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Foods That Can Cause Inflammation

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When you have arthritis, your body is in an inflammatory state. What you eat may not only increase inflammation, it can also set you up for other chronic conditions such as obesity, heart disease and diabetes. Here are some food ingredients that may trigger more inflammation in your body. Sugar It may be hard to resist desserts, pastries, chocolate bars, sodas, even fruit juices. However, the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition warns that processed sugars trigger the release of inflammatory messengers called cytokines. Sugar goes by many names so look out for any word ending in “ose,” e.g. fructose or sucrose on ingredient...

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Healthy Ways To Induce Labor Naturally

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As you’re approaching your due date, you’re becoming more and more anxious to meet your little one. Your back is aching, your feet are sore, you can’t sleep comfortably, and most of all you’re so excited to finally see the sweet little face you’ve been dreaming about in person. Babies come when they are ready, but if you are planning on having a hospital birth and your doctor is not allowing you to go too far past your due date, you may want to do a few things to try to get your body ready and get labor going by the time you...

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Is Your Nail Polish Healthy?

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The recent study, conducted by researchers at Duke University and the Environmental Working Group (EWG), tested the urine of 26 women who had recently painted their nails. It found traces of Triphenyl Phosphate (TPHP), in every participant. What’s TPHP? TPHP is a chemical commonly used to make plastics and fire retardants in foam furniture. In nail polish, it’s used to provide flexibility to the product. TPHP is a chemical known to disrupt hormone function by mucking with our endocrine system, affecting a variety of vital functions, including reproduction. Plus, it specifically and significantly interacts with a protein which is central to regulating our metabolism...

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5 Ways To Start The New Year Off Right

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  Happy New Year everybody! 2018 is finally here. Now what? It's a new year and we have a fresh start to become happier, healthier and more peaceful than ever. There are so many ways to improve our lives and those ways may vary person to person depending on our personal goals and definition of success. In general, there are a few simple ways that should help anyone start the new year off right. Reflect on The Previous Year  Do a yearly review to take note of where you've been and what you've accomplished. Ask yourself what went well for...

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Ways To Cure a Cold Without Medication

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Many people are interested in healing their bodies completely naturally without the intervention of medicine, especially pregnant women because medicine can hurt the growing fetus. Of course, advertisements will have us think we need to take over-the-counter medications in order to cure our symptoms. However, the good news is that it's not necessary. There are healthy, all natural ways to heal the body and cure a cold without medication. Below, we have outlined a few methods. Blow Your Nose Often  Don't sniffle. Blow! Get all the nasty germs out of you as often as possible. The more you blow, the...

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