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  • stress, stress management, stress symptoms

    Stress and Overall Health

    Stress doesn’t only wear on your mind—it wears on your body as well. When you start getting stressed out, your brain switches into “fight or flight” mode, also referred to as acute stress response, releasing excessive amounts of hormones such as cortisol, adrenaline, and noradrenaline. This process can result in physical health problems in addition to the condition’s psychological effects. So what exactly does stress do to your body? Musculoskeletal Problems Muscle tension is probably one of the first physical signs of stress. When your mind is...
  • post-traumatic epilepsy, epilepsy, seizures

    Post-Traumatic Epilepsy

    Brain injury and brain damage are results of the destruction of specific brain cells–or neurons. Injuries can occur externally, like through a fall or physical trauma, or from an internal cause. The term traumatic brain injury is when you sustain damage to the brain due to external forces. The leading causes of TBI are sports, physical violence, firearms, automobile accidents, and falls. Severe TBI can result in both mortality and long-term disability. It isn’t just the initial brain injury that leads to adverse outcomes....
  • AFib, atrial fibrillation, afib treatment, kidney disease

    AFIB and Kidney Disease

    Atrial fibrillation, also known as Afib, is an irregular heartbeat that can lead to heart failure, blood clots, stroke, and other heart conditions. But what can you do if you have Afib and want to avoid kidney disease? Or what if you have both and want to avoid the dangers? Well, the first step is to understand both conditions and the connection between them. Also, you need to know how to prevent the complications and reduce the risks. Although atrial fibrillation increases the risk of...
  • paleo diet, paleo recipes, Paleo Avocado Tuna Salad

    Paleo Avocado Tuna Salad

    We’re always on the lookout for fun and exciting new salad recipes, especially for Paleo dieters looking for something new. This tuna salad is a five ingredient recipe nutrient-packed and perfect for those in a rush or needing a quick fix! Chances are you have all these ingredients already around your kitchen,  but best of all, the avocado doubles as a bowl, which means no cleanup for you! Ingredients 1 avocado 1 lemon, juiced, to taste 1 tbsp chopped onion, to taste 5 ounces cooked or...
  • paleo diet, paleo recipes, Quick and Easy Paleo Salads To Try

    Quick and Easy Paleo Salads

    Despite contrary to popular belief that Paleo diets are primarily high in protein and fat vegetables play a vital role in the diet, particularly in salads. Paleo-based salads can be a fun and creative way of getting your daily vegetable intake while providing your body with the antioxidants and Omega-3 fatty acids it needs. Head out to your local farmer’s market to pick up the freshest produce and maybe give one of these two Paleo salads a shot the next time you’re feeling adventurous. Summer...
  • paleo diet, paleo recipes, 4 Ingredient Brownies

    4-Ingredient Brownies

    These brownies are protein-packed and, best of all, incredibly easy to make because there are only four ingredients! Better still, you can eat these completely guilt-free due to their wholesome ingredients. Forget the idea of brownies only as a dessert. These easy-to-make marvels are a great breakfast option if you’re rushing out the door in the morning! Casein, Vega or another plant-based powder work especially well. Ingredients 2 cups of mashed bananas (about six medium-sized, overripe bananas) 1 cup of almond or cashew butter ½ cup...
  • Over Easy Egg Salad, paleo diet, paleo recipes

    Paleo Over Easy Egg Salad

    Start your day off right with a solid meal full of protein and healthy fats! This egg salad recipe is a super quick, easy go-to breakfast option when you’re either running low on Paleo morning meal ideas or have been procrastinating picking up groceries for the week. Feel free to make the eggs in this recipe any way you like them, but over easy eggs work particularly well. Consequently, the runny yolks mixed with the oils and seasoning on top of your greens creates...
  • paleo diet, paleo recipes, Apple Chips

    Paleo Apple Chips

    This recipe might be the most simple snack you’ll ever make. It consists of two ingredients, although it could technically be one because apple chips are flavourful enough on their own without cinnamon! Not only is this paleo, but they meet most people’s dietary requirements. This means you should make lots and share away! These apple chip snacks should be made ahead of time, and are perfect to make when you have a weekend at home. That way they’ll be ready for the weekdays ahead! Ingredients...
  • type 2 diabetes, type 2 diabetes symptoms, diabetes signs

    Type 2 Diabetes Signs

    Type 2 Diabetes is a widespread disease that affects millions of Americans. Your body isn’t able to utilize the hormone, insulin, properly if you’ve got type 2 diabetes. The body requires insulin in order to transfer glucose (sugar) from the blood into the cells for use in the production of energy. Therefore, glucose can accumulate in the blood (instead of being used by the cells to produce energy) when there isn’t sufficient insulin in the body, or it does not work as it should. Type...
  • stages of breast cancer, breast cancer, breast cancer treatment, types of breast cancer

