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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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Discover how stress affects you, ways to deal with it.

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FLORENCE, S.C. — Even in a society where almost anything is available at the push of a button, there is one thing that people cannot get away from: stress. Stress can have an affect on your body and your mind. Whether from work and family, or physical ailments and money problems, most people will experience stress as some point in their life. Dr. Jaideep Debsikdar, a cardiologist at Advanced Cardiology Consultants in Florence, said stress is a far-reaching issue.   “Any time you have stress in the body, whether you are consciously aware of it or not, you have stress...

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Every Body NEEDS Fish Oil.

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The omega-3 fatty acids contained in fatty fish provide potentially dozens of important health benefits, such as helping to control blood clotting and building brain cells. As important as these nutrients are, your body doesn't naturally produce omega-3s—you need to provide them in the food you eat. Fish oil is known to support heart health by reducing triglyceride's (unhealthy fat in the blood). It may also reduce symptoms of asthma, ADHD, obesity, kidney disease, menstrual pain, osteoporosis, psoriasis, dry eyes, mental illness, and a host of other illnesses. But too much fish oil can produce undesirable side effects and increase...

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6 ways to treat PMS without drugs.

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From ginger to exercise, natural methods may help beat cramps, bloating and other monthly symptoms.   Stomach cramps. Lower back pain. Tender breasts. Fatigue. Bloating. Anxiety. Depression. If you're a woman, you know what those symptoms add up to: premenstrual syndrome or PMS. About 85 percent of women are believed to have at least one PMS symptom during their monthly cycle, according to The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, but some experience more discomfort than others. But you may not need to head to the pharmacy every month. Some studies have suggested that you can bypass the medications and...

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