Herbal Supplements And Heart Disease: All You Need To Know

Heart disease is a major problem all over the world. Although it’s hard to gather information from all four corners of the globe, statistics consistently show that heart disease, also known as Cardiovascular Disease or CVD, is the number one killer of people on a global scale. It is responsible for around 30% of worldwide deaths every year. Of course, ‘heart disease’ is an umbrella term that refers to many varied types of cardiovascular conditions, including coronary heart disease and
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5 Reasons Why Sleep Is So Important When Fighting Chronic Disease

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When you’re dealing with chronic disease, it’s essential that you’re doing everything you can to take care of yourself. Maybe you’ve learned to take more breaks during your busy day or eat healthier meals. But if you’re like most people, you’re probably neglecting one extremely important aspect that can help you with your fight: sleep! Here are some reasons why you should make getting lots of high-quality, restful sleep your number one priority. 1. Sleep can give you energy Getting
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4 Reasons Lyme Disease Causes Anxiety (And How You Can Fight It!)

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Anxiety is an insidious mental disorder that has the potential to completely cripple sufferers. Those who have never experienced anxiety often write it off as merely feeling anxious, but in reality it is a far more deep-rooted condition. It can rear its head at the most unlikely of times, without any perceivable external factors, and can vanish just as quickly. In other cases, it can be linked to a trigger mechanism, which can vary hugely on a case-to-case basis. Anxiety
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Why Winter Can Play Havoc With Your Immune System

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Many things are associated with the season of winter: open fires, Christmas wreaths, crisp rambles in barren, beautiful landscapes, and delightfully layered clothing. These are the positive things. The negative things are also unfortunately omnipresent – chills, coughs, aches, pains and the ever-decreasing temperature. It’s no secret that winter can play absolute havoc with our immune systems, and although you can get sick in any season, the threat ramps up significantly in winter. But why is that, exactly? How do
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6 Ways To Boost Natural Prevention For The Flu Season

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Flu is one of the most common conditions on the planet. Most people have had to face it at some point or another. But as winter sets in, the temperature falls, the days get darker and it seems the threat of flu is everywhere. While the cold weather doesn’t cause flu per se, our winter lifestyle adaptations provide the perfect environment for the virus to flourish. We stay indoors more, breathe the same circulated air as people in our homes
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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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Why a Healthy Diet is Important During Lyme Treatment: Q&A with Nutritional Scientist Lydia Madrigal

Fighting chronic illness is indelibly linked to diet and Lyme disease is no exception; we talk to Make Well’s nutritional scientist to discover why a healthy diet is crucial in fighting off this tick-borne disease. What is your background and where did your interest/specialisation in Lyme come from? I come from a scientific background. Initially I studied for a Bachelor of Science Biology both at the University of Freiburg and the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, followed by the international Master’s
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Why a Positive Attitude is Essential in Fighting Lyme Disease

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The road to recovery from chronic Lyme disease can be a long and arduous journey. A large part of the frustration that most Lyme patients feel stems from the medical community not fully understanding the disease; it’s a mysterious ailment that’s hard to narrow down and treat conclusively, as the symptoms it produces mutate over time. Compounding this is the fact that many medical professionals don’t believe that chronic Lyme is a legitimate disease, meaning that there can be large
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