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15 Low Calorie Snacks

When taking up a new diet sometimes the hardest part is avoid snacking. With so many options out there to enjoy throughout the day it can be challenging to avoid eating fatty processed junk food or binging on the calories if you haven’t had enough that day. This is where some great ideas for low calorie snacks come in. With ...

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11 Symptoms of Staph Infections

Everyone agrees that “prevention is better than cure.” It is important for us to know the causes and symptoms of any disease to prevent it and enjoy a healthy and meaningful life. Did you know that the Staphylococcus (staph) bacteria are present in many healthy people (around 30%)? The staph bacteria have at least 40 species and are commonly found ...

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11 Symptoms of Testicular Cancer

Some men worry that may have testicular cancer especially those who are active in sports and at one point suffered an unexpected blow on their testicles. The testicles are part of the male reproductive system. The main functions of the testicles are to produce hormones such as the testosterone and cells such as the sperm, which is necessary to fertilize ...

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11 Symptoms of Throat Cancer

Are you a chain smoker or a binge alcohol drinker? If your answer is yes, you should know that excessive smoking and alcohol drinking can cause different types of cancer in your body such as throat cancer. According to health experts, throat cancer refers to the presence of carcinogenic tumors in your throat (pharynx), voice box (larynx), other parts of ...

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11 Natural Remedies for a Stiff Neck

Waking up with a stiff neck is a common ailment we have all experienced at some stage or another and it’s a sure start to having a bad day. The neck is an intricate, complex structure, made up of seven vertebrae in the spine and over 30 complex muscles. Its job is to support the head, a 15 – 20 ...

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11 Remedies for an Eye Stye

A stye is a red lump, like a pimple, that forms on an eyelid. It is caused by an infection of an oil gland on the eyelid and can be very painful. Styes are seldom serious and most will subside within a few days, provided no serious infection sets in. They mostly occur on the outer rim of the eyelid ...

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12 Natural Remedies for Skin Rashes

Skin rashes are a common occurrence and everyone has experienced the discomfort of one sometime or other. Skin rashes generally fall into one of two categories: dermal rashes, caused by skin contact with an allergen, and systemic rashes, caused by ingesting something that causes an allergic reaction. Dermal rashes are normally less severe than systemic rashes and clear up much ...

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11 Natural Remedies for Poison Oak

With the approach of summer it’s natural to want to get out into nature and enjoy the open spaces, fresh air and the beauty of the countryside. When venturing out it’s wise to be aware of the dangers of poison oak. Poison oak is common throughout the US, except Alaska, and grows in woods, pastures and along roads and streams. ...

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11 Causes of a Metallic Taste in the Mouth

Having a metallic taste in your mouth is medically known as dysgeusia, or parageusia, and is a common condition that most people will experience at some stage in their lives. A metallic taste in the mouth can have a number of simple causes, ranging from bad oral hygiene to a reaction to certain drugs. Also, as we age, our sense ...

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15 Low Calorie Meals

Starting a new diet can be hard enough without having to come up with a new menu of meals to keep your calorie intake under your daily limit. With many meals out there claiming to be healthy and low fat only to find they make up for it in some other nasty way it can be near impossible figuring out ...

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