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As We All Age..

As we all age we need to take better care of our bodies.. We only have one and when it goes to pot so will you... Getting enough fiber, water and exercise can help in trying to keep ourselves fit and body running like a well running machine.. Some foods that contain fiber are fresh fruits and vegeta...

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Choosing Healthy Fruits and Vegetables

Choosing Healthy Fruits and Vegetables

Once you start to add fruits and vegetables to your healthy eating plan, you'll want to keep eating them. Learn what to look for when choosing produce as part of a healthy diet.


It probably doesn’t surprise you that most Americans don’t eat en...

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Fingernail Health and Happiness

Eyes may be the windows to the soul, but nails can offer an important glimpse into your overall health. It turns out, having strong, healthy nails isn’t just good news for your manicure—unpleasant nail symptoms could also indicate bigger health problems. The nail symptoms you shouldn’t ignore (and w...

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Benefits of Fish Oil

According to a recent study at Harvard University – omega-3 fatty acid deficiency is officially one of the top 10 causes of death in America.

Fish oil benefits are used in the treatment of many health issues including: heart disease, ADHD, anxiety, depression, high cholesterol, inflammatory b...

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Why Fruits and Vegetables Are Vital

Why Fruits and Vegetables Are Vital

Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables is important for good health. Find out why experts say Mother Nature's bounty packs better nutrients than supplements.


If we are what we eat, then many of us must be tripping all over the place due to a...

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Surviving life's catastrophes

It's a rare person that hits the century mark who can say, "I had an easy life. My childhood and adolescence were perfect. I married the right person; I had exactly the children I wanted. I never had a life threatening event happen."

Most of us eventually experience some sort of catastro...

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Benefits of Mango Juice

Mangos have yellow, green or reddish orange skin and a deep orange interior. The fruit, grown in tropical climates around the world, has been part of the human diet for more than 4,000 years, according to the National Mango Board. Mango juice contains vitamins and minerals essential for good health....

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How to prevent ZIKA while traveling

The recent news of ZIKA virus outbreaks has many who travel worried. The virus was isolated in 1947 from a rhesus monkey in the Zika Forest in Uganda and has been found in Brazil. It may be transmitted by sexual contact.
The symptoms are of a viral infection--fever, chills, rash, and joint ...

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Maintain Your Health

Do my habits really affect my health?
Yes, very much so. All of the major causes of death (such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, lung disease and injury) can be prevented in part by making healthy lifestyle choices.

Don't smoke or use tobacco.
Smoking and using tobacco are very dangero...

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Sinus Headache or Migraine

Migraine is commonly misdiagnosed as sinus headache.
Self-diagnosed sinus headache is nearly always migraine (~90% of the time).
Migraine is commonly associated with forehead and facial pressure over the sinuses, nasal congestion and runny nose.
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