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Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Health Writer

Dr. Davenport is the founder of Tracyshealthyliving.com Using the latest scientific research, she helps people live their healthiest lives via one-on-one coaching, corporate talks, and sharing the more than 1,000 health-related articles she's authored. Find her on social media @drinksmoothies.

Latest by Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

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Nutrition

10 Smoothies to Reduce Your Crohn's Disease Risk

A review of 19 studies reported a decreased risk of Crohn’s disease in people who ate more fruits and veggies and got more fiber. Here are some tasty smoothie recipes to help you meet your nutrition goals and reduce your Crohn's risk.

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Living With

Your Psoriasis is Probably Messing With Your Sex Life

Just not in the mood lately? New research has found a strong link between psoriatic disease and sex drive. Read on for more info.

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Living With

10 Ways to Stay Athletic with Psoriatic Arthritis

A former college athlete shares the expert advice she followed to stay in the game, despite her psoriatic arthritis flare ups.

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Colon

Your Top 10 Questions About Colon Cancer Answered

When you've been diagnosed with colon cancer, there are some things you just need to know right way. We address food, sex, exercise, and other pressing concerns that come with this life-altering event.

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Symptoms

Disability May Begin Years Before an RA Diagnosis

Listening to those early rheumatoid arthritis symptoms and seeking treatment means a better shot at remission.

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Risk Factors

How to Reduce Your Risk of a Stroke With Psoriasis

There is increasing evidence that psoriasis is associated with a higher risk of stroke and other cardiovascular disorders as compared to the general population.

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Skin Health

What to Do When Your Psoriasis Gets Worse

Our step-by-step guide will help you take control and get back on the path to healthier skin.

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Nutrition

Worried About Rheumatoid Arthritis? Drink This, Not That

Not sure which drinks could be increasing your risk of RA? Or, if you already have RA, worried about triggering a flare with your cup of coffee? Here’s what you should know.

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Treatment

10 Ways to Help Manage IBD Without Drugs

Medication can be super effective in helping treat Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis, but sometimes, other therapies can be used alongside drugs to help even more.

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Complications

8 Ways Ulcerative Colitis May Affect Pregnancy

Planning a pregnancy with ulcerative colitis? Here are some things you should know to better prepare.