Parkinsons and the Gut-Brain Connection

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We may have been wrong about Parkinson’s. New studies show the disease may stem from the gut, not the brain. If this theory proves correct, new treatments may be discovered to prevent symptoms and even degeneration. “That would be game-changing,” states David Burn at Newcastle University. “There are lots of different mechanisms that could potentially…

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Top 5 Natural Remedies for ADHD + Key Lifestyle Changes

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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and attention deficit disorder (ADD) are neurological and behavior-related conditions that cause difficulty in concentrating, impulsiveness and excessive energy. Individuals with ADHD symptoms not only have a challenge in concentrating but have a challenge sitting still. Those with ADHD are typically more disruptive than individuals with ADD. ADHD often has an onset…

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Blood Tests Could Replace Biopsies and MRIs for These Conditions

Pierre Van ZylCancer, Health Awareness, Healthy Aging + General Wellness, Mental Health

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Although our blood contains a huge amount of information, technology seems to be still catching up to what we can learn from this lifeforce. In the past, blood tests could only reveal so much about the internal state of our bodies. Now, technology has and continues to emerge that allows us to get even more…

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Common Heartburn Drugs Linked to Early Death in New Study

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Heartburn medications, called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), may increase the risk of developing life-threatening conditions, according to new research [1]. Over-the-counter (OTC), as well as prescription medications for heartburn, may increase the risk of heart disease, stomach cancer, and kidney dysfunction, among other health issues. The research notes that a person’s risk increases the longer…

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Skeeter Syndrome: Allergic Reactions to Mosquito Bites

Pierre Van ZylHealth Awareness, Healthy Aging + General Wellness

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Understanding Skeeter syndrome Nearly everyone is sensitive to mosquito bites. But for those with severe allergies, symptoms can be more than just annoying: They can be serious. Most bites occur at either dusk or dawn, when mosquitoes are most active. While male mosquitoes are harmless — feeding only on nectar and water — female mosquitoes…

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Does High Intake of Vitamins B6 and 12 Increase Hip Fracture Risk?

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A recent study in which researchers followed over 75,000 post-menopausal women for 21 years showed a correlation between high doses of B6 and B12 and hip fractures. [1] The objective of the study was to determine if higher than average intake of  B6 and B12 from food and supplements were linked to an increased risk…

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Top 13 Nutrition Lies That Made the World Sick and Fat

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Nutrition is full of all kinds of nonsense. The worst examples are listed here, but unfortunately, this is just the tip of the iceberg. Here are the top 13 nutrition lies that have made the world both sick and fat. 1. Eggs Are Bad for Your Health Eggs are so incredibly nutritious that they’re often…

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Deep Brain Stimulation: Adelaide Man Receives ‘Pacemaker for the Brain’ To Combat Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease

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Todd Murfitt hadn’t been expecting to sit 20 minutes at the doctor’s office and be diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson’s disease. The high school principal at St John the Baptist Primary School in Adelaide, Australia, was 35 when he received the shocking news. He’d suddenly began to notice violent and unusual tremors in his fingers…

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Cherries Are the Bedtime Snack You Didn’t Know You Needed

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

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“Life is not a bowl of cherries. There’s good and bad stuff…” – Fuzzy Zoeller Every time I see a wine-red, glossy cherry with a slender green stalk, I get strangely jealous. How can something so tiny be so gorgeous? Cherries are highly underrated. These fruits are everything and more if you want to live…

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‘Doctors Should Educate Themselves.’ Elderly Face Stigma As More of Them Are Relying On Marijuana for Relief

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Despite cannabis being now being legal for recreational use in 11 U.S states [1] (that number is likely to grow), you still have to get a license for medical marijuana from a doctor. Marijuana has both medical and recreational uses. Its active compounds are THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (Cannabidiol). Cannabis can be used medicinally for…

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Benefits of Red Wine for the Heart, Body & Mind

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Have you ever heard of the French paradox? It’s a well-researched phenomenon that refers to people who live in certain parts of France where red wine is commonly consumed during meals having fewer cases of death from coronary heart disease, even though these people live a lifestyle that’s considered to have higher risks than those living…

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Hospital to Ban Bacon?

