Spotting These Pancreatic Cancer Symptoms Could Save Your Life

Pierre Van ZylCancer, Heal, Health Awareness

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Cancer is ultimately the result of cells that uncontrollably grow and do not die. Normal cells in the body follow an orderly path of growth, division, and death. Programmed cell death is called apoptosis, and when this process breaks down, cancer results. Pancreatic cancer cells do not experience programmatic death, but instead continue to grow and…

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Gabapentin – The Latest Drug Contributing to the Opioid Crisis

Pierre Van ZylHeal, Health Awareness

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There’s no doubting it, North America has a problem with opioid addiction. You’ve likely heard a lot about this issue in recent years, but there’s another prescription drug you need to know about. It’s being widely used and talked about very little; it goes by the name of gabapentin. What is Gabapentin? Gabapentin is a…

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3 Types of Skin Cancer: Surprising Causes of Melanoma

Pierre Van ZylCancer, Heal, Health Awareness, Learn, News + Discoveries

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It’s a familiar feeling… The skies are clear and summer days are longer which means you’re getting ready to spend more time basking in sunlight. We don’t blame you – vitamin D is vital especially after a dark, cold winter. So, what’s the number one way to protect yourself from skin cancer? Spread on the…

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Fibromyalgia Isn’t All In Your Head

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

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Do you have widespread pain and feel excessively tired most of the time? Do these symptoms get to the point where they become debilitating? Well, it’s not all in your head and you shouldn’t blame these feelings on being overworked. You might actually have a condition known as fibromyalgia. Like most invisible illnesses, fibromyalgia is…

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How You Can Still Get Cancer (Even If You Live A Healthy Lifestyle)

Pierre Van ZylCancer, Heal, Health Awareness, Learn, News + Discoveries

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Out of sight, out of mind is a saying many people live by but, when it comes to your food, this mindset could be sacrificing your health. While big-name billboard carcinogens such as smoking cigarettes and asbestos make all the headlines, millions of people consume potentially harmful toxic adulterants every single day. That red delicious…

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A Bad Boss Can Make Their Employees Sick!

Pierre Van ZylHeal, Learn, Mental Health, News + Discoveries, Personal Growth + Development

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Working full time can take a lot out of you. Whether it’s because you’re sitting down for most of the day, working crazy shifts, or just not getting enough sleep, it can take a toll on your body. A lot of people focus on how their jobs can negatively impact their physical health (so they…

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Dad Nearly Dies From Biting His Fingernails – After it Triggered Killer Sepsis Infection

Pierre Van ZylHeal, Health Awareness

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Imagine one day feeling perfectly fine, you go about your daily routine and nothing’s out of the norm. Then suddenly you feel like you’re getting the flu, only the symptoms are getting much worse by the hour. Eventually you realize that you don’t have the flu at all, you have something much more severe –…

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18 Common Symptoms of Multiple Chemical Sensitivity & 12 Ways to Minimize Your Exposure

Pierre Van ZylHeal, Health Awareness, Learn, News + Discoveries

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One in Four People Are Sensitive to Chemicals Do you get a headache when someone wearing cologne or perfume walks by you? Does the overwhelming smell of perfumed dryer sheets make you feel nauseous or cause you to feel a little shaky? If it does you’re not alone. One in four people in the U.S….

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How to Increase Bone Strength at Any Age: From 1 to 70+

Pierre Van ZylHeal, Healthy Aging + General Wellness

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Bones play an important role such as housing our organs, making red and white blood cells, platelets, providing attachment for tendons (which then attach to muscles), storing calcium (an important mineral for cellular health), and protecting our central nervous system (brain and spinal cord). We reach peak bone mass when we’re about age 30, generally…

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5 Remedies for Frozen Shoulder

Pierre Van ZylHeal, Pain Management

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Worried about your shoulder stiffness? If you think you have Frozen Shoulder read below to find out symptoms, causes and treatments in order to reduce pain and regain full range of motion. What Is Frozen Shoulder? Officially known as adhesive capsulitis, Frozen Shoulder occurs when your shoulder joint is stiff with pain to the point…

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Your Gut Bacteria Could Be Causing Body-Wide Inflammation, Study Finds

