86-Year-Old Woman Loses 120 Pounds by Walking in Her Living Room Every Day

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A lot of people would wonder why any elderly person would bother with weight loss. Really, aren’t they supposed to be relaxing and not stressing themselves out in their golden years? Well, they’re about to be re-schooled by Jessica Slaughter, an 86-year-old grandmother from St Louis, Missouri. This determined senior citizen went down from a…

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86-Year-Old Woman Loses 120 Pounds by Walking in Her Living Room Every Day

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A lot of people would wonder why any elderly person would bother with weight loss. Really, aren’t they supposed to be relaxing and not stressing themselves out in their golden years? Well, they’re about to be re-schooled by Jessica Slaughter, an 86-year-old grandmother from St Louis, Missouri. This determined senior citizen went down from a…

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13 healthy foods that will help clear your arteries

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When arteries clog, it can lead to a problem for the whole body.  Unlike a house whose plumbing has become blocked, Unfortunately, we cannot call a plumber to deal with our arteries. The condition related to clogged arteries is called arteriosclerosis. It occurs when plaque builds on the arterial walls and begin to narrow them…

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Certain Antibiotics Tied to Deadly Heart Vessel Tears: FDA

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According to the US Food and Drug Administration, patients taking fluoroquinolones need to be careful. They advise avoiding the drug because of possible dangerous side effects. They say that this class of antibiotics could cause deadly tears in the heart muscle. These vessel tears are called aortic dissections and are also known as ruptures of…

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Scientists Explain 6 Things That Cause Swollen Legs (And How to Fix It)

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Having swollen feet and legs is the worst! You feel puffy, and it’s hard to feel comfortable in your skin. If you’re worried about your health, naturally it’s always advisable to meet with a trained medical professional to treat the cause. Here we have just a few tips that might alleviate your symptoms quickly and…

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Old-Person Smell Is Actually A Thing, And Here’s Where It Comes From

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It’s no longer a major wonder that elderly people have a certain peculiar smell about them. Sometimes, when they try to use deodorant and fragrances, they can’t entirely mask this ‘grandparents’ scent. Most people think it’s because of their clothes, or hair, or perhaps, their sweat, but it’s not particularly any of these. Even when…

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Is Raw or Cooked Food Better, According to Traditional Chinese Medicine

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With so much conflicting information out there about various diets and ways of eating, it can become overwhelming. Some people swear by raw foods claiming it’s the only way to go to get the maximum amount of nutrients from your food. Others completely disagree. Perhaps you’re one of those people who’s tried to eat more…

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Why Your Doctor May Not Be the Best Source of Nutrition Advice

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I remember when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. The waiting room was packed. The Endocrinologist spent barely ten minutes with me which included a diagnosis of Hypothyroidism, mentioning Hashimoto’s in passing, and resulted in me walking out with a prescription for Synthroid. By the time I got home, I had to call the office…

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How to Use Frozen Lemons: An Easier Way to Harness the Health Benefits

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Most people say ‘When life gives you lemons – make lemonade’. In this post we’ll tell you why we prefer to say ‘When life gives you lemons – freeze them’! Lemons are probably the most versatile and popular type of citrus fruit. There is an incredible amount of hype around this fruit, while a lot…

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Breastmilk Protects Infants from Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria and More

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new study from the University of Helsinki showed that babies breastfed for at least six months have less antibiotic-resistant bacteria in their gut compared with infants breastfed for a shorter period of time. Moreover, the study showed that antibiotics used by mothers increased the number of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in infants. Bacteria resistant to antibiotics are everywhere — including…

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The 14 Best Foods to Increase Blood Flow and Circulation

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Poor circulation is a common problem caused by a number of conditions. Peripheral artery disease (PAD), diabetes, obesity, smoking and Raynaud’s disease are some of the many causes of poor circulation (1, 2, 3, 4, 5). Reduced blood flow can cause unpleasant symptoms, such as pain, muscle cramps, numbness, digestive issues and coldness in the hands or feet. In…

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In Huge Shock, Mitochondrial DNA Can Be Inherited From Fathers

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A piece of high school genetics, relied on for many sorts of genetic testing, has been found to have exceptions. Although mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) is normally received from the mother, three families have been identified where people received some of their mtDNA, three-quarters in the most extreme case, from their father. The finding may change…

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Drinking Coffee Could Cut Chances of Developing Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease

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Sure, drinking too much coffee might fill you with existential dread and give you a stomach ache, but an overwhelming number of solid studies are showing how a few cups of hot steaming bean juice hold a range of incredible health benefits. To add to this ever-growing list, new research suggests how drinking coffee could play a role…

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13 Easy Stretches to Fix Your Tight Shoulders

