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15 Tips for Lowering the Fat in Your Diet Without Losing the Flavor

Most of us are concerned about the fat content of our diets but don’t want to eat “cardboard” food that has all of the flavor removed as well. Fat hides in our food in so many ways. By just replacing a few ingredients in our recipes, we can weed out a lot of that hidden fat and help our health in the process. Here are some easy food substitutions to help you improve your diet.

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Inflammation: A Leading Cause of Weight Gain

What makes us gain weight? Most people would immediately say that consuming more calories than we eat is the cause. And that is definitely one reason. However, research is finding that there are other causes as well. One of them is our body’s inflammatory response to what we eat. If you are eating fewer calories, but these foods are creating inflammation in your body, this may be the reason the weight is not coming off.

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Understanding and Treating Peripheral Neuropathy, Part II

Traditional Treatments

Traditional medicine will usually treat this condition with anti-depressants or anti-convulsants as well as pain relievers which are sometimes addictive and dangerous. These will help with the symptoms (and may add to the toxic burden put on the liver), but they do not address the underlying cause of PN.

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Understanding Peripheral Neuropathy, Part I

Peripheral Neuropathy (PN) has become a troubling issue for many people. It usually begins in the hands and feet but then progresses up the arms and legs. The most common symptoms associated with PN are pain, swelling, numbness, or a “pins and needles” sensation. It has been estimated that over 20 million people in the US alone have PN. Nearly 60% of those suffering from diabetes will also experience symptoms of PN. Neuropathies (diseases of the nerves) occur when there is nerve damage or disease in the nerves that connect the brain and spinal cord to the rest of the body.

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