Pierre Van ZylHeal, Health Awareness, Learn, News + Discoveries

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Finding a link between osteoarthritis and the bacteria in our guts seems unlikely. However, new research concludes that they could, in fact, be bedfellows. Obesity comes with a raft of related health risks, including diabetes and cardiovascular disease. It is also intimately tied to osteoarthritis. Often referred to as the “wear and tear” arthritis, osteoarthritis involves the slow degradation…

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Is Spirulina Safe? 5 Things You Need to Know Before Consuming This Green Supplement

Pierre Van ZylHeal, Healthy Aging + General Wellness

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Trying to maneuver the world of supplements can be hard for anybody – especially now. Social media allows us the chance to learn about a new supplement or superfood everyday, but sometimes that makes it harder to decide which ones would actually be most beneficial for us.   I’ve always thought that the best place…

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Gaining Unexplained Weight Around Your Hips, Thighs, and Butt? Here Are 3 Ways to Lose It

Pierre Van ZylHeal, Learn, News + Discoveries, Women’s Health

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We all come in different shapes and sizes. We know this well and society has come a long way to becoming more body positive, encouraging us to embrace what makes us uniquely different. This is great, but what dictates that shape? Certainly, the most common ideas that come to mind are what we eat and…

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Alpha-Gal Allergy: Meet the Tick Forcing Americans to Give up Meat

Pierre Van ZylHeal, Health Awareness, Learn, News + Discoveries

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On May 1, 2018, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported that between 2004 and 2016, tickborne illnesses more than doubled.[1] And because of what researchers are linking to climate change, there’s no sign of the trend slowing down. In fact, ticks with the ability to transmit disease to people are invading more areas than…

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Sarah Ate These 2 Lunches Everyday and They Helped Her Lose 50+ Pounds

Pierre Van ZylHeal, Weight Loss

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Losing weight can be incredibly challenging, especially if you’re someone who’s trying to balance a million things on your plate. But it isn’t as impossible as you may think. The proof is in the pudding, and today that pudding is Sarah Grant. Sarah Grant is a busy mom of two who achieved her weight loss…

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Israeli Research Links Acetaminophen During Pregnancy to Autism, ADHD

Pierre Van ZylHeal, Health Awareness, Learn, Mental Health, News + Discoveries

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Over the last few years, there has been a growing concern around acetaminophen. Some scientists are convinced that acetaminophen (which is the active ingredient in Tylenol) can dull the brain’s response to certain stimuli and even make you less empathetic towards people in pain. On top of all of this, an extensive study now suggests…

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10 Mind-Blowing Benefits of CBD Oil for Pain, Anxiety, Inflammation and More

Pierre Van ZylHeal, Health Awareness, Pain Management

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Cannabis has always been a controversial topic. A lot of people associate it with recreational use but it can also be a natural remedy for pain, aging, and mental disorders. CBD oil is a chemical found in cannabis. It is not a psychoactive, so it can’t get you high as it has low levels of…

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5 Major Grocers Receive Failing Grades for Selling Antibiotic-Filled Chicken

Pierre Van ZylHeal, Health Awareness, Healthy Aging + General Wellness, Learn, News + Discoveries

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Ignorance may be bliss but when you hear that 700,000 people die every year from antibiotic-resistant infections (at least 23,000 of which are in the United States), the glaring problem is a hard one to ignore. Reports even suggest this number can grow to 10,000,000 deaths per year by 2050 – if nothing changes.[1,2] In…

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4 Methods to Remove Skin Tags – The Pros and Cons

Pierre Van ZylDIY Remedies & Green Beauty, Heal, Healthy Aging + General Wellness, Make

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Our skin is our largest organ, and it’s the one the outside world gets to see. All of us have dealt with skin issues in our lives, from acne to rashes. There is one skin problem, however, that most of us will inevitably have to deal with as we age – skin tags. Skin tags…

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Baking Soda: Could It Be A New Hope for Autoimmune Disorders?

