Category Archives: Healthy Living

Debunking Kidney Stones: What You Need to Know and How to Treat It

Your thyroid gland produces hormones that regulate multiple bodily functions including your metabolism and menstruation. Problems in your thyroid gland can range from minor inconveniences like goiter to major life-threatening cancer.  Common Problems with the Thyroid Gland Hypothyroidism Hypothyroidism is the condition wherein the thyroid gland is not producing enough hormones to support the body.…
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Lifestyle Habits that are Putting Millennials at Risk of Gout

Gout, known as the “old man’s disease," has steadily become more common among people in their 20s and 30s. Even though this generation is the most health-conscious, avoiding vices and paying close attention to their consumption, there has been a 30%-40% increase in gout cases within the demographic. Studies have shown that certain lifestyle habits…
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Kidney Stones: Should you be worried or not?

Kidney stones can either be a serious medical problem or a slight inconvenience. Depending on the gravity of the case and how much pain it causes, kidney stones aren’t necessarily a life-or-death situation. However, they do still indicate a need for a lifestyle change and a look at other possible complications. Fast Facts About Kidney…
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Managing Stress-induced Hypertension

Stress is an underestimated risk factor for hypertension or high blood pressure. We have grown so accustomed to leading stressful lives that we often do not take the time to decompress and breathe. Stress-induced hypertension is a common, but largely ignored, health problem among Americans.  Learning how to identify and manage different kinds of stress…
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Gout Friendly Banana Bread

Easy and Healthy Paleo Banana Bread Recipe Description A delicious banana bread recipe for anyone looking for a healthy option. Anyone who suffers from gout can use this dessert to satisfy their sweet tooth without risking a gout flareup. This recipe also works for people on a paleo diet plan. Ingredients 2 Cups Almond Flour…
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Pumpkin Seed and Your Prostate

By age 50 about half of men suffer from benign prostatic hyperplasia, commonly known as enlarged prostate.  This condition can cause urinary frequency, getting up in the night to urinate.  Chronic night time urinary frequency disturbs the ability to get a proper night’s sleep.  This can increase the risk of other health problems such as…
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Menopause Benefits of Wild Yam

Also primarily known as Dioscorea Villosa, Wild Yam has been used for centuries in Eastern medicine.  Its applications are varied.  Mostly known for treating menopausal symptoms, the Wild Yam has also been used to treat inflammation, abdominal cramping, menstrual cramps, nervous conditions, high cholesterol, gallstones, urinary tract issues and liver problems.  Wild Yam is not…
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Niagen, Promising for Anti-Aging

Nicotinamide Riboside is a naturally occurring chemical substance (co-enzyme) produced by the human body.  Until recently this substance was not well known or understood.  Current studies have shown that Nicotinamide Riboside has some significant and strong benefits for application in the “treatment” of aging. (more…)
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Kudzu for Menopause

Also known as Pueria mitifica and a number of other names, Kudzu has been used in Chinese medicine since at least 200 BC.  Over the centuries it has been used to treat alcoholism, hangover, gastric distress, high blood pressure and other circulatory problems, colds, flu, diabetes, skin rashes, kidney disease and diabetic retinopathy to name…
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