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A new health push may eliminate many peoples favorite dishes from U.K. hospital cafeterias. This ban includes recipes with sausages, mash, bacon, and all processed meat. Plant-Based Health Professionals UK Ltd, an association created by medical professionals, worry about the harm posed by these foods, particularly about the cancer risk from consuming processed meat. The…

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Happy ever after: 25 ways to live well into old age

Pierre Van ZylHeal, Health Awareness, Healthy Aging + General Wellness, Learn, Personal Growth + Development, Women’s Health

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Two women embarked on a mission to age with good health, happiness, and to be disease-free. As they researched medical studies and adjusted their lifestyles, they documented their findings on their blog and eventually their book, the Age Well Project. Susan Saunders was 36 when her mother developed severe dementia. She became her mother’s caregiver—despite…

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Bananas and Avocados Can Prevent Heart Attacks

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If you’re fairly familiar with the vitamins and minerals in the most common fruits and vegetables, you may be aware that in bananas and avocados, potassium and magnesium are notable ingredients in both of them. Like all foods, these two powerhouse fruits (because both are fruits rather than avocados being a vegetable) have many other…

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BPPV: Why Loose Ear Crystals Make You Dizzy and How to Fix Them

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For some people, a slight tipping of the head can trigger vertigo. They tilt their heads to look down or up, or simply roll over in bed, and suddenly the room is spinning. Accompanied by symptoms of dizziness and nausea, this condition can call a halt to regular day activities. “Episodes of BPPV can last…

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Man Who Lost Arms and Legs to Sepsis Calls for More Awareness and Training

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Imagine waking up and finding that you no longer have arms or legs. Or part of your face. This happened to Tom Ray in 1999 at the age of 38. Before this, the former corporate banker was opening up a business with his wife Nic, who was pregnant at the time, when he developed sepsis….

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When You Skip Sleep, You Eat 300+ More Calories the Next Day

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

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There are multiple ill effects from lack of sleep, and there is one we often forget about: weight gain. People often (and rightfully) blame a poor night’s sleep on too much caffeine, blue light from phones and TVs in the bedroom, anxieties from life, and overall insomnia. Some people like students and parents stay awake…

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How Harmful Is Black Mold? One Woman’s Symptoms Highlight the Potential Dangers

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Dana Anhalt, an artist from Huntington, New York, had been sick throughout her childhood and it only got worse. At 37, she was so impacted by whatever was ailing her that her ability to walk and use her hands was nearly lost. There were times when her weight dropped to just 70 pounds. Excruciating joint…

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LED Lights Can Cause Irreversible Eye Damage, According to French Health Authority

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The French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (ANSES) recently published a 400-page report regarding the danger of LED lights to our eyes [1]. The report claims that LED lights can lead to a condition called macular degeneration that causes blindness. ANSES calls for, among other things, officials to revise the maximum…

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Is the Vagus Nerve the Key to Well-being?

Pierre Van ZylHealth Awareness, Healthy Aging + General Wellness

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Deep breathing has become synonymous with relaxation, and now there are scientific reasons why. Yoga instructors guide their classes through breathing exercises, therapists instruct clients with anxiety to use it as a calming tool, even fitness instructors remind their clients to maximize their breathing in the hardest of workouts. These professionals say deep breathing can…

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5 Reasons You Should Still Be Taking Apple Cider Vinegar

Pierre Van ZylDigestion, Heal, Health Awareness, Healthy Aging + General Wellness, Weight Loss, Women’s Health

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Apple cider vinegar. By now, you should have heard of it. A morning tonic made with this sharp liquid that is said to boost digestion, support immune-health, and provide many beauty benefits. Apple cider vinegar, also known as ACV is an ancient folk remedy and has historically been used with good reason, it’s now said…

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5 Reasons You Should Still Be Taking Apple Cider Vinegar

Pierre Van ZylDigestion, Heal, Health Awareness, Healthy Aging + General Wellness, Weight Loss, Women’s Health

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Apple cider vinegar. By now, you should have heard of it. A morning tonic made with this sharp liquid that is said to boost digestion, support immune-health, and provide many beauty benefits. Apple cider vinegar, also known as ACV is an ancient folk remedy and has historically been used with good reason, it’s now said…

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10 All-Natural Hormone-Balancing Foods

Pierre Van ZylHealthy Aging + General Wellness, Women’s Health

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Between keeping our bodies warm, telling us when to ovulate and helping us nurse new babies, our hormones do a lot for us. What do we give them in return? Sadly, sometimes not enough of what we need to stay at our optimal health. Fortunately, we can help bring our hormones back into balance by…

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Electrical Jolts May Restore Memory in Older Adults

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Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of dementia, it’s a ruthless and unforgiving disease that slowly strips the sufferer of their individuality and personal memories. At some point in our lives, it is likely that we will witness a close family member or friend suffer with dementia, and there is no known way to reverse…

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The Working 92 Year Old Star Who Won’t Quit Her Lifestyle

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When 92-year-old June Brown was asked to give up drinking booze and smoking cigarettes, she had one thing to say – the key to a long life is doing simply, “what you damn well please.”[1] She plays Albert Square favorite Dot Banning on the soap opera, Eastenders. One of the things that she claims keep…

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Why You Should Take Part in a Plastic-Free Period

