Health Benefits of Green Tea

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Water is the number one consumed fluid in the world.  But you already knew that.  What do you think the second most popular drink in the world is?  The answer might surprise you.  It’s tea.  One of the reasons so many people drink tea may be due to the health benefits.  Tea, in particular, green tea, has many health advantages.  Chemicals called the polyphenols found in green tea are potent antioxidants.  They’re helpful in fighting heart disease and inflammatory problems.  Green tea has been touted as a cancer fighter, but studies do not support this claim.  Overall, green tea might not be cure-all and it probably gets a great deal more press than it deserves as a treatment for all sorts of problems, but it is a healthy choice when you’re thinking about a relaxing drink.  Clearly, we know this much.  Tea does have a calming effect. 

 

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Minimizing Narcotic Abuse

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In the past, we’ve written about ibuprofen abuse, but narcotic abuse is a far more severe problem because of the addictive tendencies.  Ibuprofen, acetaminophen, and other products like that certainly can be overused, but when you talk about a narcotic, there is an additional fact that you’re not just doing it for pain, you’re doing it for the feeling from the narcotic.  It’s important that abuse of narcotics is minimized.  The way you do this, of course, is only taking what your doctor prescribes and seriously questioning how much you use. 

 

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Dealing with Peer Pressure

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Peer pressure is a problem that we can’t ignore because children go into their world and they suffer from those issues with peers.  The thing about peer pressure that we need to discuss and evaluate is that sometimes when we have issues of peer pressure, we don’t necessarily look at the whole picture.  We only look at how it affects your child.  You have to look at that dynamic; the relationship with children and your own children.

 

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Causes of Back Pain

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Back pain may be one of the most common health concerns around the world. It’s ranked number two, and it can be caused by a wide variety of problems. It can be from stress; it can be from over exercise; it could be from the fact that you are basically in a situation where you’re not taking the necessary medications you should to control it. All of those things come together. If you have back problems, get yourself evaluated…a functional evaluation…to find out what may in fact be leading to the difficulty, and then you can deal with it and take it from there.

 

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Causes of Throat Pain

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Throat pain is a problem if you’re someone who is using your voice on a regular basis, especially as you go through allergy season. Throat pain isn’t always a strep infection, it isn’t always pharyngitis. It can be a result of postnasal drip from the sinuses being congested. You get that fluid going in the back of your throat, and that actually can lead to discomfort and pain. There are many things that throat pain can be attributed to. Try to look into the throat and understand the cause.

Detecting Breast Cancer Early

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Breast cancer affects as many as one out of eight women and it can be detected early. The best way to detect breast cancer early is through regular breast self-examinations, examinations by your doctor, and also through the mammogram. These three tools are valuable. One of the things you want to do is look if breast cancer is in your family. If there’s a family history, clearly it’s something we need to worry about. You want to pay close attention and know the risk factors.

 

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Edema Can Cause Pain

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Edema is another word for a type of swelling.  With edema, you actually have an increase of pressure and that pressure can cause pain.  For instance, if you have edema in the sinus cavities, that edema can actually push against the wall of the skull indirectly through the sinus cavities.  If it does, you’ll actually feel pressure in that area.  Many times doctors are able to tell with their patients where the pressure is just by palpating, or pushing, that area and trying to find out where it occurs. 

 

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