New Study: Deadly Flesh-Eating Genital Infection Linked to Certain Diabetes Medication

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People taking medications to help manage type 2 diabetes should talk to their doctor about their risk of a rare genital infection that has been linked to a certain class of diabetes medications. A new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, led by doctor Susan J. Bersoff-Matcha, Christine Chamberlain, PharmD, CDE, and others…

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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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Dangers of Lip Fillers: Mother Ends Up in Hospital After At-Home Treatment

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Christina Burton, 29, from Greater Manchester in England, paid almost $100 for an at-home lip filling procedure. A beautician came to her home to give her dermal fillers. When Christina’s lips started to swell, they assured her the swelling was normal and continued on the with the procedure. But Christina said she knew something wasn’t…

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10 All-Natural Hormone-Balancing Foods

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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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Botched Microblading Procedure Leaves Woman with Four Eyebrows

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Long gone are the days of over-tweezing, waxing, and threading. It’s the late 2010’s, baby, and having your eyebrows on fleek means keeping them full and well-shaped. While many women opt to color in their brows with eyebrow pencils on a daily basis, microblading is also a popular choice. But as one Kansas City woman…

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Why You Should Take Part in a Plastic-Free Period

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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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Meet the Woman Who Lived For 99 Years with Her Vital Organs in All the Wrong Places and Never Knew It

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Nowadays, it’s totally cliché to describe a lady as ‘one in a million’. A little creativity would be appreciated. However, no one was trying to be cute or sweet when they described the late Rose Marie Bentley as ‘one in fifty million’. Doctors estimated that probably one out of 50 million people in the world…

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A New Blood Test May Be Able to Diagnose Fibromyalgia

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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

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

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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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You’re Allowed to Have a Baby After 35

Pierre Van ZylPregnancy, Women’s Health

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Women who conceive after the age of 35 are often known and referred to as an “advanced maternal age”. If you haven’t heard this medical term before, you’ve likely heard that “waiting too long to have a baby is risky.” However, in this day and age, it may actually be more realistic for women to…

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Are Collagen Powders Just A Trend?

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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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Seed Cycling for Hormonal Balance

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Seed cycling has been a long-standing therapy to aid in hormone balance as part of our menstrual cycle as certain seeds and oils are consumed to balance the sex hormones estrogen and progesterone in women. It is used for a variety of hormone-related concerns, used as treatment or part of a lifestyle, as there can…

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If You Get Your Tubes Tied You Can Still Get Pregnant

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Katherine made plans to spend a special spring break with her two-daughters at Disney World while leaving her husband and 5-month old at home. Little did Katherine know, she was in for the ride of her lifetime. On the second day of her trip with her daughters, the family had lunch in a cafe on…

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

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

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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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Going Gray Gracefully: Why I Stopped Coloring My Hair

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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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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Finally, It Is Legal To Breastfeed In Public In *ALL* 50 States

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‘Couldn’t she find somewhere more private to do that?’ or ‘ Is she really going to feed that baby out here in the open?’ are two out of the derogatory questions people murmur under their breaths when a nursing mother feeds her child in a public setting. Breastfeeding laws on federal property varied from state…

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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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Pregnant Women Who Eat Bananas Have A Higher Chance Of Having A Boy, Study Says

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You are what your mother eats. …or so they say. Women have tried since the dawn of time to influence the sex of their child. It’s not a new thing to want a boy and try to make sure you have a boy. Moms all over the world have done everything from drinking milk for…

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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

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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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Woman Lost 125 Pounds by Making One Tiny Change Week by Week

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

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Weight loss has never been considered a journey for the faint-hearted. Some people would rather resort to surgical fat removal than embark on diets and regular workouts. A survey published on Health.com explains that 2 out of 5 people who embark on diets give up after the first seven days. Another grim statistic is that…

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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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“THIS PART OF YOUR BABY REMAINS IN YOUR BODY FOR UP TO 38 YEARS,� EXPERTS CLAIM

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There’s a reason why kids are always more attached to their mums than to their dads. It’s because their cells never really entirely leave their mums’ bodies; some stay back and work several medical wonders, an obstetric phenomenon known as fetomaternal microchimerism. The word microchimerism was derived from the idea that a mother is sort…

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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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Surprising Evidence Suggests The Uterus Plays A Role In Cognition

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A new study conducted in rats is challenging the longstanding dogma that the uterus has no function outside of pregnancy. A series of experiments conducted by scientists at Arizona State University suggests that the organ influences working memory – the type of short-term information processing involved in carrying out complex tasks such as learning, reasoning,…

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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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Female Empaths: 11 Reasons Why Men Cannot Handle Them

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Everyone knows an empath. Just reading those four words, there are likely one or two people who pop right into your head. One of the reasons that is, is because empaths are different than the average person. When people are different – for some reason – their lives are filled with a unique set of…

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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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