Chronically Ill Man Releases Audio of Hospital Staff Offering Assisted Death

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

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Can you imagine having an incurable brain disorder that has left you bed-ridden, unable to feed yourself or speak properly, and limited your ability to move your arms and legs? How about being in that circumstance and only being given two options: (1) pay $1,800 a day to keep your hospital bed or (2) medically…

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4 Bedtime Drinks to Improve Sleep and Aid Weight Loss (Recipes)

Pierre Van ZylDigestion, DIY Remedies & Green Beauty, Drinks, eat, Heal, Health Awareness, Healthy Aging + General Wellness, Learn, Make, Mental Health, Weight Loss

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Do you ever have those days where you leave home only to be hit by a reality you haven’t noticed in a while? Everyone’s walking around with raccoon eyes and blank stares on their faces, looking unkempt and sluggish, seeming like they’ve kind of given up… It’s not just you who has been noticing. Just…

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Do You Have ‘Memory Thief Syndrome’? The Link Between Dementia and Hearing Loss

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

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What is Dementia? The World Health Organizing defines dementia as “a syndrome—usually of a chronic or progressive nature—in which there is a deterioration in cognitive function (i.e. the ability toprocess thought) beyond what might be expected of normal aging. It affects memory, thinking,orientation, comprehension, calculation, learning capacity, language, and judgment.â€� (1) It isn’t strange that…

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McDonald’s Salads Tainted with Cyclospora Have Sickened 286 People in 14 States

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

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One of the latest dangerous food outbreaks is that much more proof that sometimes, convenience comes at a cost! So, if you’ve eaten a supposedly health salad from a fast food restaurant in the past couple of months, please keep reading… Around mid-May, the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Iowa Department of Public…

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If You Have This Thyroid Problem, You Need to Ask Your Doctor These Questions Immediately

Pierre Van ZylHeal, Health Awareness

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A hypothyroidism diagnosis may come with a sigh of relief. For many, it can take several years or even several doctors to finally receive a diagnosis. You feel like you have your medicine and marching orders and you’re finally ready to start healing. But then you learn about all of the tests, labs, and levels…

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How to Rebuild Worn Down Cartilage and Feel Like Your Joints Are New Again

Pierre Van Zyleat, Heal, Health Awareness

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Osteoarthritis is a painful joint disorder and is actually the most common joint disorder in the United States. Those 60 years old or older the 10% of men and 13% women have knee osteoarthritis[1] and that is just one joint, there are many more that have osteoarthritis in the hips, shoulders, and other joints. Osteoarthritis…

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8 Foods Linked to Ongoing Outbreaks That Might Make You Sick

Pierre Van Zyleat, Heal, Health Awareness, Learn, News + Discoveries, Pain Management

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We’re not exactly sure why, but there have been in alarming number of dangerous food outbreaks over the last year or so. Cases of food contamination are becoming more commonplace and stealing headlines, which is why everyone needs to know how to keep themselves and their families safe. Remember the nationwide listeria outbreak in October…

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71-Year-Old Dies from Bacterial Infection, Vibrio vulnificus, in Raw Oysters

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

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On today’s menu, we have freshly shucked oysters over a bed of shaved ice garnished with lemon, horseradish, and Tabasco. On any other day, a refreshing treat like that would sound amazing. But the recent death of a 71-year-old man in Sarasota County, Florida has people thinking twice about the popular seafood dish. On July…

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Young Man’s Experience: Cold Water Sent Him into Shock

Pierre Van ZylHeal, Health Awareness

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Adam Schaub, from Houston Texas, did not foresee the events that would take place on that sunny, sweltering day. It was early July, and temperatures were a high 100°F ( 37.8°C). Adam was outside cutting up logs with his dad when suddenly, he started sweating profusely, his face turning flush. Hoping to ease his discomfort, he…

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Exercise This Muscle If You Want to Stop Your Brain from Deteriorating

