December 15-21, 2012 - Original Health Articles

Will Black Tea Reduce Diabetes Risk?

Want to reduce your blood sugar levels?  Consider brewing a pot of black tea and indulging in a mug or two. Countries with high black tea consumption have significantly lower rates of Type 2 diabetes, according to research reported in Medical News Today.

Your Intuition and Your Health

Most of us have felt it at least once in our lives-that little voice inside our head that says to us, "Watch out" or "You're on the right path." Or maybe we just knew something though we didn't know why and couldn't  produce evidence.  This feeling is intuition.

How to Unwind Without Cigarettes

Ask any ex-smoker, "What's the most challenging thing about quitting?" and she'll certainly mention nicotine withdrawal and cravings. But she may also say the toughest part is simply breaking the habit. Smokers usually link smoking to other activities such as taking a short break at work, savoring a meal, or enjoying a cocktail.

Fight Winter Allergies With Papaya and Pineapple

Just when you thought you were safe for the winter, your allergies strike. Often your furnace or heating system is to blame for releasing particles of dust, mold, pollen, and other allergens that become trapped throughout the year. The latest research indicates that papaya and pineapples are a natural way to manage allergies and allergy-related inflammation.

How to Start Exercising When You re Seriously Out of Shape

You've decided to take control of your health. You've made the commitment to get in shape, improve your heart health, and have an overall sense of well-being. But once you've made the decision that you're really going to do it this time, how do you start exercising—especially if you're seriously out of shape.

Keep a Food Journal for Real Results

If you're overweight and have high cholesterol, (which puts you at risk for heart disease) keeping track of what you eat for a period of time can help boost your health. You will soon see that you could be consuming too many processed, fatty foods and not eating a steady diet of lean meats, whole grains, and vegetables.

Banish Breakouts, Blackheads, and Blemishes

The American Academy of Dermatology notes that contrary to popular belief, acne breakouts can continue or even begin to appear as you get older. Treating breakouts in older skin can be tricky, since you need to ensure that your skin gets adequate moisture.

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