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Alcohol and Blood Pressure: How Alcohol Can Affect Hypertension

The fact that alcohol and blood pressure are associated has been known since the 1960s, but that hasn’t stopped researchers from exploring this association, given the fact that drinking patterns have changed (binge drinking is on the rise) and that hypertension remains the leading cause of cardiovascular disease, the biggest … Read More

Foods To Help Manage Chronic Pain

When it comes to managing your chronic pain, take a close look at your lifestyle. Diet, weight, and inflammation (three modifiable factors) are to blame for much of our chronic discomfort. Certain foods (sugar, processed meat, fried foods, and refined carbs) increase inflammation. Being overweight can have the same effect … Read More

Liver Pain: What It Could Mean

The liver doesn’t actually contain nerves, so the organ itself can’t feel pain. Even so, the sensation of liver pain can occur because the layer of tissue that surrounds the organ—it’s called Glisson’s Capsule—does contain nerves. Any diseases affecting the liver that increase its size can result in what feels … Read More

9 Powerful Antioxidant Supplements

“Antioxidant” is a word that gets thrown around so frequently that it can sound meaningless when you hear it: “Yeah, yeah, another antioxidant (yawn).” But antioxidants are not boring! On the contrary, antioxidants are nature's strongest defense system. They protect your cells from dangerous free radical damage, which can play … Read More

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