Curtail Chronic Inflammation

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When the word “chronic” comes before the word “inflammation,” it’s time to pay attention. Inflammation itself is not harmful. While acute inflammation is part of the normal healing process, chronic inflammation can increase your odds of developing any number of health conditions, including Alzheimer’s disease, atherosclerosis, diabetes, and rheumatoid arthritis. Since chronic inflammation is a spark that sets off disease …

Are You Suffering from Inflammaging?

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Ah, the signs of aging—wrinkles, vision changes, and those frequent aches and pains. But there’s another sign you’re getting older—chronic inflammation. And, although you can’t see or feel it, this low-grade inflammation speeds the aging process. And it’s a phenomenon that occurs in most people as they grow older. Researchers are finding that this type of chronic inflammation—known as inflammaging—isn’t …

Skincare Answers for Canines

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A dog’s skin is an important part of the immune system and an indicator of their overall health. But when your dog is dealing with itchy, sensitive skin, they aren’t experiencing optimal health. The following tips will help you recognize the signs of sensitive skin and give you helpful ways to stop the itch, naturally. Causes of Sensitive Skin Canines …

Get the Edge Over Endometriosis

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If painful periods keep you curled up in bed, making it impossible to live your life, you may have endometriosis. This devastating condition can limit your ability to function at school or work, and seriously compromise your quality of life. Along with crippling physical symptoms, endometriosis takes a huge emotional toll, causing extreme stress, anxiety, and frustration. Endometriosis affects millions …

Keep the Beat

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Your heart is perhaps the hardest working organ in your body and it’s the centerpiece of your cardiovascular system. And yet, one in every four American adults suffers from some type of cardiovascular disease. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to avoid becoming one of these statistics. Adopting a whole foods diet filled with fruits, vegetables, healthy fats, …

3 Tips for Better Doggy Dental Care

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When it comes to your dog’s health, it’s easy to overlook their oral health. Yet according to the American Veterinary Dental College, most dogs show signs of periodontal disease by the age of three. Since your pup needs their teeth to last a lifetime, it’s important to have your vet check his or her teeth and gums at least yearly. …

Prevent Glaucoma Naturally

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Sight is one of our most valuable senses. Not only does it allow us to experience the physical beauty of the world around us, it also plays a major role in keeping our bodies safe from harm. Unfortunately, aging, poor dietary habits, and other factors can wreak havoc on our eyes, causing a number of possible issues, including cataracts, macular …

Break the Barking Habit

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Excessive barking can make the most loving pet parent, and their neighbors, cringe. Far from a behavior you have to “live with,” there are sound answers to stop the unnecessary barking. The first step is to explore what’s causing the behavior. Fear. Is your dog subject to many loud noises, or do you sense they are protective of their territory …

Dealing with Depression

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Surprisingly effective ways to clear the clouds Chances are you know someone (maybe you) who struggles with depression. After all, 17.1 million adults and more than 2 million children in the United States suffer from a depressive disorder—and those are just the people that we know about. Depression strikes almost everyone at some point in their lives. For some people, …

Blood Flow Basics

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Ways to improve circulation naturally! Unless you have numbness in your fingers or toes—or wounds that seem to take forever to heal —you probably don’t give your circulatory system a lot of thought. Yet the blood that flows through the highways and byways of your circulatory system provides the billions of cells throughout your body with the oxygen and the …