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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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Exercise Ideas For Individuals With Limited Mobility

It is a fact that people who are sedentary are more likely to suffer from the diseases and conditions that come with aging than those who are more active—the same goes for injuries. On the flip-side, people who are physically active are more likely to recover after an injury than those who are not...
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5 Tips to Getting Get Picky Kids to Eat Healthier

As a chef for 20 years, what’s the toughest challenge I’ve ever faced? Soufflés? Demi-glaces? Deep-fried Turkeys? Forget about it. Try getting a five-year-old to willingly eat something other than French fries. Here are 5 easy tips to help that picky eater change his or her ways. Sit down and eat...
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Diabetic Diet: Prevent or Manage Diabetes with Better Eating Habits

When watching our health, what we eat is just as important as how much we eat. Too many of the wrong tasty treats can be an invitation to diabetes. Obesity is one risk factor for diabetes that is easily eliminated by developing good eating habits. For those who have already developed diabetes, dietary...
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