Are Eggs Bad For Your Heart?

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Remember when egg yolks were out of style and everyone was eating omelets made only from egg whites? If a team of researchers from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine has their way, that trend will come back in full force. Their new research findings point to a link between eating eggs regularly and some…

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The Human Cost of Insulin in America

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When Frederick Banting, Charles Best and J.J.R. Macleod of the University of Toronto invented insulin medications in the early 1920’s, it meant type 1 diabetes would no longer be a terminal illness. The researchers happily sold the patent for their discovery for only $1, with dreams that it would become an accessible medication for anyone who…

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Dr. Oz: “If you’re putting off your first colonoscopy, don’t.”

Pierre Van ZylCancer, Heal, Health Awareness

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Years after Dr. Mehmet Oz had his first colonoscopy in August of 2010, he’s ready to share about his personal health scare and why he’s grateful that he didn’t put off the diagnostic procedure. Today, he calls his first colonoscopy “a big wake-up call”. His doctor had found and removed a sizeable polyp from his…

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Doctors Kept Dismissing My Back Pain Until I Was Finally Diagnosed With Terminal Cancer

Pierre Van ZylCancer, Heal

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Tori Geib of Bellefontaine, Ohio suffered from chronic back pain. Since it’s estimated that about 80% of Americans will at some point experience back pain, it certainly wasn’t unusual when she sought medical attention. Tori visited three different rheumatologists in attempts to find the real cause of her chronic back pain. She got all kinds…

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Choline Deficiency Can Trigger Fatty Liver Disease

Pierre Van ZylHeal, Health Awareness

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When most people think of liver disease, the first thing that pops into their heads is that a few too many alcoholic drinks is the culprit. But there are countless everyday habits that put stress on your liver function. Apart from drinking, eating processed foods like fructose, high fructose corn syrup, refined flours, and fried…

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Modelling Agency, Oldushka, Only Hires Mature Models

Pierre Van ZylHeal, Healthy Aging + General Wellness

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A model’s job is the same as a salesperson’s. Marketing teams hire models to represent their brands, attract a target customer base, and use their appearance to showcase their company in the best light possible. In the last few years, there’s been a surge in inclusive and diverse model agencies, who hope to help the…

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“Keto Crotch” Might be a Side Effect of the Diet. Here’s What You Need to Know.

Pierre Van ZylHeal, Women’s Health

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The ketogenic diet (often referred to as simply ‘keto’) was first developed in the 1920s as a means to manage epilepsy, but it lost its popularity once anti-seizure drugs were developed and widely prescribed. But in the last few years,  keto garnered a newfound interest in medical and scientific communities, for a wealth of other…

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High Blood Pressure Medication Recalled After Cancer-Causing Substance Detected

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If you’ve been prescribed a high blood pressure drug, check your medication label immediately. A batch of a common hypertension drug, Losartan potassium has been voluntarily recalled for your safety. Macleods Pharmaceuticals Limited, the makers of Losartan potassium/ Hydrochlorothiazide have issued a voluntary recall of their commonly prescribed drug due to tests finding trace amounts of…

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Too Young for Shingles? Not for This 36-year old Nova Scotian

Pierre Van ZylHeal, Health Awareness, parenting

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Lindsay was shocked to discover that at age 36, she had shingles. Initially believing that the pain in her right shoulder was due to a torn muscle. But when the red marks turned into blisters, this nursing student knew – she had shingles. ‘It was the worst pain I’d ever felt – and I have…

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Bathing in Cannabis with CBD Bath Bombs! Great for Fibromyalgia and Improving Sleep

Pierre Van ZylHeal, Pain Management

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Fibromyalgia can present differently in different people, but most who suffer from the condition experience chronic muscle pain, trigger points (tender points), and chronic fatigue. Many can also suffer from symptoms like insomnia, headaches, digestive problems, and anxiety. (1) Since there is no known cure for fibromyalgia, healthcare providers focus on helping people manage their…

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Women Share What It’s Really Like to Live with Hypothyroidism

Pierre Van ZylHeal, Women’s Health

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Hypothyroidism, or under-active thyroid disease, is a condition in which there are lower than healthy thyroid hormone levels in the bloodstream. Since the thyroid is responsible for regulating metabolism, digestion, healthy bones and muscles, heart function, and brain function, the effects of an imbalance are very far-reaching. (1) Hypothyroidism is more common among women than…

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Are Organ Meats Good for You?

