Celebrating the End of Summer

Celebrating the End of Summer

Summer is a favorite season for many around the world. Although this warmest season can lead to droughts and heat waves, it is also the best time to have fun in the sun and make great memories with family and friends. As summer begins, many families head to the beaches, lakes, national parks, and reserves…

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Supplements and Their Mental Health Benefits

Supplements and Their Mental Health Benefits

Have you taken a supplement lately? Are you aware of the mental health benefits that many supplements have? Supplements are substances that are ingested orally in addition to food to provide nutrients that are not present in sufficient amounts in one’s current diet. They’re meant to boost nutritional intake and promote overall health. Supplements are…

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Labor Day

Labor Day

We all know that workers are an integral part of our economy. They provide their labor to businesses in exchange for wages, and in turn, companies use this labor to produce goods and services. Labor Day was first recognized in the 1800s when labor activists pushed for a federal holiday to recognize workers’ contributions to…

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Depression: Its Causes and Prevention

Depression Its Causes and Prevention

Depression is frequently misunderstood to be the same as stress. Stress is a normal part of everyday life, whereas depression is a mental illness. Though stress is sometimes correlated to depression, they are not the same. As such, depression and its causes and prevention need to be approached differently. People with depression can experience despair…

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Obesity: A Global Epidemic

Obesity A Global Epidemic

Did you know that obesity is a global epidemic? According to the World Health Organization, more than 1.9 billion adults worldwide are overweight, and over 650 million are clinically obese. That’s more than one-third of the world’s population! This problem isn’t just limited to developed countries either – it’s a growing issue in developing countries. …

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Gastritis and Peptic Ulcer Disease – What You Need to Know

Gastritis and Peptic Ulcer Disease - What You Need to Know

Have you ever felt like there is a fire in your stomach? A burning sensation that doesn’t go away no matter what you do? If so, you may have gastritis or peptic ulcer disease. Gastritis and Peptic Ulcer Disease  (PUD) are very different conditions. However, in both cases,  a problem with your stomach wall can…

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Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism, also referred to as an underactive thyroid gland, is a condition in which the thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough hormones, creating a deficiency of thyroid hormone in the body. This condition is common, affecting about 12% of women and 2% of men worldwide. In fact, women are ten times more likely to develop hypothyroidism…

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8 Supplements To Help Combat Depression

8 Supplements To Help Combat Depression

Depression is a subject that many people are hesitant to talk about. It’s an uncomfortable topic that many of us don’t understand. It is more than just feeling sad or down for a short time. It’s a severe mental illness affecting your thoughts, feelings, and behavior. Depression has a variety of causes and can manifest…

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Gluten Fact vs Fiction: Do We Really Need to Avoid It?

Gluten Fact vs Fiction Do We Really Need to Avoid It

Understanding the foods we consume is important because many of us have been misled by promising marketing campaigns related to health-related complications and waistline woes. Don’t be deceived by the appearance of food. For instance, a pizza may look delicious and healthy but is often packed with refined flour, salt, and fat. On the other…

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Understanding GERD and Managing Acid Reflux

Understanding GERD and How to Manage Acid Reflux

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is a chronic condition that affects your stomach and esophagus. Usually, the stomach produces an acidic “gastric juice” to digest the protein content of food. The lower esophageal sphincter (LES) present at the junction of the esophagus usually closes tightly during digestion. It prevents the reflux of acidic contents of the…

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