Author Archives: Rachel Despres

6 Key Differences Between an Anxiety Attack and a Panic Attack

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The terms ‘panic attack’ and ‘anxiety attack’ are often used interchangeably as if they are the same thing. And although there are similarities, they are two different conditions. It’s important to understand the differences so that, should you experience one or the other, you can correctly your symptoms and seek out effective treatment. Read on   …Continue Reading


7 Most Common Stress-Related Health Problems

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Stress is a feeling most everyone is familiar with. While it may sometimes serve a helpful purpose, such as pushing us beyond preconceived physical and mental boundaries, it is most commonly associated with negative factors. These include causes such as pressure or unhappiness at work, and other elements of life such as money, divorce, or   …Continue Reading


8 Foods That Are Rich Sources of Folate

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Also known as vitamin B9, folate is an essential nutrient that, among several other functions, helps the body with the production and regeneration of cells. According to the Global Healing Center, it also helps with “nucleotide biosynthesis in cells, DNA synthesis and repair, red blood cell creation, and prevention of anemia.” Although folate is sometimes   …Continue Reading


5 Negative Effects of Sugar on the Brain

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Too much of anything can be bad for your health, sugar included. And while most people are aware of sugar’s negative effects on their waistline and heart, how it effects the brain is far less common knowledge. Although the brain does require a certain amount of sugar in order to function properly, this type is   …Continue Reading


5 Things to Know About Kyphosis

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Kyphosis is the medical term for a condition in which the curvature of the spine causes a forward rounding of the back. Although everyone’s spine is curved to some degree, the NHS says “a curve of more than 45 degrees is considered excessive.” And while kyphosis can affect people of all ages, it most commonly   …Continue Reading


Looking at 8 Common Causes of Eye Twitches

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We’ve all experienced it, that irritating sensation when the lid of your eye starts twitching involuntarily. Although eye twitches generally only last for a few seconds or minutes, in some cases Healthline.com says they “may occur off and on for several days.” While they may be harmless and painless in nature, you may be wondering   …Continue Reading


Arthritis Diet: 7 Worst Foods to Eat

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Arthritis is a general term used to describe a variety of conditions that are primarily characterized by joint pain and inflammation. The most common of these conditions are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and psoriatic arthritis. Although the causes and symptoms of these conditions can vary, inflammation is a common issue among all types, which can unfortunately   …Continue Reading


5 Common Causes of Peptic Ulcers

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Peptic ulcers are “sores that develop in the lining of the stomach, lower esophagus, or small intestine,” defines Healthline.com, and they occur as a result of the stomach’s mucus lining no longer working effectively. They are a common issue, affecting approximately 1 in 10 people in Western countries at some point in their lives, and   …Continue Reading


8 Best Anti-Inflammatory Foods

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To a certain degree, inflammation is necessary for helping the body to combat infection and respond to injury. But nowadays the vast majority of people suffer from chronic inflammation, brought on by too much stress, a sedentary lifestyle, and a diet filled with processed foods. And if it persists over time, can lead to serious   …Continue Reading


6 Tips for Treating and Preventing Halitosis

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Approximately 30 percent of people worldwide are affected by halitosis—more commonly referred to as bad breath—an embarrassing condition that is characterized by “a foul-smelling odor that seems to come from the mouth cavity,” says TheraBreath.com. There are a variety of different causes that can lead to halitosis, including diet, the use of tobacco products, as   …Continue Reading