Author: Sasha Hart

5 easy ways to get rid of inflammation in your body

Inflammation occurs when the body perceives an external factor as a threat to its integrity (an allergy), or a trigger that is already in the body, which it tries to prevent from expanding (an infection). While medication is often prescribed, here are 5 easy ways to get rid of inflammation in your body that you can do at home:   Sleep with your head elevated – this is an efficient method of prevention inflammation of the nose, when you have a cold, an allergy, non-allergic rhinitis and other conditions that cause a stuffy nose. Stack two pillows to sleep...

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20 foods with empty calories that you should keep out of your diet

If you are like any of the rest of us mortals, you have tried everything on this list. You know the taste and some you may also know the recipe for. However, if you want to support your physical and mental health, these are 20 foods with empty calories that you should keep out of your diet:   Soda – too much sugar, nothing else, really; plus, it promotes that acid reflux you don’t really want to scare anyone with Fruit drinks – unless you have a juice maker and you squeeze the fruit (and vegetables) yourself, you can...

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Study reveals the best way to achieve long-term weight loss

A recent American study revealed the best way to achieve long-term weight loss. The study, published in the journal Obesity, showed that certain behaviors during the weight-loss program can ensure you keep those pounds off. Scientists at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA, researched how certain behaviors during a weight loss program can influence the constancy of the results at the end of the program. In other words, they wanted to find out if people who decide to lose weight and go on a diet do something special to ensure they are keeping those extra pounds off even when they...

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Four weight loss smoothies tried out by Katherine Heigl

Here are four weight loss smoothies tried out by Katherine Heigl during her postpartum weight loss program. The Hollywood star recently shared with fans her baby weight loss story and, with it, some recipes that helped her in achieving her goal: that of regaining her pre-baby body back.   RASPBERRY, PEACH AND MANGO SMOOTHIE – 374 calories per serving 1 cup frozen (or fresh) mango chunks ¾ cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt ¼ cup reduced-fat milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ¼ ripe peach, sliced ⅓ cup raspberries 1 tablespoon sliced almonds 1 tablespoon unsweetened coconut flakes 1 teaspoon chia...

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3 reasons why breast-feeding lowers breast cancer risk

Scientists have elaborated a few theories why breast-feeding lowers breast cancer risk. Three of them, well supported by research, have been presented in a report released by the American Institute for Cancer Research and the World Cancer Research Fund. Here are the three main reasons why breast-feeding lowers cancer risk:   Lactation – the process delays the moment when women start menstruating again. The longer the lactation period, the longer the pause of exposure to hormones which have been proven to have something to do with the increase in breast cancer risk (for example estrogen)   Breast shedding –...

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