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How to Recognize High Cortisol Symptoms

The crippling effects of high cortisol symptoms are extremely common but all too often ignored. What is cortisol? It's a vital hormone produced and secreted by the adrenal glands. Cortisone is released in a rhythmic fashion, with levels peaking in the morning (to help wake you up) … Read More

Stone Fruits: 8 Healthy Reasons to Keep Them Stocked

What do cherries, apricots and mangoes have in common? Beside being delicious and healthy, all three are members of the stone fruit family. Stone fruits are part of the Prunus genus, which shares a similar characteristic—a very large and hard seed, or “stone.” They’re generally abundant during the months of May through … Read More

Are Dates Healthy? 5 Reasons to Add Them to Your Diet

Dates are often used as alternative sweeteners because of their natural sweetness, but are dates healthy or are they just another form of sugar?

It turns out that these sweet foods contain more than just carbohydrates and sugars: they are packed full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other health-promoting nutrients that … Read More

Natural Energy Boosters: Keep These Snacks Close By

Do you often find yourself chugging coffee in the mid-morning, hoping to find the energy to propel you to lunch—only to find yourself dragging an hour after your mid-day meal? It’s all too common in this fast-paced world to feel low on energy. Anyone who has experienced that “depleted” feeling … Read More

Halt Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness in the developed world. It affects approximately 25 percent of people older than 74 years and its prevalence is increasing.
AMD is characterized by damage to the macula, a small spot near the center of the retina. This part of … Read More

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