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Quick Facts: Lactose Intolerance

Lactose intolerance is the inability to break down a type of natural sugar called lactose. Lactose is commonly found in dairy products, such as milk and yogurt. You become lactose intolerant when your small intestine stops making enough of the enzyme lactase to digest and break down the lactose. When this happens, the undigested lactose […]

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Breathing Exercises that Help with Anxiety

If you feel breathless due to anxiety, there are breathing techniques you can try to alleviate symptoms and start feeling better. Let’s look at several techniques you can do at any point during your day. These can build into longer moments for yourself. Lengthen your exhale Inhaling deeply may not always calm you down. Taking […]

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Evidence-Based Health and Nutrition Tips  

Here are 10 health and nutrition tips that are based on good science: 1. Drink some water, especially before meals. Drinking enough water has numerous benefits. Surprisingly, it can boost the number of calories you burn. Two studies note that it can increase metabolism by 24–30% over 1–1.5 hours. This can amount to 96 additional […]

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Alzheimer’s and Daily Exercise

New studies authored by Ozioma Okonkwo, PhD, an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Wisconsin shows growing evidence that regular exercise can reduce Alzheimer’s symptoms. This research presented at the American Psychological Association’s meeting have found a correlation between physical activity and fewer signs or weaker symptoms of Alzheimer’s and other forms of […]

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Tips to Help in Fixing Lower Back Pain

Whether it’s from lifting heavy objects at work or around the house, an athletic injury or injury from strenuous activity, lower back pain affects many of us at some point in our lives. Low back pain can result from an acute injury or from chronic overuse that leads to arthritis. This, in turn, can break […]

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High Protein Dinner Recipes

It’s dinner time, what’s on the menu? Whether the goal is to lose weight, improve overall health, a well-balanced meal should be the aim. Protein has been receiving a lot of attention recently. High-protein diets are touted for their ability to help with satiety and weight loss. Getting enough protein in your post workout meal […]

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The Beauty of Sleep

“Oh sleep! it is a gentle thing, beloved from pole to pole.” ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge The undeniable value of sleep has led to a recent expansion of the body of science around sleep. New understandings of sleep may be pleasantly surprising and a welcome relief to those feeling pressured to adopt the mythical ‘early […]

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Simple Ways to Make Sure You Feel Your Best This Summer

Inflammation is the root of many health conditions including and not limited to heart disease and arthritis. Finding ways to reduce inflammation during summertime is particularly important since hotter temperatures make chronic inflammation symptoms worse. Here are three ways to reduce inflammation and get to feeling your best. 1. Lower sugar intake There are two main […]

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Eating for the Summer Season

Summertime is the season with the greatest variety of fruits and vegetables available. They are the perfect fuel for active days with activities like hiking, biking, tennis or a long day of golf. Staying hydrated and well-nourished to match the energy output is key. Luckily, fruits and vegetables are filled with water, clean carbs and […]

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Coffee or Tea?

Coffee and tea are the most often-consumed beverages. People socialize over coffee and tea and for others, it is a necessity to help them get through the day. Not only does it provide comfort, it also provides health benefits. Coffee and tea have long been recognized for their beneficial properties, which largely come from caffeine […]

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