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How a Single Bite from the Lone Star Tick Causes Meat Allergy

Jun 23 2017 - 12:06am
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When you think of food allergy, you most likely think of people you know who are allergic to peanuts or shellfish, and who, after one bite of the offending food, suffer the tell-tale signs of a reaction—swelling of the throat, difficulty breathing, and an immediate and life-threatening response.

But there is a new and growing allergy threat that is spreading across the country.

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10 Ideas to Cook Ground Beef if Tired of Hamburgers, Meatloaf and Tacos

Jun 23 2017 - 12:01am
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Burgers are an American tradition and a staple in my families but even die hard burger lovers don’t want to eat them every day. Ground beef is an affordable meat to incorporate into family dishes and you can have variety rather than being burger bored. Here are 10 ideas on how to cook ground beef if tired of hamburgers, meatloaf and tacos.

1. Hobo stew – when I was a kid my grandmother made hobo stew at least once a week.

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These 5 health benefits of consuming sage may help autistic patients

Jun 22 2017 - 10:47pm
These 5 health benefits of consuming sage may help autistic patients

Sage, the largest genus of plants, have been raved for their medicinal properties for thousands of years. According to Nature’s Bioceuticals, sage was considered a valuable commodity in 17th century China. But, some of the health benefits of sage may help autistic patients, and here is why.

Memory enhancing effect

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Unbelievable Level of Compassion When Baby Elephant Falls in Pool

Jun 22 2017 - 7:37pm
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The family of a baby elephant rushes to unbelievable rescue when a baby elephant falls in pool in Grand Park Zoo in Seoul, South Korea.

When I saw this video the first thing I thought was, shouldn't humans be at least as compassionate as the elephants? Shouldn't our compassion be more than that of these elephants?

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Simple DIY Sugar Scrubs That Even Your Child Can Make

Jun 22 2017 - 5:06pm
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Whether you purchase them in retail stores or make them yourself. Sugar scrubs are a great add on to your beauty routine.

Most sugar scrubs are made from pretty basic ingredients most of which you probably already have in your home. Its also much cheaper to make them at home and its so easy.

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Infertility and Birth Defects - Is Your Shampoo the Culprit?

Jun 22 2017 - 2:49pm
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There are many reasons for infertility and birth defects. Could the shampoo you use be one of them? Read on to find out.

For generations, creative marketing strategies have lured women to buy a variety of shampoos. Promises of longer, more beautiful hair are enticing.

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The Skin Benefits of Quitting Smoking for Women Day by Day

Jun 22 2017 - 1:04pm
Skin Benefits of Quitting Smoking for Women

I smoked for nearly three decades. For the first two, I had serious thoughts of quitting and even many attempts. It wasn't until I reached the last decade that I began to think about the skin benefits of quitting smoking for women. I had noticed changes in my skin, but I was never sure if they were actually changes due to having been a smoker, or just aging in general. As a smoker, I was prone to being in denial and was therefore prone to believing the latter.

Although the reason for finally quitting was mainly about health concerns, I have to say I did notice a difference in my skin afterward.

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Eating Fish is Good for Arthritis? Yes, But Not All Good Because of Mercury

Jun 22 2017 - 12:21pm
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About 1.5 million people in the U.S suffer from rheumatoid arthritis daily and are looking for a way to ease the joints during the day to day. Did you know that eating fish is good for arthritis?

What is rheumatoid arthritis?

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The Truth About Why Breastfeeding Moms Are Chronically Dehydrated

Jun 22 2017 - 11:52am
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Signs of dehydration from breastfeeding include, dry mouth, headaches, deficiencies, lethargy and typically lack of vibrancy in nursing mothers. While these signs of dehydration from breastfeeding may seem commonplace what's happening at a deeper level is far more serious, and may be affecting your milk supply and your baby's nutritional health. To gain a better understanding of why breastfeeding moms are chronically dehydrated you have to take an honest look at diet.

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5 homemade mouthwash recipes to improve oral and dental health

Jun 21 2017 - 10:13pm
5 homemade mouthwash recipes to improve oral and dental health

According to the CDC half of American adults have periodontal disease. The Oral health Foundation says that, preventive care and oral hygiene are the key to improve oral and dental health. So, these homemade mouthwash recipes to improve oral and dental health will do just that.

The 5 homemade mouthwash recipes to improve oral and dental health must include natural products that are easy to find, and have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory capacities.

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Super Fast Healthy Oatmeal Recipe Tricks You Will Want To Use Everyday

Jun 21 2017 - 8:53pm
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For those oatmeal lover and otherwise, this is for you. The benefits of eating homemade oatmeal abound and here is a simple super fast healthy oatmeal recipe trick to help make it a part of your regular diet. These simple tricks will save you time and money. Making oatmeal from scratch has more health benefits but who has the time to stand over a stove. Here's what I do that works every time.

