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10 Healthy Lunch Ideas

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If you are not prepared in advance, by the time noon rolls around, the easy thing to do may be to head out to the nearest pizza joint and put a damper on your eating well intentions. However, with these smart and easy lunch ideas, you will neither have to go hungry nor derail from your eating well plan. So ...

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10 Healthy Dessert Ideas

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Desserts do not have to be always loaded with high fat content or be made from substantial amounts of sugar. Instead with a bit of careful planning, sensible yet delicious desserts can also be concocted out of healthier ingredients that will let you have your cake and eat it too! Most desserts that centre on using fruits as their primary ...

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10 Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel

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Carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful condition affecting the hands and arms where sensations like numbness and tingling are experienced among other symptoms. The condition is triggered by excess pressure on the median nerve in the wrist and can be caused by the anatomy of the wrist, patterns of hand use and certain underlying health problems. Compression of the affected ...

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10 Early Signs of Pancreatic Problems

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A fairly large sized gland positioned deep in the belly, pancreas is responsible for the release of active digestive enzymes that assist in digesting food. As such, the pancreas make up an indispensable part of the digestive system and has a pivotal part to play in regulating blood glucose levels. A condition in which this gland can become inflamed is ...

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10 Signs of Chicken Pox

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Chicken pox is a rather common illness that can affect almost ninety percent of individuals, most of whom are children, who contract the varicella-zoster (herpes) virus by coming into contact with an infected person. The condition sets in as an itchy rash with red spots over different parts of the body. For children who are otherwise healthy, the condition is ...

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10 Natural Remedies for Tendonitis

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Tendonitis is an inflammatory condition in which tendons in the body get irritated and inflamed due to overuse, injury, or excessive strain in the affected area. While tendons are fibrous structure that connect the muscles to bone all over the body, tendonitis most commonly occurs in the shoulders, wrist, heels or elbows. The main symptoms of the condition are tenderness, ...

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10 Natural Remedies for Knee Pain

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Knee pain is a common affliction that can affect people of any age ranging from children to older adults. Young adults who have an athletic lifestyle and women in their middle ages are also more susceptible to developing frequent knee pain. In terms of location, knee pain can vary greatly from one person to the next. The discomfort may trigger ...

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10 Facts You Need to Know About a Colonoscopy

Colonoscopy is a test that enables a health care professional to view the inside of an individual’s large intestine using a thin, flexible tube to look at the rectum and the entire colon. The procedure is carried out to verify the presence of any ulcers, tumors, colon polyps, or inflammation in the area. During the procedure, tissue samples may also ...

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10 Signs of Diabetes

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Diabetes is a metabolic disease in which an individual has high blood glucose levels either because insulin production is insufficient or because the body does not respond to insulin. In terms of numbers, diabetes affects about 24 million individuals in the U.S. but only an approximate 18 million are aware of their condition. Among these ninety percent of the affected ...

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10 Natural Remedies for Psoriasis

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Psoriasis is a common skin disorder which is characterized by rapidly multiplying skin cells. This causes the underlying cells to reach the skin’s surface and die so quickly that their increasing numbers cause raised, red plaques covered with white scales over the skin’s surface. The condition typically occurs on the scalp, elbows and knees but may also spread to the ...

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