Smoking Increases Back Pain!

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If you’re a smoker and you have chronic back pain, it may not have occurred to you that one might be related to the other. In fact, smokers are three times more likely than non-smokers to develop chronic back pain, in part because of the way it impacts your brain. New research from Northwestern Medicine […]

How to Lose Weight by Being Distracted

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You’re in the middle of your afternoon, minding your own business, when it hits: that uncontrollable urge to snack on something sweet, salty, crunchy or chewy. At first you might just imagine the forbidden food in your mind, but then it takes on a life of its own and soon you can practically taste it. […]

Standing Can Reduce Back Pain?

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Anyone who works at a desk for a living knows how difficult it is to maintain proper posture, and thereby avoid back pain as a result. Others, like truck drivers and sales people who spend long hours in the car or on planes also know this well. Prolonged sitting puts a strain on the lumbar […]

5 Foods That Ignite Your Body’s Detox Power

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Many people think of detoxification as a finite thing, something that happens over a period of three or seven days and involves consuming nothing but green drinks and water. But, really, detoxification is something your body must do on a daily, 24/7 basis – and if it cannot, you’re in for some trouble. Your body […]

5 Fruits with Highest Sugar

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Public health agencies and nutritionists recommend eating fruit daily as part of a nutritious diet. The advice has merit, as fruit is a valuable source of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber, in which many Americans are seriously lacking. Yet, vegetables are even better for you than fruits, with the primary difference being that (most) […]

5 Fruits with Lowest Sugar

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Fruits are rich in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and fiber, making them quite worthy of being a part of your healthy diet. Research has linked fruit consumption to a number of health benefits, including a lower risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and cancer. Increased fruit consumption has even been linked to a lower […]

Powerful Natural Treatment for Repetitive Strain Injury

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Any type of prolonged, repetitive or awkward movement can cause damage to your muscles, tendons and nerves, leading to varying degrees of pain, weakness and numbness. In the modern day, the resulting repetitive strain injury (RSI) (also sometimes called repetitive stress injury) is often the result of computer usage – but that’s not all. The […]

How to AVOID Getting Ebola

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New York doctor Craig Spencer is the latest person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States. As a physician working with Doctors Without Borders, he had recently returned to the US after treating patients in Guinea, Africa, which is one of the three hardest-hit countries with Ebola. After returning home, the doctor traveled […]

4 Beverages to AVOID If You Have Arthritis

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Pain from arthritis is a leading cause of disability worldwide, and if you’re affected you probably know that certain foods can make pain flare-ups worse. Why is this? With osteoarthritis, the most common form, the breakdown of cartilage causes your bones to rub together at your joints, leading to inflammation and pain. With rheumatoid arthritis, […]