The Layman’s Guide to Health and Wellness

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Firstly, I am not a health professional. But, I can read and decipher information and put it together in an understandable fashion. Although, I have lost fifty pounds and have cured myself of Gout and Rheumatoid Arthritis, (and, likely have prevented a host of other diseases, ailments and conditions from occurring in the first place) …

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Your Most Unhealthy Foods List

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While we should educate ourselves as to what foods we need to eat that are the healthiest; on the other hand, we need to know what not to eat. And, what is unhealthy food? The bad foods cause us a lot of potential pain and misery, (not to mention unhealthy unwanted weight gain) so the …

Elimination diet: Finding foods ‘hurting’ you

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When I was trying to figure out what was wrong with me, (mysterious aches and pains all the time) I had to examine and compare ingredients in foods I ate to narrow down possibilities about what exactly was causing the problem. From everything I had studied about right and wrong food, I concluded it had …

If you suffer from Inflammation or aches and pains: You might want to avoid eating these

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If you suffer from generalized aches and pains, you should probably see your doctor. But, what I do is avoid eating certain foods that may be causing arthritis like symptoms. Foods can make you healthy through weight loss. But, eating the wrong foods such as junk and snack foods can make you miserable. For example, …

Why weight loss may be ‘unhealthful’ if you still aren’t feeling well…

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There are so many additives and chemicals added to refined and processed foods, it would simply drive one crazy to constantly read all the labels. There is a solution... It's easy. Don't eat it. By this, you will cover all bases. You don't have to worry about eating plant-based whole food. What you see is …

Is eating Grain worth the risk: Why it may be healthier to ‘skip’ it

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There's a lot of good and bad talk about about grain in that innocent looking bowl of cereal we may eat everyday. But, how do you know what you should believe? Foremost, you should learn to trust how your body feels after you eat grain. For example, if you eat bread, do you feel like …

Daily sodium intake: How much salt is ‘too much’?

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What is the proper daily sodium intake for adults? We all know too much salt isn't healthy for you. We have been told over and over, it increases our blood pressure. But, is that all it does? Researchers suspect salt may also activate what's called 'T helper 17' cells, which can activate an immune response …

Is ‘olive oil’ good for you? The surprising answer…

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Is olive oil good for you? The quick answer is NO! But, why do I say it isn't healthy when everyone else says it is? Because, everyone likes to hear good news about their bad eating habits. People are sensitive about their food and don't want to be told how to eat. Yet, you see …

Good dental health: What your dentist won’t tell you

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You might need to improve your dental health as a vegetarian by changing a few things you eat. Vegan and vegetarian teeth might not be in better shape than meat eaters. Those who eat healthier than those who eat animal products may still get sick too much, have high blood pressure, bad cholesterol levels possibly …