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Organ meats are often perceived with disgust by some people, but they may be more nutritious than you think. If you’re vegan or vegetarian, this isn’t meant to change your mind, but if you’re not, organ meats may be worth a try. And for those who’ve been enjoying liver and kidney recipes for years, keep…

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Are Organ Meats Good for You?

Pierre Van Zyleat, Heal, Health Awareness, Lunch + Dinner

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Organ meats are often perceived with disgust by some people, but they may be more nutritious than you think. If you’re vegan or vegetarian, this isn’t meant to change your mind, but if you’re not, organ meats may be worth a try. And for those who’ve been enjoying liver and kidney recipes for years, keep…

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This Cuddly, Microwaveable Sloth Soothes Stress, Aches, and Pains

Pierre Van ZylHeal, Health Awareness, Move, Pain Relief, Women’s Health

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Red alert! You can now buy an adorable plush sloth toy that actually doubles as a versatile home remedy. We can’t get over how cute it is. The Intelex Warmies Cozy Plush Sloth is only twenty bucks on Amazon, and it makes for a wonderful gift. It’s a great companion to help young children above…

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6-Year-Old Girl Was Diagnosed With an Aggressive Brain Tumor. Two Weeks Later, Her Little Brother Received the Same Diagnosis

Pierre Van ZylCancer, Heal, Health Awareness, parenting

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A couple in Torrance, Los Angeles probably had the worst two weeks of their lives when both of their children were diagnosed with brain cancer. Duncan and Nohea Avery were terrified when their 6-year-old princess, Kalea was diagnosed with medulloblastoma, a deadly and aggressive brain tumor. Two weeks after her diagnosis and surgery, the high…

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What are Tree Resins and Do They Have Health Benefits?

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Tree resin from coniferous trees has deep roots in traditional medicine for healing burns and wounds. Tree resins have made appearances in cultures all over the world, from Ayurvedic medicine and ancient Egyptian healing to Traditional Chinese Medicine and Aboriginal medicine of Australia. (1, 2) You probably know more about tree resins than you might…

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Natural Evidence-Based Ways to Clear Excess Throat Mucus, Fast

Pierre Van ZylDIY Remedies & Green Beauty, Heal, Health Awareness, Men’s Health, Women’s Health

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A feeling excess of mucus in your throat is a highly unfavorable sensation. A buildup can have you feeling as if something is stuck, and the urge to clear your throat can be both persistent and frustrating. In many cases, an infection in the upper respiratory tract may be the cause, however, conditions like allergies,…

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Teenager’s Near-Death Experience with Stevens Johnson Syndrome from Lamictal Prescription

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“I could have died. I’m glad I didn’t”. Those are the words of 14-year-old Ashley Silverman, who found herself on the other side of a harrowing medical emergency that almost killed her. (1) Silverman had been experiencing mood swings, which her psychiatrist thought severe enough to treat with the prescription drug, Lamictal (lamotrigine). “I thought…

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British Student with Extreme Tooth Decay Says Energy Drinks ‘Completely Ruined His Life’

Pierre Van ZylHeal, Health Awareness, News + Discoveries

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21-year-old Vinnie Pyner from Margate, Southeast England claims energy drinks have changed his future, and it’s not for the better. His teeth have endured extreme decay, and its thought to be from excessive consumption of Monster Energy Drinks. He started taking the beverage in 2017 because it helped him stay up and alert to study….

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Eat More Broccoli (Including the Stems): It can help prevent heart attack, cancer, constipation, and much more!

Pierre Van ZylHeal, Health Awareness, Healthy Aging + General Wellness

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It turns out the love-it-or-hate-it cruciferous veggie that’s prevented countless young children from earning their dessert has an extensive amount of health benefits. Don’t limit broccoli’s merit to just the head- broccoli stalks, leaves, and sprouts are not to be taken lightly. The next time you see a grocery store selling broccoli heads without the…

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Reasons Why Your Legs Cramp Up At Night and How to Fix It

Pierre Van ZylHeal, Pain Management

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Waking up to sudden, painful muscle spasms in your leg isn’t only uncomfortable, the effects of interrupted sleep can often lead to feeling more stressed, having less energy, and not being at your best in general. Explore the most common causes of nocturnal leg cramps (sudden painful muscle cramps that occur while sleeping or during…

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Is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy the Key to Treating Fibromyalgia?

