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Moving Away from Fructose

Moving Away from Fructose

Weighing too much is a matter of energy balance, a matter of calories going in verses calories going out, right? Maybe not. New research and new thinking in nutrition has started shifting this idea of energy balance to a view centered on food as a whole. It may be that getting rid of those pounds does not require hours of pounding on a treadmill as much as it requires rethinking what you eat.

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What is Wheat (Gluten) Intolerance?

What is Wheat (Gluten) Intolerance?

Many people seem to mistakenly believe that wheat intolerance (also called gluten sensitivity) and celiac disease are the same thing. Many more believe that gluten sensitivity simply does not exist. However, gluten sensitivity is a very real problem, and doctors are only beginning to understand it. This type of sensitivity is formally called non-celiac gluten sensitivity, and Beyond Celiac estimates that around 18 million Americans suffer from this condition.

Gluten sensitivity differs from a wheat allergy in that a person’s immune system is not activated and that symptoms are often less severe. Celiac disease is also different from this type of sensitivity. Celiac disease is a much more severe autoimmune disorder that damages the small intestine and can be triggered by gluten. However, as mentioned previously, you do not have to have celiac disease to be sensitive to gluten. It can be hard to self-diagnose non-celiac gluten sensitivity, so you should always talk to your doctor about any symptoms you might be experiencing, but there are some things you can watch out for.

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Common Flu Symptoms

Common Flu Symptoms

According to the CDC, as many as 1 in 5 people will get the flu in any given year. While most people that have the flu will experience mild illness and will not require medical attention, certain high risk groups such as pregnant women, adults ages 65 and over, young children and people with certain medical conditions may need intervention.

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What are diabetes

What are diabetes

Diabetes is a term used to describe a group of metabolic conditions in which a person has elevated blood sugar, either because the body does not produce enough insulin or because the cells do not respond to insulin. The most common symptoms of diabetes include frequent urination, weight changes, fatigue and intense hunger or thirst.

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