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Seven superfoods and supplements to add to your diet

Seven superfoods and supplements to add to your diet

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  • Jul 27, 2018

As the old saying goes, everything in moderation, right? Well, sort of. If you’re talking about the foods and supplements we’ve got listed below, it’s hard to see how you could ever pollute your body by eating too many of them, and if anything, people don’t eat enough of these tasty superfoods. From the brain-powering goodness of salmon oil to the energy boosting properties of ginger, there’s something for everyone in this list. So sit back and enjoy (while taking notes for your next trip to the grocery store). Ginger Zingiber offi...

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Jul

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6 natural alternatives to antidepressants

6 natural alternatives to antidepressants

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  • Jul 20, 2018

We live in a society where strong pills are prescribed at the first sign of trouble. But while antidepressants are a necessary precaution for people with severe and clinical depression, there are scores of patients prescribed medication they needn’t be taking. If you suffer from moderate levels of anxiety, depression or unhappiness, you might very well find real relief from all-natural techniques with none of the side effects a potent pharmaceutical drug inevitably delivers. At the very least, you could do far worse than incorporating one o...

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Jul

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The Art of Motivation: How to Keep An Exercise Routine Going

The Art of Motivation: How to Keep An Exercise Routine Going

  • Genna Heintzkill
  • Jul 16, 2018

Young or old, getting fit can transform your life. Exercise can fight diabetes, it can take years off your appearance and it can give you the sort of energy you never thought you possessed. Whether it takes place in the gym or in the great outdoors, the benefits of breaking a sweat can’t be understated. But while it’s often easy to make a start, how do you keep the momentum going? Write down your daily goals Before you go to bed every night, write down your goal for the next day. Perhaps it involves running a certain number of miles or g...

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Jul

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Four “healthy foods” you should be avoiding

Four “healthy foods” you should be avoiding

  • Genna Heintzkill
  • Jul 09, 2018

It might be a cliché, but the old maxim “you are what you eat” makes a lot of sense. Our diet is responsible for the way we look (from our skin to our weight and even our hair) and exerts an influence on the way we feel. All of us know that candy, chocolates and potato chips are no-nos. But many foods that  masquerade as healthy are just as bad. Here are four foods you might be surprised to learn rank poorly on the health-o-meter. Granola Adult breakfast cereals are typically given a healthy spin. Look no further than the wholesome-...

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Jun

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A Look at Binge Eating

A Look at Binge Eating

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  • Jun 11, 2018

The word "binge" means doing something to excess in a short period of time. For example, if you binge drink or binge eat, it's normally not viewed as a good thing. However, there is not necessarily cause for alarm if you binge eat every once in a while. Here is a look at this type of eating. How do you know you have a problem? What can you do about it, and should you seek medical help? The Definition of Binge Eating Is it binge eating if you eat an entire package of Oreos in 30 minutes? What if you eat a party-sized bag of Doritos in 30 minut...

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Jun

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Product Recall

Product Recall

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  • Jun 05, 2018

Valued Streu's Pharmacy Bay Natural Customers, Please be aware that NOW Foods has issued a product recall on product #7271, The Zesty Sprouting Mix, with Lot # 3031259 or Lot #3038165.  Any product on the shelf with those lot numbers has been pulled.  However, if you have purchased this product from Streu's and it meets the aforementioned qualifications, please bring it into the store for a return, and see your physician if you believe you have experienced any adverse efects. Thank you!Streu's Pharmacy Nay Natural  

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May

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An Overview of Knee Arthritis

An Overview of Knee Arthritis

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  • May 29, 2018

If you have knee pain, you could have arthritis. In addition to discomfort, you might have stiffness, swelling, locking, creaking, grinding or clicking in your knees, as well as weakness and buckling. Even though there are over 100 different types of knee arthritis, yours likely falls into one of three main types. Osteoarthritis The most common type, osteoarthritis occurs when the knee joint cartilage has worn down. Bone grinds against bone as the space in the joint narrows, resulting in painful spurs. Osteoarthritis occurs most often in thos...

