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How To Spot Deadly Food Allergies (continued)

While people with true food allergies must avoid the offending food altogether, people with food intolerances can often eat a small portion of the problem food without suffering symptoms. The amount a person can eat varies from individual to individual.

How does your body react? If you have...

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THINGS I DO

I have been working out a minimum of 120 minutes a day. I only do 30 minutes at a time, so I do not get frustrated or burnt out. It has been good so far.

I have been dealing with weight issues since I was about five or six years old. I have done lots of diets, exercise, and even a medical fas...

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Age-Proof Your Skin (continued)

Here are some tips for healthier skin:

Make it quick. Don't linger in the bath or shower. Experts recommend 15 minutes maximum, and keep water temperature warm or cool---not hot.

Be stingy with soap. Apply soap sparingly and rinse it off well. If you're suffering from very dry skin...

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Recovering from the Recoverable

3 days of ice chips. Followed by 2 days clear liquid. Then nothing by mouth, and finally abdominal surgery and a liver biopsy. After surgery, it all reverses. Ice chips, clear liquid diet, soft food diet. I have to take it easy and be extra careful what I put down the hatch. No fatty, no spicy, ...

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Say "Good-Bye" to Dry Eyes

Many things can bring tears to your eyes---watching a sad movie, seeing your children graduate, or just chopping a pungent onion. But what if those tears don't come? What if your eyes don't even produce enough tears to keep your eyes moist from day to day?

If your eyes have been feeling dry...

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Be sure you have enough Vitamin D

If you live in the north where it is cold during the winter , be sure to take vitamin D. It helps keep your immune system active.

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How To Spot Deadly Food Allergies (continued)

Do you have a food allergy? If you suspect you have a food allergy, keep a food diary. Write down everything you eat or drink for a two-week period. Note any symptoms and how long it took for them to develop.

Even though you may identify a reaction you have to certain foods, you will not b...

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How To Spot Deadly Food Allergies

Do you start itching when you eat peanuts? Does seafood cause your stomach to churn? Symptoms like these cause millions of Americans to suspect they have a food allergy. However, true food allergies affect only about two out of every 100 adults and eight out of every 100 children.

Food all...

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Age-Proof Your Skin (continued)

Tips for healthier skin: (continued)

Enjoy the humidity. Ever notice that people who live in the tropics have beautiful skin? Today, many people suffer dry skin because of constant exposure to air-conditioned or heated homes, cars, and offices. Heating lowers the amount of relative humidit...

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Age-Proof Your Skin

It cracks easily, flakes, and itches. It's unsightly, and sometimes it even bleeds. That's dry skin. It's a common problem. Unfortunately, it's also one of those minor irritations that can become a serious medical problem if neglected.

Dry skin might be nothing more than a tight, scratchy...

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