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Lower Your Cholesterol With These Healthy Foods

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Lower Your Cholesterol With These Healthy Foods

There are several reasons why certain foods are good for your cholesterol and your heart health. Some have direct effects on reducing LDL and/or triglycerides. Others are more filling and, if they’re low in calories, will help with weight loss. Plus, by filling up on these healthier options, you’re not

3 Signs That Your Core Muscles Need Work

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3 Signs That Your Core Muscles Need Work

The “abs” get most of the attention in advertisements for strength devices, and a big waist is something almost everyone tries to avoid. But the first sign of  weak core muscles is poor posture—both standing and sitting. Other signs are back pain and muscle weakness.
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SIBO Treatment with Herbs Is as Effective as Antibiotics

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SIBO Treatment with Herbs Is as Effective as Antibiotics

SIBO treatment (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth) is often needed for many people with chronic gas, bloating, and abdominal pain. (Find a full discussion of SIBO symptoms by clicking here.)

An increasingly recognized problem, SIBO occurs when bacteria that normally occupy the colon migrate to the small intestine, feast on carbohydrates, and

Peptic Ulcer Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

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Peptic Ulcer Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

A peptic ulcer is a sore that forms in the lining of the stomach (gastric ulcer) or the first section of the small intestine (duodenal ulcer). Gastric ulcers can occur anywhere in the stomach, but are most common in the lower part (antrum). Duodenal ulcers occur in the first few

Dark Chocolate Benefits for Brain Health

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Dark Chocolate Benefits for Brain Health

The ancient Olmec, Mayan, and Aztec peoples were onto something about the benefits of chocolate when they began consuming it, mostly in the form of cocoa beverages, some 3,500 years ago. Today science is finding that phytochemical compounds called flavanols found in dark chocolate—the darker, the better—and cocoa have cardiovascular

The Healthiest Nuts to Add to Your Diet

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The Healthiest Nuts to Add to Your Diet

Nuts have become more popular since nutrition experts have been recommending the consumption of healthy fats found in plant foods. Studies have linked nuts with an array of benefits, including lower risks of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and some cancers. All tree nuts are good for you, including almonds, walnuts, pistachios,

Back Pain Treatments That Work

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Back Pain Treatments That Work

Recent research (The Lancet, March 21, 2018) suggests that many people with back pain are getting risky treatments that may not work, including potentially addictive opioid painkillers and surgery. The same study points to a combination of physical and psychological therapies as helpful when it comes to easing discomfort and

Healthy Eating Can Slow Mental Decline

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Healthy Eating Can Slow Mental Decline

Healthy eating is essential to keeping your brain in peak condition. Brain cells need a rich and varied supply of vitamins and nutrients to grow and function properly, and to resist and repair damage. Important elements supplied by foods help protect your brain from free radicals (unstable molecules that damage

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Did You Know: Organic Foods Can Reduce Pesticide Exposure

People are exposed to pesticides through the foods they eat. Organic foods, which have no pesticides, can play a significant role in reducing the amount of pesticides in your body.

To prove that theory, researchers recruited four racially diverse families of three to five people, one family from each U.S. geographic