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American Diabetes Month (November)

Posted by healtheo360 on Nov 4, 2018 4:35:00 PM

American Diabetes Month: Diabetes is a group of metabolic diseases, which are characterized by the body’s inability to produce insulin properly. With roughly 29 million Americans living with the disease, the diabetes is currently the 7th leading cause of death.

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Sugar: Is it Making You Sick?

Posted by healtheo360 on Jan 26, 2018 1:12:08 PM

Quitting sugar is a goal that can seem out of reach. It is understandable if you are not quite ready to give it up yet, but it is worth it to start reducing your daily consumption of sugary foods. This is because the negative effects of sugar consumption are not minor ones, they are major:

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Micronutrients - Eat the Rainbow

Posted by healtheo360 on Sep 27, 2017 10:13:34 AM

Micronutrients - Eat the Rainbow: In order for our bodies to function properly, we require certain vitamins and minerals known as micronutrients. The most popular micronutrients you may recognize are Vitamins A, C, and E, calcium, potassium, zinc, and magnesium. While only needed in minor amounts, micronutrients play crucial roles in optimizing our physical and mental performance. Lacking them can lead to inhibited growth and higher risk for diseases. To ensure your body has enough micronutrients, the easiest way is to consume healthy and diversified foods, or “eating the rainbow.” This essentially means that by consuming a variety of colorful fruits and veggies, meeting daily micro nutritional needs is no hassle!

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Osteoporosis Overview (Infographic)

Posted by healtheo360 on Sep 12, 2017 10:52:32 AM

Osteoporosis Overview: Osteoporosis is a disease of the bones that causes them to weaken and become fragile - increasing the likelihood of a fracture. It is sometimes referred to as a "invisible disability" because it can exist for years without symptoms. There is no cure for osteoporosis, though there are many treatment options. Check out this infographic to learn more about osteoporosis, including risk factors, lifestyle changes, and some important statistics:

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Starting a Vegan Diet - Six Beginner Tips

Posted by healtheo360 on Aug 8, 2017 3:21:00 PM

Starting a Vegan Diet - Six Beginner Tips: The early stages of a vegan diet can be pretty challenging, but that doesn't have to be the case. Research is key! We often avoided vegetables growing up, but learning how to add them to new recipes can make a vegan diet so much easier. There's plenty of foods besides veggies to enjoy. Whole grains, beans, lentils and even tofu are great additions. Below are some tips to make sure you are getting important nutrients while planning a vegan diet:

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Signs That You May Be Dehydrated

Posted by healtheo360 on Aug 4, 2017 12:57:00 PM

Signs That You May Be Dehydrated: Dehydration occurs when the loss of body fluids, mostly water, exceeds the amount you take in. When more water is moving out of individual cells in the body than being taken in, the body then doesn't have enough water and other fluids to carry out its normal functions. Mild, even moderate, dehydration can be treated simply by drinking more fluids that contain electrolytes (or salts) that have been lost. However, if dehydration is unrecognized or left untreated, it has the potential to lead to death. It is very important to understand the signs of dehydration before the condition worsens.

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5 Ways to Naturally Detox Your Body

Posted by healtheo360 on Aug 1, 2017 2:05:15 PM

5 Ways to Naturally Detox Your Body: The body eliminates or neutralizes toxins through a process called detoxification. There are many health benefits that occur when a detox is done. It is a way to recharge, rejuvenate, and renew the organs and have them function more efficiently. The liver naturally eliminates toxins from the body, but with the help of detox, the liver will not have to work as hard to perform this task. Other benefits of detoxing include targeting headaches and back pain, fighting against memory loss, strengthening the body against allergic reactions, and flushing dangerous chemicals out of the body.

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Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) & Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH)

Posted by healtheo360 on Jul 24, 2017 11:49:58 AM

Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) & Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH): Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a condition characterized by too much fat built up and stored in liver cells. People who do not drink a lot and have fatty livers are considered to have NAFLD. Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is a condition in which excess fat in the liver cells cause inflammation and damage.  It is an advanced form of NAFLD. NASH is differentiated from NAFLD when inflammation and scarring (cirrhosis) of the liver become present.

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Soothing Indigestion & Heartburn - 7 Natural Remedies

Posted by healtheo360 on Jun 14, 2017 6:09:09 PM

Soothing Indigestion & Heartburn: Indigestion and heartburn are common problems for many Americans. These uncomfortable sensations are often the result of poor diet, certain medical conditions, and/or certain medications. There are many treatment options for relieving the symptoms of heartburn and indigestion, including these natural remedies:

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Hypoparathyroidism 101 - Symptoms, Causes, Treatment

Posted by healtheo360 on Jun 9, 2017 1:13:48 PM

Hypoparathyroidism 101: Hypoparathyroidism occurs when an individual's parathyroid glands produce too little parathyroid hormone (PTH). This leads to low blood calcium levels, and rising phosphorus blood levels. Symptoms vary depending on the cause, but usually involve involuntary muscle contractions and decreased nerve functioning. This condition is most often the result of accidental injury or removal of the parathyroid glands during a surgical operation. Treatment may involve long term supplement use to regulate levels of calcium and phosphorus in the blood. Check out this infographic to learn more about hypoparathyroidism:

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