Pierre Van ZylHeal, Pain Management

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Fibromyalgia is a tricky condition to diagnose and an even trickier one to treat. The painful condition that affects women more often than men isn’t even widely recognized throughout the medical community, making the hunt for treatments a slow going process. But a team of researchers point to one potential treatment as a viable option…

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Is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy the Key to Treating Fibromyalgia?

Pierre Van ZylHeal, Pain Management

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Fibromyalgia is a tricky condition to diagnose and an even trickier one to treat. The painful condition that affects women more often than men isn’t even widely recognized throughout the medical community, making the hunt for treatments a slow going process. But a team of researchers point to one potential treatment as a viable option…

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The Cause of Alzheimer’s Could Be Coming From Inside Your Mouth, Study Claims

Pierre Van ZylHeal, Health Awareness, Healthy Aging + General Wellness, Learn, Men’s Health, Mental Health, News + Discoveries, Women’s Health

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Alzheimer’s disease is a degenerative neurological condition that is known for its debilitating symptoms, such as memory loss, confusion, and loss of identity. The two hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease is the formation of plaques (beta-amyloid) and tangles (tau proteins)in the brain. Over time, these build up to a point where symptoms begin to develop and, eventually,…

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Perspectives: Choosing to Die Before Dementia Takes Over

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Annie Zwijnenberg died in her sleep at 81 years old, surrounded by her beloved family members and a medical team that had cared for her for some time. But she didn’t die of natural causes. Her doctor administered a lethal injection, several hours after she ingested a deadly glassful of sedative. And that’s exactly how…

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Researchers Treat HER2-Positive Breast Cancer Without Chemo

Pierre Van ZylCancer, Heal

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HER2-positive breast cancer is a type of aggressive cancer marked by uncontrolled production of breast cells. About 20% of women and men diagnosed with breast cancer have HER2-positive cancer, specifically. (1) How is HER2-Positive Breast Cancer Usually Treated? Currently, oncologists treat HER2-positive breast cancer patients with surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, or targeted treatments like Herceptin (trastuzumab),…

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6 Warning Signs You Don’t Have Enough Oxygen in Your Blood

Pierre Van ZylHeal, Health Awareness

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Imagine you’re at the gas station filling up your car. The numbers on the pump are whizzing by, but it seems to take much longer than usual to top up the tank. That’s when you notice the leak. You’ve been wasting fuel and money and don’t have a full tank of gas to show for…

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Scientist May Have Discovered a Drug that Fixes Cavities and Regrows Teeth

Pierre Van ZylHeal, Health Awareness, Healthy Aging + General Wellness

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Professor Paul Sharpe of King’s College London Dental Institute thinks he’s found a revolutionary new way to treat tooth decay: by teaching your body to regenerate damaged teeth in a short period of time. Cavity Fillings vs. Tideglusib To start, it will help to understand a little about how your body usually responds to damage…

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Is MuTaTo the Cure for Cancer We’ve Been Looking For?

Pierre Van ZylCancer, Heal

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“We believe we will offer in a year’s time a complete cure for cancer.â€� This is a bold statement made by Dan Aridor, chairman of the board of an Israeli company known as Accelerated Evolution Biotechnologies. Aridor is talking about a pre-clinical treatment, MuTaTo, which was developed by Ilan Morad and a team of researchers…

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Moms Of 3 Are More Stressed Than Those With Any Other Number Of Children

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It doesn’t make a lot of sense at first thought that three kids cause more stress than four and above. However, research seems to indicate that three may be the most problematic. Having kids always means there will be some stressful days. From infancy to adulthood, you will have put in a lot of time,…

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Take Magnesium To Relieve These 6 Health Conditions

Pierre Van ZylHeal, Health Awareness, Learn, Men’s Health, News + Discoveries, Pain Management, Pain Relief, Women’s Health

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Magnesium is one of the most important mineral elements needed by the body. It’s believed to play the role of a supporting factor in more than 300 biochemical processes that the body undergoes. Magnesium can be obtained naturally from many foods we consume, or taken as a dietary supplement in form of tablets and syrups….

