10 Foods That Prevent Female Hair Thinning


Hair loss is inevitable for most people; it’s very rare for eighty-year olds to still have a full, lustrous head of hair. But there are ways to keep your hair for longer, and prevent hair loss from stress-certain superfoods help tremendously. Also, it’s a persistent myth that hair needs to be washed daily, or even…

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10 Foods Proven To Aggravate Joint Pain


Joint pain can be caused by injury or disease—rheumatoid arthritis is the main joint disease, and it gets worse as the body ages. Joint pain is an inflammation response, the immune system overreacting and causing swelling and pain. Besides corticosteroids and other anti-inflammatory drugs, the right diet reduces joint pain; and the wrong diet makes…

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9 Powerful Remedies That May Help COPD


Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a long-term disease of the respiratory system. COPD includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis; it’s characterized by shortness of breath and fatigue. The main ways of treating COPD are medications (mostly inhalers and steroids), and nebulizers (machines make vapor which the patient inhales); besides these costly and involved treatments, there…

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11 Natural Alternatives to HRT


Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is a recent development in health care; it’s a means of subduing the symptoms of menopause by injecting hormones (mainly estrogen) and gradually tapering them off. They’re not safe to use past age 60, and, as with any hormone therapy, they carry certain risks—hormones influence energy levels, pain, and mood (among…

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9 Natural Alternatives To Ibuprofen


One of the most widely sold commercial drugs in the United States, ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Although it’s frequently prescribed for minor aches and pains, long term ibuprofen use is tied to several serious health problems, including high blood pressure, increased risk of heart attack, liver failure, intestinal damage, hearing loss, miscarriage,…

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12 Superfoods That Keep The Heart Healthy


There’s no one magic food that will maintain heart health; heart disease and heart attacks are brought on by an accumulation of poor eating habits, lack of exercise, stress, and genetic disposition. If you adopt the right diet and lifestyle choices, you can protect yourself against heart disease, which is essentially cardiovascular system overload. In…

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10 Anti-inflammatory Foods That Relieve Lower Back Pain


Besides pain medication, which can only address the symptoms, not the cause, of back pain, you can change your diet to eat foods that relieve pain without the side effects of medications. Commercially produced pharmaceuticals are based on plants; if you go straight to the plant, you save money and pass on the harmful stuff…

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10 Anti-inflammatory Foods For Joint Pain


The result of injury or disease, joint pain is a condition that’s hard to treat and tends to worsen with age. Besides taking medications for arthritis (most of these are corticosteroids), people can lessen inflammation—the cause of pain in the body, an immune system response—through diet. Certain foods decrease inflammation, while others increase it (like…

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10 Powerful Natural Remedies For Arthritis Pain


More than one hundred kinds of joint diseases make up what we call arthritis; they affect 53 million adults in the US, and another 300,000 children. The symptoms of arthritis tend to intensify with age, as joints naturally degenerate. Arthritic inflammation (the other name for its pain and swelling) can happen even when the patient…

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10 Foods For Amazing Skin If You’re Over 50


The skin is an organ, like the heart or the liver. As we age, our organs begin to show signs of wear, and damage; on the skin is these signs are plain. Around age fifty, most people’s skin starts to reveal their age—for most of our history, humans didn’t live past fifty. Besides living your…

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