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29 Foods That Trigger Migraine

What you eat can trigger migraine. Holistic health practitioner Mark Canadic provides of list of the 29 worst trigger foods.

By Mark Canadic
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Are Nutritional Supplements (Like Boost® and Ensure®) Good for You?

Consuming nutritional supplements can be great if you aren’t getting enough calories, protein, vitamins, etc. — but too much can also put a person at risk for malnutrition.

By Ask HealthCentral
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Can Activated Charcoal Treat Your Chronic Condition?

Find out if the claims that activated charcoal can combat digestive issues, high cholesterol, and skin problems are true.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.
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Thyroid-Friendly Vitamins and Supplements

Learn about the vitamins and supplements — including vitamin D and selenium — that are good for your thyroid.

By Mary Shomon
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Top 3 Supplements to Avoid After Age 50

Supplements can help bridge certain vitamin and mineral gaps as you get older, but not all supplements may be right for you.

By Elizabeth Millard
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Vitamins and Supplements: Take This, Not That

Vitamins and supplements promise better health, beautiful hair, and younger skin, but are they really worth the investment?

By Amy Hendel, P.A.
Egg and avocado are biotin-rich foods.

Biotin: What Is It, and How Much Is Optimal?

Biotin can help with diabetes and multiple sclerosis, but it can also interfere with medications for hypothyroidism. Here’s what you need to know.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.
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The Great Kratom Controversy

Is kratom a natural a dietary supplement with pain-relieving properties — or is it an addictive drug?

By Stephanie Stephens
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A Tropical, RA-Friendly Breakfast in a Bowl

Try this rheumatoid arthritis-friendly, anti-inflammatory breakfast bowl that’s packed with protein and fresh produce.

By Emil DeAndreis
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How Diet Can Help Ankylosing Spondylitis

Diet can't cure AS, but there are foods you can eat to help minimize your joint pain and swelling — and some that can make it worse. Choose wisely.

By Carmen Roberts, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.