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That Time of the Month Doesn’t Have to be a Pain

    Menstrual cramps (dysmenorrhea) may occur immediately before or during a woman’s menstrual period. There are two types of dysmenorrhea: primary dysmenorrhea and secondary dysmenorrhea. Primary dysmenorrhea (common menstrual cramps) usually begins one to two years after a woman starts getting her period.  The pain typically starts shortly before or at the onset of menstruation and continues for one …

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Evidence-Based Alternatives For High Blood Pressure

Blood pressure is a measurement of the force against the walls of your arteries as your heart pumps blood through your body. Blood pressure readings are given as two numbers. The top number is called the systolic blood pressure. The bottom number is called the diastolic blood pressure. One or both of these numbers can be too high. Normal blood …

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I’ve Got A Gut Feeling Why You May Be Sick and Fat

  The intestinal tract is inhabited by microorganisms collectively referred to as the gut microbiome. The gut microbiome provides important benefits to our bodies, including regulating metabolism and immune function. Disturbance of the gut microbiome is associated with numerous chronic inflammatory diseases, such as Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and the group of obesity-associated diseases known as Metabolic Syndrome (increased blood …

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Evidence-Based Alternatives For Migraine Headaches

    A migraine headache can cause intense throbbing or a pulsing sensation in the head and is commonly accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. Migraine attacks can last for hours to days. Many people seek comfort in a dark, quiet place and attempt to sleep off the pain. Some migraines are preceded or accompanied …

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