What Is Gout

What is Ashwagandha?

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE Before we get into the benefits of ashwagandha, let’s discuss what an adapotgen herb is. An adaptogen is classified as a plant that has a powerful balancing effect on the body. It’s a nontoxic plant without side effects that treats a wide-ranging list…

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Got the Flu? Here's What to Do.

…vaccine because there are better ways to prevent the flu. But even so, nothing is fool proof, and getting the flu is always a possibility—even with the flu shot (which, by the way, is only about 62% effective this year). So what if you are one of the unfortunate ones who does become infected with the flu?…

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What's the Deal With Oatmeal?

As most of my readers know, I am a huge fan of eggs. But every so often, I like to mix it up and have some oatmeal. Oatmeal is interesting because, while it is a healthy food choice, it actually has a pretty high glycemic index, meaning it could cause a spike in blood sugar. However, how you eat oatmeal…

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Cherries Prevent Gout

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE Gout, a painful arthritic diseases caused by a buildup of uric acid, affects about 8 million Americans annually and is one of the primary concerns brought by patients to rheumatologists. Gout often affects the lower limbs, especially the bones and joints…

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What Are Adaptogens?

…by being able to stop the cellular response to stress. What Are Examples of Adaptogens? One of the most well-known adaptogens is ginseng, treasured in Chinese culture and medicine, and popular throughout the world. Of increasing popularity is ashwagandha, sometimes known as Indian ginseng, which comes…

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What Your Chocolate Cravings Could Mean

…overlooked reason for strong chocolate cravings is a mineral deficiency. Chocolate contains a relatively high amount of magnesium and cravings may indicate a deficiency in this mineral. Our intake of magnesium in this country has dropped to less than half of what it was at the turn of last century. In 1900…

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Is That Bug Spray Worth Your Health?

…neurotransmitter acetylcholine. If you want to see what a case of Alzheimer’s disease or Parkinson’s disease looks like in fast motion, watch a bug after spraying it with pesticide. These chemicals are nerve agents that irreversibly inactivate acetylcholinesterase, which is essential to the production of the acetylcholine…

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Little-Known Factors that Can Trigger Gout

If you suffer from episodes of gout, you know how painful it can be. But did you know that addressing litle known factors can help you prevent gout attacks? These include the following: * Excess uric acid is sometimes created by your body when you’re under a great deal of stress, overworked or harboring…

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Oral Health and Cancer--Is There a Connection?

…increase in dental plaque is often the result of lower levels of vitamin D. Our saliva contains several compounds that defend against pathogenic bacteria in the mouth. One of these compounds is cathelicidin, which is regulated by vitamin D levels. So, a buildup of dental plaque is an early warning of low…

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How Adrenal Exhaustion Is Making You Bloat

…actually caused by adrenal exhaustion. Now, edema seems to be another commonly misdiagnosed condition that is often caused by adrenal problems. Retaining excess fluid isn't just an inconvenience, nor is it a problem limited to women. It can result in excess weight gain (as much as 20 pounds), muscle fatigue…

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A Cherry Good Treatment for Gout

…their gout symptoms under control by eating 10–12 cherries a day. You can also drink cherry juice, or eat fresh or frozen cherries. Just make sure none of these options contain added sugar, as sugar can worsen symptoms. You May Also Be Interested In: What causes gout? How to prevent a gout attack

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Is the Swimming Pool Making You Sick?

…are spread by swallowing or inhaling pool water. Various kinds of gastrointestinal, eye, throat, and ear infections are caused by RWIs, but diarrhea is the most commonly reported illness identified after a dip in the pool. The benefits of swimming for full body cardiovascular exercise and relaxation…

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Is Fast Food Causing ADHD?

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE ADHD has become a catch-all diagnosis for every unruly or misbehaving child in this country. Rather than reduce the sugar, soft-drinks and fast foods in the diet to correct the underlying blood sugar problems that are often at the root of ADHD, many…

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Reduce Estrogen Dominance With Probiotics

…Alternatives is an eight-page newsletter that is published monthly and covers all aspects of health, in depth. To read this month's complete issue and follow all of my research on emerging health trends, call 800-527-3044 and subscribe. Learn more about the newsletter. Now it’s your turn: What motivates…

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The Health Benefits of Chia

What is Chia? Chia was first cultivated in the southern part of Mexico next to Guatemala. It has a long history of use among the Aztec and Mayan cultures. To the Aztecs, chia was an integral part of their diet, as well as a key component in their religious ceremonies. Their warriors also utilized it…

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Save That Golden Milk

…The first milk produced by a pregnant woman is called colostrum, yellowish in hue, it is thick and sticky and what I would call super golden milk. It is rich in antibodies and immunoglobulin that boost newborn immunity. Within a week, colostrum production is replaced by breast milk. If you have a breast…

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The Health Benefits of Whey

…that most research seems to focus on is appetite suppression. Essentially, glycomacropeptides do naturally what every drug manufacturer in the world is trying to duplicate artificially: increase the release of CCK. The protein signals the brain that the body is full, which suppresses the appetite and…

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