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Sourdough – Safe for Gluten Sensitivity?

There’s something special about sourdough bread. Made through a slow process that begins with simple ingredients, warm water and flour, yeast and bacteria feast on the flour’s carbohydrate, producing carbon dioxide gas and bubbles that expand the dough. Each batch may tastes a little different depending on the flour and water used as well as the environment the starter is …

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The Truth about Detox Diets

Detox diets promise to clean up the mess left behind from daily life so you feel better, more energetic and lose excess body fat. Consider them the Merry Maids for your body. They come with an army of equipment and compounds to attack years of buildup from environmental toxins, pesticides, allergens, waste, and inflammatory substances. This “sewage sludge” is stuck to your gut, …

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What Causes Muscle Cramps? How Can I Prevent Them?

There are two main types of muscle cramps. If you can identify which one you are experiencing you may be able to stop cramping sooner and prevent future cramps. Localized Muscle Cramping Localized muscle cramps happen suddenly when a muscle is overworked and tired. They feel like: constant pain. Risk factors include: several factors may contribute to localized muscle cramping including: older age, history of cramping, metabolic …

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Help Dry Eyes with Better Nutrition

Tears protect your eyes from dust, infections and pollution. And therefore, those with chronic dry eye, caused by either a decrease in tear production (the prescription drug Restasis helps this) or tears that evaporate too quickly, may notice their eyes are frequently so dry they hurt, sting or feel gritty. In addition, chronic dry eye can lead to blurred vision, heightened sensitivity to light …

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Control Your Appetite with this Weight-loss Elixir

Hundreds of thousands of dollars are spent on weight loss every year. And while some people win the battle of the bulge, many end up frustrated with a burning desire to throw their deluxe scale down the several flights of stairs they walk up everyday (with their pedometer on of course). But, I’m going to tell you a secret. Weight …

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