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May

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Fight Back Against Time with Kale

Fight Back Against Time with Kale

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  • May 12, 2018

It's one of the most delicious of leafy green veg, and so versatile. You can make everything from chips to smoothies, but did you also know as well as being kind to your body now, you could be increasing your lifespan by as much as 11 years? The Science WebMD recently reported that according to a report headed up by Martha Clare Morris, even one serving a day of leafy greens such as kale can slow 'brain aging'. This means you stay sharper, you retain a better memory and could even be less prone to the onset of dementia. So what's the secret ...

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May

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5 Ways to Determine If You Should See a Dermatologist for a Suspicious-Looking Mole

5 Ways to Determine If You Should See a Dermatologist for a Suspicious-Looking Mole

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  • May 02, 2018

If you are like a lot of people, you may have discovered a mole on your body that looks odd or has changed noticeably. This discovery may make you wonder if you need to see a dermatologist to determine if the mole is cancerous or needs to be removed. Knowing why skin examination is important and learning how to use the ABCDE method to decide if you should see a dermatologist are wise ways to remain healthy. The Importance of Examining Your Skin Almost everyone has a few freckles, skin tags or moles on their skin, and most are innocuous. But c...

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Apr

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Make Water Aerobics at Your Local Water Park Your Fitness Goal

Make Water Aerobics at Your Local Water Park Your Fitness Goal

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  • Apr 26, 2018

Ready to take on fitness? It doesn't have to mean hard workouts at the gym. Instead, join a class at your local water park or an aquatic center and get some exercise time in for the day. Plenty of places throughout the U.S. offer options these to give people some water aerobics time that targets all areas of the body. Walk Against the Lazy River Some water parks offer outdoor water aerobics classes. Take Water Works Park, for example, located in Denton, Texas. Voted the best in Denton County, Water Works offers an aerobics class that uses the...

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Apr

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Signs That Your Blood Sugar Has Bottomed Out

Signs That Your Blood Sugar Has Bottomed Out

  • Admin
  • Apr 16, 2018

If you are diabetic, it is important to keep your glucose level regulated to enjoy optimal health. There are obvious -- and not so obvious -- signs that your blood sugar has bottomed out. It is vital that you and your loved ones are able to recognize the signs so that you can get your glucose level back on an even keel. What Is Too Low? For many people, having a blood sugar level of 70 mg/dl can result in symptoms of hypoglycemia. In others, the optimal level may differ slightly. Your physician is the best source for deciding what your optimu...

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Apr

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Skipping Spuds May Help Protect Your Heart

Skipping Spuds May Help Protect Your Heart

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  • Apr 08, 2018

As we get older, paying close attention to our diet and eating healthy becomes more important than ever. Some studies are now encouraging people to completely eliminate potatoes to improve their heart health. There are several things you need to know regarding potatoes and protecting your heart. What the Research Says In July 2017, the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition published a study showing the association between fried potato consumption and an elevated mortality rate. This was an 8-year study that included participants between the ...

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Mar

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Tips to Help You With Weight Loss While on Vacation

Tips to Help You With Weight Loss While on Vacation

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  • Mar 30, 2018

For many people who are trying to lose weight or even maintain a weight loss, vacation is a troubling time. These trips are often filled with long hours of travel and having to find ways to stay on track while you are away from home. If you take the time to plan ahead, you can have fun on your vacation and still stay on track with your weight loss plan. Plan to Enjoy Food Trying to remain on a strict diet while you are on vacation is going to make you miserable. Instead of putting yourself through that, plan to enjoy the meals you are going t...

