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Hiking Gear on a Budget

If youíre thinking about hiking, youíll definitely need some gear. Even a day hike will require some supplies, clothing, and footwear. Unfortunately, you canít get away from spending some money on gear. However, there is no need to break the bank! Here are some tips from your friendly neighborhood d...

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Uplift Your Mood With Wintergreen Oil

Uplift Your Mood With Wintergreen Oil

If you've ever used a pain-relieving ointment or rub with a mentholated aroma, then chances are you already know what wintergreen oil smells like.

The clean and minty scent of this herbal oil is associated with relieving pain and stimulating mental...

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Are Proton Pump Inhibitors Safe?

The Bottom Line

"People should be on the lowest dose of the least potent medication that controls their symptoms," says Rubenstein.

Gabbard agrees. If someone has heartburn and the symptoms disappear when they take a PPI, they should try to see if a safer H2 blocker works."

Tha...

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Are Proton Pump Inhibitors Safe?

Kidney Disease

In a study of 249,000 people in rural Pennsylvania, PPI users had a 16 percent risk of kidney disease over 10 years, versus 14 percent for non-users. People who took an H2 blocker had no greater risk than non-users. Results were similar in a second study of nearly 10,500 peo...

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Are Proton Pump Inhibitors Safe?

Dementia

"Does your heartburn drug make you vulnerable to dementia?" asked the Washington Post last February.

The news: In a German study of nearly 74,000 people aged 75 and older, those who took PPIs for seven years were 44 percent more likely to get dementia than those who didn't ta...

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Are Proton Pump Inhibitors Safe?

"Proton pump inhibitors are revolutionary drugs," says Scott Gabbard, a gastroenterologist at the Cleveland Clinic.

"They're our best treatment for patients who truly have reflux disease or who have erosive esophagitis, which is ulcers in the esophagus."

PPIs-----like Prilosec, Prevaci...

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Are Proton Pump Inhibitors Safe?

"I take Prilosec OTC each morning for my frequent heartburn," says Larry the Cable Guy Guy in TV ads. What Larry doesn't tell viewers is that most people shouldn't take an over-the-counter proton pump inhibitor (PPI) for more than 14 days in a row. That warning appears at the bottom of the screen ...

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My Beck Diet Solutions response cards

My second most helpful healthy lifestyle book is The Beck Diet Solution by dr. Judith Beck, right behind The Spark.

It consists of 42 daily chapters of lessons and exercises. Each one is simple and doable, but together construct a roadmap to dieting in an easy and peaceful way, without strug...

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Find the right vitamins

After many years of searching and trying multi vitamins I have finally found the vitamin that works and it is giving me to energy and mind set to keep up with my workouts and good eating habits.. Things seem more real when you arent feeling sluggish and tired all the time..

As a young adult...

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1byOne Body Fat Scale

Scales have long been my enemy and my least favorite invention. I struggled with what the almighty scale had to say about me on my weekly judgement days and I despised the way the numbers would quickly spin around or flash across the screen as it found a way to deliver the news to me.

When I ...

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