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Exercise: Better than weight loss for heart disease?

By Editorial Staff ToYourHealth.com Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. Since being overweight / obese is a major risk factor for heart disease, one would assume weight loss would be a primary method to reduce disease risk or prolong years of life for people 

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Weight loss 101: Slow things down

By Editorial Staff ToYourHealth.com When it comes to weight loss, we often hear about the need to speed things up – train faster, train harder, train with more intensity and pace to burn as many calories and as much fat as possible. Well, research actually suggests slowing down may be a beneficial way to lose 

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Boost your baby’s immune system

By Editorial Staff ToYourHealth.com Anyone with an allergy, which is generally caused by an immune system hypersensitivity, knows the frustration that accompanies it, whether it’s an allergy to a particular food, pollen, type of grass or any one of countless household irritants. Some allergic reactions result in rashes or other “minor” symptoms such as sneezing 

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Pieces to the lifelong fitness puzzle

By Editorial Staff ToYourHealth.com We’re all searching for answers to the question, “How do I stay healthy for as long as possible?” Researchers keep finding key pieces to the puzzle, especially applicable to anyone who’s reached the age of 40 and is looking to maintain their fitness in the coming decades. The latest: A comprehensive review 

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Drinking coffee and preventing Gallstones

ToYourHealth.com Your gallbladder stores bile, the liquid produced by the liver to digest fats. Gallstones, hard masses of cholesterol and protein, are the most common digestive-related cause of hospitalization in the United States, with symptomatic gallstone disease affecting more than 20 million Americans annually. A 10-year study (1986-1996) examined the possibility that coffee could reduce 

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Your brain hates High Blood Sugar

By Editorial Staff ToYourHealth.com When people think about high blood sugar, they often think about the risk, especially if blood sugar is elevated in chronic fashion, of diabetes. But that isn’t the only potential health consequence associated with high blood sugar. According to recent research, your brain doesn’t function well in the presence of high 

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Eat more plants, less meat – improve your health and save the planet

TroyMedia–What is a healthy diet? New Year’s diet conversations still abound around water coolers Canada-wide as people debate the merits and shortcomings of sugar, gluten, meat, dairy, tofu and other edibles. Scientific articles, shiny celebrities and representatives of various groups who produce, transform and sell food all compete for our attention as we try to 

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Grocery stores bulking up on ultra-processed foods

TroyMedia–In the 1960s, the biggest supermarkets only carried 10,000 items or fewer. Big supermarkets today offer almost 40,000 products. To be sure, among those extra items are more kinds of fresh fruits, vegetables and non-food items. But not 30,000. The vast majority of the additional food items are a huge range of ready-to-eat products from 

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Kids and Concussions: A parent primer on initial assessment

You’re at your 10-year-old’s soccer game and he’s just collided with a member of the opposing team while fighting for a ball in the air. Unfortunately, the two hit heads and both leave the field crying, but clearly conscious. By Editorial Staff ToYourHealth.com It’s a youth game on an elementary-school field, so barring the presence 

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Every sixth breath we take, we drain our brain

By Maria Isabel Garcia Rappler Breathe in, breathe out. Do that 6 times. Now, check your phone. Breathe in, breathe out. Do that again 6 times. Now, check your phone. We interact with our smartphones as often as every after 6 breaths we take. That is how coupled we are with our phones. That is 

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