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Kara Bauer

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

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Lifestyle

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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Acupuncture

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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Testosterone

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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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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Nutrition

Getting Started on a Raw Food Diet

For those who may not know from previous posts, 3 years ago I founded a raw vegan food delivery business in Buenos Aires, Argentina (Cocina Verde). Since then I’ve had many people come to me interested in a cleaner, healthier lifestyle with the raw f...

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The 3 Most Important Yoga Positions for Health & Wellbeing - Part 2

In part 1, I began to introduce you to the vast amount of physical, mental and spiritual benefits that some of the most important asanas (yoga postures) provide. The original hatha yoga system was designed to support optimal health and wellbeing from ...

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Yoga

The 3 Most Important Yoga Positions for Health & Wellbeing - Part 1

It’s hard for many to understand the intricate science that has gone into the development of each yoga asana (or posture) in the hatha yoga system. Typically when we go to a yoga class here in the Western part of the world, we practice a yoga sequenc...