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Developing a NEW allergy

Developing a new allergy as an adult can be surprising, and frustrating. However, this phenomenon is becoming increasingly common for adults in every age group — even seniors — whether the allergy is to certain foods, pet dander, or a seasonal trigger like pollen. There is no one explanation for the increasing incidence of adult-onset allergies; theories range […]

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Signs and Symptoms of Common Eating Disorders

Do you know what to look for? Over 10 million people in the U.S. suffer from an eating disorder. Eating disorders can lead to serious physical health problems and cause considerable mental distress, so it’s important to recognize the signs early and seek treatment. Recognizing an eating disorder in a loved one is not always […]

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Asthma Asthma Asthma

Asthma is a lung condition that inflames, narrows, and swells the airways. It also produces extra mucus, making it difficult to breathe. Even if you don’t have symptoms all the time, you may still have asthma if environmental triggers cause you to wheeze and cough. Read on to learn more about asthma, find out how to […]

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Fatigued?

What Is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? Chronic fatigue syndrome, or CFS, is unexplained, persistent fatigue that isn’t helped by rest and can be made worse by extra activity. It’s also called systemic exertion intolerance disease (SEID), and myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME): Myalgic: Aches in muscles. Encephalomyelitis: Inflammation of the central nervous system. When inflammation is present with fatigue, the […]

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How to Handle Seasonal Allergies as an adult.

If certain times of year signal the start of a runny nose and itchy eyes, you likely have seasonal allergies. Millions of people around the world suffer from hay fever (allergic rhinitis), which is an allergy triggered by pollen or mold spores. Seasonal allergies are annoying, but the right medications can help to reduce your symptoms […]

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Does Low Fat Mean Low Fun?

Although our attitudes to food and drink have changed subtly over the years, there will always be truisms that hold out against logic, reason and our own benefit. One of these truisms is that if it is good for you, it cannot possibly be fun. Hence we are tempted by the hamburger and fries because […]

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Eating Disorders – The Horrifying Truth

Although it is generally accepted that the only truly reliable way to avoid weight gain is to eat healthily and exercise, the truth is that for many people, this seems like a hell of a grind. It takes a lot of effort, and it can be a while before you see substantial results from it […]

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Integrative Medicine

Over 30 of American adults use medical approaches outside of mainstream Western, or conventional, medicine. Those who are interested in applying complementary treatments for their health and wellbeing can seek a care provider who practices integrative medicine. What is an integrative medicine physician? Any healthcare provider can claim to be “integrative.” However, an integrative medicine physician […]

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Healthy Eating Is The Key

When it comes to losing weight, there are so many options out there that it is easy to become distracted. There are diets that allow you to eat a whole lot of one thing as long as you steer well clear of something else, and there are exercise regimes that don’t involve much actual exercise. […]

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Healthy Eating Isn’t All About Physical Benefits

The importance of eating healthily is known to us all. Without the right diet, it is hard to live the life we would all like to, keeping energy levels high and being able to do the things we enjoy. However, it is not all about the physical benefits of a healthy diet. Eating the right […]