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8 Lemon Hacks for Boosting Health and Flavor | Everyday Health

The vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients found in fruits make them an essential part of a healthy diet. Lemons, in particular, are rich in vitamin C, which means they’re a great source of antioxidants. Research suggests that antioxidants can decrease the damaging effects of free radicals, which may help prevent certain cancers, cardiovascular disease, and other illnesses....

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4 Ways Grapefruits Can Boost Health and Flavor | Everyday Health

Grapefruits may help strengthen your immune system, reduce your risk of asthma, prevent certain eye diseases, help manage high blood pressure, and reduce the risk of some types of cancer....

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6 Ways to Use Turmeric to Boost Your Health | Everyday Health

Turmeric is an ancient spice known for its vibrant golden color. It comes from a flowering plant with a root-like stem that looks like ginger. Turmeric has long been a staple in Indian, Asian, and Central American cuisines, especially in curries. It’s commonly used in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicines to treat digestive issues, liver problems, skin conditions, and wounds. In fact, it has been used medicinally for more than 4,500 years....

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The Best Teas for Your Health | Everyday Health

Next to water, tea is the most widely consumed drink in the world. More than 158 million Americans drink tea each day....

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12 One-Minute Tricks That'll Boost Your Health in 2017

There’s no time like the New Year to jump into action and recommit to better health. But leading a healthy lifestyle isn’t just a matter of making big, sweeping resolutions at the beginning of the year to eat better, exercise more, or lose weight. It’s really about the little things we do and the choices we make every day that help us develop healthier habits, and that ultimately lead to better overall health....

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8 Weight-Loss Trends to Try and 4 to Skip in 2017

Eating healthier, exercising, and losing weight are among the most popular New Year’s resolutions, so there’s always plenty of hype around diet and fitness fads in January. Some of these weight-loss trends will give you the tools you need to tackle those extra holiday pounds and get your body back into shape, while others are unsustainable, or worse, just plain unhealthy....

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Crohn's Vocabulary: The A to Z of Understanding Crohn's | Everyday Health

When you start researching your Crohn’s diagnosis, it may suddenly feel like you need to learn a whole new language. But don’t worry — this guide will help you learn all the new words to add to your vocabulary....

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Would You Swallow a Worm to Treat Crohn's? | Everyday Health

Studies are investigating the potential benefits of helminthic therapy for people with Crohn’s disease. Would you consider a treatment that involved parasitic worms?

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6 Habits to Avoid If You Have Hypothyroidism | Everyday Health

Some habits can help manage hypothyroidism, but others can make symptoms worse. Find out what to avoid if you have an underactive thyroid....

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Unexpected Signs That Your Crohn's Is Getting Worse | Everyday Health

If you have Crohn’s disease, you’re probably all too familiar with the gastrointestinal signs of a flare. But there are other, more surprising symptoms that can affect your mouth, joints, and overall well-being....

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How to Manage Fatigue When You Have Crohn's Disease | Everyday Health

People with Crohn’s disease tend to go through periods when their symptoms — including diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and rectal bleeding — flare up and then subside....

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Easy Ways to Revamp Your Brown-Bag Lunch | Everyday Health

Packing your lunch helps make it easier to eat healthy meals all week long. Here’s how to transform typical brown-bag lunches into diabetes-friendly options....

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Sensitive Teeth: What Your Dentist Wants You to Know | Everyday Health

Many people experience some degree of tooth sensitivity. A study published in the March 2013 issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) revealed that 1 in 8 people have sensitive teeth. But many don’t discuss the condition with their dentist....

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10 Ways to Look and Feel Good With Psoriasis | Everyday Health

Psoriasis can be painful, itchy, and frustrating. But there are things you can do to help calm your inflamed skin, remove psoriatic scales, and reduce itching. Learn what not to wear, whether certain foods help, how to treat psoriasis on your scalp so you have less flaking, and how to develop a skin-care routine that works for you....

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How Positive Self-Talk Can Help You Manage Type 2 Diabetes | Everyday Health

Self-talk is a conversation that you have with yourself, either in your mind or out loud. Saying positive things to yourself can help boost your mood, get you through challenges, and even help you better manage type 2 diabetes....