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    General Health Natural Remedies for Vitamin D Deficiency – LIVESTRONG.COM

    Vitamin D, in the form of both D-2 and D-3, is found naturally in some foods. The best natural food sources of vitamin D are oily fish, including mackerel, halibut, salmon, tuna and rainbow trout. Cod liver oil is an excellent source, providing 1,360 international units of vitamin D in …...
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    General Health Signs of High Blood Pressure in the Legs – LIVESTRONG.COM

    According to a New York Times health story, foot, leg, calf and thigh and ankle swelling are all common signs of high blood pressure. The swelling may be painless, but can be a sign of toxemia (also called pre-eclampsia), which is found in pregnant women and is a serious condition..... Read...
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    General Health 4 Reasons to Eat Just a Little Bit Less Sugar – LIVESTRONG.COM

    Before we dive into those, let’s clear one thing up: When we talk about eating less sugar, we’re talking about added sugars, meaning that they’re added during processing or when the food is being prepared. Added sugars include granulated sugar, high fructose corn syrup, malt sugar, fruit juice...
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    General Health How to Stop Being Obese – LIVESTRONG.COM

    It's not a secret that obesity negatively affects your health and well-being. A body mass index of 30 or higher, which is considered obese, puts you at a higher risk for... Read more via LIVESTRONG.COM
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    General Health Vitamins That Dilate Your Blood Vessels – LIVESTRONG.COM

    Vitamins play a significant role in many of the functions inside your body. Your cardiovascular health depends on your vitamin intake as well. Certain vitamins keep your blood vessels healthy by maintaining their pliability and reducing hardness. A hardened artery cannot fully dilate, which...
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    General Health High Cholesterol and Low Blood Pressure - LIVESTRONG.COM

    High cholesterol puts you at risk for developing cardiovascular disease. Low blood pressure can somewhat offset this risk. Low blood pressure helps keeps the... Read more via LIVESTRONG.COM
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    General Health Symptoms of an Infected Prostate – LIVESTRONG.COM

    The prostate gland wraps around the thin tube that carries urine out of a man’s body, called the urethra. If the prostate gland is inflamed due to infection, the urethra may narrow. As a result, men with an infected prostate can experience difficulty urinating as a symptom of this condition. …...
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    General Health How to Strengthen a Prostate – LIVESTRONG.COM

    Prostate problems affect the vast majority of men. reports that half of all men over 60 will have an enlarged prostate. That number increases to 95 percent in men 75 or older... Read more via LIVESTRONG.COM
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    General Health Liver Function and Cholesterol Levels – LIVESTRONG.COM

    Cholesterol, produced by the liver, is a waxy, fat-like substance used to make hormones and vitamin D and helps digest food. Cholesterol travels through the bloodstream encased in two types of lipoproteins: low-density lipoproteins (LDL) and high-density lipoproteins (HDL). HDL is the good...
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    General Health How to Maintain a Healthy Kidney & Liver Naturally – LIVESTRONG.COM

    The kidneys and liver are organs in your body that help to perform vital functions, such as filtration, storage of nutrients and digestion. When these organs are functioning at an optimal level, you are able to derive the most benefit from the foods you eat. Eating a diet of unhealthy, …...
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    General Health Causes of Irregular Heartbeat & High Blood Pressure – LIVESTRONG.COM

    Irregular heartbeat may be felt in the form of heart palpitations. These palpitations make it feel as though the heart is pounding, racing, or even skipping beats. A person can also have an irregular heartbeat and not be aware of it... Read more via LIVESTRONG.COM
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    General Health Diet to Prevent Colon Polyps – LIVESTRONG.COM

    Many individuals fail to give colon health a second thought until problems occurs. You can take steps to maintain or improve colon health before things go awry. For example, you can help prevent colon polyps... Read more via LIVESTRONG.COM
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    General Health How to Tell If Someone is Lying from Their Eyes -

    Many types of body language may indicate when a person is lying. People may fidget, tense their shoulders or have a facial expression that does not match the emotional content of what they're saying. One way to judge whether a person.... Read more via LIVESTRONG.COM
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    General Health Common Sites for Breast Cancer – LIVESTRONG.COM

    Breast cancer can originate from the lobules of the breast. The tumor within the lobule can be considered benign, called lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS), or it can be aggressive and metastatic, called infiltrating lobular carcinoma. LCIS is not technically a cancer, since it does not spread...
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    General Health How to Restore Pancreas & Liver Function With Nutrients – LIVESTRONG.COM

    The pancreas and liver are both vital organs. If your pancreas or liver ever stopped functioning properly, your life would be in danger. Taking care of both organs through diet, exercise and limited alcohol intake will promote both organs... Read more via LIVESTRONG.COM
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    General Health How to Cleanse the Colon for Weight Loss – LIVESTRONG.COM

    Colon cleansing programs have been used to improve health since ancient times. More recently, they have been advocated for weight loss. Weight loss is an obvious side effect from fasting and cleansing, but it is not the only benefit. Colon cleansing can help alleviate many problems that result...
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    General Health Low Water Intake & Cholesterol – LIVESTRONG.COM

    Frequent water consumption is essential for your survival as at least 70 percent of your body is comprised of the liquid. Low water intake quickly leads to dehydration, which causes the development of a variety of health problems. In response to dehydration, your body increases its...
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    General Health The Benefits of Bitter Leaf – LIVESTRONG.COM

    Adding bitter leaf to your healthy diet may reduce your risk of chronic diseases like breast cancer and type 2 diabetes, the University of Texas reports. Bitter leaf -- technically known as Vernonia amygdalina -- is a traditional ingredient in African cuisine. Although it may have a bitter...