I am not what you would call a cook, but I certainly enjoy warm meals. I need my meals to be so fast, they practically prepare themselves.

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Are the Fidget Spinners Near Me and My Kids Dangerous?

Jun 21 2017 - 4:50pm
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Are the seemingly innocent and beneficial fidget spinners near me and my kids really dangerous? Here is what I found out for other concerned moms and dads.

Over the decades, trendy toys have come and gone. From Tickle Me Elmo to electric scooters to Hatchimals, there are always toys that every kid has to have.

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It's raining it's pouring: the benefits of a summer rain

Jun 21 2017 - 4:33pm
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It's June, officially summer and what do you wake up to? Rain and lots of it, but what are the benefitsof a Summer rain? Let's find out.

The best benefit of a summer rain - negative ions, negative ions are tasteless, odorless and invisible molecules that we inhale when we are in environments that contain moving water, like rain.

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Science Strongly Links Herpes Virus Predominant To Women To Prostate Cancer

Jun 21 2017 - 4:19pm
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Where once Epstein Barr Virus and Human Papilloma Virus were believed to affect mostly women, science has found that men can be affected too. Until now, prostate cancer causes have been blamed on genetics. However, older research suggest that the Herpes Viruses have always been suspect as a cause of cancers. More now than ever, Epstein Barr Virus and Human Papilloma Virus are strongly linked to prostate cancer affecting fathers, husbands, brothers, son and fathers.This is relevant given the new focus on prostate cancer, the elusive herpes virus Epstein Barr, and its multitude of transformative symptoms affecting the man in your life.

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Concerta: Will It help Your Child? One Moms Perspective

Jun 21 2017 - 2:47pm
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Being a parent of a child diagnosed with ADHD people often ask me if medication works? Could it help their child?

My thoughts are that when all other options have failed and your ADHD child absolutely can't function in everyday social situations then medication should be considered.

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Reimagine Summer Cooking and Entertaining for People Living With MS: Interview with Celebrity Chef Ben Ford

Jun 21 2017 - 2:25pm
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Life with a chronic disease like relapsing multiple sclerosis (MS) can present unique challenges, especially when it comes to doing some of the things that you love.

Just ask Chef Ben Ford, whose mother has been living with MS since he was a teen.

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The Best Trail Mix Recipe Must Include Healthy Chocolate

Jun 21 2017 - 9:16am
Trail Mix Recipe

Trail mix is not just for the trail. It's the perfect snack to keep around the house, and also the perfect fuel to send your kids off to day camp, beach days, biking trips, camping, fishing, or wherever your family members may venture off to this summer. If you are searching for the best trail mix recipe ever, you have found it here.

Unlike many pre-made trail mixes, this one contains to table salt, preservatives, sugar or other really unhealthy ingredients like processed cereals and even sugary candy.

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Allergies Signal A Weakened Immune System And Why You Should Be Concerned About Boosting Your Immune System Quickly

Jun 21 2017 - 12:03am
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Allergies are becoming an epidemic with no known cause or solid cure -- only medical interventions that temporarily ease symptoms. Because certain foods are known causes of allergies, this creates a measure of disbelief that natural foods that reduce allergies can also help to strengthen the immune system. Understanding what it takes to learn how to boost your immune system quickly against allergies can overtime, eliminate them.

Allergies are increasing, affecting as many as thirty percent of adults and forty percent of children in the United States.

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15 Things You Can Do At The Library You Won’t Want to Miss

Jun 20 2017 - 11:11pm
Things to do at the library during Summer Break

Whether you go to the library daily or don't have a library card yet, you will be amazed at the variety of things you can do, for free, at your public library. There are more resources than you can imagine waiting there for you to take advantage of them. If you need extra inspiration this Summer, why not use your local library as the jumping off point. Go check it out.

When I walked into my local library, I was immediately inspired by the most unexpected things. It felt like I was on an adventure just a few blocks from my house.

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Sage is effective in improving oral and dental health, reveal studies

Jun 20 2017 - 10:12pm
Sage is effective in improving oral and dental health, reveal studies

Keeping your mouth and teeth clean is not important only for appearance sake, but it also paramount, because poor oral hygiene will lead to bacterial breading, which can travel through the bloodstream and cause a heart attack, according to the Oral Health Foundation. So, is there an effective natural way to improve oral and dental health? Scientists say there is, as sage plants are effective in improving oral and dental health.

Scientists found that Sage, scientifically know as salvia, the largest genus of plants, is effective in improving oral and dental health because of its antibacterial and anti – inflammatory

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7 Surprising Things Your Nails Say About Your Health

Jun 20 2017 - 7:03pm
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Throughout the years, nail fashions have changed and evolved. Whether you prefer short, neatly trimmed natural fingernails, or today’s hot stiletto style, we view nicely manicured nails as a sign of good grooming. But did you know that besides defining your style, your nails can actually tell more about you? Keep reading for seven surprising things your nails say about your health.

