Author Archives: Jeff Hayward

Feel Grounded With These 8 Beliefs About Earthing

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Earthing is a relatively new buzz term, and refers to the connection between the human body and the earth. Basically, it means going barefoot and reaping the energy from the ground (whether it’s a beach or a grassy meadow), and it supposedly has many health benefits. According to Earthing.com, having “the earth underfoot” might be   …Continue Reading


8 Possible Explanations for Unintentional Weight Gain

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We’re going to start with a disclaimer here – if you’ve been eating a lot of high-carb foods and not getting any exercise, you’re bound to put on some pounds depending on your metabolism. But what if you’ve been a steady weight for years and leading the same lifestyle, and you find the scale creeping   …Continue Reading


7 Tricks for Training Taste Buds to Love Healthy Foods

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You’re probably asking yourself – how come every food that’s bad for us tastes so good, and vice versa? Well, it turns out it comes down to how you program your brain to enjoy food – and there are ways to rewire it so you crave foods you would otherwise turn your nose up at.   …Continue Reading


6 Causes of Goiters that Aren’t Swell

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A goiter can appear as a swelling in your neck, and can also cause physical sensations such as a tight feeling in your throat, explains the Mayo Clinic. This can lead to difficulty breathing and swallowing, neither of which is very desirable. Goiters are actually the enlargement of your thyroid gland, which controls many functions   …Continue Reading


7 Signs and Symptoms of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

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This is one of 2-main forms of lung cancer, this one involving healthy cells that grow uncontrollably and form tumors. Non-small Cell Lung Cancer, or known in short as NSCLC, accounts for up to 85-percent of lung cancer cases, according to the American Cancer Society. It’s important for doctors to distinguish which type of lung   …Continue Reading


6 Health Symptoms of Sleep Deprivation That Aren’t Sleepiness

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Many Americans aren’t getting enough quality sleep at night, whether it’s from working longer hours or experiencing insomnia or other sleep disorders (such as sleep apnea). Of course, one of the obvious symptoms of lack of sleep is feeling tired throughout the day, but that may just be the tip of the iceberg. Turns out   …Continue Reading


7 Symptoms of Facial Nerve Paralysis

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There are a number of conditions that can lead to facial nerve paralysis (or facial nerve palsy), from stroke, Bell’s palsy, and even injury to the head and neck. In some cases the paralysis is temporary, but in other cases it can have more long-term implications. While many different health conditions can cause facial paralysis,   …Continue Reading


7 Sweet Alternatives to Refined Sugar

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Refined sugars make their way into a wide variety of grocery shelf products, from cakes, cookies, fruit juices, and even slightly less obvious sources like cereals and barbecue sauce. Livestrong.com notes Americans consume an average of 350-calories per day in sugars, and that eating high levels of refined sugar can negatively impact your health (and   …Continue Reading


The Low Down on 8 Causes of Low Blood Pressure

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The media and medical world place a lot of emphasis on high blood pressure, as it can lead to bigger problems like stroke or heart attacks. However, there are a substantial number of Americans out there dealing with the opposite problem – low blood pressure (or hypotension). However, what some people might not be aware   …Continue Reading


6 Spina Bifida Risk Factors

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The Mayo Clinic says spina bifida falls into a set of birth defects that affect the neural tube, which forms early in a pregnancy and is supposed to close by the 28th-day following conception. In the case on spina bifida, the neural tube doesn’t fully form or close properly, which can be symptomless or result   …Continue Reading