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5 Natural Remedies for Varicose Veins

Along with the hot weather of summer comes the swimsuits and shorts, leaving many people self-conscious of varicose veins. The bluish and raised veins can cause achy legs as well. While an estimated 6…

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5 Powerful Green Foods To Boost Your Metabolic Health

Itís true. You canít out-run or out-exercise a bad diet. Thatís because the foods you regularly eat have a lasting impact on your metabolic health, from your heart to your brain. Everybody knows th…

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A Heart-Healthy Reason to Eat More Cocoa

Here's some happy news: Chocolate,†specifically cocoa, is good for us! A new study published in Heart, a peer-reviewed journal for health professionals working in cardiology, reports that chocolate…

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Thousands of Groceries Claiming ’0 Trans Fats’ Actually Contain Them

A new study by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) estimates that at least 27 percent of 84,000 foods in grocery stores contain artificial trans fats, known to have a well-documented connection to h…

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What Does Your Handshake Say About Your Health?

A lot, apparently, and researchers say grip strength could become a simple and inexpensive test to measure health risks. What if costly, wasteful medical tests could be replaced with a simple assessm…

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10 Surprising Foods High in Sodium

Most of us know that fast food and frozen foods are high in sodium. Then there are the chips and other snack foods that tend to be doused in the white stuff. Itís fairly obvious to most people that th…

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How Much Salt is in Your McDonald’s Meal?

Exactly how much sodium is in your favorite McDonaldís guilty pleasure? Iíve compiled a list of some common foods to give you a sense. Keep in mind that most experts recommend getting less than 2300 m…

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Unexpected Source of Sodium Increases Heart Attack Risk

It may surprise you to learn that many prescription and over-the-counter medications contain hidden sodium, especially the drugs that dissolve in your mouth or are added to water. Because sodium-conta…

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Yoga or a Walk: Which is Better for Your Heart?

An hour of yoga or a brisk walk: which is better for your heart? The answer may seem obvious, but a new scientific review reveals that each option is equally beneficial when it comes to keeping you…

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Want to Sleep Better and Feel Happier? Tell Someone ‘Thank You’

Gratitude and mindfulness are touted as two keys to mental and spiritual wellbeing. But scientific studies are increasingly discovering that recognizing the blessings in your life can also have a meas…

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