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The Effects of Stress on Blood Sugar Levels

Diabetes Type 2 hinges on levels of blood sugar in the body. Stress can have something to do with that. Are you stressed? More importantly, are you handling your stress properly? It could be a bigger problem than you think. Everyone knows what stress feels like. However, there are two types of stress....
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The Dangers of Abdominal Fat… and How to Get Rid of it

Diabetes is a condition of the metabolic system where insulin doesn’t act as it should. There are many risk factors that increase your chances of developing the Type 2 variety of diabetes. Carrying too much fatty tissue on your frame is one of those risks. Everyone Needs Fat — Just Not That Much Fat...
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Microwave Radiation—Should You Be Worried?

A “microwave” is a wave of electromagnetic radiation. These waves are shorter than radio waves, and, besides their use in microwaves ovens, are used in radar and transmitting data. In a microwave oven, these waves pass through the food, which is heated via dielectric heating. This basically...
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Healing the Psychological Causes of Childhood Obesity

Many people jump to an obvious, and often wrong, conclusion when they see a child who is obese. “The parents are letting those kids eat anything they want. Those parents must be lazy.” “A little self discipline is all those kids need. If that kid would just quit eating so much.” However,...
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Alternative Treatments for ADHD: The Feingold Diet

If you’re the parent of a child with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), then you know there is nothing you won’t do to help your child. Even families that are already following a treatment plan that includes medication, usually continue to actively seek alternative treatments...
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High Blood Pressure and Diabetes Risk

Is your pressure at the boiling point? We don’t mean because the kids have stuffed toilet paper in the toilet or made mud pies in your microwave. No, we’re talking about a condition that you may not be aware of, but could do a lot of damage to your body. There is a correlation between high...
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7 Awesome Foods That Actually Help You Lose Weight

If you want to lose weight without feeling like you are starving—and who doesn’t?—you should know that there are many foods that will actually help you in losing weight! Fill your fridge with these foods to jump start your healthy weight loss plan and boost nutrition at the same time.
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10 Simple Natural Weight Loss Tips That Actually Work

There are many ways to lose weight naturally and if you follow just a few of the following tips you will see the number on your scale move down while your energy moves up. While none of these tips guarantee weight loss they can definitely help you along and they can give you ideas of what may work best...
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What are the Symptoms of Lupus?

Those with systemic lupus erythematosus, also known as lupus or SLE may have a variety of lupus symptoms — fatigue, rashes on the skin, or joint pain. With a more severe case of lupus,  organ problems may occur in the lungs, kidneys, blood, or nervous system. The following symptoms of lupus may show...
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Bananas might protect women from HIV infection

A natural chemical in bananas may help protect women against sexual transmission of HIV, U.S. researchers report. In laboratory tests, they found that a lectin called BanLec was as potent as two current HIV drugs. Lectins — sugar-binding proteins found in plants — can identify and attach to foreign...
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