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How to Decrease the Risk of Stroke

In the United States, strokes are the number one cause of long-term disability and the fourth leading cause of death. The most common type of stroke results from a blockage in a blood vessel that is supplying blood to your brain. Factors like high blood pressure, high blood sugar levels, poor diet, obesity, and smoking can [...]

Exercise to Relieve Stress

Exercising has had positive proven effects on the health and well-being of people in both mental and physical aspects.  The physical benefits of exercising are apparent – a well-conditioned person has a physique that radiates vigor and fitness.  Often, the effects exercise has on the mental aspect of a person are recognizable as well.  Exercise [...]


Potassium together with sodium and chloride comprise the electrolyte family of minerals. It is called electrolytes because they conduct electricity when dissolved in water, these minerals work together closely. About 95% of the potassium in the body is stored within cells, while sodium and chloride are predominantly located outside the cell. Potassium is one of [...]

Chocolate – Health Advantages

I love chocolate and I am sure others will agree with me. Even the word ‘chocolate’, is a word picture on it’s own. We can easily bring up the image of our favourite chocolate and some can even taste it. It is no exaggeration, at least not for me it is not. An recently I [...]

Vitamin C

Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin. Unlike most mammals and other animals, humans do not have the ability to make their own vitamin C. Therefore, we must obtain vitamin C through our diet. According to Web MD a recent study published in Seminars in Preventive and Alternative Medicine that looked [...]