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11 Health Benefits of Niacin

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Some doctors noticed that Niacin worked effectively in relieving the pain and stiffness associated with arthritis. It was in 1943 when they revealed Niacin and it was the third B vitamin to be discovered, hence the name B3. But it was not publicized since at that same time drug companies were promoting Cortisone. Niacin causes the blood vessels to open ...

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11 Natural Remedies for Back Spasms

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A back spasm is the involuntary contraction of the muscles in the lower back. It can be a mild discomfort to severe pain that makes it difficult to move. It can be a result of previous injury to the joint, muscles, tendons and ligaments in the back or can be related to another serious medical condition. Activities that put excessive ...

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11 Natural Remedies For Hot Flashes

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Eventually, a woman reaches the stage of menopause. It cannot be prevented nor delayed and must be accepted as part of being a woman. Many women, at an estimated rate of three out of four women, complain about experiencing intense heat, warm skin and sweating during perimenopause stage. This phenomenon is called a hot flash and it is not caused ...

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11 Reasons Your Stool is Green

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It can be alarming to see green stools (or any other weird looking stools for that matter) floating in the toilet bowl. Green stools are, however, not all that uncommon, especially among children, and can have a number of causes, most of which are not serious. They most often occur as a result of something in the diet that changes ...

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11 Natural Remedies for a Fever

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A fever is defined as having a temperature above the normal, as a response to infection caused by viruses or bacteria, such as a cold or flu. It is accompanied by symptoms such as headaches, runny nose, sore throat, sweating and sore muscles and joints. A fever is the body’s natural reaction to the infection and the annoying symptoms are ...

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11 Signs That You Are in Labor

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If you’re pregnant for the first time you might be a little anxious about when, exactly, you are going to start going into labor. Maybe you can’t wait to get it over with and resume your normal size and life, but you’re still a little apprehensive about the whole thing. Actually, it’s not all that easy to accurately predict when ...

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11 Common Causes of Joint Pain

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Most of us will experience joint pain of some sort or another in our lifetimes. The good news is that most joint pain is harmless and will subside with time. Most often it’s the result of overuse of a joint(s) resulting from unaccustomed exercise, such as gardening or some other job around the home. Weekend warriors playing sport often end ...

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11 Common Causes of Jaw Pain

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Jaw pain affects all of us at some time or the other in life. Whether it’s just a dull ache or severe pain it is never pleasant. There are many varied causes of jaw pain, ranging from simple causes, such as an injury to the jaw, to something more serious like having a heart attack. In general, jaw pain is ...

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11 Symptoms of Vitamin A Deficiency

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Vitamin A is an essential part of an all-around nutritious diet. There’s a good reason for this too. Vitamin A contributes to better respiratory function, urinary function, and vision. You can typically find vitamin A in fruits, vegetables, and dairy products. Being deficient in vitamin A would mean that you get little of these types of foods in your diet. ...

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11 Symptoms of Heart Attacks for Women

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Heart attacks can be tricky to identify since the symptoms can be disguised as the flu. Symptoms of the flu can include acid reflux and fevers. Turns out, a symptom of a common cold or the flu can be warning you about something bigger. As a result, women will dismiss the symptoms as something that will go away. If you’re ...

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