1stVitality UK News — Heart Health

Would you drink water with added fat? Believe it or not it's the latest health craze.

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Combination of coconut oil and water is supposedly effective at hydrating But some experts have argued that the drink is no better for you than water FATWater was launched by Dave Asprey, founder of Bulletproof Coffee  

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'If I hadn't lost weight, I would have died a painful death': Obese man reveals how he shed 150 POUNDS - without following fad diets, counting calories or having surgery

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Ryan Footit, 40, weighed 330lbs on his 40th birthday In one year, he's managed to get down to 180lbs - and is just 15lbs away from losing half of his original body weight The Tennessee resident focuses on eating nutritious food and gets up at 3am to exercise before going to work An obese man has revealed how he managed to lose nearly half of his body weight - without counting calories, carbs, or fat. Ryan Footit, 40, was 5’8” and 330lbs when he decided to change his life. Now weighing just 180lbs, the Hendersonville, Tennessee, resident is just 15lbs...

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Dry 'computer eyes' soothed by fish oil pill: Supplement thought to help by reducing inflammation and promoting circulation

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Study of 478 people with dry eye as a result of excessive computer use Participants were given either two omega-3 pills a day, or placebo pills Those taking fish oil had more of the cells responsible for lubrication  Dry eye can be eased with fish oil supplements, according to new research from India. In a three-month study, 478 people with dry eye as a result of excessive computer use were given either two omega-3 pills a day, or placebo pills that contained olive oil. The results, published in the journal Contact Lens & Anterior Eye, showed that those taking fish...

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Furred-up arteries. Diabetes. Eye disease. Dementia. Depression. Why doctors now believe they could all be triggered by one SILENT KILLER

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Sprained ankle or an infected splinter can bring on inflammation We recognise its heat, swelling and discomfort - but it's not just skin deep Low-level reaction is recognised as being at heart of most chronic diseases Include atherosclerosis, age-related macular degeneration and dementia Whether it's the result of a sprained ankle, an allergic reaction to pollen, or an infected splinter, we all recognise the heat, swelling and discomfort that inflammation brings. But while these complaints may seem relatively trivial, inflammation is far from being just skin deep. Increasingly, a low-level form of this reaction inside the body is recognised as...

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10 health benefits of Omega-3s.

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You always hear about omega-3s but what does it all mean and what benefits do these fatty acids have? When you hear the word ‘fat’ and ‘food’, you often believe this will mean the food is bad because fat is bad for you. Well, this is actually not true as omega-3s are in fact some of the most crucial fatty acids we need, and are comprised of three types, EPA, ALA and DHA, which you may have heard of. Not only does your body need these fatty acids to function well, but also they deliver some big health benefits but the...

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