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Understanding Preeclampsia

Preeclampsia occurs when a pregnant woman has high blood pressure and elevated protein levels in her urine. If left untreated, it can escalate into eclampsia. This condition used to be called toxemia.   Early diagnosis is vital! Doctors used to wait for signs of both high blood pressure and excess protein, but now the diagnosis …

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Preventing Varicose Veins

More than 50% of adults will have some varicose or spider veins. Still, there are things you can do that will help postpone them or keep them from becoming more visible, even if you don’t prevent them completely.   Practice these tips:   Lose weight Excess pounds put more pressure on your legs. Slim down …

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Purple Food Boosts Health

Boost Your Health With Purple Food

Did you know that eating more purple foods can strengthen your health?   Whether you decide to add purple potatoes or purple cabbage, more purple in your diet is a strong step toward well-being.   Learn more below about purple foods and how you can best use them to boost your health.   What are …

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The Hormones at Play

The Hormones at Play, Part 2

Last week we touched on 6 of the hormones at play during your menstrual cycle. There are 12 in total so it’s easy to see how complex a woman’s cycle is. If you don’t have a perfect period, it’s important to understand all the hormones that play a role in your menstrual cycle.   Hormones …

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The Hormones at Play

I’m popping over today to let you know about the different hormones that play a role throughout your entire menstrual cycle. If you don’t have a perfect period, it’s important to understand all the hormones that play a role in your cycle.   Here are 6 of the hormones at play (part 2 will follow …

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Eating To Meet Your Protein Needs

Protein is an essential part of our diet and vital for repairing cells, and building new ones. They are thought of as building blocks for your muscles, skin, bones, hair, and nails.   Here’s how to eat to meet your protein needs:   Drink plenty of water Protein digestion creates uric acid and other waste …

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8 Habits To Keep You Mentally Well

When you think of the word “wellness”, do you limit this to physical aspects only? Physical wellness is actually not the only type of wellness to consider. Health is best approached holistically, that is, considering the person as a whole – mental, physical, and social factors.   Here are some mental wellness tips you might …

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Simple Foods That Help With Hydration

Dehydration is a health risk, especially in the summer. You can avoid dehydration by ensuring that you’re getting enough liquids from your drinks and food. You don’t need expensive or fancy electrolyte replacement drinks or shakes to stay hydrated.   You know you need eight glasses of water a day, but sometimes it’s easier to …

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