Constipation is a common condition that causes less frequent bowel movements, pain, and bloating in the back and waist of adults.1,2 Massage can be an effective treatment for constipation. Constipation is caused by hardened stool that cannot easily move through the colon or large intestine. Many factors can cause constipation such as a change in
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It seems, almost overnight, that skincare and skincare treatments is all anyone can talk about. Men and women are using entire paychecks to make sure they have the right products that promise beautiful glowing skin. Celebrities are creating skincare lines to cash in on this massive skincare market. Skincare treatments and facials are now part
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Sometimes, taking the time to drive to an office and see a doctor isn’t something many of us want to do. Our lives are busy; it can be time-consuming and occasionally frustrating to physically travel to a doctor’s appointment. Sometimes, it could be anxiety-related or maybe you just don’t want to go in for a
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Researchers in the United Kingdom investigated the effects of pomegranate juice on lowering blood sugar levels. Pomegranates are rich in vitamins A, C, and E, as well as antioxidants. Pomegranates are also an excellent source of fibre and iron. It’s no wonder then that research studies have investigated the effect of pomegranate juice, with positive
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Cardiovascular endurance, also known as cardiorespiratory endurance, can be measured by simple fitness tests to assess how well your body functions to bring oxygen to muscles during exercise. This measurement can be used to assess overall health. What is cardiovascular endurance? Cardiovascular endurance refers to the efficiency of the cardiorespiratory system when continuously performing full-body
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Dragon fruit is rich in antioxidants and phytonutrients – researchers have investigated if dragon fruit is good for diabetics. Prediabetes and type 2 diabetes are diagnosed using blood sugar levels. A fasting plasma glucose (FPG) test measures blood sugar levels after approximately eight hours without eating. The two hours post-prandial glucose (2HPP) test measures blood
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Researchers continue to investigate the frequency, duration, and type of exercise (e.g., aerobic and anaerobic exercise) that provides the most cardiovascular health benefits. Often, aerobic conditioning is reported in research to be an important type of exercise for lowering CVD risk. So, what is aerobic conditioning, and what are its health benefits? Aerobic conditioning –
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Most women tend to experience fluctuating symptoms of menopause that can sometimes affect their personal and social lives.5 The top six symptoms of menopause are hot flashes, vaginal dryness, urinary problems, weight gain, sleep difficulties, and mood changes. Menopause is a complex physiological and psychological condition in women. The term is derived from the Greek
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While there are several unanswered questions regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the most important is about the longevity of protective immunity against the virus. In other words, how long do COVID-19 antibodies last? As in any viral infection, protective immunity is provided by the antibodies produced in the body as a result of infection.
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Study reports a reduction in symptoms of menopause without the use of drugs through a plant-based diet and whole soybeans. In Western countries, up to 80% of postmenopausal women suffer from vasomotor symptoms, commonly referred to as hot flashes. Hot flashes cause peripheral vasodilation producing sensations of warmth in the face, neck, and chest, as
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Do you feel like you never have time to do the things you love? Hobbies? Outings with friends? Relaxing time spent on the couch with a good book and a bowl of popcorn? You deserve extra time for leisure and rest, and if you can’t seem to find it in your schedule, it’s time for
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It is estimated that 1 in 11 adults have diabetes globally. Diabetes is responsible for 11% of deaths per year. Type 2 diabetes is the most common type of diabetes, accounting for 90-95% of cases. Type 2 diabetes is a metabolic disorder that is characterized by insulin resistance and results in hyperglycemia (high blood glucose
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When it comes to the CBD industry, misinformation is rife. There are too many brands trying to make a fast buck from what is a phenomenally fast-growing market. With huge money at stake, these companies are less concerned about what they can do for customers and more worried about their profit margin. The benefits of
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In Western cultures, mushroom supplements are fast becoming a staple wellness product. It’s no surprise as more people are becoming interested in natural, plant-based solutions to improve general health.   Chaga, or Inonotus obliquus, is just one in over 14,000 thousand mushroom varieties. However, many believe it holds therapeutic value. Some studies show that Chaga may
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Wearable sensors allow the consistent tracking of physical behaviors and activities. They also enable the continuous biochemical and physiological parameters of daily life. The most popularly assessed data include vital signs such as blood pressure, heart rate, blood oxygen concentration, and body temperature. Other commonly evaluated data include physical activities and posture via ballistocardiogram and
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Physical activity can have countless health benefits. From maintaining a healthy body weight to reducing the risk of bone fractures, physical fitness can reduce the risk of developing many illnesses such as high blood pressure, heart disease, osteoporosis, arthritis, and even cancer, to name a few.6 Here are some reasons why physical fitness can also
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New research investigates whether the mRNA from the COVID-19 vaccines can be passed on to infants through breastmilk. The development and administration of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines is helping to reduce transmission of COVID-19, and these vaccines have been an integral part of combating the global COVID-19 pandemic.  The first approved SARS-CoV-2 vaccines were mRNA vaccines, which
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