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Oedema – How To Overcome Fluid Retention Naturally

Imagine if your ankles persistently ached due to painful swelling that greatly restricted your movements. Now imagine having to contend with swollen fingers and eyelids too. This type of debilitating swelling is experienced by sufferers of oedema – a condition that causes too much fluid (mainly water) to accumulate in …

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Use olive oil to help lower your diabetes risk

The health benefits of antioxidant-rich olive oil range from lowering inflammation that are associated with elevated cholesterol levels; lowering blood pressure; boosting brain health and reducing the risk of stroke… and now new research has shown that it can also help control blood sugar and reduce your risk of developing …

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Protect your eyes from computer and smart phone screen time

With our ever-growing reliance on modern technology many of us – especially the younger generation – spend increasing amounts of time glued to our computer or smart phone. If you or your grandkids fit that bill then you’ll want to know about the latest research findings on how to protect …

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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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