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Not too long ago, 400 IUs of vitamin D was considered enough for your daily requirements. This particular vitamin wasn't really on the radar. But now, it's been discovered that more than a ...

Link Found Between Vitamin D Deficiency and Thyroid Disease

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Exercise can be helpful for those with an underactive thyroid. It can boost a slow metabolism and burn calories, on a frame that is prone to putting on unwanted weight. Endorphins and other ...

3 Yoga Poses That May Benefit Your Thyroid

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When my doctor told me that what I was suffering from was fatigue, I went home and cried. I thought he was minimizing what I was going through. I thought when he said that I had fatigue, that he ...

10 Possible Reasons for Your Fatigue: How to Tell if It's Serious

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Your microbiome is a bacterial ecosystem that lives in your gut. It makes up most of your body and your immune system, according to Mindbodygreen.com. The bacteria in your body actually ...

4 Signs Your Gut May Be the Root of Your Health Issues

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Even good things will cause your body to go through its stress response paces. Healthy stress is also known as eustress. What is Eustress? Eustress results from positive situations and ...

The Importance of Eustress: Rethinking How We Look at Stress

Living with a chronic illness can take everything you've got. Limitations and extra burdens will vary according to the type of illness. Entering menopause and contending with hot flashes heaps ...

Dealing With Hot Flashes on Top of a Chronic Illness

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Sponsored by: Bio-Oil® There are so many products are on the market, it can often be confusing to know which ones to choose. How do we know what products are safe to use? Which ones work best? ...

How One Skin Care Company Puts Its Products to the Test With Clinical Trials

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Sponsored by: Bio-Oil® If you've ever suffered from dry, itchy, scaly skin, you know all too well the importance of keeping your skin hydrated, both from within and without. The higher the ...

The Science Behind Your Skin Moisturization

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Funny thing about some chronic illnesses. They are often invisible. And sometimes other people, even those who are well-meaning and genuinely concerned, can get the wrong idea. Sometimes a person ...

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Funny thing about some chronic illnesses. They are often invisible. And sometimes other people, even those who are well-meaning and genuinely concerned, can get the wrong idea. Sometimes a person ...

Having a Chronic Illness Can Affect Your Mental Health

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Six years ago, I wrote an article for neurotypical children of parents with Asperger's syndrome. I wrote that some NT offspring of AS parents have grown up feeling unloved, that their parents were ...

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Sponsored by: Bio-Oil® Skin care products made with synthetic ingredients and those made with natural ingredients share one thing in common. They will all be absorbed into the skin. But ...

Are You Choosing the Right Ingredients for Your Skin Care?

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Sponsored by: Fiera™ Plenty of movies and books make it seem like a sexual experience always plays out smoothly, effortlessly and with great heat and passion. But that isn't always the ...

Has a Health Condition Affected Your Sexual Desire? Let Fiera Help

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When people who are healthy want to help people who are ill and fragile, it is a wonderful thing. Sometimes, though, a person who has never been chronically ill may need some help in really ...

Is Someone You Love Chronically Ill? Help Them Over the Holidays

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I have been a caregiver, and have watched my husband up close while he was a primary caregiver for many months, and I've observed a few things. It is all well and good to realize that you need a ...

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Low-carb meals may be trickier over the holiday season as people yearn for their traditional favorites. But a little creativity and flexibility can go a long way toward laying out a spread of ...

10 Low-Carb Dishes for the Holidays

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Sponsored by: Bio-Oil® It's a fact of life that as we get older, our skin produces less oil and becomes drier. We apply various forms of moisturizers to combat the dryness in a desperate ...

Are You Nourishing Your Skin With Natural Ingredients? – Here’s Why You Should Be

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I have lived most of my life in or near my hometown. But we run into the long-distance thing because many family members have moved away. We see three of our children often. Two, though, live ...

Celebrating the Holidays Even When Your Family Lives Far Away

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Sponsored by: IBSchek™ Ashley Walkley was always an active, energetic and fun-loving Type A kind of girl. But in 2008, at age 27, even her vitality was no match for the symptoms she was beginning ...

One Woman’s Breakthrough Discovery That She Has IBS – Could This Be You?

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Introverts, unite! Well, no, we don't really do that. We'd really prefer not to. And that may be especially true during the holiday season. Some of us just don't enjoy the overstuffed malls and ...

Yes, Introverts Can Survive — Even Enjoy — the Holiday Season

Historically, women have viewed menopause with dread and misunderstanding. But sooner or later, we're all going to go through menopause. If you weren't sure before, the first hot flash ...

Sources of Estrogen Therapy for Menopausal Women

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Alzheimer's disease is all over the news. Baby boomers, with typical determination and optimism, are determined to find ways of avoiding the crippling effects that come with its mental ...

7 Memory-Boosting Superfoods that Fight Alzheimer's

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Asperger's Syndrome is finally moving into the spotlight. Questions that have perplexed Asperger's (AS) and neurotypical (NT) family members alike are now finding answers. Marriages between Aspies ...

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Asperger's Syndrome is finally moving into the spotlight. Questions that have perplexed Asperger's (AS) and neurotypical (NT) family members alike are now finding answers. Marriages between Aspies ...