Pierre Van ZylHeal, Health Awareness, Learn, News + Discoveries

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Does NaCO3 mean anything to you? Sodium Bicarbonate? How about baking soda? It’s the white powdery substance you’ve likely used in cake and loaf recipes, toxin-free appliance cleaners, or DIY skin care products. Long before it hit North American shelves and quickly became a household staple, ancient Egyptians used sodium bicarbonate to help treat various…

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Kate Walsh Had to Convince a Doctor to Give Her the MRI That Revealed Her Brain Tumor

Pierre Van ZylHeal, Learn, News + Discoveries, Women’s Health

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It was 2015 when Kate Walsh, star of 13 Reasons Why, first felt symptoms of exhaustion, cognitive difficulties, and not being able to finish sentences.  Walsh’s determined efforts uncovered the cause of the symptoms, a “very sizable” brain tumor (2). At first, Walsh attributed her symptoms to stress, being overworked or menopause.  After all, Walsh…

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A Hazardous Chemical in Your Toothpaste, Hand Soap, and Even Toys?

Pierre Van ZylHeal, Health Awareness, Learn, News + Discoveries

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Triclosan is a “super chemicalâ€� meant to fight the spread of germs, but with the emergence of drug-resistant superbugs, the question is whether it really fights the good fight or just creates bigger problems. The answer is pretty straightforward. Triclosan is a major player when it comes to the problem of antibiotic resistance, which is becoming more common and more deadly…

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4 Reasons To Go & Find Purple Dead-Nettle

Pierre Van ZylHeal, Healthy Aging + General Wellness, Home + Garden, Make

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You’ve probably seen purple dead-nettle growing at one time or another, even if you didn’t realize it. This common plant that’s native to Europe and Asia, can now be found throughout North America too, and it’s very widespread. If you start paying more attention to the plants around you the next time you go for…

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Hashimoto’s and Gut Health

Pierre Van ZylDigestion, Heal

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Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis is an autoimmune disorder that negatively impacts the function of the thyroid gland (1). Like other autoimmune disorders, Hashimoto’s occurs when the immune system produces antibodies that attack healthy tissue in the body (1). When you have Hashimoto’s, it kind of feels like your body has a love-hate relationship with itself. What is…

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14 Chemotherapy Side Effects No One Talks About & Natural Treatments

Pierre Van ZylCancer, Heal, Health Awareness

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Is chemotherapy really worth it? It’s a question many people ask and rightly so. While some believe it’s absolutely necessary – sometimes it is – we often hear devastating stories of how it completely alters someone’s life and not for the better. One team of researchers from Australia, using data from both their country and…

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The Anti-Inflammatory Diet Secrets for Preventing and Treating Type 2 Diabetes

Pierre Van ZylHeal, Health Awareness

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Type 2 diabetes is an extremely common concern in current times, a condition where cells cannot use sugar (glucose) properly for energy. Insulin is secreted from the pancreas when we eat in order to take sugar into our cells for energy. Too much sugar (including factors that raise sugar levels, like stress) taxes the pancreas…

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Why You Need to Monitor Cardiovascular Health on the Keto Diet

Pierre Van ZylHeal, Health Awareness

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You may have only recently heard about the ketogenic diet, a very high-fat, low-carb diet that’s taking the nutrition world by storm—but believe it or not, the keto diet has been around since the 1920s. The ketogenic diet (or keto, for short) was originally developed by doctors for medicinal use, especially for helping to treat…

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Top 5 Anti-Inflammatory Foods That Prevent Plaque, Hypertension, and Heart Disease

Pierre Van ZylHeal, Health Awareness

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Almost all of us know someone who’s been affected by heart disease. As the leading cause of death worldwide, it’s estimated that about 92 million American adults have at least some form of heart disease, and by 2030, researchers project that nearly 44 percent of the US population will be affected. (1) Atherosclerosis is one…

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8 Early Warning Signs of Nutrient Deficiency Written All over Your Body

Pierre Van ZylHeal, Health Awareness

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A well-balanced and nutritious diet has many benefits. On the other hand, a diet lacking in nutrients may cause a variety of unpleasant symptoms. These symptoms are your body’s way of communicating potential vitamin and mineral deficiencies. Recognizing them can help you adjust your diet accordingly. This article reviews the 8 most common signs of…

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18 Ways to Replace Cancer-Linked Sweeteners Overnight

Pierre Van Zyleat, Heal, Health Awareness, Snacks + Sides

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Do you have a sweet tooth? If you do you’re not alone. Two hundred years ago, the average American ate only 2 pounds of sugar a year. Nearly fifty years ago in seventies, the average American ate 123 pounds of sugar per year.  Today the average American consumes 152 pounds of sugar a year. That…

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How 82-Year-Old Sylvia Hatzer Reversed Dementia On A Mediterranean Diet

