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You Can Manage Your Pain Without Medications

Tags: chronic pain, diet, exercise, medications, pain

Too often, we treat pain with medications. Unfortunately, many pain medications have bad side effects. They also can be addictive. If you're struggling with pain, consider all the alternatives.


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Is Breakfast the Most Important Meal for Weight Loss?

Tags: breakfast, diet, eggs, healthy diet

New studies question conventional wisdom about breakfast and weight loss. But don't rush to change your own habits just yet.


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Why Scientists Put Your Diet Under the Microscope

Tags: Crohn's disease, diet, digestive diseases, healthy diet, IBD, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis

Painful digestive diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease are on the rise. Find out why researchers focus on the Western diet’s role in risk.


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The 6 Best Foods in the Middle of the Grocery Store

Tags: diet, grocery, healthy diet, nutrition

You’ve probably heard this advice before: When grocery shopping, stick to the perimeter of the store. But you can find plenty of healthy staples in the middle aisles, too.


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Find Out Which 6 Foods These Experts Will Not Eat

Tags: diet, healthy diet, nutrition, Trans fats

We asked, and they answered. Did your favorite food make the “do not eat” list?


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Eating Raw Veggies Best for Blood Pressure

Tags: blood pressure, diet, healthy diet, hypertension, vegetables

Your blood pressure benefits when you eat lots of veggies. A recent study suggests the biggest benefit may come from eating your vegetables raw. When you cook vegetables, you change their chemical composition.


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Dehydrated? These 7 Foods Will Satisfy Your Thirst and Hunger

Tags: diet, healthy diet, hydrate, hydration, summer

You can hydrate your body with what’s on your plate — not just what’s in your cup.


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Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Food Labels?

Tags: added sugar, diet, food labels, healthy diet, nutrition, nutrition labels, salt, sodium, sugar

Healthy eating starts with savvy shopping. Test your knowledge of different types of food labeling this quiz.


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Best Beverages for Your Kids to Drink in Hot Weather

Tags: calcium, dehydration, diet, drinks, summer safety, vitamin D

Whether your child is dripping with sweat from playing tag in the hot sun or from playing basketball in the gym, it's critical for moms and dads to make sure their youngsters drink enough fluids in the summertime.


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When Going Organic Matters Most for You

Tags: diet, food, food labels, healthy diet, organic

For certain fruits, veggies, meats and dairy, savvy shoppers get benefits from choosing organic — both physical and personal.