Fight pain with an alkaline diet

I’ve lived with back pain for years. About a year ago something strange happened… I was visiting a friend of mine who had often complained of the same type of pain. She told me that she no longer hurt — ever. As you can imagine, I had to know what brought about the change. After…

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The problem with thyroid medication

I’m one of the 10-12 million people in the U.S. living with hypothyroidism. In other words, my thyroid doesn’t work well enough to give me the energy I need to keep going, nor does it keep my metabolism running well enough to ward off weight gain. It’s something I’ve struggled with for years, only recently…

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The new stroke warning for those who drink

I have to admit it. I love wine, especially with dinner. Just one glass of course. For years research has told us that drinking wine is a heart-healthy habit. After all, wine is made from grapes which are packed with the antioxidant resveratrol which is known to be cardioprotective. However, there’s one big problem that’s…

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10+ factors that ensure graceful aging

I see the term “aging gracefully” being used quite often these days. It probably has different meanings for different people — but for me, aging gracefully is less about what’s on the outside and more about what’s on the inside. It means staying healthy, making sure my heart is in working order, my blood sugar…

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