Author Archives: Lauren MacDonald

10 Fixes for Smelly Feet

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Keeping your socks on around others. Spraying your closet with air freshener. Avoiding sandals, even when it’s hot. If you’ve ever had smelly feet and especially if it happens often, odds are you’ve tried one or several of these tricks to try to reduce the smell in your shoes and on your feet, cover it   …Continue Reading


How Does Your Herb Garden Grow?

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Herb gardens provide you with fresh, flavorful additions to recipes and can be easy to maintain indoors or outdoors, offering flexibility depending on the climate you live in and the space available to you. Herbs can make a significant improvement on the flavor of dishes, but they’re more than just tasty. Many herbs, especially fresh   …Continue Reading


Tick Off! Lyme Disease Protection Tips

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The number of people with Lyme disease has been growing steadily and government health officials are focused on creating awareness of the disease and how to protect yourself. Lyme disease is usually contracted through an infected deer tick and many people who are bitten don’t show any symptoms right away. It can take from weeks   …Continue Reading


Myth vs Reality About Vasectomy

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A vasectomy is an extremely common surgical procedure performed to provide male contraception. The procedure blocks sperm from being released during an ejaculation, ultimately preventing a man from fertilizing a woman’s eggs. It’s a highly effective form of contraception and one that many people and couples choose to make if they don’t want children or   …Continue Reading


How Healthy Are the Most Popular Condiments?

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A good majority of people use condiments religiously without much thought of what’s in them. Ketchup, vinegar, and hot sauces permanently adorn many restaurant table tops, and it’s fairly standard to cook with different condiments or have them ready to add at both restaurants and in your own home. But many of the most popular   …Continue Reading


What to Know About Sickle Cell Anemia

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Sickle cell anemia is one of the most common forms of sickle cell disease, a blood disease that affects the shape of your red blood cells and ultimately makes it difficult for the cells to get through small blood vessels. When this happens, not enough oxygen is carried throughout the body, putting the person with   …Continue Reading


Signs and Symptoms of Encephalitis

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Encephalitis is a rare, but very serious infection that causes swelling in the brain. Many types of viruses can cause encephalitis, including herpes simplex, West Nile, mumps, and rubella. Serious cases can result in brain bleeds, brain damage, and paralysis. Like many serious infections, young children and the elderly are at a higher risk of   …Continue Reading


10 Clean Eating Do’s

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The clean eating trend is growing as people realize the benefits of changing not just their diet, but also their lifestyle to cut out processed foods and buy foods directly from the source. Clean eating changes the way you eat, how much you eat, and when you eat. It encourages altering your diet so that   …Continue Reading


10 Fatty Foods With Mega Health Benefits

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While you might instinctively turn away from the f-word if you’re trying to be healthy and eat things with high nutritional value, tons of fatty foods have been proven to be extremely good for you. And many foods that used to be considered unhealthy because of the fat content and other misunderstood properties are now   …Continue Reading


10 Post-Workout Habits that Cause Weight Gain

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It doesn’t matter how many healthy lifestyle choices you make, what you do post-workout could cause weight gain just as easily as maintaining weight or losing it. There are habits that can help you with your weight loss and fitness goals before and after workouts. However, just as many bad habits can not only hurt   …Continue Reading