Monday, March 02, 2015

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HealthGal

HealthGal, Health Guide

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Health and lifestyle journalist;Physician Assistant;HealthCoach;Nutritionist

Common Food and Drink Ingredients May Be Obesity Provoking Culprits

You’ve been told that you need to be a dedicated food label detective, identifying ingredients that may be contributing to health concerns and specifically obesity.  So you've looked on the label to decipher the ingredients, searching for trans fats, added sugars, sodium, and saturated fats. 

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Celeste Cooper

Celeste Cooper, Health Pro

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Chronic pain patient, educator,and advocate

A Personal Account of Chronic Pain: What If

Getting personal

 

I am sure we can all relate to the temptation of giving in to dread. Yes, there you have it, I am human, I will make mistakes, and I deal with all the same things others who live with chronic pain encounter. I feel it is important to know we are not alone when facing decisions, and I wanted... Read moreChevron

Alisha Bridges

Alisha Bridges, Health Guide

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Just a girl trying to defeat psoriasis.

Clear Skin Brings New Fears

I never thought the day would come where my skin would be clear of psoriasis. Although not perfect, Stelara (a biologic) has rid my skin of psoriasis by 80 percent. The treatment requires shots every 3 months, and I’ve been on the drug for about 6 months. I was originally against the use of biologics because of the possible side effects,... Read moreChevron

Karen Lee Richards

Karen Lee Richards, Health Guide

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Co-Founder of the National Fibromyalgia Assn.

How Exercise Improves Pain Tolerance

Although study after study has shown that exercise helps reduce fibromyalgia pain, we've had little understanding of why until now. Scientists have long known that during prolonged strenuous workouts, our bodies release endorphins, a kind of natural opiate that reduces pain and enables us to continue exercising. But they haven't known why (or... Read moreChevron