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Strong link found between celiac disease and cirrhosis of the liver

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People with cirrhosis of the liver are more than twice as likely to be celiacs. A new study published in the Journal of Hepatology has found that celiac disease is present in cirrhosis patients at more than double the rate found in the general population. Putting these patients on a gluten free diet brought about improvements in their liver health, ...

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How to Control Your Cravings

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To resist cravings for alcohol, drugs, food or any of the behavioral addictions, it helps to consider why you feel them.  A craving for alcohol or drugs comes on for either negative or positive reasons. You may fear the withdrawal symptoms that you know will come with abstinence. Or you may longingly recall the rush or the glow you associate ...

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Cholesterol lowering drugs worsen side effects of breast cancer treatment

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Taking a statin while undergoing radiation for breast cancer increases skin damage. Statins are the most commonly prescribed cholesterol lowering drugs, and in fact they are some of the most widely used drugs in the world.  Common examples include Lipitor, Crestor, Zocor and Lescol. Women who take one of these drugs while undergoing radiotherapy for breast cancer are more likely ...

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What to eat and what to avoid for menstrual cramps

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Menstrual cramps are a dreaded part of each month for many women. The pain can be throbbing, sharp or a cramping sensation in the lower abdomen. Some women also experience pain in their lower back and the tops of their thighs. Pain is usually worst just as menstrual bleeding begins, and tapers off by the second day of bleeding. The ...

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Recent Recipes

Cucumber and mint salad

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This is a cooling and refreshing salad. Serves 4 4 Lebanese cucumbers, sliced ½ cup fresh mint leaves, sliced ¼ cup fresh parsley, sliced 1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced in half 1 garlic clove, crushed ¼ cup lime juice 2 tablespoons olive oil Place all ingredients into a serving bowl. Toss gently and serve. You May Be Interested In: Quick ...

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Warm broccoli salad

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Serves 4 2 heads broccoli, steamed until just softened and cut into bite sized pieces 1 red apple, chopped 1 large carrot, coarsely grated 1/3 cup pecans, toasted 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons lemon juice Mix all ingredients gently in a bowl and serve. You May Be Interested In: Warm broccoli salad Asparagus and ...

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Healthy gallbladder juice

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Beet leaves are wonderful for your gallbladder. Don’t throw them out the next time you buy a bunch of beets. Juice them, put them in salads or cook them like spinach. Serves 1 8 beet leaves 1/2 beet, peeled 2 stalks celery 1 handful arugula leaves 2 red radishes 1 lime, peeled Pass all through a juice extractor and drink. ...

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