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Are you looking for stretches to relieve tight shoulders? Whether your shoulder tightness is from sitting at a desk all day, working out intensely, or from your daily activities (like too much texting), these easy moves will loosen up tight shoulders. Even if you don’t have a full-time desk job, chances are you spend the…

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Insulin, Not Cholesterol, Is the True Culprit in Heart Disease

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The video above, “The Fat Emperor: Insulin Versus Cholesterol,” features Ivor Cummins, a biochemical engineer with a background in medical device engineering and leading teams in complex problem solving. In 2013, Cummins ran into health problems. His serum ferritin was very high (which is a potent risk factor for heart disease), as were his liver enzymes. After consulting…

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How to Make Balsamic and Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower (GF, Vegan Recipe)

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What you imagine your favorite mouth-watering side dishes, which recipes come to mind? For us, anything that includes potatoes comes to mind. But every once in a while, we find ourselves craving something lighter and fresher. Fortunately, there is a way to avoid the heaviness that can come with potatoes. Not to mention the fact…

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8 Anti-Cancer Foods You Need to Add to Your Diet

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You know how important food is for maintaining your daily health. The vitamins and minerals found in food are crucial for the proper functioning of your body and every system it contains. It has been proven time and again that what food you consume has a direct impact on your total body health. Adding the…

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A Beginner’s Guide to Prebiotics: 5 Benefits You Cannot Ignore

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You may have heard of probiotics, but do you know about prebiotics? Despite the similarity in names, there are some key differences. While probiotics rightfully get a lot of praise from health experts, prebiotics are important as well. So, what are prebiotics, and how can you get more of them? Keep reading to learn more…

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Why a Florida Woman Put Her Dad with Alzheimer’s on a One-Way Flight to Denver

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Alzheimer’s disease is devastating. This and other types of dementia can take both physical and emotional tolls on the affected individual as well as their family and friends. When family members experience something like Alzheimer’s, it is crucial that we show them empathy. However, 80-year-old victim of Alzheimer’s Jerry Ellingsen was shown none, an ongoing…

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How to Do Squats: 8 Reasons to Do Squat Exercises

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If you’re looking for a powerful way to boost your overall fitness and get some serious results — fast — from your workout routine, look no further than performing squatting exercises. This is one exercise that should be a part of virtually everyone’s routine, as it’s relatively simple to perform, requires no equipment, and can be done just about…

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Truths and Lies About Fasting That Everyone Should Know

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Fasting is becoming increasingly popular as a way to boost health. But it can be confusing to figure out how much of the hype is backed by evidence. This article discusses the different types of fasting, including intermittent fasting, along with some of their main benefits. What Is Fasting? Fasting is a period of time when…

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Truths and Lies About Fasting That Everyone Should Know

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Fasting is becoming increasingly popular as a way to boost health. But it can be confusing to figure out how much of the hype is backed by evidence. This article discusses the different types of fasting, including intermittent fasting, along with some of their main benefits. What Is Fasting? Fasting is a period of time when…

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FDA Puts Major Restrictions on E-Cigs and Pushes Ban on Menthol Cigs

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On Thursday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) unveiled its much-anticipated new plan to fight underage tobacco use, targeting electronic cigarettes, flavored cigars, and menthol cigarettes. The agency will move to have the sale of flavored e-cigarettes limited in brick-and-mortar locations to age-restricted retailers, such as smoke shops, or areas within stores that can only…

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Hormones and Heart Disease: A Connection No One Should Ignore

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According to the CDC, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. It accounts for 1 in every 4 deaths with coronary heart disease (CHD) being the most common. What’s worse, every year, about 735,000 Americans have a heart attack, with over 500,000 being their first…

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Study: Eating Chocolate and Drinking Red Wine Could Help Prevent Aging

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Since the beginning, The Hearty Soul has shared the many health benefits of consuming dark chocolate and red wine. Chances are you know that these benefits come from a natural chemical compound called resveratrol. However, today we’re going to talk about something slightly different that may be able to slow down or reverse the aging process!…

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10 Genius Ways to Outsmart Grocery Stores, Eat Healthy, and Save Money

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Remember when you were a little kid and you’d walk into a theme park and everything seemed so big? There were so many rides, so many games and so much to explore that you didn’t even know where to start. If you were to go back to that same theme park today, it may seem…

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Nutritional Psychiatry: Eat These Foods to Reduce Depression

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Have you ever had that busy week when you couldn’t even include a proper meal time in your extra-tight schedule? Those days when the best you could do was to grab a quick hamburger and fries with a large soda? Your hunger pangs were satisfied and your stomach was filled, but your mind became foggy….

