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20 Foods that Aggravate Big Toe Pain (Gout)

Gout is a painful form of arthritis that is usually linked to pain in the big toe. It occurs when uric acid in the blood causes crystals to form and accumulate around joints, particularly in the big t…

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7 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Your Knees

Your knees are a precious pair indeed; the joints on which hinges your ability to walk and bend comfortably late into life. Do knees have to creak, ache and stiffen as you age? Not a given! With re…

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FDA Approves Pain-Killer Linked to Death

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved the first generic version of Celebrex (celecoxib), a potent and potentially lethal pain-killer.  Celebrex was the lone survivor of the "bi…

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4 Warning Signs You Could Have Rheumatoid Arthritis

At least 1.3 million Americans suffer from rheumatoid arthritis. Commonly known as RA, this is an autoimmune disease that causes the immune system to attack a person's own tissue lining the joints. If…

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7 Great-Tasting Flavors that Fight Pain

Don't let pain stop you from enjoying summer's social activities. The next time you have a picnic or invite friends over for a barbecue, try some of these proven pain-fighters to enhance the flavor of…

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Halloween Herbs for Year-Round Health

"Double, double toil and trouble. Fire burn and cauldron bubble," chanted the witches of Shakespeare’s Macbeth as they added ingredients to their brew. While an eye of newt and tongue of frog may not …

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30 Simple Ways to Supercharge Your Diet

It’s not difficult to eat healthier.  Just making simple changes to your diet can ramp up the vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients you’re getting.  And better nutrition quickly spells better health.…

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The Healing Power of Water

Would you believe that drinking water is one of the most healing things you can do for your body?  It’s true—as long as it is pure, filtered, alkaline water. Yet most water is acidic. Water that measu…

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10 Essentials for a Successful Detox

It's that time of year again when people try to  make up for their dietary misgivings during the holidays.  More and more people are turning to detoxifying as a way to jump start their health for grea…

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5 Fabulous Foods That Fight Joint Pain

Butternut Squash:  the secret here is carotenoids, which reduce the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammation-related disorders.  Squash also contains Vitamin C, which helps bones…

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