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Paleo for Beginners

Now that we’ve finished the Whole30 (twice), it is time to start looking for something that may be a little more manageable for an extended period. The Whole30 doesn’t necessarily have to be a lifestyle. It can be a starting point to kick-start your metabolism and learn what intolerances you might have.

So what other diets are out there? Paleo, Keto, South Beach, and others. Which is best? I don’t know. I’ve been researching and will share what I have found so far. Paleo seems the most similar to Whole30, so I decided to start there. One of the big differences I’ve noticed is that the Paleo diet allows a few sweeteners (including honey and maple sugar) whereas the Whole30 doesn’t allow any sweeteners.  Continue reading Paleo for Beginners

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Gluten Sensitivity: What You Need to Know

Undoubtedly you have seen or heard people saying they are reducing their gluten or giving it up altogether. In some cases, people have allergies or a condition called Celiac disease, which is causing gluten to make them ill. Others just have a non-celiac gluten sensitivity (usually just called gluten sensitivity).

It is estimated that 18 million Americans suffer from gluten sensitivity, which is about six times as many as Celiac sufferers. Whereas there is a test for Celiac disease, there isn’t a test for gluten sensitivity. Right now it is just a matter of ruling out other causes and eliminating gluten from the diet to see if it reduces your symptoms. Since sensitivities are more common, that will be the focus of this post. Continue reading Gluten Sensitivity: What You Need to Know

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7 Frequent Causes of Fibromyalgia Flare-Ups

If you have been living with fibromyalgia for a short time, you’re probably aware that there are some things that you can do to help reduce pain and discomfort. What you might not know is that there is a range of everyday things that can contribute heavily to fibromyalgia flare-ups.

What sorts of things might those be? It may be different for each person. This article has been written to share some facts on causes of fibromyalgia flare-ups. Continue reading 7 Frequent Causes of Fibromyalgia Flare-Ups

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Using Natural Remedies for Insomnia

There’s nothing as beautiful as the first rays of the sun. Watching the sunrise can get your morning off to a great start. Unless of course, you’ve been awake since the middle of the night and the only thing the sunrise means to you is that you didn’t get any sleep. Insomnia strikes again.  Continue reading Using Natural Remedies for Insomnia

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What Are Thyroid Disorders?

Thyroid disorders are common among millions of Americans. Most of them don’t even know they have a thyroid disorder until the symptoms become so magnified that a doctor finally tests for it. What is a thyroid and what are thyroid disorders? Continue reading What Are Thyroid Disorders?

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Anti-Inflammatory Foods to Eat if You Have Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia can make a person who suffers with it begin to feel helpless and completely at the mercy of the disease. If you’re a person dealing with the difficulties of fibromyalgia, you are well acquainted with the sudden nature of flare-ups, and the various types of pain that you experience. But you may be interested to know that there are a few foods that can help you deal with effects from the disease. The following information provides you with a list of anti-inflammatory foods to help with fibromyalgia. Continue reading Anti-Inflammatory Foods to Eat if You Have Fibromyalgia

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6 Invisible Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

Not all diseases have visible symptoms. Many diseases hide in the body until they are ready to wreak havoc in places that can’t be seen without special equipment. One disease that falls into this category is fibromyalgia. This disease affects a growing number of women around the world, has no known cure, and the cause isn’t yet fully understood. So diagnosis is challenging. New advancements are being made every day, but the key lies in detection of the disease. Here are some invisible symptoms of fibromyalgia that might not be obvious to others. Continue reading 6 Invisible Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

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7 Essentials for a Good Sleep Environment

Anxiety, stress, jet lag, a medical condition – all could be causes of a sleep disorder or impairment. While treatment of such problems will vary from person to person, a good sleep environment is never a bad idea.

By creating such an environment, it could prove the necessary first step on your road to a better night’s sleep (and all the positive effects that come with it). Here are five essentials to keep in mind when creating your own “good sleep environment.” Continue reading 7 Essentials for a Good Sleep Environment

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