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Top 5 Benefits of Green Tea

Posted 11-13-2014 at 04:52 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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Have you had your green tea fix today? If not, you might be inclined to incorporate it into your daily diet after you read how it can do more than liven up your taste buds and provide you with a boost of energy—it can promote wellness, too.

The Effects and Benefits of Green Tea

Green tea is made from Camellia sinensis plant leaves that have not been oxidized, and because it is one of the less processed types of teas--the leaves are not fermented prior...
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5 Ways to Improve Your Health with Coffee

Posted 10-13-2014 at 04:25 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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Who doesn't like to wake up in the morning and brew up a cup of Joe? Even if you aren't doing the brewing, your craving for its bold flavor and energy boost doesn't change. Drinking coffee is one of those things that is just a part of life for a majority of people across the U.S. In fact, statisticbrain.com estimates that approximately 100 million Americans drink coffee every day. Perhaps the act of drinking coffee has been ingrained in us throughout generations. Think back to...
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Can Vitamin D Reduce Your Risk of Cancer?

Posted 08-06-2014 at 06:33 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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Got milk? The very same milk you pour over your cereal or into your coffee can save your life. Vitamin D, which is found in milk and other sources, is a necessary component of your health, for it strengthens your bones, prevents bone loss, boosts the immune system, wards off autoimmune diseases, and works to reduce high blood pressure and high cholesterol. But now studies believe that vitamin D can do more: Not only may it reduce your risk of developing certain cancers—including...
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Hepatitis C: Test Your Knowledge

Posted 07-02-2014 at 07:19 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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When former Baywatch beauty Pamela Anderson announced to the public more than 10 years ago that she had contracted hepatitis C, fans' jaws dropped--and not necessarily for the reasons some may think. Much of the wonderment stemmed from the fact that people didn't understand the condition and how it was contracted. Many people still scratch their heads when it comes to hepatitis C. Test your own knowledge: Do you know what hepatitis C is? Do you know how it is transmitted? More...
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5 Tips to Improve Men's Health

Posted 06-09-2014 at 05:00 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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On average, men in the U.S. are more affected than women by common diseases like heart disease, cancer and strokes. In fact, of the 15 leading causes of death, men far outpace women. The exception is Alzheimer’s disease, because many men don’t live long enough to either develop the disease, or for the disease to reach the terminal stage.

Why do men have comparatively shorter lifespans than women? One possibility is the genetic differences between the sexes. Testosterone,...
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