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Mar

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Top 4 Health Threats to Guard Against This Summer

Top 4 Health Threats to Guard Against This Summer

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  • Mar 20, 2018

Summertime is all about fun and games in the great outdoors -- but there's nothing fun or frivolous about the health challenges you may encounter at this otherwise-festive time of year. Let's look at four seasonal concerns to watch out for, along with smart strategies for overcoming them. Skin Cancer In addition to the warm, welcoming thermal rays that makes summertime special, our sun also bathes us in dangerous ultraviolet (UV) radiation. UVA and UVB rays can cause not only blistering sunburns but also skin cancer, including deadly melanoma...

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Mar

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All Running Is NOT Equal

All Running Is NOT Equal

  • Admin
  • Mar 12, 2018

If you're like most people trying to get into better shape and achieve a better level of fitness, you probably have some semblance of a diet, you probably do some sort of strength training, and you probably do some sort of "cardio," or cardiovascular training. Cardiovascular training's main purpose is to raise an athlete's heart rate. There are countless different types of exercise that could be described as cardiovascular in nature -- including running, cycling and swimming. For this article, we will focus on running to explain how the differ...

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Mar

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Digital Ways to Monitor Food Intake and Exercise and Stay Healthy

Digital Ways to Monitor Food Intake and Exercise and Stay Healthy

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  • Mar 07, 2018

Obesity and sedentary lifestyles are one of the largest risks to health. Being overweight, combined with a lack of exercise, increases the risk of developing diabetes, heart disease and even some cancers. Keeping food intake under control and monitoring exercise is a trending area for technology. Read on to discover some of the ways that digital methods are being used to help people stay healthy. Apps That Track One of the trending areas of digital use are the apps used to monitor food intake and track movements. Studies have shown that use o...

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Feb

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Ease Joint Pain and Lose Weight by Easing into Exercise

Ease Joint Pain and Lose Weight by Easing into Exercise

  • staff
  • Feb 21, 2018

The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that adults get at least 150 minutes of exercise. This exercise needs to be moderate intensity, which includes activities like brisk walking. If you are morbidly obese and have joint pain, meeting this recommendation can be a challenge. It might feel impossible right now. Consider these tips: Take It Slow The good news is that you don't have to do all 2.5 hours all at once. You have seven days in a week to get this time in. This comes out to just over 21 minutes per day. ...

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Jan

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But I Don't Like Tofu!

But I Don't Like Tofu!

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  • Jan 31, 2018

Those who follow a vegan diet swear by the health benefits of their food choices. Those in the steak-and-potatoes crowd are just as adamant about their dietary menus. A recent discussion on the topic with a vegan friend didn't exactly go as I had planned, when I found myself left with no other argument than, "But I don't like tofu!" Not a strong argument for steak-and-potatoes. Proteins by Any Other Name One of the main misconceptions about a plant-based diet is that one has to consume large quantities of tofu to meet the protein requirement...

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Jan

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4 Benefits to Offering Wellness and Fitness Perks to Employees

4 Benefits to Offering Wellness and Fitness Perks to Employees

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  • Jan 25, 2018

  If you're looking for ways to attract the best candidates to your company and to keep current employees happy, you may want to take a look at the benefits and perks that you're offering. These days, some of the most highly rated companies to work for are offering more incentives to reward their hard-working employees. Wellness and fitness perks are something your brand may want to consider implementing due to the many benefits for all. Here are four benefits to offering wellness and fitness perks to your employees: 1. Increase Product...

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Top 3 Reasons a Vegan Diet Can Work for You

Top 3 Reasons a Vegan Diet Can Work for You

  • staff
  • Jan 16, 2018

You may be surprised to learn that being a vegan is actually extremely healthy. Nor are you missing out on any vital nutrients by switching to a vegan diet. But don't just take my word for it. Check out the facts from the Netflix documentary "What the Health" below! 1. Veganism Can Prevent or Cure Diabetes Looking at the billions of people living around the world, there are around 350 million reported cases of diabetes. But many people mistakenly believe that diabetes is caused by eating too much sugar or having a high carbohydrate diet. In a...

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