Protecting Yourself From Inflammation: What You Should Know

Severe or long-term inflammation in the body can amplify the pain and symptoms of a variety of medical conditions, including arthritis, psoriasis, asthma and even diabetes. Inflammation itself isn’t necessarily bad. When most people hear the word “inflammation,” they envision swelling associated with blunt-force trauma and bruising. However, inflammation is actually a response by the immune system to heal damaged tissue and protect ...

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7 Reasons You Can’t Get Over a Cold Infection

The common cold is a highly infectious disease that affects millions of Americans each year. In fact, the average adult will catch two or three colds per year, while children catch three to five colds per year. Caused by the rhinovirus, they typically clear up within a week. By the end of the first week, most people with a cold either no loner ...

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Have You Been Diagnosed With Celiac Disease? Here’s What You Need to Know

If you’ve been diagnosed with celiac disease, it’s important that you make immediate changes to your diet to protect against digestive problems. Statistics show that about 1% of Americans — 3 million people — suffer from this chronic autoimmune disorder. What’s even more alarming, however, is the fact that most people suffering from celiac disease don’t even know they have it. To prevent ...

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How to Recover From Weight-Training Exercises More Quickly

Lifting weights is essential to building a stronger body. Classified as a resistance-training exercise, it forces your muscles to contract under the pressure of the weights. From barbell chest presses and squats to dumbbell shoulder presses and curls, lifting weights helps your body build bigger muscles. As your muscles contract, they’ll sustain minor injury in the form of micro-sized tissue tears. Over time, ...

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How to Protect Yourself From Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism, also known as underactive thyroid, is a thyroid disorder in which the thyroid gland produces an insufficient amount of hormones. Statistics show that up to 0.5% of the U.S. population suffers from this condition. While that number may sound small, it still means that millions of Americans are living with hypothyroidism. There are ways to protect yourself from hypothyroidism, however, including the ...

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