Pierre Van ZylHeal, Health Awareness, Healthy Aging + General Wellness, Learn, Mental Health, News + Discoveries

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It must have been heart-breaking for Mark Hatzer to realize his mother Sylvia, an 82-year-old dementia sufferer, could no longer recognize her own son. The last thing he wanted was to lose another parent but as her condition worsened, Sylvia was admitted to North Manchester General Hospital for her own safety. During her time there,…

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Endocarditis Linked to Metal from Braces of 15-Year-Old Leah Kitchen

Pierre Van ZylHeal, Health Awareness, Learn, News + Discoveries

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What was supposed be a quick stop at the dentist’s office soon spiraled downward when 15-year-old Leah Kitchen fell ill. Everyone knows that when you have braces, routine visits to get them tightened are necessary. But for Leah, one of these visits completely affected her quality of life. Within one week of having her braces…

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New Study Links Mono Virus to Several Serious Diseases

Pierre Van ZylHeal, Health Awareness, Healthy Aging + General Wellness, Learn, News + Discoveries

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Mononucleosis is an often harmless infectious illness caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. It is known as “the kissing diseaseâ€� because it’s contagious and spread mainly through saliva. The virus is very common and a lot of people are exposed to it in adolescence. The symptoms of mono are similar to that of the flu and…

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8 Ways You Can Prevent Alzheimer’s Starting Today

Pierre Van ZylHeal, Healthy Aging + General Wellness

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Brains are an essential organ and the foundation of our existence as sentient beings. Despite the importance of our brains, we are rarely concerned with our brain health until seeing signs that something’s wrong. But, if you’re troubled by the thought of developing Alzheimer’s in the future, brain health should be a top priority. This…

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Latest Brain Images From Sleep Study Stun Experts

Pierre Van ZylHeal, Health Awareness

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According to the American Sleep Association,1 up to 70 million Americans have a sleep disorder, nearly 40 percent unintentionally fall asleep during the day at least once a month and nearly 5 percent have nodded off while driving at least once. Insomnia is the most common sleep disorder, with 10 percent of American adults struggling with…

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Liver Cleanse: Detox Your Liver in 6 Easy Steps

Pierre Van ZylDigestion, Heal

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Every person’s health and well-being depends on how well their body removes and purges toxins. With exposure to environmental toxins, toxic body care products and processed foods, most people are in desperate need of a serious detox! A liver cleanse is a great way to do this. One of the main ways that the body rids itself…

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Cold Urticaria: Symptoms, Causes, and How to Treat Being Allergic to Cold

Pierre Van ZylHeal, Health Awareness, Learn, Pain Management

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Peanuts, gluten, pollen, bees… those are usually the first words that pop into people’s heads when they think of allergies. Well, the condition in question today is definitely one of the stranger ones we’ve covered. You’ll see why in a sec. Have you ever come home from a brisk walk in the cold air, went…

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What You Need To Know About Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics Like Cipro And Levaquin

Pierre Van ZylHeal, Health Awareness, Learn, News + Discoveries

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Fluoroquinolones are a class of antibiotics used to kill or stop the growth of bacteria (1).  Fluoroquinolone antibiotics include ciprofloxacin (Cipro), gemifloxacin (Factive), levofloxacin (Levaquin), moxifloxacin (Avelox), and ofloxacin (Floxin)(1).  Fluoroquinolone use has drawn concern from the FDA, among others, prompting the organization to update regulatory warnings on the antibiotic. And now, a woman from…

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The Heartwarming Travels of Andy and Donna Fierlit

Pierre Van ZylHeal, Health Awareness

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Husband and wife duo, Andy and Donna Fierlit, are enthusiastic world travelers.  But they have different perspectives: Donna sees the world entirely from her wheelchair, while devoted husband Andy stands tall by her side.  Donna suffered a brain aneurysm 27 years ago and is now paralyzed on one side of her body.  Andy, acting on a…

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9 Useful Body Care Tips and Tricks You Probably Didn’t Know About

Pierre Van ZylHeal, Healthy Aging + General Wellness, Women’s Health

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They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder and that it’s not what’s on the outside, but the inside that matters. While that is a mantra everyone should follow, it’s no less true that by taking care of your skin and paying attention to the signals it’s giving you, you’re respecting the body…

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