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Can Grapefruit Endanger Your Health?

Written by Courteney

Posted on March 31, 2017 at 8:32 pm

While grapefruits offer valuable health profits to most of us, including such as vitamins A, B1, C, fiber, potassium and lycopene, they can make quite the dangerous snack choice for people taking certain medications. How Does Grapefruit Juice Interfere With Medications? The bitter fruit contains furanocoumarins, which are compounds that block CYP34A enzymes. CYP34A enzymes are responsible for metabolizing certain drugs and toxins in the body. Because grapefruit prevents the body from properly br .......

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A Guide to Coping With a Newly Diagnosed Chronic Illness (Part 3)

Written by Courteney

Posted on March 29, 2017 at 9:31 pm

It can be very tough to receive a new diagnosis, especially if it is something that may last a lifetime like lupus or diabetes, but there are things you can do to make your journey ahead easier. Let’s take a look at a few more tips for readying yourself to deal with a new chronic diagnosis: Strive to Stay Positive It is important when dealing with a chronic illness that you don’t sink into a comorbid depression. This can cloud your judgement when it comes to taking medications routinely or .......

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8 Foods for Healthy, Happy Skin

Written by Courteney

Posted on March 26, 2017 at 1:15 am

Just as our diet is an integral part of overall health and can help lessen the risks of serious illness, it also has a part to play when it comes to the health of the body’s largest organ: the skin. Certain foods help fight the effect of aging, protect the skin from damage as well as fight inflammation. Let’s take a look at a few great choices for good skin health: Oil up – Extra virgin olive oil can all benefit your skin by providing omega-3 fatty acids. Olive oil is particularly .......

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A Guide to Coping With a Newly Diagnosed Chronic Illness (Part 2)

Written by Courteney

Posted on March 25, 2017 at 1:18 am

It can be both overwhelming and scary to receive a new diagnosis, especially if it is something that may last a lifetime like lupus or diabetes, but there are many things you can do to make your journey ahead easier. In our last post, we looked a the first few tips for coping with a chronic diagnosis, now for some more helpful hints to set you down a positive path: Be Fair To Yourself We can all be a little hard on ourselves sometimes, but there’s a special kind of frustration that comes with .......

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A Guide to Coping With a Newly Diagnosed Chronic Illness (Part 1)

Written by Courteney

Posted on March 24, 2017 at 1:26 am

It can be daunting to receive a new diagnosis, especially if it is of the chronic variety. If you’ve been diagnosed with a chronic illness, it means you have a disease or condition that lasts for a long time (sometimes the rest of your life). Chronic illnesses are usually incurable, but treatable. Let’s take a look at a few helpful hints for coping with a new chronic diagnosis: Accept What You Can’t Change As with any serious bump in the road, the first step to dealing with a tricky diagn .......

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5 Reasons to Consider Nighttime Workouts

Written by Courteney

Posted on March 15, 2017 at 1:00 pm

There is nothing wrong with a hearty a.m. workout routine if you’re a born morning person, but what about those of us who’d rather fall in a nice, deep hole than get up extra early for a pre-workday run? If you aren’t a morning person, fear no more. The theory that it is better to workout in the morning has recently been debunked .......

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Go Green or Go Home – 10 Benefits of Dark Green Veggies

Written by Courteney

Posted on March 13, 2017 at 10:21 pm

Dark and leafy green veggies are some of the healthiest fuel you can put into your body. They contain a myriad of healthful goodies and help the body in countless ways. Let’s take a look at some of the many, many health benefits of stockpiling your green veggies: They help prevent glaucoma – A long-term study that was recently published in JAMA Ophthalmology has discovered a link between eating moderate to larger amounts of leafy greens and a 20-30% lower risk of developing glaucoma. They c .......

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Boost Your Brain With These 7 Foods

Written by Courteney

Posted on March 12, 2017 at 1:00 pm

Dementia is a prevalent, devastating condition that has been on the rise in recent years. Approximately 5.5 million Americans live with Alzheimer’s alone, and over 47.5 million people suffer with dementia worldwide. What’s more, is that people are getting dementia earlier than ever before, even affecting people in their 40’s. So, what can you do to help protect your brain against this destructive disease? Aside from exercising regularly and avoiding smoking, you can help give your brain po .......

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Decrease Your Risk of Dementia by Avoiding These 7 Foods

Written by Courteney

Posted on March 11, 2017 at 9:49 pm

Dementia, one of the most devastating conditions to hit families, is on the rise in recent years. The number of people affected by the condition worldwide has spiked to 47.5 million people, according to the World Health Organization. What’s more, is that people are getting dementia earlier than ever before. Decades ago, ‘early onset dementia’ meant those in their 60’s were beginning to develop dementia. Now it could mean people as young as their 40’s are seeing signs of the disease. So .......

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Tips to Lessen Back Pain (Part 1)

Written by Courteney

Posted on March 4, 2017 at 11:58 pm

Back pain plagues millions upon millions of Americans, and can significantly impact quality of life. Even though many may worry their constant pain is there to stay, there are plenty of little lifestyle tweaks and tips you can apply to help get some relief. Let’s take a look at our pain tips: Check your posture – we’re all guilty of hunching over the laptop or slouching on the couch too often, but all this poor posture can really catch up on an already bad back. It is so important to trai .......

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