Coronavirus On 31 December 2019, the WHO China Country Office was informed of cases of pneumonia of unknown etiology (unknown cause) detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province of China. A novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) was identified as the causative virus by Chinese authorities on 7 January. On 10 January, WHO published a range of interim guidance for all countries on how…

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Ten Essentials of Health and Wellness

10 Essentials for Health and Wellness Let the elements of healthy living enhance your life: Essential #1: Breathe DeeplyInhale a full measure of reviving air, hold, then release stress and toxins. A healthy immune system is dependent upon deep breathing. Your lymphatic system powers the immune response in your body, and lymph fluid moves…

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Complete & Incomplete Proteins

Complete and Incomplete Proteins What are proteins and what do they do? Proteins are large, complex molecules that play many critical roles in the body. They do most of the work in cells and are required for the structure, function, and regulation of the body’s tissues and organs. Proteins are made up of hundreds or…

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Preventing Falls

Tips to Keep You on Your Feet Each year millions of Americans, especially older adults, go to the emergency department after an injury from a fall. “These falls can cause serious injuries—back fractures, hip fractures, as well as head trauma,†says Dr. David B. Reuben, a healthy aging expert at the University of California, Los…

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According to Dr. Axe (2017) and WebMD (2017), Quercetin is a plant pigment or polyphenol from the flavonoid group that is found in many plants, vegetables, fruits and grains. It is contained in foods such as apples, onions, berries, buckwheat tea, green tea, tomatoes, broccoli and red wine (Dr. Axe 2017). According to ( WebMD,…

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Mouth Microbes

The Helpful and the Harmful Article taken from Do you know what’s in your mouth? It’s home to about 700 species of microbes. These include germs like bacteria, fungus, and more. “Everybody has these microbes in their mouth,†says Dr. Robert Palmer, an NIH expert on oral microbes. Some microbes are helpful. Others can…

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Fats, the good, bad and the Ugly

Fats the Good Bad and Ugly Ronda Herbert, PhD 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…

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