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Give Yourself a Natural Energy Boost

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Energy can be a tricky thing – some days you have it, some days you don't. Countless factors can affect your energy levels throughout the day, week to week and even longer term. Fortunately, in the absence of an underlying health condition, there are simple strategies to ensure you've got energy when you need it – which in general, means all the time....

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7 Simple Ways to Reduce Your Cancer Risk

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If the ever-present threat of cancer hasn't already influenced your health behaviors, consider these sobering statistics: As of late November 2009, the National Cancer Institute's Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) program estimated that 766,130 men and 713,220 women would be diagnosed with cancer in 2009 and that 562,340 Americans would...

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Not Worth Dying For

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When you're in pain, it can occupy your every thought and every breath. Hundreds of millions of people live in pain, and many turn to the remedy they've been conditioned by years of Big Pharma ad campaigns to turn to: pain-relieving medication. The most common pain relievers are a class of anti-inflammatories called NSAIDs, many of which you can find in...

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Healthy Lifestyle Habits: As Important as Your Genes?

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There's a long-standing debate about whether genetics are more important than the environment in our overall health. The simple question of nature versus nurture, however, is too simplistic, and while scientists and doctors understand the two are in fact deeply interwoven, we are just on the brink of discovering how much our DNA affects our health – and...

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Health for the Ages

With all the processed, fatty, sugar-laden foods the modern food production process continues to deliver, perhaps it's time to go back a few (thousand) years and embrace a tradition of healthier foods – starting with an ancient grain called quinoa. An important crop for the Inca Empire in the 13th century (known as "the mother of all grains" and...

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When Gain Means Pain

The potential health consequences of obesity include diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer, and that's just for starters. What's worse, even if you manage to avoid those health risks, a recent study suggests life won't be roses if you're carrying significant extra weight. According to research published in the Journal of Pain, obesity is associated...

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