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Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

This is a common problem. Over time the reflux of stomach acid causes reflux esophagitis (meaning inflammation of the esophagus). GERD is also called “heartburn,” although it has nothing to do with the heart. It may produce a burning discomfort behind the sternum which may extend up into the throat or may not produce any symptoms. If reflux occurs during ...

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Antibiotic use may trigger arthritis

Antibiotic use may trigger arthritis

A new study published in the journal Pediatrics has found a link between antibiotic use in children and the subsequent development of juvenile arthritis. Researchers studied the medical records of children in the United Kingdom and found a strong correlation; the more antibiotics the children took, the higher their risk of developing juvenile arthritis. The most common form of arthritis ...

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Bipolar and alcoholism

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Are they related? Bipolar disorder and alcoholism often occur together. Up to half the people who have bipolar disorder also struggle with alcoholism. Although the association between bipolar disorder and alcoholism isn’t clearly understood, these factors likely play a role: Inherited traits. Genetic differences appear to affect brain chemistry linked to bipolar disorder. These same traits may also affect the ...

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Anti-viral Foods for Infections

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Anti-viral Foods to help those with viral infections of the liver This information has been carefully researched and will be invaluable to those with chronic viral hepatitis who wish to optimize their chances of good health. Nutritional medicine can help to reduce the ability of these hepatitis viruses from damaging your liver and can reduce the risk of cirrhosis and ...

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Recent Recipes

Cacao chia banana pudding

Pudding Topped With Banana

Serves 2 Ingredients ¼ cup chia seeds 9 fl oz canned coconut milk 2 ½ tablespoons cacao powder 10 drops stevia or other sweetener of your choice 1 banana, sliced 2 teaspoons coconut oil Unsweetened coconut flakes, to serve Method Place coconut milk, chia seeds, cacao powder, stevia and sweetener into a blender. Blend until smooth. Pour pudding into serving ...

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Easy guacamole

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Serves 2 Ingredients 2 medium avocados, diced 1/4 red onion, finely diced 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, finely diced 1 small, very ripe tomato, finely chopped 2 tablespoons lime juice Salt and pepper, to taste Method Place the avocado flesh into a bowl and mash it with a fork. Add all remaining ingredients and mash well until fully combined. Serve with ...

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Dairy free chocolate popsicles

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Making your own popsicles is so easy if you buy an inexpensive popsicle mold. Makes 6 2 cups full fat coconut milk 2 tablespoons cocoa or cacao powder ½ teaspoon vanilla essence Approximately 10 to 12 drops of liquid stevia, to taste Whisk all the ingredients together well in a large bowl until well incorporated. Pour the mixture into popsicle ...

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