Pierre Van ZylFitness + Yoga, Heal, Health Awareness, Move

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Jump straight to… The Importance of Leg Exercise for Brain and Nervous System Health How Stronger Muscles Benefit Your Brain Studies: The Muscle-Brain Connection How Exercise Boost Brain Health Beginner’s Workout Routine While exercise is primarily valued for its influence on physical health, strength and mobility, there’s ample evidence showing physical exercise, especially strength training,…

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If You Have 4+ of These Symptoms, You May Have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Pierre Van ZylHeal, Health Awareness

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is the name for a disorder characterized by debilitating fatigue and a variety of associated physical, constitutional and neuropsychological complaints. Jump straight to… Symptoms Diagnosis Treatments Eating & Habits Plan The 3 Patterns What are the Symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? The main clinical manifestations of CFS include: fatigue difficulty concentrating,…

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The Worst Beer Out There – 8 Brews You Should Avoid This Summer

Pierre Van ZylHeal, Health Awareness

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Research tells us that too much alcohol consumption is linked to a number of health conditions, some of which include pancreatitis, cirrhosis of the liver, cancer, and cardiovascular disease (1). Despite this fact, most adults still consume a moderate amount of alcohol. So if you’re going to enjoy an alcoholic beverage, try to be smart…

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5 Things Every Woman Needs to Know About Menopause

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

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Whether ready or not, all women come to the stage of life when menopause is upon them. The majority of us are familiar with this stage of life that marks the end of menstrual cycles due to the natural decline of the female reproductive hormones. Menopause is officially diagnosed once 12 months have passed without…

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How Brown Recluse Spiders Turned One Woman’s Trip Away Into A Hospital Stay

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

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Tina Bradish and her husband Tim, who hail from Muskegon, Michigan, are a couple that love to spend their free time up north (1). But their latest trip near Sleeping Bear Dunes ended in disaster when one small spider bite turned into a major problem for Tina (1). How A Small Bite Turned Into A…

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How Kelly Clarkson Lost 37 Pounds By Managing Her Thyroid Problem

Pierre Van ZylHeal, Health Awareness, Weight Loss, Women’s Health

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Kelly Clarkson is well known for being a successful powerhouse singer and the first winner of American Idol, but her weight has also garnered a lot of attention over the years. Kelly recently made headlines for losing weight and she revealed that the real reason she was able to shed the pounds was because she…

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EWG’s 10 Worst Sunscreens of 2018

Pierre Van ZylCancer, Heal, Health Awareness, parenting

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The safety and effectiveness of sunscreens is a topic that has garnered a lot of attention in recent years. The EWG just released their 2018 sunscreen guide and it includes their list of the worst sunscreens you shouldn’t be applying on your kids (or yourself for that matter). Here’s everything you need to know about…

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Spice Up Your Life With The Natural Healing Benefits of Cuban Oregano

Pierre Van Zyleat, Heal, Health Awareness

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If you love to cook but are tired of using the same old herbs for every recipe, you’ll be happy to learn that oregano (your old favorite) has a cousin called Cuban oregano that is taking taste buds by storm. Not only will the taste cause your jaw to drop, but you’ll be wowed by…

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Studies Show That All Lungs Will Decline After Age 30, But Eating These Foods Will Slow It Down!

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

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It’s not just lifelong smokers that need to worry about the health of their lungs. There is evidence to show that the health of everyone’s lungs will begin to decline after the age of 30, regardless of if you’ve had trouble breathing in the past or not. Study Shows That All Lungs Are Proven to…

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Unsafe Sushi Found Pumped with Carbon Monoxide to Appear “Fresh”

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

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Crunchy tempura rolls and perfect pieces of fish dipped in soy sauce and wasabi… If you’re a sushi lover, those words are beautiful music to your ears. But, being so glaringly different than the standard American diet – SAD – when did sushi become such a dietary staple in North America? Throughout the United States…

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25 Unexpected Facts Every Banana Lover Needs to Know

Pierre Van Zyleat, Heal, Health Awareness

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You’ll never look at the humble banana the same way again after discovering the many health benefits and reasons to add them to your diet. They can help to combat depression, make you smarter, cure hangovers, relieve morning sickness, protect against kidney cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, and blindness. Plus they can even cure the itch of…

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If You Have These Tiny, White Bumps on Your Face, Don’t Try to Remove Them!

