Protect Your Prostate

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If you’re like most men, you never think about your prostate. Once there’s a prostate problem, though, this usually forgotten gland demands attention around the clock. An enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH) will keep you running to the bathroom day and night, causing constant discomfort. Prostate cancer can cause symptoms similar to BPH. It can also cause pain …

DIY Home Workouts

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Think you need a gym to get an effective workout? Think again! With just a mat and a towel, you can get a full head-to-toe workout from the comfort of your own home. The secret is to focus on using your own bodyweight to provide the resistance you need to build strength, balance, and coordination. Bonus? You can work out …

Better Baking

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Once considered trendy, grain- and gluten-free food has officially moved into the truly healthy column. And while you can now find an array of gluten-free baked goods in most supermarkets, they are often crazy expensive and, like their conventional counterparts, lack that special homemade je ne sais quoi. But thanks to a wide variety of alternative flours, you can get …

Power Up Your Energy Levels

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Does daily life have you stressed out and exhausted? From work to family obligations to everyday worries, it can be hard to keep up without a lift. Unlike caffeine and other quick-hit energy spikes, herbal boosters supply calm, focused energy that lasts all day and won’t keep you up at night. Keep reading to learn how red ginseng, ashwagandha, and …

Decode Your Supplements

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Your favorite health food store has plenty of supplements. But trying to figure out which nutrient is the best – decoding them – can be tricky. Here is a codebook for three widely used and important supplemental ingredients.   Vitamin: Folate What it is: Folate is a member of the family of B vitamins and is sometime referred to as …

Heal Ulcers Naturally

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Heartburn. Bloating. Upper abdominal pain. Is it just run-of-the-mill indigestion? Or could there be a serious underlying issue, like an ulcer, causing your uncomfortable symptoms? Ulcers are sores that develop in the lining of the esophagus, stomach, or duodenum, the first section of the small intestine. They tend to emerge gradually, and start sounding alarm bells in the form of …

The Skinny on Pet Obesity

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I know it can be hard to keep from slipping your furry friend a treat whenever he or she looks up at you with those eyes. But thanks those frequent, 56 percent of all dogs in America are, to put it simply, fat. In fact, the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention notes that veterinarians in the U. S. now classify …

Hot Topics

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Can Technology Make Us Healthier? Despite all the news about how blue light, screens, and technology are damaging our health and well-being, it turns out our smartphones and Apple watches may actually be helping in some ways, too. Wearable fitness-trackers and health-focused apps currently make up one of the fastest growing areas of technology. These tools allow us to easily …

Candida Unchecked

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Bacteria, viruses, and fungi—oh my! The world is full of microscopic organisms, living both inside and outside of your body. While some are completely normal and even good for you, others can go unchecked and wreak havoc on your health. Take candida, for example. Candida is a species of yeast (a single-celled fungus) that lives in everyone’s gastrointestinal tract. Most …

Balance Your Blood Sugar

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Here’s a sobering statistic: approximately 1 in every 10 Americans is living with diabetes. Among those, 95 percent have type 2 diabetes. If that doesn’t grab your attention, how about this? While type 2 diabetes used to be known as adult-onset diabetes because it primarily affected people over the age of 45, it’s now affecting a significant number of children. …