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Constipation: 6 Ways to Unblock Yourself

Tags: celiac disease, constipation, digestive health, fiber, hypercalcemia, hyperthyroidism, irritable bowel syndrome, stress

You can find relief whether your constipation is a typical case or something more serious. The difference comes in how you find relief.


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Turkey Bacon: How Healthy Is It Really?

Tags: fat, healthy diet, meat, saturated fat, sodium

Calorie- and fat-conscious eaters may opt for turkey bacon as a healthier alternative to the traditional kind. But this substitute is also high in fat and sodium and offers few other benefits.


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Broccoli: The Original Superfood (Video)

Tags: fruits and vegetables, vegetables, video, videos

Follow Laura Jeffers, MEd, RD, LD, through the farmer's market to learn why broccoli deserves a plate at the dinner table.


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How to Do A Self Breast Exam Correctly

Tags: breast cancer, cancer, self-exam, women's health

Do self breast exams work? What if you always feel lumps? Learn how to do a breast exam that is effective, simple to remember and empowering.


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Up Your Vitamin C Intake with Berries (Video)

Tags: diet, farmer's market, fruits and vegetables, summer

Join Laura Jeffers, MEd, RD, LD, as she explains why berries are not to be missed during your next rounds through the farmer's market.


Recipe: Watermelon, Tomato and Herb Salad With Feta

Recipe: Watermelon, Tomato and Herb Salad With Feta

Tags: fruits and vegetables, Recipes

This refreshing salad includes two of summer’s best produce options – watermelon and tomatoes! Served with dressing, fresh herbs, sliced almonds and feta cheese, the unlikely combination is full of flavor and low in calories.


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How to End Your Constipation Naturally

Tags: breakfast, constipation, fiber, fruits and vegetables

Everyone gets constipated at one time or another. When you do, you feel bloated and blocked. You strain on the toilet with no results — or with results that are painful. But there are some things you can consider to help with the problem and decrease your risk of becoming constipated.


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Do You Have a Heartburn Problem? Try These 7 Natural Fixes

Tags: antacids, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), GERD, heartburn, sleep positioning pillow

If you suffer from occasional heartburn, learn these seven steps, including losing weight and sleeping at an incline, that can give you relief.


How to Prep Your Pita for Quick, Healthy Meals (Infographic)

How to Prep Your Pita for Quick, Healthy Meals (Infographic)

Tags: diet, healthy diet, infographic, Mediterranean diet, whole grain

With pita bread, you can make something that looks gourmet in 15 minutes. It's also a healthier alternative to high-calorie breads and pizza crusts. Find recipes and suggestions for easy meals and snacks.


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8 Tips to Keep You Regular While Traveling

Tags: constipation, diarrhea, fiber, stomach ache, travel, travel tips

You can fight traveler’s constipation or diarrhea by following your normal diet and exercise routine, drinking plenty of water and getting rest.