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Monthly archive for February 2017

How to Find the Best Olive Oil

The kind of oil you use in your food matters. This is true especially when it comes to bottles labeled extra-virgin olive oil, which can be anything from awful to something so sublime you want to sip it from a spoon. Picking a bottle at random from

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12 Reasons You Need to Drink Coffee Every Single Day

We’re having another cup right now. It really wakes you up. So it’s already your morning routine, but did you know that even just the scent of roasted beans can reduce the effects of sleep deprivation? Plus, it only take 10 minutes for those first sips to start working

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Foot Problems Caused by Diabetes

Diabetes is a leading cause of chronic illness and death in America. The Center for Disease Control reported in 2014, that almost 30-million persons have diabetes and another eight million have it, but don’t know it. Those are astonishing numbers. Diabetes takes a toll on almost every

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Weight Loss Surgery is Not a Solution

The practice of combating obesity through “weight-loss surgery” (bariatric surgery) is a direct intervention to the normal function of the digestive system. A lot of people are advised by their healthcare providers that a bariatric surgery is the only effective treatment that will combat obesity. Bariatric surgery

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Diabetes crisis grips Southern California

Sarah Cooke listened as her aging diabetic patients vented about trying to cope with the pernicious disease. “Guilt and denial, that’s pretty much it,” said a woman with short gray hair. “Confused,” said another woman wearing wire-rimmed glasses. “I don’t know what I can eat and what

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The Stomach’s Role in Digestion

The stomach is a muscular sac which is located in the upper abdomen between our esophagus and our small intestine. The glands in the stomach lining produce stomach acid and pepsin. One of the main digestive enzymes, pepsin helps digest the proteins in food. It-breaks down proteins into smaller peptides.

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