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The 4 Top Harmful Food Ingredients to Avoid

Crystals of the food additive monosodium glutamate (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

By Cliff Pape

Numerous companies use very sketchy and weird ingredients in their food to not only increase the shelf life of the food, but also give them weird colors to attract the kids and also adults into eating the food. 

These food ingredients to avoid are in are everyday products, and we should try to stay away from them.

1. Aspartame
This is one of the most popular artificial sweeteners. Aspartame is an excitotoxin and thought to be a carcinogenic. Thus producing results, such has dizziness, headaches, and gastrointestinal disturbances. Read your food labels, because there are a whole bunch of "diet" and "sugar-free" products that contain this. Make sure to stay attentive to the ingredients in your instant breakfasts, yogurt, chewing gum, juice drinks, mints, and gelatins.

2. High Fructose Corn Syrup
This is a sweetener in which cornstarch is taken from the corn kernel and then…

Risky Weight Loss Not Enough Fats

Many people while striving for weight loss try to avoid most dietary fats. 
However, by attempting this they not only miss many benefits but also place their health at peril. 
This article will emphasize the hazards of not consuming enough dietary fats and explaining how to avoid them.

1. Fatty Liver Disease
One of the many benefits of polyunsaturated fats is that they prevent fatty droplets being deposited in your liver. If you do not get enough polyunsaturated fats in your diet, these fatty droplets accumulate around and through the liver eventually leading to fatty liver disease
Fatty liver disease displays no symptoms in the early stages but once it becomes more advanced it can cause fatigue, nausea, confusion, weakness and trouble concentrating.

2. Increased Cancer Risk
Researches have demonstrated that eating a diet that is rich in monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats can keep cancer at bay with these types of fats being particularly effective at preventing breast …

Are You at Risk for Heart Failure? 5 Need-to-Know Facts

From casual conversation to pop culture, the heart is the organ we love to talk about.

We reminisce about our high school heartthrobs, center our hearts in yoga class and cry over our last heartbreaks.

The human heart is important — essential, actually — but not infallible.

Heart failure is the cause for over a million hospital visits in the U.S. annually and an unimaginable $31 billion dollars of health care expenses.

It is a chronic, progressively worsening disease with high mortality that affects more than 5.1 million Americans.

Is your heart at risk?

Here are five facts about heart failure that you need to know:
1: Heart failure occurs from an overworking heart.
Heart failure occurs when the heart can’t pump enough blood to meet the body’s demands. Initially, in patients with heart damage from problems such as coronary artery disease,heart attack or chronic high blood pressure, the heart will work harder to provide the body an appropriate blood supply. As the heart becomes overwork…

How To Get Help Locating The Right Doctor

Study Urges Patients to Look to Websites for Care
For most people, finding a doctor is typically based on a referral from a family member, friend or another health professional.

The reality, however, is that the face of health care is changing, and now it’s more important than ever to understand your choices.

With thе wealth оf information аvаilаblе оn websites likе Healthgrades, аn online resource thаt рrоvidеѕ consumers with information аbоut doctors аnd hospitals, thеrе iѕ nо rеаѕоn thаt consumers ѕhоuld nоt treat thеir health care thе ѕаmе wау thеу treat оthеr purchases—by performing thеir due diligence аnd bеing proactive whеn choosing thеir provider аnd plan.

Fоr example, a recent report bу Healthgrades reveals thаt hospital selection саn dramatically affect a patient’s health, in thаt individuals аrе fаr mоrе likеlу tо die оr suffer complications аt hospitals receiving lower ratings.

“We urge consumers tо dо thеir homework whеn choosing a plan tо find оut whiсh physicians а…

What Actually Exercise Is and How To Get More

One of the problems with exercise is the understanding of why we need it and what exercise does.

We are always hearing from many sources “go out and exercise more” and “you need more exercise”.

Exercise is more than doing push-ups or jogging around the neighborhood.

Getting More Exercise - What Is Exercise Anyway?
By Doug McCarthy

Many people think that doing exercise has to involve traditional fitness activities like going to a gym, attending an aerobics class, playing a team sport, or jogging for miles around their local streets and footpaths.

Moreover, they may think that the main reasons to exercise in the first place are fitness or to lose weight.

But actually those are narrow views of exercise - exercise is really any movement you make with your body, and whilst the ideas of getting fit or losing weight can be good motivators to get you to do more exercise, fundamentally exercise is important because our bodies don't work very well if we do not use them/move them!


I Have Chest Pain Is It A Heart Attack?

Having had a heart attack as well as other types of chest pain, I know well the anxiety chest pain can cause. 
The more you know about chest pain and heart attack symptoms could one day save your life or the life of someone you love.
Take care and be well,
Tommy Douglas

Signs and Symptoms of a Heart Attack
By Victor Battles M.D.

Signs and symptoms of a heart attack (myocardial infarction) are the indications that permanent damage to the heart has occurred. Symptoms are subjective and are what victims experience or perceive with their senses. 
Signs are what others observe in the victims. Some of the signs and symptoms are primary and some are secondary. 
The primary ones are those that commonly occur with the damage. 
The secondary ones are those that occur because of secondary problems caused by the damage.

Symptoms of a heart attack
The classic symptoms of a heart attack are intense chest pain, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, excessive sweating, lightheadedness, anxiety, weakness and shor…
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