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10 Most Common Symptoms of a Stroke

A stroke is basically the brain equivalent of a heart attack. Strokes happen when the blood supply of a certain part of your brain gets cut off, resulting in your body being unable to function as normal. This part of the brain is then put at risk of dying, as it requires a constant flow of oxygen in order to ...

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10 Common Early Signs You Are Pregnant

Think you might be pregnant? Or want to know if you’ve conceived? Well, as well as using modern pregnancy tests, which are extremely accurate, there are some 10 common early signs that you are pregnant. Take a look at these early warning signs and you might be able to determine whether you might need to use a pregnancy test – ...

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9 Signs You Might Not Be Drinking Enough Water

You know that staying hydrated is important, but are you drinking enough water to stay hydrated? If you are not, there are several signs that will indicate this so that you can start drinking more water. Remember that when you notice these signs, you should reach for a glass of plain water and not another beverage, such as soda or ...

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10 Foods That Lower Blood Pressure

Your blood pressure can cause a whole host of heart problems, and may often be a result of high levels of bad cholesterol. Whatever the reason, it’s important to reduce your intake of fatty foods and increase your consumption of foods that are known to help level your blood pressure. If you’re looking to make a change, take a look ...

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10 Most Common Symptoms of ALS

Summer 2014 saw a mass movement of people raising awareness for ALS. People all over the world were dropping buckets of freezing cold ice water over their heads with a view to raising the profile of the condition, and even celebrities were getting involves. But what is ALS? ALS stands for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. This condition is a progressive neurodegenerative ...

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10 Anti-Inflammatory Foods

Inflammation can occur all over the body, and it usually involves the skin or bodily tissue swelling and becoming red and painful/uncomfortable. Inflammation can occur on the outside of the body (just under the skin) or within organs and the deep tissue, causing pain, discomfort and a whole host of medical problems. Inflammation will often occur as a result of ...

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10 Foods High in Magnesium

Magnesium is an often-overlooked part of our diet. This mineral is essential for good health, with almost all reactions within the body requiring magnesium in order to work. Without magnesium you will develop a number of symptoms. Things like drinking too much caffeine, drinking too much alcohol or even taking calcium supplements without magnesium supplements, can all result in a ...

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10 Foods High in Fiber

Fiber is an essential part of our diets. Not only does it help maintain bowel regularity, it also helps stop the development of heart disease, prevents weight gain and can even protect us against some cancers. It’s essential that we consume fiber-rich foods so that our digestive system works, allowing us to absorb the nutrients we consume, too. A small ...

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10 Symptoms of Celiac Disease

Celiac disease is an autoimmune condition that is thought to affect around 1% of the global population. The condition is a result of gluten damaging the walks of the small intestine, making it difficult to digest food properly. The body slowly mounts an attack against the small intestine as a result, essentially producing an immune response that damaged the body’s ...

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10 Fat Burning Foods

Burning fat can only occur when you are exercising, allowing your body to use up fat deposits and calories that you have consumed. There is no reason to suggest, however, that the food you eat can’t affect the fat burning process. In fact, we know of lots of foods that can help the body burn fat, and which are low ...

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