‘9 Things I Wish I Knew About Gastric Bypass Surgery Before I Had It’

“I wasn’t hungry, but I still wanted to eat.” Elizabeth Wolinsky was 29 in early 2011 when she decided to have LAP-BAND surgery. Although she wasn’t suffering from diabetes, high blood pressure, or any other obesity-linked conditions that lead many women to consider bariatric surgery, she was tired of the number on the scale. “I’ve struggled with […]

10 Foods to Avoid With Acid Reflux or Heartburn & Dietary Tips

Acid reflux is when the stomach acid, also known as bile, reverse flows into the food pipe and causes burning sensations and irritation. This sensation is known as heartburn. Acid reflux is caused when the lower oesophagal sphincter that separates the stomach from the oesophagus does not functional effectively, allowing the stomach acid to flow back. This can be caused due […]

9 Smart Exercises for People With Ankylosing Spondylitis

xercise is one of the best ways to manage your ankylosing spondylitis symptoms. Discover what kind of exercise can benefit people with ankylosing spondylitis. If you have ankylosing spondylitis (AS), you might think that exercising is the last thing you should do. However, staying physically active can be one of the best ways to help manage AS symptoms […]

10 Natural Ways To Relieve Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that attacks joints, bones, organs, and more.  RA drugs have terrible side effects and aren’t very effective.  Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease that affects more than 1.3 million American adults. It’s characterized by chronic inflammation and targets the bones, cartilage, and connective tissues of the joints. Inflammation from […]

10 Things You Need to Know About Lung Cancer

In 2015, an estimated 221,200 people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with lung cancer, which is 13 percent of all cancer diagnoses.1 Though it is the most common cancer in the world and the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S.,2 early diagnosis, the ongoing development of promising medications, and increasing awareness of risk […]

12 Things You Don’t Understand About Parkinson’s Unless You Have It

Sure, you can watch celebrities like Alan Alda and Michael J. Fox talk about life with Parkinson’s disease. You can read medical articles and understand the definition of Parkinson’s, which is a neurodegenerative disorder that targets the neurons in the part of the brain that produce dopamine. This results in motor symptoms like tremor, rigid limbs, balance and gait problems and […]

Asthma Attack: Causes, Early Warning Signs, and Treatment

What Is an Asthma Attack? An asthma attack is a sudden worsening of asthma symptoms caused by the tightening of muscles around your airways (bronchospasm). During the asthma attack, the lining of the airways also becomes swollen or inflamed and thicker mucus — more than normal — is produced. All of these factors — bronchospasm, inflammation, […]


Teenage climate change activist Greta Thunberg has explained how the “gift” of living with Asperger syndrome helps her “see things from outside the box” when it comes to climate change. In an interview with presenter Nick Robinson on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme on Tuesday, the 16-year-old environmental activist said the disorder helps her see things in “black and white”. “It makes me different, […]

21 Things You Should Know about Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a chronic disease. Translation: there is no cure for it. Thankfully there are many things you can do you have been diagnosed with osteoporosis to manage its progress. There is of course medication that you can take, most of them work on the estrogen levels, but you can also help yourself with exercise and diet […]

43 Gluten Facts That Doctors Should Get, But Usually Don’t

Everyone with celiac disease is gluten sensitive, but not everyone with gluten sensitivity will develop celiac disease There are over 200 medical conditions that gluten can either cause, contribute to, or make worse. Gluten can cause autoimmune disease Gluten can cause leaky gut Gluten is a common cause of unexplained iron deficiency anemia Gluten is a common cause of vitamin B12 […]

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