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Nutrition for Menopause: A Drug-Free Approach for All Phases

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Of all the changes women experience during their reproductive life, there is no doubt the most dreaded are the three phases of menopause. This is not surprising since all of the symptoms associated with menopause are replete with unpleasantness. Hot flashes, night sweats, sleep disturbance, mood swings, bone density issues, hormonal imbalance and low...

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Physical Inactivity Leads to Chronic Pain

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Here's one more reason to exercise: Physical inactivity contributes to chronic musculo-skeletal pain, which affects the muscles, ligaments, tendons and bones. People with chronic conditions such as back pain, arthritis, or neck pain suffer daily through pain, fatigue, and even depression, and more people are falling victim every day. In fact, some...

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An Education in Gluten Sensitivity

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A relatively new syndrome officially documented as non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS) or gluten sensitivity (GS) was officially recognized and published in the new list of gluten-related disorders in 2012. Prior to 2012, only individuals with positive blood tests and/or a biopsy for celiac disease were considered to have a problem with gluten...

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BMI: Myth vs. Fact

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For years we've been caught up in the allure, for better or worse, of body-mass index (BMI). What's your BMI? Is it high, low or just right? Unfortunately, while the BMI has some benefits, it isn't necessarily the most accurate gauge of a person's health. Let's learn more about body-mass index and some of the myths vs. facts surrounding it.

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Healthy Brain: Mind Over Matter

In our busy, hectic lives, there's nothing like a good game now and then to take your mind off the madness. Young, old or anywhere in between, board games, puzzles, chess, checkers and various other endeavors entertain and challenge us. But do you know they offer another benefit, one that could literally help you ward off disease?

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Skipping Breakfast: Bad for the Heart

A scientific statement from the American Heart Association makes it crystal clear: Breakfast is good for your heart. The AHA guidelines recommend eating breakfast every day, eating more calories earlier in the day and eating less calories later in the day can lower the risk of cardiovascular disease, heart attack and stroke.

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