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Your Liver

You probably don’t think about it a lot, yet you can’t live without it. You can’t feel it working, yet it plays a central role in nearly all body functions. Your liver is one of the most vital organs in your body with a wide-ranging list of functions that can be...

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Vitamin K

Just when you thought you'd learned your vitamin-A-B-C's, along comes another vitamin, vitamin K. And, just to add interest to the mix, there are three of them; vitamin K1, K2 and K3. Friendly bacteria in your intestines are responsible for synthesizing vitamin K1 and...

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The Psychology of Change

If you look up the word change in the dictionary, you’re given several options. One of the best definitions states simply, “to transform”. Another states, “to make the form…of something different from what it is, or from what it would be if left alone.” To some...

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The Celiac Lifestyle

Introduction The Immune System, Run Amuck Celiac disease (CD), also known as celiac sprue, is a digestive disease that damages the small intestine and interferes with nutrient absorption. People with CD cannot tolerate gluten, a protein in wheat, rye, barley and oats....

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Menopause

Introduction First and foremost, it's important to say that menopause (whichever stage you're speaking of) is not a "condition" that has to be "dealt with" anymore. The "Change" isn't whispered about in darkened back rooms any longer but is spoken about freely and...

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Cardiovascular Issues

Introduction The word is out – heart disease in women is on the rise and the symptoms are very different than a man's. And it's not just older women who should be aware; women who have a family history of heart disease should pay close attention to heart disease risk...

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Stress

Introduction Women have had an interesting evolution, and fought through a revolution, in the past five decades. We've certainly "come a long way, baby" to a point where a woman is neither chastised nor rebuked for choosing her own life path, be it a career,...

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Breast Health

Introduction Breast cancer information is everywhere and is ever-present in the mind of today's woman because of what a diagnosis could mean to her life. Every woman understands the importance of breast self-examinations in order to catch signs of breast cancer in its...

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West Nile Virus

It's that time of year again when the mosquitoes start biting. And that brings the issue of West Nile virus into the forefront of people's minds yet again.HistoryThe West Nile virus was discovered in the West Nile area of Uganda in 1937 and then spread to the...

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Superfoods-Allium

Some of the smelliest and less socially-acceptable vegetables we could eat actually have amazing health benefits and they are all members of the allium family. Specifically speaking, these vegetables include garlic, onions, chives, leeks, and shallots. For example,...

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