Yearly Archive: 2017

Foods To Avoid If You Have Asthma

December 21 2017

There is no particular kind of diet that can cure asthma. In fact, there is no known cure for it except the ones for controlling its symptoms. However, there are some foods that you may refrain from having if you want to keep an attack at bay. It is said that some of the worst asthma...

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5 Exercises To Stay Flexible

December 20 2017

Short on time? These five exercises are all it takes to stay flexible – and all you need is 10 minutes three times a week When you’re crunched for time, stretching is often the first part of your workout that gets discarded. Then months after ignoring your hamstrings, you bend over to tie your shoes...

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8 Dangerously Delicious Foods This Holiday Season

December 19 2017

Careful what you nosh on at your next holiday party! Turns out, the season is rife with foods and drinks that trigger our instinct to all-out binge. Consider a delightfully festive caramel sea salt hot chocolate. It’s sweet, creamy and just the right amount of salty—a flavour combo that we don’t tire of, and so...

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Holiday Health Guide: Best and Worst Foods to Eat Before a Night of Drinking

December 18 2017

There’s no question booze can do a number on your body, especially when you throw back a few too many (hello, awkward holiday happy hour!)—from bloating and brain fog to the all-out misery of a head-pounding hangover. But by taking a few precautions before the alcohol starts to flow, you can help minimize the damage, experts say. Here’s what to eat (and what to...

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11 Surprising Symptoms of Acid Reflux

December 16 2017

Acid reflux is such a common problem you’d think it would be simple to spot and treat. But sometimes acid reflux symptoms are less than obvious or easy to mistake for something else. If left untreated, heartburn can lead to Barrett’s esophagus, which is a precursor to cancer, says Timothy Pfanner, MD, assistant professor of...

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Are You Insulin Resistant?

December 15 2017

Insulin resistance is a problem that can increase a person’s risk of diabetes, obesity, heart disease, cancer, and so many others. It happens when there is too much insulin present in the blood as your body no longer responds to it. Since insulin is vital for the conversion of glucose into fuel that the cells...

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7 Simple Eating Rules for Maintaining a Healthy Weight

December 14 2017

Reaching and maintaining a healthy weight takes hard work, difficult decisions, and certainly plenty of sweat and perhaps tears. So making sure that you follow a proper eating plan is paramount to keeping your goals alive. Do take a trip to the grocery store with these guidelines in mind so that you can start off...

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Signs That You’re Getting Too Much Potassium

December 13 2017

Everyone is familiar with the fact that the mineral potassium is important for keeping the blood pressure within the range that is regarded as normal and healthy. Did you know that it’s also something that helps regulate the levels of electrolytes in the body and muscular contraction? And are you aware that potassium also encourages the proper beating of...

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How to Feel Less Bloated After a Huge Holiday Meal

December 12 2017

The holidays are coming and that means food, food, and more food! Belly bloat is your body’s way of saying, “you stuffed me”. This can be hard to avoid during holidays, when stuffing yourself is expected. Bloating can also be triggered by eating something your stomach doesn’t agree with, chowing down too quickly, and fasting all day and then indulging...

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