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Weight Loss And Managing Chronic Pain

If you are overweight or obese, you are not alone. But what you might not know is the many reasons why being overweight is a burden on the immune system. The first reason is that the fat we hate on our belly, butt, and thighs is not just dormant, ugly flab. Scientists now know that

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Modern Agriculture And Its Effect On Gut Health

If you’ve done much research on gut health, you already know that antibiotics, even when prescribed and used correctly, can really do a number on your digestive health. While they’re killing off the pathogens they were meant to eliminate, antibiotics also rid your body of helpful bacteria and other friendly microbes. This microbial community that

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Signs And Symptoms Of Dementia To Watch Out For

Dementia is the progressive decline in cognitive function due to damage or disease in the brain beyond what might be expected from normal aging. Commonly affected areas are memory, attention, language, and problem-solving. Although, particularly in the later stages of the condition, affected persons may be disoriented in time, not knowing what day, week, month,

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How To Stay In Good Health In Your Senior Years

As one progresses in age, health and fitness levels typically decline. It seems natural. During this time, numerous transformations occur in the body as it moves towards fragility. The bones and muscles lose their strength and stamina, the kidneys and other internal organs start malfunctioning, and the vigor of the skin declines. But the fact

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The Connection Between Gluten, Weight Loss And Weight Gain

With all the news about gluten and gluten-free diets, you may be wondering if gluten intolerance might be behind your weight gain. The answer is that, yes, if your body can’t process gluten, you may have problems with weight gain, among others. However, weight gain isn’t as common as weight loss. With gluten intolerance, your

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GMOs And Gut Health

GMOs (genetically modified organisms) have genes from another species transplanted into their DNA. This is done to increase production or yield or add some other previously nonexistent quality. These experimental organisms have been mostly plants so far, but animals are also being modified. This is not the same as hybridizing. Hybrids are created through breeding.

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The Truth About What Makes Up A Healthy Diet

There is no doubt that the industrialization of food over the past 75 years has contributed significantly to the rise of chronic illnesses. The pure, whole food nature used to provide has been replaced with manufactured, hybridized, and genetically modified food-like substances. Over 10,000 chemical food additives have been approved for use in industrial food

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