Looking on the Bright Side: Positivity and Heart Health

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  When you feel good about yourself, you also have a better outlook on life. Many successful people have used their positive attitude to overcome difficult obstacles. You can look on the bright side too and reap the benefits of heart health. The Heart and Stress The heart is a muscle. Its job is to…

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What If I Have a Hair Dye Allergy?

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  The commercials are all over television. You can wash out your gray, cover your white, enhance your color with a variety of hair dyes, rinses, and highlights. But what if you have a hair dye allergy? Are you barred from changing your look? Symptoms of Contact Dermatitis Cosmetic allergies are not uncommon. Some People…

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The Acid Ash Diet: Staying Neutral and Stone Free

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  It may not seem like it, but the internal workings of the human body are very complex. Each cell must fulfill its own role to keep everything running smoothly. One way to assist your body in this process is to use the acid ash diet. Homeostasis: A Quick Run Down To start off, the…

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The Alkaline Ash Diet: Back to the Basics

Maintaining a healthy body is linked to longevity and happiness, and the foods you eat have a role to play. Consider the alkaline ash diet. Buffering the Body The body does its best to maintain a balanced state called homeostasis. Part of this includes sustaining a normal, neutral pH factor. PH determines whether something is…

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The Gluten Free Diet: Healthy or Not?

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There is a popular misconception of the gluten free diet running around these days. (Well, there are actually multiple misconceptions, but this article only addresses one.) It goes something like this: Gluten Free Diet=Healthy (i.e. Gluten Free Diet=Weight Loss) Not so! While those with celiac disease or gluten intolerance do feel significantly better once gluten…

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Hidden Gluten: Take the Quiz to See If You Can Find It

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Do you think you know what has gluten and what doesn’t? Take our quiz to find out! If you have been living gluten free for a while, then you already know that gluten likes to be sneaky…it can pop up in the oddest of places, in the most surprising of moments. The products listed below…

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Celiac Disease and Lymphoma

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Those with Celiac disease beware: not adhering strictly to a gluten free diet can have greater consequences that you might think. Lymphoma, a cancer that originates in the immune system, becomes more likely the more the digestive system deteriorates. A gluten free diet can allow the intestines to heal, thus making lymphoma less and less…

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Autism and Gluten Sensitivity: Related?

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Many children with autism suffer from gastrointestinal problems. In response, the gluten free diet has gained popularity within the autistic community. A recent study may validate this trend linking autism and gluten sensitivity. Researchers found that children with autism have higher levels of antibodies to gluten proteins than children without autism. Celiac disease did not…

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New FDA Gluten Free Labeling Regulation

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Living gluten free requires reading labels. Lots of labels. Until recently, this task has been fraught with gluten danger. Is “made without gluten” the same as “gluten free”? Do statements like “may contain gluten” indicate that the product is actually unsafe? Without federal regulations, companies in the U.S. established their own gluten free rules. Of…

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