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I have been a caregiver, and have watched my husband up close while he was a primary caregiver for many months, and I've observed a few things. It is all well and good to realize that you need a ...

6 Ways You Can Help a Caregiver

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Sponsored by: Bio-Oil® The older we get, the less our skin glows from the natural production of oils. One way to deal with this is to apply additional oils to our skin, helping it maintain its ...

When it Comes to Skin Care, Are You Applying the Best Product?

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I'm not sure why women tend to suffer more from holiday stress. But from what I have seen over the years, there are more women who are weighted down by multiple lists, and the men that I know have ...

Holiday Stress: Women More Burdened by Expectations Than Men?

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The holiday season can be like a magnifying glass for stress of all kinds. Everything can be more intense. Nostalgic memories can fill your heart, and break it as well. It's natural to want to ...

7 Ways You Can Avoid Getting Stressed Out Over the Holidays

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Yes, you can face the holiday season armed with the knowledge that festive meals and snacks don't have to be glorified junk food that pack on the pounds. And eating healthy doesn't have to be ...

10 Healthy Superfoods to Include on Your Holiday Table

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I was flattened for a very long time by a chronic condition. During a number of those years of living with ME/CFS, any talk of gratitude would have filled me with fury. I wasn't grateful. And ...

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I was flattened for a very long time by a chronic condition. During a number of those years of living with ME/CFS, any talk of gratitude would have filled me with fury. I wasn't grateful. And ...

Finding My Way Back to Gratitude in Spite of a Chronic Illness

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For a long time, the general consensus has been that depression is largely a female thing. Depression can hit men too, though it can manifest differently in men than in women. A depressed man ...

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For a long time, the general consensus has been that depression is largely a female thing. Depression can hit men too, though it can manifest differently in men than in women. A depressed man ...

10 Ways Depression Is Different in Women than it is in Men

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When you see your elderly father beginning to suffer delusions that nothing can shake, or when your previously affectionate mother withdraws into paranoia, your first thing you think of may not ...

When a Senior with a UTI Looks Like a Senior with Dementia

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At age 50, Marlyn Glickman of Rockville, Maryland, had decided to challenge herself to do things she'd never done before, things she'd been afraid to do in the past. That was 16 years ago. But her ...

How One Woman Took on Breast Cancer Twice and Won

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Six years ago, I wrote an article for neurotypical children of parents with Asperger's syndrome. I wrote that some NT offspring of AS parents have grown up feeling unloved, that their parents were ...

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Six years ago, I wrote an article for neurotypical children of parents with Asperger's syndrome. I wrote that some NT offspring of AS parents have grown up feeling unloved, that their parents were ...

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Face painting is supposed to be safer for your child than wearing a mask for Halloween. Or is it? As long as the face paint is non-toxic, then the answer is yes. After all, masks can be ...

Protect Your Kids from Toxic Makeup this Halloween

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Six years ago, I wrote an article for neurotypical children of parents with Asperger's syndrome. I wrote that some NT offspring of AS parents have grown up feeling unloved, that their parents were ...

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Asperger's Syndrome is finally moving into the spotlight. Questions that have perplexed Asperger's (AS) and neurotypical (NT) family members alike are now finding answers. Marriages between Aspies ...

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Six years ago, I wrote an article for neurotypical children of parents with Asperger's syndrome. I wrote that some NT offspring of AS parents have grown up feeling unloved, that their parents were ...

NT Children of Parents with Aspergers: Looking for Information?

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Depression is a liar. If everything looks different when you are depressed, the decreased efficacy of your frontal lobe may have something to do with it. You're not just feeling depressed, you ...

6 Lies Your Depression is Telling You

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Are you worried about your teen? Does she seem less herself lately? Adolescence can be a turbulent time, with plenty of lows along with the highs. Sometimes what had seemed like a bout of sadness ...

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Are you worried about your teen? Does she seem less herself lately? Adolescence can be a turbulent time, with plenty of lows along with the highs. Sometimes what had seemed like a bout of sadness ...

Is Your Teen Depressed? What to Look For

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Lots of things change as you get older. The higher your numbers, the more change you'll have to wrap your head around. One of the things that will require flexibility is your approach to food. ...

Your 50s and Beyond: 8 Ways to Change Your Diet

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Invisible Illness Awareness Week is dedicated to the millions of people who struggle with invisible illnesses and disabilities. The week of Sept. 28 - Oct. 4, 2015, is a significant one for this ...

Join the Invisible Fight: It's Invisible Illness Awareness Week

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Is there anything sadder than forcing down a food you don't like because you think it's good for you — and then finding out it's unhealthy after all? That's right up there with learning that one ...

8 Foods You Thought Were Healthy Are No Better Than Junk Food

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Don't take your heart for granted. Women in the United States are just as vulnerable to heart disease as men. Almost 422,000 American women die from heart disease every year. Approximately 1 ...

8 Ways You Can Improve Your Heart Health

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Your liver, when it's working well, eliminates toxins. It breaks down fat from the food you eat, using a liquid called bile. Sugar in the form of glucose is stored in the liver to increase your ...

Enhancing Liver Health: What Helps and What Hurts?

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Asperger's Syndrome is finally moving into the spotlight. Questions that have perplexed Asperger's (AS) and neurotypical (NT) family members alike are now finding answers. Marriages between Aspies ...

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