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Seven Ways Your Breakfast Could Strengthen Your Bones

Approximately 10 million Americans have osteoporosis. OP, as it is sometimes called, affects one in three women. Osteoporosis means that the bones have become porous. Putting it another way, the bones develop holes in them. Bone tissue is constantly subjected to processes that build up bone and processes that destroy it. When the processes that break down bone happen faster than the building-up processes occur, osteoporosis results. Most Americans know that calcium and vitamin D are essential for strong bones, but there is more. Could your breakfast contribute to your bone health?

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Almonds Win the Numbers Contest

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Nutritious and tasty, almonds yield rich health benefits, especially to those who have prediabetes, type 2 diabetes, and elevated cholesterol. If they are not on your table daily then you could be missing out.

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Coconut and Palm Oils: Are They Good for Your Heart?

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Pearly white coconut oil looks harmless enough. Coconut oil is growing a reputation as being a healthful alternative for monounsaturated and polyunsaturated oils. However, coconut oil, a saturated fat, may not be good for everyone; therefore, the claims need close examination, and you may be surprised at some conclusions!

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Walnuts to the Rescue

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If you are overweight, have a pot-belly, metabolic syndrome, or diabetes, daily consumption of walnuts will help you. Why? Like most nuts, walnuts are rich in fiber, anti-oxidants, unsaturated oils, and blood vessel health-promoting minerals such as magnesium and potassium.

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Health Benefits from Marvelous Millet

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Want to try a delicious alkaline and gluten-free cereal for a change? Studies indicate that millet actually targets diabetes and inflammation. Providing a good amount of magnesium, phosphorus, protein, fiber, and anti-oxidants, this tasty cereal is certainly nutritious. The Hunzas, who are known for their excellent health and longevity, consume millet as a regular staple in their diet.

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Do You Have Pre-Diabetes?

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In 2012, 86 million Americans age 20 and older had prediabetes. So, prediabetes is serious business indeed. In this condition the blood glucose levels are lower than diabetic levels, but are still elevated. Before breakfast the normal blood sugar reading is between 70 and 99 mg/dl. This is called a fasting blood sugar. ‘The fasting levels of blood sugar in a prediabetic range are 100 to 125 mg/dl.

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Prevent a Gout Attack!

Will a gout attack cause you acute pain and cripple your daily activities? You can take effective preventative measures now even if you have had a past history of gout! Discover three natural remedies that could ease a gout attack.

What is Gout?

Gout is the most prevalent form of inflammatory arthritis and afflicts 8 million Americans.  Unfortunately, gout is associated with several chronic diseases and impaired quality of life.  Elevation of serum uric acid (UA) levels, hyperuricemia, is an essential prerequisite for the development of gout.  As blood uric acid levels rise and the physiological saturation threshold for uric acid is exceeded in body fluids, the formation and deposition of uric acid crystals occurs in and around joints.These crystals then trigger an immune response and inflammation.

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Unsung Benefits of Good Posture

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Working on your computer if it is above eye level or too far below your eye level, staying in one position for an extended time, or using the wrong pillow can cause neck strain. Neck strain can increase blood pressure because certain nerves from your neck go to the area in the brain that regulates blood pressure.

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The Satisfying Fast

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You hear a lot about the health benefits of detoxifying your body. Detox programs often include fasting. But really, do you have to suffer all the discomfort of no food intake? What are fasting‘s real benefits? Are there any adverse effects to fasting? Is there a painless way to fast?

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