Allay pain with acupuncture

Allay pain with acupuncture

If alleviating chronic pain has been a sore spot to get rid of, then maybe it’s time to consider acupuncture.  Acupuncture is an ancient traditional Chinese medicine dating back more than 2,000 years ago with the earliest recorded use of it beginning around 200 BCE.  From China, acupuncture eventually spread along the Arab trade routes on towards the West.

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Why becoming a couch potato is a bad idea

Why becoming a couch potato is a bad idea

 

This study found that in just 14 days of sedentary behavior there were small, but significant changes in markers for health conditions such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes predisposing people to their risk.

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10 warning signs signaling low blood sugar

10 warning signs signaling low blood sugar

 Hypoglycemia or low blood sugar can be a common occurrence for people with diabetes, even when carefully managing the disease.  Hypoglycemia happens when the amount of blood glucose or our blood sugar, drops too low to sustain normal functioning.   For most people, this is defined as a blood sugar level below 70 mg/dl.

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9 reasons why you’re not losing weight

9 reasons why you’re not losing weight

Weight loss is tough.  Add in certain factors sabotaging your valiant efforts and it becomes even tougher.  Consciously or subconsciously weight loss efforts can be influenced by your actions, feelings, and your environmental surrounding.  Here’s a look at what might be limiting actual pounds lost

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Simple steps minimizing falls at home

Simple steps minimizing falls at home

The majority of elderly people wish to be able to stay in their own home for as long as they can. But all it takes is one serious fall within or around their home that can be life-changing.    

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8 unexpected reasons why you have excessive gas

8 unexpected reasons why you have excessive gas

It’s a normal and yet our most embarrassing bodily process all of us do daily - pass gas.  The medical term for it is flatulence and it often stems from intestinal gurgles, cramps and bloating to the actually passing of gas.  Even though it is a natural function, when gas is excessive, it can affect your life with discomfort and can put you in very awkward social situations. 

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Like Social Media - Its In Your Genes

Like Social Media - Its In Your Genes

The only group that does more studies than medical professionals is marketing professionals. At the intersection of both groups' work is the question, “Do men or women use social media more, and why?”

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Preventing dry socket after wisdom teeth removal

Preventing dry socket after wisdom teeth removal

It’s become almost a rite of passage for many Americans, particularly teenagers and young adults – the removal of wisdom teeth.  Around five million people every year have this procedure done at estimated cost of $3 billion for their removal.  Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are four teeth that grow at the very back of each corner of the mouth and there’s a good chance most of you reading this article have had yours removed.

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How to turn hurting feet into happy feet

How to turn hurting feet into happy feet

 robably just about all of us have experienced and complained of aching feet.  Maybe it stemmed from standing all day in uncomfortable shoes or walking a long distance on an unforgiving surface. 

Whatever the reason, when our feet hurt, life can be miserable.  There can be numerous causes for feet to hurt but for chronic pain or discomfort, there is a good chance it is due to one of the following reasons.  However, if foot pain does not go away or get better, always contact a podiatrist for a full foot evaluation to figure out the origin of hurting feet.

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Causes and care of dry mouth

Causes and care of dry mouth

Have you ever had your mouth feel parched and as dry as the Sahara desert?  Then you know the feeling of a dry mouth.  Sometimes it’s caused by something as simple as needing to drink more fluids or the weather.  But when dry mouth is a frequent or constant annoyance, then it could be a signal of another issue, sometimes serious, that should be addressed to figure out the reason. 

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Reverse prediabetes by being PROACTIVE

Reverse prediabetes by being PROACTIVE

You’re chances of developing prediabetes over the course of your lifetime is about 50-50 according to research.  A large study from the Netherlands followed 10,000 adults for 15 years testing their blood sugar levels and found at age 45, about half would develop prediabetes, 30 percent full blown diabetes and nine percent would need to take insulin.  Factors accelerating the rate of developing prediabetes were increased age, body mass index (BMI), and waist circumference.

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Misconceptions and mistaken beliefs about constipation

Misconceptions and mistaken beliefs about constipation

Everyone has their theories on what causes constipation.  Some people have the belief that certain foods are “constipating” or that if you don’t have a daily bowel movement you are technically constipated.  The common and various misconceptions that persist among the general public on this topic only adds to the burden of the discomfort of constipation.

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