How Lyme Disease Affects Your Metabolism

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Lyme disease is a severely debilitating disorder that affects many facets of a patient’s body. It is caused by the pathogen borrelia, an insidious strain of bacteria that cements itself in the patient’s system over time, making it very hard to treat if missed in the early stages. Acute Lyme is identified as the first stage of the disease; at this stage, symptoms can mimic the flu. The acute stage lasts for a few weeks and, if caught at this
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Introducing Herbal Supplements To Your Diet: Everything You Need To Know

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As a general rule, if you have a consistent, healthy diet and are generally well, you don’t need to avail of herbal supplements (although they can still be highly beneficial). Supplements are useful for supporting the body when it’s fighting a chronic disease; this is when you might require a bit of extra help. Herbal supplements contain vitamins and minerals we might be lacking in our regular diet. They come in many forms, but the most common is usually a
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FODMAPs And The Lyme Disease Treatment Diet: All You Need To Know

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Gastrointestinal health is a hot topic at the moment, and for good reason: much of your overall general health is governed by the state of your gut. In fact, the gut is often referred to as the body’s second brain. While you get on with the cognitive stuff, bacteria in the digestive system are busy making autonomous decisions that benefit the whole body, via a network called the enteric nervous system (ENS for short). There’s always a lot of information
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10 Nutrition Tips to Help With Your New Year Detox

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Now that the new year is in full swing, it’s time for you to get your health back on track. Many people choose to do a new year detox to help cleanse their bodies of any toxins. These detoxes can be particularly helpful for people with chronic illness who experience inflammation. Here are some tips to help you meet your nutritional goals in the new year.   Cut back on sugar Everyone knows sugar isn’t a healthy thing to consume,
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5 Tips On Maintaining A Healthy Diet Over The Festive Season

Many of us worry about our waistlines during the festive season, which often turns into an all-out assault on our otherwise healthy diet. But fear not, as there are plenty of ways you can adjust those Christmas eating habits without sacrificing any of the fun.   Keep Your Treats as Healthy as Possible   Chocolates and sweets have been a part of Christmas for as long as anyone can remember. With some adjustments, they can easily be made healthier without
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How To Stay Stress-Free Through The Christmas Season

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Despite its intention as a season of warmth, cheer and relaxation, Christmas is often an incredibly stressful time for many people. December seems to shoot by in the blink of an eye, and between the numerous social commitments, gift lists and family planning, there’s barely time to breathe. There’s also the cold weather to contend with; as winter sets in and the days get shorter, there’s always the increased risk of catching a cold or flu and being bed-bound for
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The Top 5 Anti-Inflammatory Foods

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Eating healthily is all well and good and is certainly encouraged by medical professionals, but in some cases, what we eat can have a major effect on specific conditions. The stuff we put into our bodies is broken down in the stomach and absorbed into the bloodstream. The stomach and digestive system are sometimes called ‘the second brain’ because of their importance to the body’s overall health, and the way they regulate how we respond to certain diseases and disorders
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5 Nutrition Tips For Anyone Fighting Chronic Disease

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Chronic diseases come in many forms. They can leave the body weakened and fatigued on a day-to-day basis, and treatment paths can often be long and difficult. However, one of the best ways to fight back against the symptoms of chronic disease is through a healthy diet. Simple changes in our eating habits can produce dramatic effects, and while they won’t provide a cure in and of itself, they can support the body in its constant fight against the disorder.
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6 Healthy Recipes That Are Perfect For Lyme Patients

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Eating well is an important part of Lyme disease treatment, and one that many people underestimate. Fighting back against this incredibly debilitating disorder is a daily struggle, and we need to give our bodies the best chance at overcoming the infection. There is, unfortunately, no one-size-fits-all cure for chronic Lyme, and although antibiotics can be an important element of treatment, they’re not the magic bullet that many people (and some doctors) believe them to be. The good news is that
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How to Look After Your Immune System

Having a healthy immune system makes a world of difference to your overall health and well-being. Your immune system does one of the most important jobs in your body – helping you fight off any disease-causing microorganisms – so you want to make sure that you’re looking after your immune system in the most effective way. Researchers are always exploring the effects of a variety of factors (diet, exercise, age, mental health) on the immune response to best determine how
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