Pierre Van ZylHealth Awareness

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As the outermost part of our body, our skin is completely exposed to the elements, so it makes sense that people all over the world, of all ages, experience various skin conditions. From psoriasis to eczema, most of the skin issues that we have are rooted in inflammation, but not every bump and discoloration is…

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Toddler Safety – How To Keep Your Tiny Tot Free From Danger

Pierre Van ZylHeal, Health Awareness

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Looking after a toddler is a full time job, they’re constantly running around and getting into things you don’t want them to touch. What makes looking after these little ones even more difficult is that fact that everyday household items can be dangerous to them. One family learned this lesson the hard way after their…

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Naturopathic Doctor: Start Using These Tips to Add 14 Extra Years to Your Life

Pierre Van ZylHeal, Health Awareness

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About 100 years ago the United States saw an increase of food production and industrialization, and diseases were ‘one cause, one cure’ (e.g. typhoid fever). Fast-forward a few decades where chemicals and hormones are put in plants and animals for mass production and profit (especially with an increase in population), and a more sedentary lifestyle…

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HPA Axis: How to De-Stress and Fix the Hormone Imbalance No One Knows They Have…

Pierre Van ZylHeal, Health Awareness

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Life is often fraught with stress, and the physical, emotional, and mental stressors we encounter daily can have a large impact on our health.  As more patients present with fatigue and stress, and a broad array of other symptoms such as low libido, poor sleep, weakness, poor immune function, and the dreaded brain fog it…

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8 Reasons You May Be Bruising Easily

Pierre Van ZylHeal, Health Awareness

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Bruising occurs when capillaries or small blood vessels near the skin’s surface break and leak red blood cells.  Much of the time, we are well aware as to what causes bruising, such as a fall, a knock, or something more serious.  Though, in some cases, identifying the cause of our bruises is not so easy….

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If You See These Painful Red Bumps, You May Have Dyshidrotic Eczema

Pierre Van ZylHeal, Health Awareness, Pain Relief

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With the summer season coming up you’ll no doubt want to spend more time outside, soaking up the sun. But it can be difficult to fully enjoy your time outdoors if you’re constantly worrying about your eczema outbreak. Dyshidrotic eczema, in particular, is prevalent in the spring, and if you’re experiencing small, itchy blisters on…

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How Smoking Cigarettes Can Lead To An Aneurysm

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

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People have been aware of the negative effects of smoking cigarettes for several decades now. But even with the decline of smoking that has followed since, there are still many people who choose to smoke. In 2016, 15.5% of adults in the U.S. smoked, which is an estimated 37.8 million people (1). It is common…

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18 Proven and Natural Remedies to Treat Psoriasis

Pierre Van ZylHeal, Health Awareness, Pain Management

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It is estimated that psoriasis affects 2-2.6% of the population.  Psoriasis is thought to be a chronic autoimmune skin condition. It is characterized by silvery yellow thickened skin patches, typically found on elbows, knees scalp, hands and feet, although it can affect other areas of the body.  (1, 2) Psoriasis is not a contagious illness….

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Chemo Brain & 18 Long-Term Chemo Side Effects You Never Hear About

Pierre Van ZylCancer, Heal, Health Awareness

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The first chemotherapy(chemo) agents appeared in the first world wars and were used as mustard gases to kill soldiers. (1) Since then, cancer patients from all over the world have opted to use chemo as part of their cancer treatment plan. Cancer cells grow faster than healthy cells. Chemo destroys these fast-growing cells and helps…

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Is Your Meat Eating Candy? Why You Should Avoid Factory Farmed Meat

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

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My friend Michael Pollan says, “You are what you eat eats.â€� A few weeks ago, I read an article about how farmers are feeding their livestock candy. Yes, you heard that right. Skittles, Gummy Bears and other junk foods are sold to farmers to provide cheap carbs for livestock. I don’t know about you, but…

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Lady’s Mantle for Menstrual, Gastrointestinal Relief, and Other Benefits

