3 Ways to Support Your Loved One Dealing with Substance Abuse

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Regardless of race, class, and or generation, addiction is part of the modern human condition. According to statistics published in Canada in September 2013, about six million of that country’s populace meet the criteria for a substance use disorder. Knowing someone or having a loved one who is affected by substance use can not only be hard on the substance user, but family and friends as well.  Read more

Mindfulness can be a Useful Tool in Addiction Recovery

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Most people who are recovering from an addiction tend to accumulate a “grab-bag” of tools and tricks they use to help them stay sober from day to day. What works for some people doesn’t necessarily work for everyone, so for any given person, their grab-bag typically has a different assortment of tools, depending on what they find most useful. Read more

What Are Modifiable Risk Factors?

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At the beginning of the 20th century, the most common health problems in the Western world were infectious diseases such as diphtheria, tuberculosis, polio, influenza and other diseases. These health problems are all classified under communicable diseases (infectious). Significant breakthroughs in the medical field have reduced occurrence of these diseases. Read more

Banish Obesity and Breathe Happier

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In today’s world, where personal appearance sadly amounts to nearly everything, obesity is indeed a dreaded condition. While on one hand it can lead to many health problems like diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, arthritis and stroke, on the other hand, it silently erodes a person’s self esteem and inner confidence leading to many emotional and psychological upheavals. Read more

Six Surprising Causes Of Malnutrition

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You may be suffering from malnutrition even though you eat all the time. It all boils down to what you are eating and if your body is properly absorbing the essential vitamins and minerals it needs to function properly. You need to pay attention to the foods that are going into your body to ensure you are supplying yourself with exactly what you need. Read more

COPD-The Facts

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COPD(chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) is the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. with 12 million people being diagnosed with the disease annually. Caused by long term irritant exposure it develops slowly where the air sacs in the lungs lose their shape and become floppy and damaged. Read more