Articles: HEALTH

Why Genes Don’t Determine Whether You’ll Get Cancer

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For years, genealogists have looked to genes as the be-all and end-all in the fight against cancer. They are, however, only one piece of a highly complex puzzle. Recent research shows that genes must be activated by concrete causes; they are not mystical beings that control our health destinies by themselves. Genes are thus something […]

7 Steps to Have More Energy All Day

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If you’re like me, you have less time to juggle more tasks these days. Those overwhelming responsibilities and demands can drain every ounce of energy before morning even ends. But there are things you can do to have more energy all day…without short-term stimulants like coffee and energy drinks. The Problem with Short-Term Stimulants I […]

Beyond Shyness: When Social Anxiety Threatens to Take Over Your Life

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Shyness… or social anxiety? Until recently, these terms were used interchangeably. It was thought that most socially awkward people had quirks which could be overcome with individual effort; otherwise, they were just “unfriendly,” with no interest in normal social activity. Today, however, researchers in psychology and neuroscience recognize social anxiety as a disorder which can […]

How to Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

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Upon entering the exam room, I saw the familiar faces of an elderly woman and her adult son who faithfully accompanied his mother to office visits. Her prior visits to the office consisted mainly of conversations about her quality of life, reviewing the results of routine labs and fulfilling her medication refill requests. However, this […]

How to Grow an Organic Garden

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While there are loads of reasons to eat organic foods, the cost can be a bit steep. There is an alternative, however – growing your own vegetables and herbs. By growing your own organic garden, you can eat inexpensive organic foods while enjoying these great benefits. The Benefits of Growing Your Own Organic Food Exercise: Growing your […]

How You Can Prevent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a painful condition affecting millions of people each year. Although increased use of technology means that the number of people with this condition is likely to increase over the coming years, luckily there are ways you can prevent being one of them. What Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is […]

Why You Need to Stress Less

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If you’re anything like most patients I see, your life can be full of stress, deadlines, and bad relationships, not to even mention dealing with the dreaded multi-tasking over-aggressive Dale Earnhardt want-to-be in rush-hour traffic every now and then. But did you know that stress is bad for your health? Some experts believe that stress […]

Lifestyle Tips To Avoid Getting Cancer

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One out of every four deaths is attributed to cancer. And more than 1,500 people in the U.S. alone die of cancer every single day. But one-third of all cancer deaths is said to be caused by lifestyle choices. While the following tips to avoid getting cancer might sound obvious, they often take a little […]

How to Prevent Osteoporosis Naturally in 3 Ways

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With the baby boomer generation now between the ages of 49 and 67 years old, the number of people with osteoporosis who will suffer fractures will rise significantly. Follow these 3 steps to prevent osteoporosis naturally for yourself or your loved ones. What is Osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a condition where the bones supporting and protecting […]

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