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Why Fragrance Is the New Secondhand Smoke

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You’ve seen it on the label of your laundry detergent. You’ve seen it on the label of your personal care products such as lotion and shampoo. You’ve seen it on the label of your dish soap, perfume, and bug spray. Simply the word “fragrance.â€� But what exactly does this word mean? And why should we…

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Why Fragrance Is the New Secondhand Smoke

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You’ve seen it on the label of your laundry detergent. You’ve seen it on the label of your personal care products such as lotion and shampoo. You’ve seen it on the label of your dish soap, perfume, and bug spray. Simply the word “fragrance.â€� But what exactly does this word mean? And why should we…

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How the Bacteria in Our Gut Influences Our Minds

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We know the basic steps to keeping a young, healthy brain: eat healthy, exercise, and get a good night’s sleep. Our brain health may also be influenced by an unexpected source — our second brain. Within the walls of our digestive system is the gut, or the “second brain,â€� which contains bacteria that could help mold our brain…

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21 Older People Who Look Much Younger Than Their Age (Photos)

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For millennia, humanity has sought after the secret of youth. As people age, they want to look and feel younger. While many of the will try numerous exercise routines or alter their eating habits, there’s a part of the population who seems to be anti-aging. Whether they work hard for their young appearance or they’ve…

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Early Signs of Cancer that Every Woman and Man Needs to Know

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Cancer is a mysterious killer we still know so little about. Despite successful treatments and declining death rates in the United States, the American Cancer Society estimates that 1,735,350 people will be diagnosed with cancer by the end of 2018. (1,2) That’s approximately 4,700 cancer diagnoses every single day. Over the last two decades, a…

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The Exact Probiotic Strains You Should Take for Anxiety, Constipation, Eczema, Weight Loss, and 4 More

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In recent years, probiotics have become increasingly popular. While once an unknown ingredient for improving your health, probiotics can now be found everywhere from your favourite yogurt to a pack of gum. One of the key reasons foods and supplements containing a variety of probiotic strains has become so popular is that the health benefits…

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4 Health Benefits of Drinking Okra Water and How to Make Your Own at Home

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Do you like ladyfingers? No, not the delicious and light ones used in make mouth-watering Tiramisu. We’re talking about okra, the nightshade vegetable with the weird texture and finger-like appearance – but don’t judge a book by its cover! Not only is okra an excellent addition to your diet, but it’s also incredibly beneficial for…

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Can Green Tea Extracts Cause Liver Damage?

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Sipping on organic green tea in the mornings is a great way to help protect your brain from dementia, encourage a healthy metabolism, and boost insulin sensitivity (1). But popping a few green tea extract pills every day is a totally different story. 50-year-old Jim McCants of Prosper, Texas learned this the hard way, and…

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3 Things Everyone Can Learn from Melissa McCarthy’s Daily Routine

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Hollywood’s landscape has shifted drastically in the last few years, especially in terms of famous actresses, one of whom is Melissa McCarthy. Not only is she being recognized for how much money she is making, but for the surprising way she conducts her day to day life. Unlike many Hollywood stars’ jam-packed schedules where it…

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How to Use Topical Hemp Oil for the Most Common Skin Issues

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Hemp oil is taking over the wellness world. Derived from the Cannabis sativa plant, this light, nutritious oil contains a number of beneficial substances that can improve the quality of your hair, nails, skin, and overall wellbeing. Unlike its cousin plant, hemp contains very little THC – the psychoactive chemical responsible for the “highâ€� of…

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Did You Know the Color of the Carbs You Eat Matters? This Doctor Explains Why

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Should We Avoid ‘Beige’ Carbs? Carbohydrates have previously gotten a bad reputation for spiking blood sugar, causing weight gain, and even contributing to diseases such as cancer [1]. As such, low-carb diets have been around for a while, including the ketogenic diet, which dates back to the 1920s, and the Atkins diet, which dates back…

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Complete List of the Best Foods and Essential Oils for Helping Prevent Alzheimer’s

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Alzheimer’s disease is a form of dementia that can rob people of the ability to think clearly, perform everyday tasks and ultimately, remember who they even are. Because the disease is so devastating, and since previous treatments failed to come up with a cure, I’m always on the lookout for Alzheimer’s natural treatment options and Alzheimer’s news, scouring…

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Coconut Oil Pulling: How to Wash Away Plaque and Fight Gum Disease in 7 Days

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Oil pulling is an Indian health remedy that has been claimed to whiten your teeth, improve your oral hygiene, and provide other health benefits. In recent years, as natural remedies have become more widely used, coconut oil pulling has become more popular. In this article, we’re taking a look at how oil pulling works and…

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