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How a Gluten-Free Diet Can Help

Posted 09-20-2013 at 10:33 AM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
Updated 09-20-2013 at 10:42 AM by ChristaIB


what’s the deal with gluten-free diets?

About Gluten

Gluten is a gummy, sticky protein that occurs naturally in wheat, barley, and rye, and bread dough won’t rise properly without it. Additionally, gluten is added to or used in the following foods:
  • in finished breads and rolls to provide a light chewy texture
  • as a thickener in soups, sauces, and dairy products
  • as a binder and texturizer in meat and fish substitutes
  • as a flavor enhancer in spice
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3 Top Tips for Prostate Health

Posted 09-12-2013 at 12:26 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
Updated 10-21-2013 at 11:45 AM by ChristaIB

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September is Prostate Health Awareness Month! When it comes to matters of health, a man must be vigilant about preserving the health of his prostate gland. The prostate gland is an organ located above the penis and directly below the bladder. It plays a crucial role in a man's reproductive health. The prostate produces a liquid that mixes with sperm, protecting and nourishing it as it leaves the body.

Problems with the prostate are common, which is why doctors...
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Aging & Your Brain

Posted 09-12-2013 at 11:23 AM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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It has been a long-held belief that reduced senior moment.”

The Washington Post reports that recent research indicates that diminished cognitive and neurological function is not the inevitable result of aging, and that there are ways to delay and prevent age-related symptoms of dementia can vary, depending on the root cause, but the most common symptoms are:
  • Memory loss and confusion
  • Difficulty with planning and complex tasks
  • Depression, agitation,
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In Recovery: How Do You Cope with Stress?

Posted 09-03-2013 at 04:10 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
Updated 09-05-2013 at 12:10 PM by ChristaIB

Did you know that September is coping with stress in healthy ways, particularly if you previously used alcohol or other chemical substances to deal with addiction problems, dealing with stress is particularly challenging. The American Psychological Association indicates that at least 73 percent of Americans experience some form of stress, and that most people do not have effective coping mechanisms.

People who are address daily stress triggers in a healthy way. By using healthy methods...
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