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

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We hear a lot about the dangers of single-use plastics, from straws to plastic bottles and coffee cups; the list goes on. But menstrual products are adding to the plastic epidemic, and they may be made worse by incorrect disposal. Did you know that menstrual product, such as conventional tampons and pads contribute to the…

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A New Blood Test May Be Able to Diagnose Fibromyalgia

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

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Fibromyalgia is a misunderstood medical condition. For quite some time a legitimate question was whether this syndrome was even real. Our medical community has no clear understanding of the processes that lead to this syndrome. Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is a long-term condition which causes pain throughout the body. While a concrete understanding of this disease…

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This is What No One Tells Women About What Happens to Your Body in Your 40s

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

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When most women think of “the big change”, our minds go straight to menopause. But there’s another huge hormone shift that happens up to 10 years before menopause, and it can be unsettling for women in their 40’s (to say the least) because it’s not very widely discussed. Mother and author, Aileen Wentraub, puts it…

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Probiotics & Heart Health: How Your Gut Helps Your Heart

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The best way to someone’s heart is through their stomach, or so the old adage goes. Believe it or not, there’s more truth behind it than you may think. While the saying elicits images of cooking dinner for your sweetheart, it also holds true for your actual heart and digestive system — of which your…

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8 Powerful Life Lessons Every Woman Should Remember

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Women are forces of nature in their own right, and when they set their minds fully on something, they are usually forces to be reckoned with. Despite being in the 21st century, one could still consider it to be ‘a man’s world.’ Women are becoming CEOs, Presidents, scientists, leading actresses and so much more. Yet…

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Sweet Potato has Properties Which May Inhibit Colon & Lung Cancer

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

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Plants contain a plethora of beneficial properties and sweet potatoes, specifically, the purple varieties, which are high in the phytonutrients anthocyanins, have been found to contain anticancer properties [1]. Cancer Prevention    Rich anthocyanin content has been shown to suppress the growth of colon cancer stem cells. A 2009 review in the Cancer Letters Journal…

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Whoopi Goldberg had a Near-Death Battle with Pneumonia, Sepsis: Here’s What You Should Know

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Co-host of ‘The View’, Whoopi Goldberg just announced that she had been absent from the talk show as she came “very, very close to leaving this Earth”. She had been fighting both pneumonia and sepsis, and these two illness’ nearly killed her. While she is now on the slow path to recovery, pneumonia, and sepsis…

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Modelling Agency, Oldushka, Only Hires Mature Models

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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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Hospice Patients Share Their Mysterious Dream Experiences: “Who You See Before You Die”

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It’s one of our biggest questions: what exactly happens when we die? Death is but a mystery of life. Some call it our ‘next big adventure’. Patients at a Hospice in New York are revealing some incredibly insightful knowledge, about their slow process of dying. Dr. Christopher Kerr and his Hospice team have been observing…

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Separated since she was 5, Photographer Recognized Her Estranged Father While Taking Homeless Man’s Photos, Rescues Him

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Diana Kim is a photographer who makes documentaries about the homeless, a passion she has pursued since her college days. The 34-year-old, a Korean-American photographer based in Oahu was separated from her father at the age of five. 22 years later, at the age of 27, she recognized her father on the street corner, a…

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This 4-Minute Daily Workout can Improve Your Mood and Your Health

Pierre Van ZylFitness + Yoga, Healthy Aging + General Wellness, Move, Weight Loss

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Four-minute workouts done several times a day — as many times a day as you want (within reason) for maximum benefit — are a new concept for fitness that’s designed to use nitric oxide for muscle growth. Dr. Zach Bush, whose triple-board certification includes expertise in internal medicine, endocrinology and metabolism, says his four-minute workout…

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Are Collagen Powders Just A Trend?

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

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I can’t help but comment on the wellness communities latest obsession with celery juice. I was scrolling through social media while sipping my turmeric latte when I truly experienced the height of this craze. Let me tell you, I was beginning to feel super out-of-date with my vibrant lips and tongue.. There are so many…

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Hospital Runs a Socializing Pub In Their All-Male Dementia Wing To Prevent Sundowning

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Many may wonder why a hospital would have a pub on site. Aren’t sick people supposed to abstain from alcohol? In general, that’s true, and of course, this was taken into consideration before they set up the alcohol-free establishment.  This isn’t your average pub, there is no alcohol, no bar fights, and nobody is talking…

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Going Gray Gracefully: Why I Stopped Coloring My Hair

Pierre Van ZylHealthy Aging + General Wellness, Women’s Health

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Early graying is a cause of concern for a lot of people, especially women. We feel we have to keep up with this societal image of perfection, and gray hair isn’t normally included in the approved mix. Well, sorry to burst society’s bubble, gray hair is absolutely gorgeous. Rachel Jonat realized this at the age…

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

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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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