Kara Bauer

Patient Expert

Kara wrote for HealthCentral as a patient expert for Food & Nutrition.

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Malaysian Palm Oil: Healthy and Sustainable

I recently had the opportunity to interview Dr. Felicia Stoler, nationally recognized registered dietician, author of Living Skinny in Fat Genes, and host of the former TLC reality show Honey, We’re Killing the Kids. Dr. Stoler shared with me that sh...

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Key to Good Health: Exercise for Life

Even though we tend to be most motivated to exercise in our early years, the importance of physical activity increases as we age making a lifetime fitness program essential for youthfulness, mental wellbeing, anti-aging and disease prevention. The ol...

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I'm Doing Everything Right, Why Can't I Lose Weight?

For those who struggle with weight problems, there is nothing worse than the frustration of not losing weight despite your best efforts to do so. We’re all aware that fad diets produce quick but short-lasting results, destroying the metabolism and op...

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5 Popular Alternative Healing Modalities

There is no question that the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is growing substantially. Current statistics inform us that four out of every 10 adults in the U.S. are using some form of CAM therapy.[1] These therapies can be used i...

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Men's Best Health Practices - Part 2

Men’s health is a very important topic these days given the increasing number of deaths associated with chronic disease and poor health practices. More men than women are susceptible to health-related challenges and even early death, making education ...

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Men's Health

Men's Best Health Practices - Part 1

There is no question that men’s specific health needs are often overlooked when compared to women. Yet, statistically men have a shorter life expectancy and are more likely to die from chronic disease than their female counterpart. Part of the reason ...

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Alcohol Consumption - Do the Benefits Outweigh the Risks?

Most of us have been taught that drinking alcohol is bad for us, that it has negative consequences on our long-term health. Even so, the underlying belief that everything in moderation is ok has led most adults to accept drinking as a regular part of ...

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Alternative Treatment

Prevent and Stop Migraines Naturally

Frequent migraine headaches can rob you of your quality of life. They not only produce throbbing in the head, but can also be accompanied by nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light, sound, etc. They can last anywhere from 4 to 72 hours and be debilita...

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Alternative Treatment

Try Onion Juice to Prevent Hair Loss

There is no question that hair loss affects a large percentage of us. The Hair Loss Learning Center reports that 35 million men and 21 million women in the United States suffer from hair loss. In fact 40% of men will have noticeable hair loss by age ...

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Create Healthy Snacks with a Dehydrator

Many people associate dehydrated foods with the raw food diet. However, regardless of your diet, having a dehydrator at home is a great way to expand the types of snack foods you have on hand that are not only extremely filling and delicious, but als...