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‘Eye-opening’ Dementia Breakthrough Announced Today by USC Researchers

Pierre Van ZylHeal, Healthy Aging + General Wellness, Learn, Men’s Health, News + Discoveries, Women’s Health

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The Alzheimers Society has recognized a recent study by the University of California. Their finding suggested that an early onset indicator of dementia is leaky blood vessels in the brain. This new finding could lead to earlier diagnosis and treatment to reverse or delay this neurological disease. Eye-opening results presented themselves to a team of…

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Meet the Cambridge scientist on verge of curing Multiple Sclerosis

Pierre Van ZylHeal, Health Awareness, Learn, Men’s Health, News + Discoveries, Pain Management, Women’s Health

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Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an inflammatory disease of the central nervous system, affecting 2.3 million people in our world. MS is as an immune-mediated disease, where the immune system attacks the protective myelin sheath which covers nerve fibers, causing communication issues between your brain and the rest of your body. Eventually, the disease can cause…

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20 Anti-Inflammatory Snacks Your Gut Will Thank You For

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Learning how your body responds to inflammatory foods (like carbs and gluten) can play an important role in our health. Although some inflammation can help our bodies ward off infections from bacteria and viruses, excess (or chronic inflammation) can lead to autoimmune diseases like arthritis, lupus, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, and more. Thankfully, one way to help decrease inflammation…

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Hydrogen Peroxide Can Help Clear Ear Wax, but what about Ear Infections?

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Hydrogen peroxide is a common disinfectant in the household first-aid kits. It’s widely used in homes to clean floors, toilets, sinks, wash-hand basins and door handles. Mild, 3% concentrations of it can be used to clean cuts and wounds. Due to its powerful antimicrobial properties, hydrogen peroxide is used as a bleaching agent. It’s also…

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New Research: Eating Just Two Of These Nuts Could Prevent Cancer, Anxiety, Depression, Heart Attack, and More

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Brazil nuts come from the Bertholletia excelsa tree, which is in the Lecythidaceae family and found in the Amazon. In Brazil, they are known as semilla de Brazil, which means Brazilian seed. Brazil nuts are often eaten raw or blanched, and although they are called nuts they are actually seeds. In the tropics, monkeys and birds…

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Doctors Warn Not to Use Ginger If You’re On Any Of These Medications

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Ginger (Zingiber officinal) is a plant used for centuries as a medicine, commonly to reduce nausea, relieve pain and aid in digestion. It is a common ingredient in many foods and beverages. Ginger can also be used as a supplement and comes in various forms, including concentrated tablets, liquid tinctures, and juices. While it has…

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8 Stretches You Should Do Every Morning To Feel Strong, Flexible And Grounded

Pierre Van ZylFitness + Yoga, Heal, Health Awareness, Learn, Men’s Health, Move, Pain Relief, Weight Loss, Women’s Health

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There’s nothing quite like a good stretch. It feels great, and can make a world of difference in a healthy and balanced lifestyle. A few minutes in your morning routine devoted to stretching can be the perfect way to start your day. Many people with desk jobs develop tension or pain, and simply starting an…

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An Effective 12 Minute Yoga session to help improve bone density and manage osteoporosis

Pierre Van ZylFitness + Yoga, Heal, Healthy Aging + General Wellness, Move, Pain Management, Pain Relief, Personal Growth + Development, Women’s Health

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Pretty much everyone and their grandma know what yoga is these days. People rave about yoga’s benefits, including improved flexibility and reduced stress. Some people even lose weight, improve their heart health, and become mindful eaters by practicing yoga [1]! In fact, there’s another advantage of this form of exercise that people often overlook: strong…

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Sulfur: A Forgotten Mineral and Novel Supplement

Pierre Van Zyleat, Heal, Health Awareness

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Sulfur is the third topmost mineral in your body (15). It is found in your brain, bones, hair, muscles, and skin and plays a vital role in hundreds of physiological processes. Sulfur doesn’t get the attention of other minerals and vitamins like magnesium which can help relieve muscle cramps and improve your sleep, calcium which…

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