Pierre Van ZylDIY Remedies & Green Beauty, Heal, Health Awareness, Learn, Make, News + Discoveries, Pain Management, Women’s Health

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Lady’s mantle — it’s such an interesting name for an herb that has so many possible health benefits. What is lady’s mantle used for? Given its namesake, it’s probably not surprising that women use it to help with painful or heavy menstrual periods and menopause symptoms. But this herb is also highly acclaimed for its use in…

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Top 8 Causes of Hip Pain and How to Relief Without Addictive Pain Meds

Pierre Van ZylHeal, Health Awareness, Move, Pain Management, Pain Relief

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Hip replacements or general hip pain is a condition typically thought to impact older adults. And while this population is certainly at a higher risk of hip issues, even young people (especially athletes) can suffer from hip pain. Hip pain affects each person a bit differently, causing symptoms like aching or weakness on either the…

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Make Sure You Check Your Iron Levels – It’s Crucial for Optimal Health

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

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One in 3 reading this likely has a serious overload of a mineral that may be more dangerous to your health than lack of vitamin D. That mineral is iron. Making matters worse, few physicians fully appreciate the danger of excess iron, which Gerry Koenig, former chairman of the Iron Disorders Institute and the Hemochromatosis…

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E-Cigarettes Cause Teen to Develop “Wet Lung� After Just 3 Weeks

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

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Electronic cigarettes, also known as “e-cigsâ€�, “e-cigarettesâ€� or “vapingâ€�, have become very popular in recent years, especially among teens and young adults. Many people think that e-cigs are safer than regular cigarettes, but this isn’t always true. This 18-year-old’s story will make you reconsider just how safe e-cigs really are. An E-Cig Nightmare An article…

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Why Is My Eye Twitching And How Do I Stop It?

Pierre Van ZylHeal, Health Awareness, Pain Management

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Sometimes our eyes twitch, it happens, you may not even notice a twitch here or there.  Eyelid twitches are caused by involuntary muscle contractions around the eyes, called myokymia.  Most eye twitching comes and goes without recognition, though, some cases can extend for weeks or even months. While eye twitches are generally considered benign, they…

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3 Reasons Why You May Want to Avoid Getting a Mammogram So Fast

Pierre Van ZylCancer, Heal, Health Awareness, Learn, News + Discoveries, Women’s Health

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The mammogram debate is alive and well. Some people praise mammograms while others oppose the x-ray imaging system. Over the years, however, some cancer experts have even started to question the seemingly outdated and potentially harmful breast cancer screening method that is still so prevalent today. But with so many institutions claiming that mammograms are…

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How to Reduce Stress and Anxiety in 10-Minutes or Less

Pierre Van ZylHealth Awareness, Mental Health

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For those of us with hectic lives, peace and serenity are illusive states. We scroll through our newsfeed and are constantly bombarded with people in a relaxed state, with not a care in the world. In reality, though, we all experience stress and anxiety, and for most of us it’s a daily occurrence. It’s not…

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Summer is Here… So are the Ticks

Pierre Van ZylHealth Awareness, Healthy Aging + General Wellness, News + Discoveries

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The latest report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Experts, reveals there has been an increase in vector-borne diseases such as tick bites in the United States. According to the report, in 2004 there were approximately 27,388 cases of insect bites reported. Now, flash forward to 12 years and the number of cases…

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Cardiologist States that American Heart Associations Cholesterol Guidelines May Be Doing More Harm than Good

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With another change in the American Heart Association cholesterol guidelines comes a new wave of people that are now considered to have high blood pressure. There is nothing more unsettling than a major change in the medical world. We’re all working towards our best lives, and it’s important that we’re able to trust the rules…

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Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes Linked to Skin Rashes

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

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Since the early days of The Hearty Soul, we have always valued homemade skincare recipes. Whether it be strengthening hair masks to moisturizing makeup removers, going all-natural and non-toxic seems like such a no-brainer! Especially when you hear horror stories about big-name hygiene and cosmetic companies whose products cause dramatic hair loss or skin damage….

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