What your nails say about your health

1. Vertical Ridges:

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What Is High Fructose Corn Syrup Anyhow And Why All the Controversy

Jun 20 2017 - 5:50pm
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High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) is shrouded in controversy and confusion. What is it really. The facts, science and history of this laboratory manufactured substance is clear when you look at the evidence. The process of making HFCS and its chemical composition, when understood correctly, clearly point to many concerns with it being in nearly all foods and drinks on the markets and fast food stores now a days. The history and science speaks for itself.

First off, let’s start by saying: I realize this is, among many things, a contentious and potentially sensitive topic. However, the history and science of High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) are not.

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Sedentary Lifestyle Facts and Figures for Teens - How to Get Them Moving

Jun 20 2017 - 5:37pm
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Studies reveal startling sedentary lifestyle facts and figures for teens. When parents consider the health risks, they want to know how they can help get their teens off the sofa and into life.

Do you feel like your teen is always loafing around, playing games, watching Netflix, or surfing social media? A study recently examined the sedentary lifestyle facts and figures for teens.

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How to Make Your Own Mosquito Repellent to Safely Repel Mosquitoes

Jun 20 2017 - 3:18pm
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Summer is here and mosquitoes are out in full force. Have you thought about a way to safely repel mosquitoes? Here's a how to and why you should make your own bug spray to safely repel mosquitoes.

Safely Repelling Mosquitoes is Important

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Surprise Your Kids With These Healthy Homemade Chocolate Recipes

Jun 20 2017 - 1:26pm
Chocolate Ingredients For a Healthy Recipe

It seems that chocolate is no longer considered an unhealthy choice, when you have the right recipes. Healthy homemade chocolate recipes that you see here are easy and quick and easy to make. When you stick with just a few plain and simple ingredients and substitute the sugar for local honey, the chocolate becomes a healthy dessert or treat.

We've invented some awesome healthy homemade chocolate recipes for you to try. Start with the base recipe (below) and then scroll down for variations.

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Why My Babies Wear Baltic Amber Teething Necklaces

Jun 20 2017 - 9:27am
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Historically it is believe that when worn on the skin, body heat causes Baltic amber to release an oil containing succinic acid, which if absorbed into the skin, might act like a natural Ibuprofen, so do Baltic amber teething necklaces work or not? Are they just a placebo effects or are they actually helping?

In-short, all amber is fossilized tree resin. Baltic amber in particular, mined from near the Baltic Sea, additionally contains a substance called succinic acid.

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5 easy recipes to lower high blood pressure naturally

Jun 20 2017 - 4:17am
5 easy recipes to lower high blood pressure naturally

The CDC estimates that 1 in 3 Americans suffer from high blood pressure (HBP), costing public health billions yearly, and while HBP is the leading cause of stroke, the medications used to control it, also increase the chances of having a stroke, according to a study from the University of Alabama. This alarming finding, makes it all the more necessary for patients to understand how to lower high blood pressure naturally.

This cohort study found that the harder HBP is to control, the higher the risk for stroke, even if the treatment is succ

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How to Be Happy: Ten Strategies That Actually Work

Jun 20 2017 - 2:13am
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We are living in tough times. It seems, in this world of the 24/7 news cycle, and constant streams of information, it is easy to feel overwhelmed. Anti-depressant use is at an all-time high. According to the US Government Statisticians who published the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, a whopping one in every 10 Americans are taking some type of antidepressant, and a full 23% of American women in their 40’s and 50’s rely on them daily. There are those who say this is a good thing, because depression has been underdiagnosed and undertreated in the past, but other critics say that aggressive pharmaceutical marketing may be, in part, responsible for the 400% rise in antidepressant prescription use in recent years, and antidepressant usage certainly does not come without significant risk and side effects. What if there is some middle ground? What are the secrets used by people who seem “happy”? Keep reading for 10 strategies that actually work to help you to feel better, and take control of your mental health.

1. Learn to enjoy the ride.

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Synthetic fragrance, the new second hand smoke

Jun 19 2017 - 7:25pm
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Fragrance is called “the new second-hand smoke.” Like cigarettes, fragrance is harmful to the health of users and bystanders, its toxic effect lingering for hours after initial use.

Over the past fifty years, 80 to 90 percent of fragrance ingredients have been synthesized from petroleum and some of the commonly found harmful chemicals in fragranced products include acetone, ph

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You Are Not Eating Clean If You Are Eating These Foods So Stop Saying You Are

Jun 19 2017 - 7:17pm
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Learning how to eat clean is generally way more complicated than getting nutritional advice from your friends or personal trainer. Find out if your diet is truly clean or needs to be cleaned up a bit to get the health results you deserve.

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