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Foods to Help Arthritis

by Kimberly Hays August 17th, 2017 | Common Conditions, Health Observance
As many as 50 million Americans suffer from arthritis. Arthritis literally means “joint inflammation,” and it is caused by several factors including genetics, environment, age, obesity, and age. Treatment for arthritis includes weight loss, physical therapy, assistive aids, physical activity, and medication to relieve the pain. A person with arthritis needs to learn self-management skills to help in their treatment, and besides regular exercise, a healthy diet is essential. Here we will look at some of the best food choices to help if you or a loved one has arthritis.

Foods That Contain Sulphur –Vegetables like asparagus, onions, garlic, and
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Disinfect to Kill Flu Germs

by Kimberly Hays February 2nd, 2017 | Common Conditions
This has been a rough flu season, and although some reports state that the number of cases is dropping in some areas in the United States, we are still in the middle of an epidemic. If you have anyone in your household that is experiencing the flu, or is getting over the flu, you need to take precautions to rid your home of flu germs. These tips are also good if you have any kind of contagious virus in your home, and they are great if you work in an office where viruses are rampant.

Use Paper Products – Instead
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Understanding Canavan Disease

by Editorial Team December 20th, 2016 | Common Conditions
Canavan disease is a genetic condition passed to a child when both parents carry the gene. We call this an autosomal recessive condition, and it’s most common in a specific in eastern and central European children of Jewish heritage known as Ashkenazi Jews. There has been very little research about Canavan disease in other ethnic groups because it is so rare.  Canavan currently affects 1 out of every 6,400-13,500 Ashkenazi Jews.

How does Canavan disease affect the body?

Canavan disease is caused by a mutation in what’s called the ASPA gene. ASPA is responsible for signaling the production of an enzyme
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The Most Common Health Conditions in Autumn

by Editorial Team September 22nd, 2016 | Common Conditions
Now that fall is settling in, the days are growing shorter, the temperatures are changing from hot to cool, and the humidity levels are changing, too. As the weather changes, the body needs to boost its immunity as people head indoors and come into close contact with other people who have germs that cause respiratory and stomach viruses. In addition, in autumn, the prevalence of allergies and rheumatic and digestive disorders increases due to the change in weather. Here is some information about preventing and treating the most common disorders that occur in autumn:

Asthma--This chronic
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Natural Remedies Doctors Use

by Kimberly Hays April 26th, 2016 | Common Conditions
It appears that the flu season is gone, but now we deal with the colds and allergies that come with spring. If your nose is stuffed up, or if you can’t get any rest because you cough all night long, you don’t need to grab prescription pills for relief. There are many natural cold remedies that doctors say will ease your symptoms right away. You can find these remedies in your local grocery or health food store to keep on hand when you catch a cold, or even for when you feel you are coming down with a cold
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All health and medical information is provided for educational purposes and is not meant to replace the medical advice or treatment of your healthcare professional.