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Could Curcumin Be An Alternative Treatment For Depression?

Previously, I told you about a recent Australian study, published in the Journal of Affective Disorders, which found that supplementing with curcumin helped to improve symptoms of both depression and anxiety. By now, you should be familiar with curcumin — the pigment that gives the curry spice turmeric its bright …

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Vitamin D Helps Protect Against Winter Infections

We might not have had a great summer in the UK this year, but we had enough warm and sunny days that most of us were able to get a fair dose of immune-enhancing vitamin D. This fat-soluble vitamin boasts quite the list of health benefits, ranging from potentially protecting …

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The common cold could increase your heart attack risk

The days are slowly but surely getting shorter and the weather is certainly a bit more chilly… soon the cold and flu season will be upon us. And according to new research, that means your risk of a heart attack may increase by as much as 13 times! Curb a …

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Why Does My Blood Pressure Fluctuate?

Most trips to the doctor’s office will include a blood pressure reading. That’s because your blood pressure can tell your doctor a lot about your health. A number that’s a little low or a little high may be a sign of potential issues. Changes in your blood pressure between visits …

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Diastole vs. Systole: A Guide to Blood Pressure

When you visit your doctor, the first thing they often do is check your blood pressure. This is important protocol because your blood pressure is a measure of how hard your heart’s working. Your heart is a muscle about the size of your fist. It has two sides, an upper …

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A List of Blood Pressure Medications

High blood pressure can lead to many serious health problems, such as heart attack, heart failure, stroke, and kidney disease. Treating high blood pressure early is important in preventing these and other problems. Dozens of different medications can help treat high blood pressure. These drugs are called antihypertensives. They’re divided …

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What is high blood pressure?

What is high blood pressure? High blood pressure, or hypertension, occurs when your blood pressure increases to unhealthy levels. Your blood pressure measurement takes into account how quickly blood is passing through your veins and the amount of resistance the blood meets while it’s pumping. Narrow arteries increase resistance. The …

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Vegan Diet for Weight Loss: What You Need to Know

Is weight loss possible? If you’re looking to shed some pounds, you may have considered trying a vegan diet. Vegans don’t eat meat, fish, eggs, or dairy products. Instead, they eat things like fresh fruits and vegetables, beans and legumes, as well as plant-based milks, other nondairy products, and meat …

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Why Am I Always Sick?

What’s making you sick? There isn’t anyone who hasn’t gotten a cold or virus just days before a big event. For some people, being sick is a way of life, and days of feeling well are few and far between. Getting rid of sniffles, sneezing, and headaches may seem like …

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Everything You Need to Know About the Flu

What’s the difference between a cold and the flu? The common cold and the flu may seem similar at first. They are both respiratory illnesses and can cause similar symptoms. But different viruses cause these two conditions. Your symptoms will help you tell the difference between the two. Both a …

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