, skin and nails. Another way that … Read More

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Dangers of Benzene – The Facts

Reading Time: 2 minutes Have you ever received an email from a well-meaning friend passing on information that appeared credible on the surface, but turned out to have little real basis in fact? I received one such email about the dangers of high benzene levels inside hot cars. At first blush it appeared to be credible, but on further investigation the majority of the … Read More

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Time to Cleanse Your Kidneys?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Your kidneys perform many essential functions such as filtering wastes from your bloodstream, removing excess water, producing hormones, regulating electrolytes in your body and maintaining blood pressure by balancing salt and water. Healthy kidneys are integral to a healthy body. They are so important that if this system failed, your body would be poisoned to death quickly. The role of … Read More

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