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White rice vs. Brown rice

Brown rice and white rice, the yin and yang of annoying diet argumentsNow to the average person, these two foods are easy to compare and the verdict has already been in for quite some time. Brown rice is the clean/healthy/good one, and white rice is the dirty/unhealthy/bad one.   The difference in glycemic index: The…

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What’s your resistance type?

Resistance is a powerful force for growth because it forces us to have a dialogue with ourselves. If you learn your unique resistance type, you can learn your own patterns of growth. You can recognize when you are beginning to grow and develop. Here are four common resistance types and some simple strategies for embracing…

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What is Scurvy?

Scurvy is a disease caused by a diet that lacks vitamin C. Patients develop anemia, debility, exhaustion, edema in some parts of the body, and sometimes ulceration of the gums and loss of teeth. Let’s take a look at what causes scurvy, what the symptoms are and how to prevent it. The primary cause of…

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What foods to avoid during pregnancy

More foods can affect your health or your baby’s than you might realize. Find out what foods to avoid during pregnancy.   You want what’s best for your baby. That’s why you add sliced fruit to your fortified breakfast cereal top your salads with chickpeas and snack on almonds. But do you know what foods…

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Medical Insurance in South Africa

Are you in need of an affordable healthcare plan to cover both your in and out-of-hospital and day-to-day medical needs? Essential Med has access to more than 3000 healthcare practitioners nationwide to take care of all your medical necessities.   All of us fall victim to unforeseen illnesses or diseases at least once or twice…

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Ways to use perfume so smell lasts all day

Don’t you hate when you spritz on your favorite perfume on your way out in the morning only to have it disappear by lunchtime? Fragrance may not be an essential part of a morning routine, but it’s a way for a woman to express herself and definitely makes a woman feel sexier, happier and more…

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Sea veggies

If you thought vegetables only grew in soil or on land, you’re deliciously mistaken. Simple to cook and serve in your favorite dishes, sea vegetables are plentiful and full of flavor. They’re also the pearls of the vegetable family and can add depth to just about anything in your cooking selection.   Although sea vegetables…

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Affordable Healthcare Plan

It is that time of year when colds and flu, tummy bugs and allergies get the best of us. Are you in need of an affordable healthcare plan to cover these routine health checks and out-of-hospital medical needs? Look no further.   Essential Med has access to more than 3000 health practitioners nationwide to take…

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Root Canals

So you are lying on the dentist’s chair and she tells you that you need an emergency root canal and all of a sudden your hands start to sweat, you can feel your face getting warmer and it feels as if you heart is beating in your throat. What is it about a root canal…

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Indoor air quality

Ever been plagued by a mysteriously persistent cough, sniffles or itchy eyes? You might have mistaken your symptoms as a passing cold or mild flu, but chances are you were actually experiencing an allergic reaction to an irritant in the air of your house. Air quality inside the home is two to five times worse…

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