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Prostate Cancer

Cancers are usually named after the part of the body where the abnormal cell growth begins. Prostate cancers are cancer cells from the prostate. When prostate cancer cells spread to other parts of the body, they are called metastases. The prostate is a part of the male reproductive system, which includes the penis, prostate, and…

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Zinc, What you Need to Know

Zinc is considered an essential nutrient, meaning that your body can’t produce or store it. For this reason, you must get a constant supply through your diet. Zinc is required for numerous processes in your body, including Gene expression Enzymatic reactions Immune function Protein synthesis DNA synthesis Wound healing Growth and development Zinc is naturally…

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Health Benefits of Avocado

Health Benefits of Avocado The avocado is a unique fruit and is high in healthy fats. There are numerous studies that show that the avocado has numerous health benefits. Avocado Is Incredibly Nutritious Avocado is the fruit of the avocado tree, scientifically known as Persea americana. The fruit is high in nutrients and added to many dishes. The…

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Boosting you Immunity

What should your post say? Building Your Immunity God give us all an immune system and that immune system protects our bodies from outside invaders, such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, and toxins (chemicals produced by microbes). It is made up of different organs, cells, and proteins that work together. There are two main parts of…

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Types of Fats

Saturated fats A saturated fat is a type of fat in which fatty acid all have single bonds. Most animal fats are saturated. Saturated fats are fat molecule that have no double bond between the carbon molecules because they are saturated with hydrogen molecules. Unsaturated fats An unsaturated fat is a fat or fatty acid…

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Raspberries

Raspberries Raspberries belong to the rose family of plants which houses other fruits including apples, apricots, blackberries, cherries, peaches, strawberries and pears. Raspberries are the third most popular berry among US consumers. There are 200 species of raspberries and can be placed in three groups, red raspberries, black raspberries, and purple raspberries. Mature red raspberries…

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Relaxation Techniques to Reduce Stress

Relaxation Techniques to Reduce Stress We all face stressful situations throughout our lives, but no matter what the cause, stress floods your body with hormones. Your heart pounds, your breathing speeds up, and your muscles tense. Here are some relaxation techniques that can help you evoke the relaxation response and reduce stress. Breath focus. In…

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Deadly Ties Between Stress and Heart Disease

The Deadly Ties between Stress, Heart Disease and Other Afflictions Lester Adler, M.D. We’ve all been there. Stuck in traffic. Late for a plane. Missed an important call. Lost your keys. We’ve all had these: worries about security, family, finances, terrorism, anger, loneliness, low blood sugar and hurt feelings. Which means we’ve all had this:  STRESS….

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A Healthy Eating Plan

Healthy Eating Plan A healthy eating plan gives your body the nutrients it needs every day while staying within your daily calorie goal for weight loss. A healthy eating plan also will lower your risk for heart disease and other health conditions. A healthy eating plan: Emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fat-free or low-fat…

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Health Benefits of Kale

Health Benefits of Kale Thriving even in frost, kale is an easy-to-grow green that keeps on giving: cut the smaller, paler green leaves to anchor or mix into fresh garden salad; use the larger, dark greens for stir-fries, pizza topping, or soup, while the plant keeps right on growing. One variety is known as dinosaur…

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