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Chemotherapy – a complex decision

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If you’ve received a cancer diagnosis from your doctor, there is a very good chance he or she advised you to have chemotherapy drugs as treatment or cure. For many people, accepting chemotherapy is a “no brainer”, meaning you are willing to go along with whatever your doctor recommends, because you are afraid and/or you are not given any other ...

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The Liver Can Affect Your Hormones and your Weight

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The relationship between the liver and hormones is an interesting one. The liver does not make hormones itself, as these are made in the many different glands in the body and not many people associate their liver with their hormones. The truth is that the liver plays a significant role in hormonal imbalances because the liver breaks down or metabolizes ...

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Your bowel problems might really be endometriosis

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Many women mistake the symptoms of endometriosis for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Endometriosis is a very common condition of the reproductive system; it affects one in ten women of reproductive age. It occurs when cells lining the uterus (called the endometrium), grow outside of the uterus and make their way onto other organs or tissues. The most common sites are ...

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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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Recent Recipes

Strawberry coconut smoothie

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Serves 1 ½ cup fresh or frozen strawberries 2 tablespoons whey protein powder 1 tablespoon coconut oil 1 tablespoon lime juice 1½ cups coconut milk Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. You May Be Interested In: Strawberry and coconut smoothie Chocolate, banana and coconut protein smoothie Banana papaya protein smoothie Creamy chocolate smoothie Blueberry protein smoothie

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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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