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Alleviate Arthritis Pain with Acupuncture

Arthritis isn’t just one disease, but a complex disorder comprised of more than 100 distinct conditions that can affect people at any stage of life. Two of the most common forms are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. While these two forms of arthritis have very different causes, risk factors and effects on the body, they often share a common symptom — persistent joint pain. 

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Superfood: Chia Seeds

Chia seeds are native to southern and central Mexico and Guatemala and were cultivated by the Aztecs who considered it a superfood. Legend has it that Aztec warriors sustained themselves for an entire day on a single tablespoon of chia seeds, but chia seeds disappeared from the region after the Spanish conquest because the Spaniards banned foods that were linked to Aztec tradition. Today, chia seeds have seen a dramatic resurgence as a superfood and are popular among health-conscious consumers.

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Special K: Vitamins for the Blood and Bone

The Special Things Vitamin K Does For Your Body

Regulate blood clotting. When an injury occurs and there is a tear in the blood vessels, an automatic process called amalgamation of prothrombium happens. Blood clotting is made up of a group of molecules that continuously move through the bloodstream. Vitamin K assists in regulating blood clotting by means of transporting calcium along the bloodstream.

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Emu Oil and Its Amazing Health Benefits

There is a bird that is native to the continent of Australia which has been used by the Aborigines for centuries to help them overcome many different types of health conditions. It is called the Emu (Dromaius Novaehollandiae), and its oil is known to possess many magnificent healing properties. The native Australians use its oil to treat the following symptoms coughs, arthritic joints, bruises, cuts, sunburns, pain, itching, swelling caused by insect bites, sores, and fevers.

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6 Benefits of Vitamin K and Signs of Deficiency

Vitamin K is an umbrella term encompassing a group of chemically related fat-soluble compounds known as naphthoquinones. This group includes vitamins K, K1, K2, and K3. Vitamin K1 (phytonadione) is the natural form of vitamin K; it is found in plants and is the primary source of vitamin K that humans obtain through foods.

Especially high sources of vitamin K are spinach, Brussels sprouts, green beens, asparagus, Swiss chard, broccoli, kale and mustard greens.

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15 SUPERFOODS for Under $20

Eating healthy does not have to cost the whole pay check! Fruits, vegetables, and whole foods in general are pricey and when you are trying to feed a family of four on a budget, choosing nutrient dense foods without draining your wallet may seem difficult. Where are the coupons for healthy, fresh good-for-you foods? Guess what? Some of the healthiest foods in the world are quite affordable. Cheap, even. From veggies to whole grains and everywhere in between, the following list highlights the best superfoods available in a typical grocery store or at your local farmer’s market. The best part is that you can purchase all of these for under $20!

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20 Amazing Health Benefits of Turmeric

Tumeric has been used for over 2500 years in India, and was traditionally called “Indian saffron” because of its deep yellow-orange color. It has been used as a condiment, healing remedy and textile dye. The medicinal properties of this spice have been slowly revealing themselves over the centuries. Long known for its anti-inflammatory properties, recent research has revealed that turmeric is a natural wonder, proving beneficial in the treatment of many different health conditions from cancer to Alzheimer’s disease. The most popular uses include (in no particular order), flatulence, jaundice, menstrual difficulties, bloody urine, hemorrhage, toothache, bruises, chest pain, and colic.

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Better Than Raisin Bran: Top 11 Sources of Fiber

Go beyond raisin bran cereal and elevate the quality of high-fiber foods in your diet!

Fiber (along with adequate fluid intake) moves quickly and relatively easily through your digestive tract and helps it function properly. A high-fiber diet may also help reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes.

Let’s check out the fiber content of some good-for-you foods. Make sure to read nutrition labels to find out exactly how much fiber is in your favorite foods. Women, try to eat at least 21 to 25 grams of fiber a day, and men should aim for 30 to 38 grams a day.

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