Most people think of excess weight and extra body fat as a sign of being unhealthy. The connection between obesity and a wide range of health disorders has long been documented and researched, and it has become common knowledge that excess body fat can lead to all manner of health issues . Often, doctors assume that they can take one look at a patient and see why they are experiencing health problems, because the patient is visibly overweight.
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Approximately four-in-ten first marriages result in a divorce. A divorce is a stressful process for just about anyone, but when you add children into the mix, it intensifies that stress exponentially. When parents divorce, it can weaken the child’s sense of security and lead to distrust and emotional instability. To add insult to injury, a study conducted at University College London (UCL) found that experiencing a parental separation or divorce can also increase the risk for future health complications in …Read more
Most of us are probably familiar with the inevitable swelling that comes after stubbing a toe, or the hot, puffy patch of skin that made contact with a hot pot, or the red, sore, and tender muscle aches that follow intense exercise or a day of heavy lifting. As painful and uncomfortable as these bothersome experiences may be, they are all a result of acute inflammation, which is a healthy, protective response to wounds and injuries. While our first instinct …Read more
If you suffer from arthritis, reaching for pain killers or anti-inflammatory medication may be the only thing on your mind when it comes to a pain or inflammation flare-up. But what if you could access natural pain relief without any of the nasty side-effects of traditional pain killers? New research is showing that ginger extract may actually provide natural pain relief that is better than the pain relief provided by betamethasone (cortisone) or ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin).
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