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What is Chronic Inflammation and What Effects Can It Have on Your Health?

We’ve all gotten an infection or hurt ourselves at one point or another. When a wound occurs, your body’s natural defense mechanisms are activated, sending white blood cells to the area to heal it. This process is called inflammation, and like all things in the body, it is perfectly healthy for you—in moderation. It is […]

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How Hormones Are Linked to Changes in Your Hair

Hormones play a critical role in the body. Humans have around 50 different types of hormones produced by the endocrine system, and each help control specific aspects of bodily function, including sexual reproduction, metabolism and more. Hormones also play a role in the way your hair grows and looks. The hair cycle is affected by […]

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4 Ways to Ease Neck and Back Pain

As we get older, it’s impossible to avoid some inevitable pain issues within the body. Most often, these pains will come from the back and neck areas. Even the slightest thing like sleeping in the wrong position or turning your neck too quickly can easily flare up your spine and bother you for days, or […]

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Don’t Get Tricked by Your Treats This Halloween: Understanding the Dangers of Sugar

Halloween is one of the biggest holidays of the year—children and adults alike get creative and dress up, decorate their homes, tell spooky stories and, of course, go trick-or-treating. This exciting tradition is likely one of your kids’ favorite parts of the holiday because of the buckets full of candy they can collect. Unfortunately, having […]

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Identifying the Signs of GERD and Finding Ways to Manage Your Heartburn

Most of us have experienced a slight burning in the chest after eating a big meal or eating too quickly. This tight, painful sensation usually goes away shortly after it begins and doesn’t happen regularly enough to be cause for concern. For people with GERD, though, this painful sensation called heartburn is their reality. Gastroesophageal […]

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When the Leaves Change, So Should Your Hair Care Routine

Summer is officially over. Gone are the days of lounging in shorts and bathing suits, reading a book by the pool and taking sunny vacations. Colder weather, cozy sweaters and the holidays are upon us. A lot of changes need to happen during fall. You’ll probably switch out your wardrobe, send kids back to school […]

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Could Your Diet be Making You Cranky?

The old adage, “you are what you eat,” may be truer than we think. In reality, the foods we consume dictate virtually every aspect of our beings, from our physical health to our cognitive capabilities. Understanding the ways that our diets affect everything from our energy levels to our moods can help us make more […]

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Natural Remedies to Get You Through Flu Season

Across the nation, temperatures are beginning to drop, signaling the beginning of flu season. Back-to-school events, holiday travels and fall festivals all facilitate the spread of viral infections. Staving off the flu can be borderline impossible during the fall season. Using naturally-occurring preventative and treatment measures, however, you can help reduce the flu’s impact on […]

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Natural Ways to Combat Lice Without Harming Your Hair

Head lice are the fear of many people with long hair, and particularly people with children. These parasitic insects can overtake your head, itching and spreading infestations to others quickly. Not only that, but lice can be very difficult to get rid of. Typical head lice treatments usually involve using harsh chemicals to kill the […]

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Keeping Your Energy Up as the Days Get Shorter

As fall progresses into winter, the days will continue to get shorter and shorter. For many people, work, athleticism and everyday activities become more difficult to accomplish because of the lack of light outside. However, work and life don’t stop simply because the sun isn’t out to greet us in the morning or when we […]

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