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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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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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 Prevent and Heal Acne

Acne can be a big nuisance for most people at some stage in their life. Research shows that about 80% of people will have acne at some point in life, most commonly, but not solely, between the ages of 11 to the age of 30. [1] The causes of acne vulgaris are many: hormones, bacteria,…

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How to Get Relief from PMS with Diet, Supplement, and Lifestyle Changes 

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) affects the daily functioning of women from a week before to a few days into their menstruation, with emotional and physical symptoms substantially interfering with the quality of everyday life. [1-2]  PMS has a wide variety of emotional and physical symptoms, including increased appetite, weight gain, body pain, headache, swelling and tenderness…

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How to Reduce Reflux (or GERD) Symptoms with Diet and Lifestyle Changes 

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a relapsing chronic gastrointestinal disorder characterized by the backward flow of stomach contents (including acid, pepsin, duodenal content, and pancreatic enzymes) into the esophagus. The typical symptoms include heartburn and regurgitation but often also induce troublesome symptoms and complications.  It is of the most commonly diagnosed digestive disorder with a…

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Managing Osteoporosis With Diet, Lifestyle, and Supplements 

Osteoporosis is the most common bone disease in humans. It is a disease of bone fragility from a low bone mineral density that leads to bone deterioration predisposing people to easy fracturing of bones. It generally comes from aging and a simultaneous decrease in sex hormones. But it can also come from excessive exercise, malnutrition,…

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