Monthly Archives: November 2010

Popular culture loves to make jokes about PMS and how it makes women lose control. Who hasn’t heard a wisecrack about the woman who goes ballistic because there’s no ice cream, or because her husband said something in the wrong … Continue reading

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The thyroid gland is a small organ with a big job. Located just below your Adam’s apple, the butterfly-shaped thyroid gland controls all your main bodily functions including your metabolic rate. It does this via two hormones, triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4), which act on each organ in your body controlling the rate at which your body burns calories for energy. Continue reading

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Chocolate – the ultimate sin food. Thankfully, with so many redeeming qualities, the cocao in chocolate can be your ticket to heavenly bliss. Cocao beans contain many superstar nutrients that make them a superfood, but only when their in their natural state. In their raw, natural state, cocao beans are completely sugar free and hence somewhat bitter in taste. Continue reading

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The most common reasons for vision loss, particularly in aging persons, include macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataracts. Age-related macular degeneration is the most common of the three. The eyes are a window to the inner health of your body, and a barometer of how healthy you are. Major eye disorders often occur in combination with systemic health problems like type 2 diabetes, heart disease or kidney disease. Knowing the risk factors and early signs of eye problems can prevent complete blindness. Continue reading

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