Cold and Flu Home Remedies

July 15, 2018

Except, no. While there might not be a magic pill you can take to get your cold virus to say adios, there is certainly a lot that can be done to help support the immune system, and in turn, help reduce the severity and duration of viral infections. We are absolutely not powerless when we get a […]

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Foods to avoid for people with diabetes

November 5, 2017

Having diabetes does not have to stop people from eating the foods they enjoy. However, it does mean that they should eat smaller portions, less often. The Institute of Medicine recommend that carbohydrate intake for most people should be between 45-65 percent of total calories. This higher carbohydrate intake is consistent with plant-based diets, which have shown benefit for diabetes […]

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What Apple Cider Vinegar Can and Can’t Do for Your Health

September 5, 2017

You may have heard that apple cider vinegar can eliminate warts, moles, and acne. But when I went hunting for studies to support these claims, what I found instead were reports detailing the bad things that happened to people who tried these home remedies. Vinegar is an acid, which means it can corrode skin cells and […]

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Here’s What Happens to Your Body When You Take a Break from Alcohol

July 5, 2017

If you drink occasionally (or more than occasionally) you’ve probably considered taking a break from alcohol at least once. Maybe your doctor suggested abstaining for a health reason, or maybe you just realized that your weekly happy hours were draining your bank account. People who take a timeout from booze usually swear that it makes them look […]

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