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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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Say no to migraine medication and yes to natural care

By Editorial Staff ToYourHealth.com If you’ve ever experienced a migraine headache, you know how debilitating it can be. According to the Mayo Clinic, “a migraine headache can cause intense throbbing or pulsing in one area of the head and is commonly accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. Migraine attacks can 

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Outwitting an old doctor

An old geezer became very bored in retirement and decided to open a medical clinic. He put a sign up outside that said: “Dr.Geezer’s clinic. Get your treatment for $500, if not cured, get back $1,000.” Doctor “Young,” who was positive that this old geezer didn’t know beans about medicine, thought this would be a 

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Healthy doesn’t have to be hard

By Editorial Staff ToYourHealth.com Interested in healthier eating, but don’t want to sacrifice your favorite foods? It doesn’t have to be hard if you know how to do it. In many cases, all it takes are a few simple ingredient substitutions / inclusions to dramatically increase the nutrient / health value throughout your day. Let’s 

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Workplace stress can be deadly

By Editorial Staff ToYourHealth.com We all experience stress in our jobs, even if we’re working at our “dream job.” That’s because every job entails a certain amount of responsibility. Unless you don’t care a bit about your job – in which case, you won’t be employed much longer – you make every effort to fulfill 

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