Dealing with Celiac Disease

Some of the most well known celebrities today have vocally supported gluten free diets as the new wave to lose that extra belly fat or get into shape for their next movie role, publicly shaming gluten for being evil. But does anyone actually know what gluten really is?

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Addiction is a Disease

Addiction is often not a choice. Addiction is a chronic brain disorder and not simply a behavior problem. The disease model of addiction focuses on changes in the brain that occur with chemical dependency. People argue that addiction is not a disease, and rather is a choice, because it is caused by the person’s choice to use drugs or alcohol.

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ADHD Effects on Life

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a chronic disorder that can impact many components of an individual’s life. ADHD can create difficulties with education, employment, and relationships.

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Cancer

Cancer is something we all hope we don’t have to endure, but if we do, we should know how to feel better. Cancer is extremely tough on our bodies with very common symptoms of fatigue, pain, and nausea. 

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Autoimmune Disorders

What are Autoimmune Disorders? Autoimmune disorders cause the body to attack itself.  Our bodies are supposed to create antibodies to attack infections, and foreign invaders, but in this case, it attacks it’s own tissues. These are chronic, forever diseases that have no cure.  Here is a list of some autoimmune disorders.

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Life with an Autoimmune

Autoimmune disorders are some of the nastiest diseases we can get.  Why? Because they’re invisible.  You don’t know whether or not someone has them. Which can cause the person who does to feel alone.  So what is it like having an autoimmune disorder? 

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Lyme Disease

It’s summer and Lyme disease is at a high.  Lyme disease is caused by a bacteria, Borrelia burgdorferi, that is transmitted to humans from an infected deer tick.  Symptoms start showing as early as 3 days after being bitten, but can take up to 30 days. 

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Cold Cuts & Cancer

After watching What The Health on Netflix, I saw that processed meats, such as bacon, sausage, hot dogs and cold cuts, could be just as dangerous as smoking cigarettes.  Experts have concluded that each 50-gram portion of processed meat eaten daily increases the risk of colorectal cancer by 18%.

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