The Best Nutritional Interventions for Heart Failure 

Congestive heart failure is a chronic heart disease that affects the whole body. It is a serious public health concern due to its high prevalence, high risk of hospitalizations, mortality risk, cost of care, and reduced quality of life.  The progressively weakened heart muscle is unable to pump enough blood to sustain normal blood circulation…

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Supporting Crohn’s Disease with Diet, Lifestyle Changes, and Supplements 

Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease. It causes inflammation of the digestive tract, leading to abdominal pain, severe diarrhea, tiredness, malnutrition, and weight loss. The exact cause of Crohn’s disease is unknown. Crohn’s disease originates in genetically susceptible individuals exposed to certain yet unknown environmental risk factors. [1-2] Crohn’s disease may affect any portion…

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Healing Jaundice with Diet, Lifestyle Changes, and Supplements  

Jaundice is a medical condition induced by the buildup of bilirubin in the body. Bilirubin is a naturally occurring orange-yellow pigment that is a waste product from the natural breakdown of red blood cells. The liver processes the bilirubin from the breakdown of blood cells and transports it to the intestines in bile, a digestive…

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Managing Food Poisoning with Diet and Lifestyle Changes

Foodborne illnesses or food poisoning are common and affect ? of the population in developed countries at one point every year. In undeveloped countries, these numbers are much higher. In the US alone in 2022, the CDC statistics report 48 million people suffering from food poisoning a year, with 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths yearly…

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Reducing Fever Naturally Through Diet, Supplements, and Natural Activities 

Colds are caused by viruses and usually cause a sore throat and nasal congestion; some may cough, sneeze and have body aches and tiredness. There may be a slight fever, but usually not.  A bacterial infection almost always causes fevers.  Although having a fever does not differentiate between viral and bacterial infections, a high fever…

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Platelet Health and Count with Nutrition and Supplements  

Platelets, or in other words, thrombocytes, are colorless blood cells that help blood aggregate or clot together to form plugs in injuries to stop bleeding. Platelets are called by this name because, under a microscope, they look like small plates in their non-active form. A platelet becomes active whenever it receives a signal that there…

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Managing Diarrhea with Diet and Lifestyle Changes

You suffer from diarrhea when you have at least three loose, liquid, or watery stools in a day. The stool becomes loose and watery because of excess water content in the stools. This excess water in stools comes from either reduced water absorption by the bowel or increased water production and elimination.  This may occur…

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How to prevent recurrent gout attacks by reducing uric acid levels

Gout is a common metabolic disease with excruciatingly painful inflammatory arthritis. Gout is often caused by overindulgence in food or alcohol, leading to an accumulation of salt crystals (monosodium uric acid crystals) in the joints, bones, and soft tissues. Gout is painful and often occurs recurrently.  Heightened amounts of uric acid in the blood of…

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Managing PCOS Naturally with Diet and Supplements

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is often characterized by elevated male hormone levels in females, irregular menstrual cycles, or small cyst-like findings on the ovaries. [1]  PCOS is the most typical endocrine disorder among women of reproductive age, affecting 7% of adult women of childbearing age on average. It is a common cause of ovulation disorders.…

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Vaccines: What Goes Into Them and What Are Their Effects on the Body? 

Vaccines are created to stop pathogens from assuming control of our bodies and making us ill. When your body gets infected by a pathogen (disease-causing agent) for the first time, its natural response involves our defense system — the immune system. Our immune system produces antibodies that will work to recognize and then defend against…

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Maintaining Eye Health and Good Eyesight with Diet and Supplements 

Failing eyesight doesn’t have to be an inevitable and acceptable reality of aging. Dry eyes, night blindness, cataracts, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, or glaucoma do not have to be your destiny. The truth is that your diet and lifestyle significantly affect your eye health. There are things you can do to decrease your risk of…

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How to Prevent Appendicitis Naturally

Appendicitis is an inflammation of the appendix. The appendix is a hollow organ located in the right lower quadrant of the belly, which contains both aerobic and anaerobic bacteria. [1] There is still debate regarding the purpose of the appendix, with some saying it may have immunoprotective functions acting as a lymphoid organ and others…

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Diverticular Disease and Diverticulitis: How Diet, Lifestyle, and Supplements Can Help 

Diverticulosis is a condition whereby abnormal sacs, pockets, or pouches called “diverticula” are formed in weakened areas of the wall of the gastrointestinal tract, most prominently in the colon. Although these diverticula are present, they are not inflamed, and the condition is usually asymptomatic.  This condition is one of the most common gastrointestinal disorders among…

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How to Manage Swelling of Limbs (Edema)

Edema or swelling of the peripheral limbs, happens due to excess fluid getting trapped in your body’s tissues, causing puffiness and swelling. Edema may be a symptom of a severe underlying condition such as kidney disease, cirrhosis, congestive heart failure, vein damage, protein deficiency, or a weak lymphatic system. Mild cases of edema may be…

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How To Stop Muscle Cramps/Spasms From Recurring

Muscle cramps are a sudden contraction or tightening of a muscle that usually lasts a few seconds to a few minutes, caused by muscle twitches or spasms. Muscle spasms are involuntary, painful contractions of either an entire muscle group, an individual muscle, or some muscle fibers. [1] The cramp last from a few seconds to…

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