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6 natural remedies to help reduce blood pressure

Unfortunately, it’s often cast aside, and some people don’t even take their medication seriously. This puts a lot of people in greater risk of developing a heart problem down the line. But fret not, suffering from blood pressure doesn’t automatically mean that you’ll be stuck with meds all your life. In fact, with proper discipline, […]

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Plant-based diet helps in remission of Crohn’s disease, finds case study

The case study followed a man in his late 20’s who had been diagnosed with Crohn’s disease after experiencing fatigue, bloating, episodic severe abdominal pain, nausea, and occasional ulcers for several years. His condition did not reach remission after more than a year of intravenous treatment. During his second year of treatment, the patient removed […]

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#WorldKidneyDay: Kidney function worsens as people get more obese, reveals study

With or without existing kidney disease, kidney function is more likely to decline over time the more severely obese a person is, a large study suggests. “Excess weight, particularly around the belly, causes many adverse metabolic effects that impact the kidney,” said lead study author Dr Alex Chang of the Geisinger Health System in Danville, […]

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French study delves deeper into the risk associated with ultra-processed food

This includes burgers, soft drinks, chips, chocolate, candy, ice-cream, sweetened breakfast cereals, packaged soups, chicken nuggets, hotdogs, fries and more. The results of the study were published in the latest issue of the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. The study which was published on Monday has found for the first time a link between the consumption […]

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Processed foods and additives can take a toll on your gut health

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is an umbrella term used to describe disorders that involve chronic inflammation of your digestive tract. Many diseases are included in this IBD umbrella term. The two most common diseases are ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. The reasons attributed to this surge is the consumption of preservatives, additives, and highly processed foods Symptoms […]

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