Friday 22nd September 2017

Living with Diabetes

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Having diabetes doesn't mean you can't eat your favorite foods. But you need to know how your food choices will affect your blood sugar. A diabetes educator or dietitian can help you learn skills -- such as counting carbs, reading food labels, and sizing up portions -- that will let you keep your diabetes in ...

Way Diabetes Can Harm the Body

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Type 2 diabetes strikes people of all ages, and early symptoms are subtle. In fact, about one out of three people with type 2 diabetes don't know they have it. This chronic condition thwarts the body's ability to use the carbohydrates in food for energy. The result is elevated blood sugar. Over time, this excess ...

Eating for Long life

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Antioxidants and Aging Eat foods rich in antioxidants to help fight free radicals -- unstable oxygen molecules that contribute to the aging process. Antioxidants can be found in colorful vegetables and fruits like berries, beets, and tomatoes. For a balanced diet and to help you reduce your risk of developing cancer and heart disease, add at ...

What is BPA

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What is BPA? Bisphenol A, or BPA, is an industrial chemical used to make two common synthetics: Polycarbonate, a clear, rigid, shatter-resistant plastic found in a wide variety of consumer products, including food and drink containers. Epoxy resins, used in industrial adhesives and high-performance coatings. Epoxy coating lines most of the 131 billion food and beverage cans made ...

How to handle Dandruff

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Little White Flakes You see the light yellow or white flakes on your shoulders or in your hair. Those are the telltale signs of dandruff. Dandruff flakes are actually dead skin cells that fall off your scalp. When you have dandruff, your scalp may look scaly or red and feel itchy or raw. Scratching or rubbing ...

See How Your Life Affects Your Skin

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How to Keep Your Skin Beautiful Your skin protects your body, but that's not all. It's the face you present to the world. When healthy, it's a source of beauty. The choices you make every day -- what you eat, where you go, how you feel -- affect how your skin looks. Use this visual guide ...

25 Ways to Get Ready for Swimsuit Season

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Improve Your Posture Good posture is the quickest, easiest way to look better -- and several pounds thinner -- in your favorite bikini.  Slouching takes inches off your height and makes your tummy look rounder. Practice good posture by keeping your back straight and your shoulders back. Distribute your weight evenly on both hips. Your body, and ...

The Worst Shoes for your feet

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Culprit: Ultra-High Heels "Heels are getting higher and higher," says Hillary Brenner, DPM. "We podiatrists like to call it shoe-icide." Brenner, a spokeswoman for the American Podiatric Medical Association, says ultra-high heels can lead to everything from ankle sprains to chronic pain.  Let's take a closer look at the heights, styles, and woes of today's footwear. Problem: ...

Sex-Drive Killer

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Sex-Drive Killer: Stress Some people do many things well when they're stressed. Feeling sexy usually isn't one of them. Stress at work, home, or in your relationships can happen to anyone. Learning how to handle it really helps. You can do a lot of it yourself, and a counselor or doctor can also help. Sex-Drive Killer: Partner ...

Menopause and Your Skin

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Get Glowing Skin Now Your wisdom and confidence may grow as you get older, but the same isn't true for many of your hormone levels. During menopause, lower levels of estrogen have a big impact on your skin. Less estrogen makes you prone to thinning, sagging, and wrinkling. Fortunately, you can relieve some of the skin-related ...