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3 Ways To Lower Iron Levels With Food

It’s no secret that iron, an essential nutrient, is necessary for proper body function.  In addition to metabolizing proteins and playing a role in the production of hemoglobin and red blood cells, iron also, in turn, helps prevent conditions like anemia. Other health benefits include reducing fatigue. Only, like most good things, too much iron…
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3 Habits To Help You Thrive No Matter The Situation

Whether it feels like you’ve been dealt a bad hand in life or you’re just having a rough day, the following habits will help you thrive, no matter the situation. Exercise daily. “We all know people who seem younger than their actual age,” study author and professor of exercise science at Brigham Young University, Larry…
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Fats Vs Carbs: One May Not Be As Bad As Experts Thought

A large, 18-country study may turn current nutritional thinking on its head. The new research suggests that it’s not the fat in your diet that’s raising your risk of premature death, it’s too many carbohydrates — especially the refined, processed kinds of carbs — that may be the real killer. The research also found that…
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Eating For Heart Health With Diabetes

Diabetes is a major risk factor for heart disease. According to the American Heart Association, when compared to people without diabetes, people with diabetes have twice the risk of developing heart disease, twice the risk of having a heart attack, a greater chance of dying from a heart attack, and four times the risk of…
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4 Important Things To Know About Sickle Cell Disease

September is Sickle Cell Awareness Month and is a very special month to me due to my own personal journey with sickle cell disease. My daughter was diagnosed with sickle cell disease so I am not only a physician, but a mother and also an advocate to help make everyone aware of this common chronic…
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Hurricane Harvey: How To Begin Recovery After Tragedy

Paul Morris checks on neighbors homes in a flooded district of Orange as Texas slowly moves toward recovery from the devastation of Hurricane Harvey on September 7, 2017 in Orange, Texas. Almost a week after Hurricane Harvey ravaged parts of the state, some neighborhoods still remained flooded and without electricity. While downtown Houston is returning…