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Healthy Food For Healthy Skin

Healthy Food For Healthy Skin By Johanna Green, RN, HN-BC VITAMIN A- helps to heal damaged skin by repairing and building skin tissue. It also helps to reduce …WRINKLES!! Also Vitamin A is vital  for healthy vision, immune function and reproductive health. Having proper amounts of Vitamin A from your daily diet can help prevent…

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Breath Technique

Self-Care For Relaxation

Self-Care for Relaxation By Johanna Green, RN, HN-BC Have you been in a situation where your heart is racing or maybe you felt overwhelmed? Anxiety creeping it’s way into your thoughts and entire body? One of the easiest ways to calm your self is through deep slow breathing. Breathing is free and portable. So try…

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Gastritis

New Study Links PPIs to Earlier Death, Chronic Disease

New Study Links PPIs to Earlier Death, Chronic Disease If you struggle with heartburn or acid reflux, you just pop some pills for that, right? Turns out regular use of drugs to treat heartburn, acid reflux, and ulcers can lead to an earlier death. These disorders are some of the easier to manage using functional…

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Fatigue

New Lab Test In The Works For Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

New Lab Test In The Works For Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Chronic fatigue syndrome — more correctly called myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) — is one of the more frustrating chronic illnesses because most doctors don’t believe it exists or that it’s a psychiatric issue. Despite symptoms that completely debilitate its victims, ME/CFS is often the…

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Child Smelling Flowers

Want Healthier Children? Send Them Outside to Play

Want Healthier Children? Send Them Outside to Play American children are busier than ever. Between tutoring, over-scheduled after-school activities, and the addictive lure of video games and smart phones, children spend half as much time playing outside than their parents did. Kids today play outside an average of a dismal 4 hours a week, compared…

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Stress

Depression Is A Disorder Of Inflammation In Many Cases

Depression Is A Disorder Of Inflammation In Many Cases Depression is one of the most common mental disorders in the United States, affecting more than 16 million people. As such, antidepressant use has jumped by 65 percent in the last 15 years, with one in eight Americans over the age of 12 taking antidepressants. These…

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Cycling

Exercise and Autoimmune Disease: A Balancing Act

Exercise and Autoimmune Disease: A Balancing Act Although autoimmune disease symptoms can vary depending on the tissue the immune system is attacking, most people with autoimmunity struggle with bouts of fatigue, energy “crashes,” brain fog, inflammation, and pain. These symptoms can throw a frustrating wrench in your exercise habit. Or if these reoccurring symptoms have…

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Stressed Out Woman

Streaming Documentaries About Chronic Illness

Streaming Documentaries About Chronic Illness One of the hardest things about dealing with a chronic health or autoimmune disorder is how isolating it can be. Because it’s an “invisible” illness, you look healthy and normal to people when, in fact, you may have periods where you suffer profoundly from the symptoms of your illness along…

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Falling Woman

Autoimmune Diseases Considered Epidemic Today

Autoimmune Diseases Considered Epidemic Today Although few doctors know how to successfully manage autoimmune disease — a condition in which the immune system attacks the body — researchers say it has become a modern epidemic, affecting more people than heart disease and cancer combined. Conventional medicine also argues autoimmune disease has mysterious origins and is…

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Toxic Hair Products

Black Women Harmed by Toxins in Hair Relaxants

Black women harmed by toxins in hair relaxants Chemicals to straighten and relax hair are a part of life for many black women, for reasons that range from societal expectations to ease of care. But our society’s discomfort with black women’s natural hair comes with a cost — these products contain chemicals associated with early…

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