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Using Diet to Prevent and Treat Hemorrhoids

Using Diet to Prevent and Treat Hemorrhoids
Hemorrhoids — although more than 75% of Americans are affected at some point in their lives, hemorrhoids aren't exactly a topic that everyone enjoys discussing. If you're looking for relief, you'll be glad to know that eating a diet rich in fiber can help prevent, treat, and stop the progression of this bothersome condition. A hemorrhoid...
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How Does Being Constipated Promote Varicose Veins?

How Does Being Constipated Promote Varicose Veins?
Enlarged varicose veins are not only a cosmetic matter, they can cause aching pain, ulcers, burning, and cramping to varying degrees, and in some cases, more serious complications. The etiology of varicose veins can be multifactorial, says the scientific  medical community — listing pregnancy, standing for long periods of time, a sedentary lifestyle, age, obesity, and...
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Is GERD a Symptom of a Hiatal Hernia?

Is GERD a Symptom of a Hiatal Hernia?
Half of the adults living in America who consume the rich Western diet have permanently stretched the diaphragm that separates the abdominal cavity from the thoracic cavity. Many patients are unaware that they have stretched their diaphragm; some experience symtoms when others do not. This condition is commonly seen in adults over the age of...
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Six Salty Foods that Sabotage Heart Health

Six Salty Foods that Sabotage Heart Health
"A large number of studies have been conducted, all of which support the concept that salt intake is the major factor increasing [blood pressure] in the population. The diversity and strength of the evidence is much greater than other lifestyle factors, for example, overweight, low consumption of fruit and vegetables and lack of physical exercise,"...
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Following the Finns to Find Finer Health

Following the Finns to Find Finer Health
The Mediterranean region of the world is famous for its supposed Mediterranean diet. An emphasis on whole plant foods — fresh vegetables, fruit, legumes, whole grains, and replacing butter with a plant-based oil — gives the Mediterranean diet some strength. But who would have thought of Finland as a leader in health? In the 1970s,...
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Fiber Stops the Merry-Go-Round of Recirculation

Fiber Stops the Merry-Go-Round of Recirculation
We know fiber is "good" for us, but what does it actually do? Fiber plays many roles in our health. For one, it stabilizes our blood sugar which helps stabilize our energy and moods. Easier  trips to the bathroom  also come courtesy of fiber bulking up body waste. But did you know that fiber binds...
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Long Term use of GERD Meds are Unsafe

Long Term use of GERD Meds are Unsafe
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a painful, chronic digestive disorder affecting millions of Americans every year. GERD occurs when the muscular valve between the esophagus and stomach is weakened or fails to close properly, which causes the contents in the stomach (including stomach acid) to travel up the esophagus. Constant irritation of the delicate lining...
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Michael Klaper MD Speaks From His Heart

Michael Klaper MD Speaks From His Heart
Physicans like myself who follow the wise words of Hippocrates: " Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food " — witness amazing transformations in the lives of our patients when disease-promoting foods are removed from their diets and their bodies are instead nourished with the finest ingredients . When animal products, refined...
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Butter Flavored Popcorn Linked to Lung Disease

Butter Flavored Popcorn Linked to Lung Disease
Artificial butter-flavor lovers beware — studies show that the artificial butter flavor, diacetyl , can cause lung diseases, including a life-threatening disease called bronchiolitis obliterans, commonly called “popcorn lung.” This disease was first noticed in workers who manufactured microwave popcorn . Many who developed this serious lung disease were put on a list to receive...
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Neal Barnard MD Discusses Digestive Health

Human Digestive Tract
If you've been searching the Internet for relief from hemorrhoids, GERD, constipation, or other gastrointestinal disorder, you may be interested in viewing the below 15-minute session featuring Neal Barnard, MD. Dr. Barnard gives a general overview of how eating a diet based on a wide variety of whole grains, beans, fruits, vegetables, and some nuts/seeds...
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Classic Tale of the African Green Monkeys

African Green Monkey Portrait
Many people love the classics. Swiss Family Robinson . Jane Eyre . Or even Good Night Moon . All genres have their classics. These stories often owe their appeal to an artful exploration of some truth regarding the human condition. There truly is "no place like home;" a family really can survive by pulling together and using...
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Chris Dove
I would love to see a similar study using the same amount of calories from avocado vs saturated fat, since the avocado has slightl... Read More
Monday, 07 January 2019 13:41
Marky Yvanovich
If you were to compare avocado oil vs olive oil, you would not see much difference with regards to heart health or overall health.... Read More
Monday, 07 January 2019 14:35
Deborah
Fat quantity in a meal matters more than which type of oil. With fat, less is more to the extent that we consume plenty even with... Read More
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Isn't Some Cholesterol Actually Healthy?

Isn't Some Cholesterol Actually Healthy?
Cholesterol is a naturally occurring, waxy substance primarily synthesized by the liver. Cholesterol is necessary to form cell membranes, to produce hormones like testosterone and estrogen, to transform sunlight into Vitamin D which helps build our bones and strengthens our immune system, and to synthesize bile acids which aid in the digestion of fat. Cholesterol...
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