Every year, at least 26 million American adults and children are affected by asthma. Asthma attacks are also the reason for a whopping 2 million visits to the emergency room each year. Asthma symptoms range from mild; difficulty breathing, wheezing, coughing and tightness of the neck and chest, to severe; blue lips and fingernails, the inability to speak, and feelings of panic and anxiety.Asthma is a chronic disease that affects the airways, scientifically called the bronchi of the lungs. When people with asthma are exposed to certain substances, commonly dust mites, pollen and pet dander, the airways are irritated. As a...
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In the United States alone, more than 27 million adults suffer from arthritis. And every year, approximately 16,500 Americans die because of it. There are two kinds of arthritis: osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis is the more common form of arthritis. It happens when the cartilage in your joints succumbs to wear and tear and the bones rub against each other. Rheumatoid arthritis, on the other hand, is less common but more problematic than osteoarthritis. Two million Americans suffer from this autoimmune disease that causes chronic inflammation in the joints. Autoimmune diseases occur when the immune system fails to recognize...
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Recently, Cindy, a friend of mine, confided that just the thought of a job interview makes her palms sweat. So when Cindy’s prospective employer scheduled a job interview over lunch, my friend was left with both sweaty palms and an upset stomach. Excessive perspiration and a lack of appetite, are two very familiar and uncomfortable symptoms of anxiety. Recently, Cindy, a friend of mine, confided that just the thought of a job interview makes her palms sweat. So when Cindy’s prospective employer scheduled a job interview over lunch, my friend was left with both sweaty palms and an upset stomach.Excessive...
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Do you have high blood pressure? Are your cholesterol levels soaring through the roof? Or do you have a family history of heart attacks, congestive heart failure and heart disease? For some people, simple lifestyle changes, such as eating healthier and exercising just 10 minutes every day, is enough to decrease their risk for debilitating heart conditions. For others, these changes should be accompanied by well-researched cardio supplements that are proven to make a difference.The best supplements for heart health are those that provide multiple benefits, including the reduction of triglycerides, lowering “bad” cholesterol and increasing “good” cholesterol, and general...
For most people, the word bacteria has a negative connotation. It conjures up images of moldy bread long forgotten in the back of the cupboard or petri dishes lining stainless steel counters in science labs. But the truth is, bacteria is the unsung hero of the human digestive and immune systems. Without certain strains of good bacteria that naturally exist in our guts, we would be left helpless against all kinds of invaders looking to hijack our bodies. Good bacteria, commonly referred to as probiotics, serve as the body’s first line of defense in the war on illness. Hundreds of different types...
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May 27, 2017