Nutrition

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Understanding the New Blood Test for Depression

You already know that doctors can find out a lot about you through a blood test, and now there may be another one that could have a major impact on many people worldwide. A new blood test developed by Eva Redei, PhD, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, can detect clinical depression. For many, this could be the breakthrough that eliminates years of misdiagnoses and useless medications.
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Balancing it all: Family, Friends, Work, Alone Time

Today, more than ever, it has become a great challenge for many of us to successfully manage all aspects of our lives. These areas include, but are not limited to: family, work, friendships and time for self. The challenge to effectively balance these key areas is further multiplied when we are dealing with parents or parenthood. Oftentimes, both parents in the household are employed full-time, making time spent as a family unit exceedingly difficult and scarce.
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The Right Use of Protein Powder

If you have attended a gym you must have heard talk about various types of protein powders. Consuming protein powders, whether as a shake or in some other form, is becoming more and more popular as a nutritional supplement. The truth is that protein powders are helpful in very specific circumstances but excess use may be harmful to the body.
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How Aerobic Workouts Will Boost Your Metabolism

Everyone knows that metabolism is the secret to weight loss, as it is responsible for the amount of calories the body burns as energy. In order to understand how aerobic exercise provides long lasting benefits, one needs to understand exactly what metabolism is and how it is affected by aerobic exercise.

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The funny thing about water is that we don’t really think about it until we’re thirsty. Our minds are on other things—sports, taxes, Coca-Cola, the weather. But our bodies? They think about water more than we could ever comprehend. And how could they not? Almost all life functions rely on it, which explains why about 65% of the human body is composed of it. Water is as essential to life as the air we breathe and it’s ridiculous to think of it in any other way.
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Colorectal Cancer Symptoms, Risk Factors and Prevention

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a common cancer originating from the colon or rectum. In the United States it is the third most common type of cancer (excluding skin cancers) and is the second leading cause of cancer related deaths. For the year 2015, it is estimated that about 140,000 new cases of CRC will occur. Out of these new cases, approximately 50,000 will result in death. Although CRC is very common in the United States, it is also one of the most preventable cancers due to the fact that many screening modalities are available to detect it at an early stage.