Kara Bauer

Kara Bauer

Patient Expert

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

Latest Articles by Kara Bauer

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Healthy Aging

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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Migraine

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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Healthy Aging

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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Food & Nutrition

Alkalize the Body with Baking Soda

Sodium bicarbonate is not just for whiter teeth, it’s also healing and preventative for diabetes, cancer, heart disease and other illnesses. Baking soda, as it’s most commonly known, may be taken orally, intravenously or topically to help restore you...

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Alternative Medicine

Benefits of a Full Moon Meditation

There are many beliefs about the energy of the moon, some of which are disputed by scientific research, but nonetheless are followed by many based on ancient spiritual and astrological text, current astrology, spirituality or just out of intuition th...

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GERD

Acid Reflux Disease or GERD: Prevention and Natural Treatment Approaches

Like many digestive disorders, acid reflux disease or GERD (gastric esophageal reflux disease) has grown to be a substantially common problem among Americans. The National Institute of Diabetes and Kidney Digestive Diseases reports that based on a st...

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Food & Nutrition

Apple Cider Vinegar's Potential Health Benefits

For years, possibly even thousands, vinegar and/or apple cider vinegar has been claimed to have medicinal value. The verdict is still out on whether research can back up these claims, but for those of you willing to give alternative and natural metho...

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Diabetes

The Best Grains for Diabetics

Limiting carbohydrates, especially grains, is an important dietary step in maintaining healthy blood sugar levels.