Diet

Signs You May be Suffering From Leaky Gut

November 5 2018

Your intestinal wall is permeable to certain very small molecules, allowing it to absorb nutrients found in the foods you eat. However, there are cases wherein those tiny holes in the intestinal wall break apart, allowing larger molecules such as toxins and waste products to seep out and mix with your blood. This is what’s...


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5 Simple Things To Keep Type 2 Diabetes In Check

October 19 2018

Type 2 diabetes is it produces no symptoms during its early stages. Even if there are a few symptoms present, they are so vague that they can be easily associated with other maladies. The problem is this: type 2 diabetes becomes harder to manage the longer it is left undiagnosed. Commonly occurs in people over...


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8 Signs of Folate Deficiency You Might Be Ignoring

October 18 2018

Plus, how to add more of the B vitamin to your diet. There’s a reason pregnant women are always told to load up on folate: getting enough of the vitamin helps prevent neural tube, brain, or spinal cord defects in babies. But folate isn’t just important for those who have a little one on the...


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Natural Ways To Prevent Mealtime Sugar Spikes

October 11 2018

If you have diabetes, you may find it harder to manage your blood sugar (glucose) around mealtime. When you’re done with a meal or snack, your blood sugar will be higher and may stay higher, even a couple of hours after your meal. You may feel dizzy or have a hard time thinking or focusing,...


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8 Surprising Reasons You Feel Nauseous

October 5 2018

Can’t shake that queasy feeling? Here’s how to feel better in no time. There’s nothing worse than when you start to get that sick, queasy feeling deep in the pit of your stomach. If you’re not already puking (the absolute worst), it can leave you feeling dizzy, disoriented, and down for the count until you...


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How To Tell If You May Have An Ulcer

October 4 2018

Basically, an ulcer is a sore that develops in the lining of the stomach or duodenum, which is a part of the small intestine that is right next to the stomach. Medical experts say that an ulcer is usually caused by excessive digestive acids. However, it can also be due to bacteria, intake of certain...


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8 Probiotic Foods That Boost Immunity and Improve Digestion

October 1 2018

If you think bacteria are synonymous with “germs,” think again. Probiotics, or the live “good” bacteria that hang out in your gut, are the buzziest new word on the block. But what exactly are probiotics, anyway? While it’s true that certain types of microorganisms can wreak havoc on your immune system, probiotics can actually help...


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Bloating 101: Why You Feel Bloated

September 27 2018

  Bloating, gassiness and abdominal discomfort aren’t limited to the occasional feast. In some cases, bloating can become severe enough that it causes distention or a perceptible swelling of the abdomen. Bloating and gas are usually tied to what and how you eat, so a few simple changes may help. Keep Bloating at Bay Here are...


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13 Bad Brain Health Habits

September 26 2018

We all have some bad habits, but some of these bad habits can harm your brain. Not Sleeping Enough Skimping on sleep is one of those bad habits. Those who do not get enough Zzzs are more likely to get dementia and Alzheimer’s compared to those who get adequate sleep. Lack of sleep in older...


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10 Unexpected Side Effects of Diabetes

September 20 2018

When we hear “diabetes,” we tend to think of problems with producing insulin and regulating blood sugar. And that’s definitely a key part of this chronic disease, which affects an estimated 1.2 million Australians. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. “Diabetes is like termites, in that it causes slow, hidden, but significant damage in the...


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