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Goji Berries

Goji Berries

Goji berries, or wolfberries, are small red berries native to China and Mongolia. They have been used traditionally in Chinese Medicine to increase lifespan. This “super-food” is considered as the next fountain of youth by many. Composition Goji berries are a rich source of several vitamins and minerals that are important for the normal functioning [...]

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hCG Diet Recipes

hCG Diet Recipes

The hCG diet is a popular diet plan that involves a combination of the hCG injection or drops, and a calorie- restrictive diet. Both these components together help burn the fat reserves in your body, and thereby promote weight loss. Mechanism Men and women following the hCG diet plan take 125 to 200 IU of [...]

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hCG Diet Plan

hCG Diet Plan

The hCG diet plan was designed by Dr. Simeons to help obese men and women lose weight. This calorie restrictive diet involves administration of hCG, or human gonadotropin, hormone injection or drops to boost metabolism and burn fat. Salient Features There are two main aspects of an hCG diet plan – the hCG supplement and [...]

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hCG Diet Reviews

hCG Diet Reviews

The hCG diet plan helps you lose weight by stimulating fat metabolism in your body. It is a combination of low-calorie diet and hCG injections. Most plans last for 23 to 400 days, and help you lose 1 to 2 pounds per day. Considerations Individuals following the hCG diet plans have to take 125 to [...]

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hCG Injections

hCG Injections

The hCG is a hormone produced by the pregnant women to maintain testosterone levels in the body. It is also an important component of the hCG diet plan that helps you lose one to two pounds of weight per day. Components of the Diet The hCG diet is composed of two main components. The hCG [...]

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hCG Drops Reviews

hCG Drops Reviews

hCG diet drops are often used to replace the hCG injections that promote weight loss. The hCG diet plan includes hCG supplements along with a low-calorie diet that activates the hormone and promotes increased fat metabolism. hCG Drops hCG, or the human chorionic gonadotropin, is a pregnancy hormone that helps maintain testosterone levels in the [...]

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Home-made Granola Bars

Home-made Granola Bars

Granola bars are made from oats, nuts and fruits. They have become highly popular breakfast food and snack in recent times because they claim to be healthy and nutritious, and do not lead to unnecessary weight gain. What Are They Made Of? Granola bars were invented by Dr. James Caleb Jackson in 1894. They were [...]

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Home Remedies for Hay Fever

Home Remedies for Hay Fever

Hay fever, or allergic rhinitis, is an allergic reaction characterized by runny nose, itchy eyes, sneezing and coughing. The condition is triggered by plant pollen, especially in spring and summer when the pollen levels are high in the air. Considerations Hay fever affects almost 20 percent of people in the United States. Avoiding the triggers [...]

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Grapefruit Juice Diet

Grapefruit Juice Diet

The Grapefruit Diet has been in use since the 1930s. It is based on the premise that grapefruit contains ingredients, which help burn fat and thereby, trigger weight loss. Unfortunately, the opponents claim that the weight loss is from fluids not from fat. Components of the Diet Most versions of the Grapefruit Diet include breakfast, [...]

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Head Lice

Head Lice

Head lice are small, wingless insects that live, breed and feed on the human scalp. Although they do not transmit any disease, they can move head to head without discrimination, and cause extreme discomfort. About the Insect The head lice cannot fly or jump. They can, however, crawl, and the female louse can lay three [...]

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Symptoms of Hay fever

Symptoms of Hay fever

Hay fever, or allergic rhinitis, occurs in individuals who are allergic to plant pollen. They experience a variety of symptoms including discomfort in the eyes and nose when they breathe the pollen. Causes and Symptoms Pollen from trees, grasses and ragweed can trigger the release of chemicals known as histamines in your body. These chemicals [...]

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Bronchitis symptoms

Bronchitis symptoms

In the human respiration system there are tubes called bronchial tubes. When these become irritated they produce excessive amounts of mucous and this in turn creates the cough that is commonly associated with the illness bronchitis. The cough is the most common symptom that the illness produces, and although there are two different types of [...]

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Bone morphogenic

Bone morphogenic

Bone morphogenic proteins have been found, in recent studies, to be as good as or better than a patient’s own bone when stimulating natural bone growth – particularly in the case of spinal fusion. These bone morphogenic proteins are present in the body and can be placed in the spinal area in order to facilitate [...]

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Bronchopulmonary aspergillosis

Bronchopulmonary aspergillosis

Not many people will be aware of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis, but if anyone knows what it is, it will be people who suffer from asthma. This condition is also known as ABPA and is one of the results of an allergic reaction to the Aspergillus fungi in asthma patients who have sensitivity towards it. This [...]

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Brown adipose

Brown adipose

What is “adipose”? It is tissue in the body that is used to store fat, and there are two different types of it. Firstly there is white adipose that is like a little pocket store of energy. By exercising and cutting down our calories, we force our bodies to use white adipose tissue for energy [...]

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What is Healthy Diet?

What is Healthy Diet?

The food you eat provides your body with the essential nutrients for growth, development and energy. While consuming more food than required for prolonged periods of time can increase your risk for obesity and chronic diseases, poor diet may cause malnutrition. Considerations before Going on a Diet If you are looking to lose weight, you [...]

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Bottle feeding

Bottle feeding

If you have decided that bottle feeding is the best option for you and your baby it is essential that you have the right equipment and that you fully understand how to make up and store the prepared formula. You will need – Steriliser – there are now many choices available, steam sterilisers, microwaveable as [...]

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Brain trauma

Brain trauma

“Trauma” can be defined in many different ways depending on what it is referring to – generally it is known to be a deeply distressing or disturbing experience. When referring to the brain, trauma is a sudden injury or damage done to the brain through a physical activity or occurrence. This can be anything from [...]

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Be a pharmacist

Be a pharmacist

Pharmacy is a fascinating and worthwhile career. The role of the pharmacist requires a broad depth of knowledge regarding drugs – how they interact with each other, react in humans and the chemistry involved. A pharmacist will also be adept at measuring and packaging medicines ensuring it is ready to safely be administered to patients. [...]

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Born early

Born early

A baby who is born early is described as being premature – generally this means before the 37th week of pregnancy. Most babies who arrive prematurely after the 32nd week have a good prognosis. Babies born early before the 28th week are more at risk for disabilities such as cerebral palsy or learning difficulties. Babies [...]

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