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Posts by Ellie Heintze

Are Crash Diets Dangerous for Your Health?

Crash Diets

How Crash Diets Can Affect Your Health Ever been tempted to go on a really strict diet to drop some pounds quickly? Sure, you might drop a dress size or two pretty quickly but this can come at a big cost. Intense diets that significantly restrict your calorie intake may lead to some weight loss…

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10 Natural Ways to Lower Your Cholesterol

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How You Can Lower Your Cholesterol the Natural Way   High cholesterol can make you more likely to get heart disease so it’s definitely something you want to keep a handle on and take some steps to lower, if needs be. Even if your cholesterol is already on the high side, there’s quite a bit…

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7 Ways to Detox After the Holidays

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7 Ways to Detox After the Holidays Oh the holidays! You either love them or hate them. There is rarely any gray area. But, one thing is almost certain, everybody feels sluggish after the holidays are over. Thanks to all the cookies and milk, cakes and candy. And, most people feel the same way about…

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Top reasons to add-in Walnuts to your diet

Walnuts and Your Brain Many people like to add walnuts to food to add some zest and a little crunchy kick, but walnuts are much more than a flavor additive, as they are chock full of healthy properties and have been used in Asia as an overall health tonic and brain booster for years. Let’s…

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Natural Treatment Options for Dementia

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Natural Treatment Options for Dementia Dementia is defined as a chronic disorder of the mental processes caused by either brain injury or brain disease. Dementia is marked by memory disorders, personality changes and impaired reasoning.  Dementia is not a specific disease though. Dementia is an overall term that describes a wide range of symptoms characterized…

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Acupuncture for stroke recovery

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Acupuncture for Stroke Recovery   Strokes are quite common. In fact, strokes are the leading cause of long-term disability in the U.S. Approximately 795,000 people suffer a stroke each year. A stroke results from an acute lack of blood supply to a portion of the brain. Because brain cells are very dependent on oxygen, a…

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The top 5 reasons nuts and seeds are needed in your diet.

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5 Reasons Why You Need Nuts and Seeds in Your Daily Diet How often do you eat nuts and seeds? If you’re not in the habit of eating them regularly, you’re definitely missing a trick. Nuts and seeds are full of heart healthy fats, plant sterols and antioxidants, which can have some great benefits for…

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Healthy Eating for Fall

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            Healthy Eating for Fall The season of fall brings cooler weather and shorter days. As with any season, the world adjusts accordingly. Plants begin to go dormant, animals start scrounging for food to help get them through the upcoming winter months and humans start winterizing everything. Sweatpants and hoodies…

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Can acupuncture help you stay focused?

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  Can acupuncture help you stay focused? What does the research say? A recent study published by the Journal of Neural Regeneration Research found acupuncture treatments can lead to improved cognitive function. Functional brain MRIs showed an increase in the communication areas of the brain associated with higher level cognitive function and memory. When cognitive…

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