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Health is the general condition of a person's mind, body and spirit. People can improve their health with exercise, sufficient sleep, maintaining a healthy body weight, limiting alcohol use, and avoiding smoking.

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Health Articles | Promote your longevity

As we get older we have to work much harder to stay fit, healthy and active. But keeping healthy is also about anticipating what’s increasingly likely to go wrong.  This may mean not just eating the right foods and taking regular exercise, but also changing your living environment.

Fear of fat was a big mistake!

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Oh happy day....Finally! It had to happen ... EVENTUALLY! There was a glut of breaking news headlines across the world this week. The randomised controlled trials which occured in the 1970's, did not support the low fat dietary guidelines and the theory that saturated fat caused heart disease which was introduced in the 1950's was rejected at the time by scientists because there simply was no evidence to support the theory. 
 

What is metabolic syndrome?

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Identified less than 20 years ago, Metabolic Syndrome has become an increasingly common   condition around the world. It is also known as Syndrome X, the condition runs in families  and your risks of developing it increases as you age.

Identified less than 20 years ago, Metabolic Syndrome has become an increasingly common condition around the world. It is also known as Syndrome X, the condition runs in families and your risks of developing it increases as you age. 

Food Allergy or Food Intolerance?

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Food Allergy or Food Intolerance

We often hear of food allergies and intolerances in the media, but the difference between the two maladies can be confusing. Simply put a food allergy is the body's immune response to a substance and food intolerance occurs when the body has difficulty digesting certain substances in food.

Shirataki

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Shirataki noodles are a great substitute for wheat noodles.  Many people say that they prefer it in a stir fry over and above any other way of preparation.

Olive oil for skin

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Oilve oil has numerous health benefits.  It wards off arthritis because it is an anti- inflammatory, is also beneficial because it lubricates the joints and reduces swelling. Olive oil helps with memory issues as it reduces brain inflammation. 

Carbohydrate Addiction

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It may be hard to believe but there really is such a thing as carbohydrate addiction...yes, a number of people are enslaved to carbohydrates....Oh no...Not another addiction definition. Well...yes unfortunately it is. 

Cranberries

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Nutritionally, cranberries are known to be a great resource of vitamin C. One-half cup of fresh cranberries contains 11% of your daily recommended quantity of vitamin C, along with 1.6 grams of fibre -- all for a total of 23 calories (96 kilojoules). However the real nutritional story behind this berry is because of its powerful phytochemicals. That is what ranks it in the nutritional hall of fame for fruits.
 

Healthy Skin

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You can’t just shove processed food in your face and expect smooth, supple skin. But swap those cheese puffs for just a cup of cottage cheese and you’ll get glowing results. Continue reading for 10 nourishing foods...
 

Overcoming weight loss resistance

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overcoming weight loss resistance You've religiously followed your eating plan even turning down an evening with your pals for a wine tasting to enjoy sensible char grilled steak and green salad. You are taking every fat-burning supplement Dr. Oz recommends and attend three aerobics classes at your gym every week.