Could Drinking Alcohol Lower Your Diabetes Risk?

Could Drinking Alcohol Lower Your Diabetes Risk?

Could Drinking Alcohol Lower Your Diabetes Risk?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 29 million Americans have diabetes. Another 86 million have prediabetes, which means their blood sugar levels are higher than what is healthy but not high enough to be officially classified as type 2 diabetes. When it comes to preventing diabetes,… Read More
 

Can OA Affect Young Healthy Individuals?

Can OA Affect Young Healthy Individuals?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), osteoarthritis (OA) affects a whopping 27 million Americans. Though OA is common, it is still somewhat misunderstood. While people tend to know that the degenerative joint condition affects more women than men, only some realize that it can affect young… Read More
 

4 Affordable Fibromyalgia Treatments

4 Affordable Fibromyalgia Treatments
It’s difficult to live with fibromyalgia for a variety of reasons. As any spoonie knows, physically and socially navigating invisible illness is not for the faint of heart. We’ve talked in the past about everything fibro-related from accompanying medical conditions to bolstering your immune system. But one of the things… Read More
 

What is an Ocular Migraine?

What is an Ocular Migraine?
Most people are familiar with migraine attacks; in fact, over 37 million Americans experience them firsthand. Though migraines are common, only 1 of 200 people who experience migraines also has ocular migraines. These rare, lesser known migraines are sometimes mistaken for migraines with aura. However, instead of visual disturbances in… Read More
 

Why Does OA Affect More Women than Men?

Why Does OA Affect More Women than Men?
Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis, affecting over 30 million American adults. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the risk factors for OA include: Age (risk increases as age does) Family history Injury Obesity Overuse of affected joint Being female! The last risk factor… Read More
 

8 Tips for Preventing Fibromyalgia Flare Ups

8 Tips for Preventing Fibromyalgia Flare Ups
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Ultimate Guide to Prevent Vacation Constipation

Ultimate Guide to Prevent Vacation Constipation
You’ve been looking forward to this trip for months, packed your bags, and can hardly wait for that first glass of wine while overlooking a beautiful view… But all of a sudden, you’re struck by a case of constipation. Forget the good spirits and breathtaking views, all you want is… Read More
 

How Should Fibro Patients Bolster Their Immune Systems?

How Should Fibro Patients Bolster Their Immune Systems?
Unfortunately fibromyalgia remains a mystery illness of sorts; its causes still largely stump scientists, physicians and researchers. The disease has a wide range of symptoms, many of which mimic the symptoms of other conditions. Symptoms of fibromyalgia include: Fatigue Headaches Muscle aches Exhaustion/feeling run down Digestive problems Depression Chemical sensitivities… Read More
 

Is There a Possible Cure for the Common Cold?

Is There a Possible Cure for the Common Cold?
You might have heard the half-joking lamentation, “We’ve put a man on the moon, but there’s still no cure for the common cold.” This could be changing! Recently researchers from the University of York, the University of Leeds, and the University of Helsinki announced groundbreaking findings that could potentially lead… Read More
 

No Laxative? 5 Natural Alternatives That’ll Relieve Constipation

No Laxative? 5 Natural Alternatives That’ll Relieve Constipation
There is nothing fun about being constipated, whether it affects you regularly or is just an unpleasant deviation from your regular norm. While your first inclination may be to run to your local pharmacy for some laxatives, there are actually plenty of other ways to relieve constipation. Not to mention… Read More
 
 
 

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