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10 Delicious High Fiber Foods

Fiber is an essential nutrient that the majority of people, more than 90%, are deficient in. Fiber is not actually digested, yet it serves a vital role in healthy digestion. It works as a cleanser of …

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Hoping to Prevent Dementia? First, Stand on One Leg

Think you're at risk of a stroke? Then try standing on one one leg for at least 20 seconds, a new study says. Japanese researchers had nearly 1,400 women and men, with an average age of 67, try the ba…

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Study: Eating Instant Ramen Noodles Linked to Heart Disease and Stroke Risk

Ramen noodles are a convenient way to sneak in a quick meal, but they could be harming our health. Read about the study and try these healthier alternatives. A study published in August's issue of…

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How Diabetes Affects Your Heart

You know about diabetes and you know about heart disease, but did you know that if you have diabetes, you're twice as likely to die from heart attack or stroke? That's because high blood glucose level…

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The Fruit That’s Associated With a Better Sex Life

Apples have long been praised for their ability to "keep the doctor away." Studies have shown they can help fight cancer, protect our heart, and reduce our chance of stroke. But hey, apples for sex…

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7 Ways Gardening Improves Your Body & Mind (Infographic)

Did you know gardening had such a massive impact on your overall health? We all know hobbies, nature and exercise feed the mind and body -- and gardening showcases all three. We may have underestimate…

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Height is a Factor in These 5 Diseases

My husband and I differ in height by 13 inches, and while I lament the challenges of being shorter, he reassures me that being taller is not always a picnic.  The reality is that there are benefits as…

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Doctors Prescribe Plant-Based Diets for Heart Disease

Heart disease is a leading cause of death in many countries around the world.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that more than 600,000 Americans die from heart disease annu…

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What to Do if Someone’s Experiencing a Stroke

May is National Stroke Awareness Month, and we've got tips on what you should do in case someone around you is experiencing a stroke. Up to 80% of strokes can be prevented, and just last January we…

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Halve Your Salt Intake: It Could Save Your Life

Don't take this advice with a pinch of salt. The Center for Science in the Public Interest estimates that more than 100,000 lives could be saved in the United States every year if people cut down t…

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and they are tasty as well...

The raw and the cooked. There are benefits to both. But the reasons to go raw, like enzymes help dig…

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