    Stages of Breast Cancer

    After HIV/AIDS, cancer has been rated as the disease with the highest number of mortalities. Not everyone is aware of the magnitude of this killer disease, let alone its stages. Now, there are over a dozen varieties of cancer but today, we will have a specific focus on breast cancer. We’ll touch on the critical understanding of breast cancer; specifically, it stages. The stages of breast cancer simply classify the attack extent or scale of the disease over time. These stages are of great importance...
  • metastatic breast cancer treatments, metastatic breast cancer, stage 4 breast cancer, metastatic breast cancer treatment

    Emerging Metastatic Breast Cancer Treatments

    Many of the cancer treatment and therapies nowadays are strong and efficient in the battle against cancer. Long gone are the days when humans were powerless against cancer and its consequences. It is widespread knowledge that cancer is still difficult to cure. However, the advancements in treatment strategies today, particularly metastatic breast cancer treatments, make these therapies better than before. Breast cancer is perhaps one of the most common and formidable cancer types. When the disease is diagnosed at stage 4 breast cancer (or...
  • breast cancer recurrence, stage 4 breast cancer, stage 4 breast cancer treatment, metastasized breast cancer

    Stage 4 Breast Cancer Recurrence

    Remission in Stage 4 Breast Cancer You may know that breast cancer is categorized into stages according to the prognosis and nature of the disease. A diagnosis of stage 4 cancer (or metastasized cancer) usually means one thing. Your cancer has spread from its original point/organ to other parts of the body, making it harder to treat. Over a five-year period, the survival rate for stage 4 breast cancer is approximately 22 percent. As it currently stands, there is no cure for stage 4...
  • metastatic breast cancer life expectancy, metastatic breast cancer life expectancy, metastatic breast cancer treatment

    Metastatic Breast Cancer Life Expectancy

    When you receive the news from your doctor that you have metastatic breast cancer, also known as stage 4 breast cancer, there is obviously a reason for concern. However, you shouldn’t instantly assume that you will succumb to it the next day, leaving your friends and family behind. People who pass away due to breast cancer usually lose their lives not because of just breast cancer. The real cause is the cancer cells present in the breast now spreading to other body organs. This is...
  • afib, stroke, stroke prevention

    Afib and Stroke Prevention

    Atrial fibrillation (Afib) is a common condition affecting a huge percentage of the population. The condition causes fast and erratic heartbeat involving the upper chamber of the heart. Statistically, people with this condition are five times more likely to have a stroke. This is because Afib interferes with the blood flow in the heart chamber which leads to blood clots. If clots form in the heart, they can travel through the blood vessels to anywhere else in the body. If one lodges itself somewhere in a small...
  • Paleo Green Egg Muffins, paleo diet, paleo recipes, paleo muffins recipe

    Paleo Green Egg Muffins

    By all means, these paleo egg muffins are the perfect combination of a frittata and a quiche. Make them ahead of time and you’ll have a few days’ supply of a quick breakfast on-the-go or a little filler in between your meals. Although the jalapeño adds a little punch and zest to it, feel free to skip it if that’s not your thing. Ingredients 3 cups kale, destemmed and chopped into thin ribbons 1/4 small onion, diced 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, minced 1 jalapeño,...
  • inflammatory breast cancer, breast cancer symptoms, breast cancer signs, skin dimpling

    Inflammatory Breast Cancer Signs

    During a self-breast examination, most women will probably search for a lump on either side of their breast as a sign of breast cancer. Although this is usually a good indicator of cancerous growth, it is just one of many signs that can possibly point to breast cancer. Other signs and some symptoms of breast cancer may include itchy breasts, pain around the upper back and shoulder, a change in nipple size and appearance, sensitivity, and skin dimples around the breast. Skin dimples around...
  • metastatic breast cancer, metastatic breast cancer treatment, metastasized breast cancer

    Invasive Versus Metastatic Breast Cancer

    In the United States, 1 in every 8 women is at risk of developing metastatic breast cancer or a form of invasive breast cancer at some point in their life. Invasive breast cancer generally originates in the breast ducts or glands, eventually spreading into the breast tissue as well. It can even spread into the lymph nodes surrounding the breast tissue and advance beyond. Beyond the lymph nodes, breast cancer can also spread to other parts of the body, and this usually occurs in...
  • Ruining Your Skin, Skin Care,

    Skin Care

    There’s nothing more wonderful that having a clear and glowing complexion, but that doesn’t come without some hard work and effort for the majority of us out there. Luckily, it’s not always necessary to go on harsh medications or special diets to make your skin positively radiate. In fact, there are some things you can start doing (and stop doing) on a daily basis that will give you that sought-after healthy glow. Check out these 10 tips on things you should be avoiding if...