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Lyme Disease Symptoms Gone #57

My Lyme Disease Symptoms Were Getting The Best of Me Lyme Disease symptoms affect roughly 300,000 people each year. People of all ages can contract the disease and it is most common in children or individuals who spend a lot of time in outdoor activities. Rita visited the clinic after spending several months in bed, wondering what was wrong with her. This is her story. What Is Lyme Disease Lyme Disease affects people of all ages. It is a bacterial infection…

What You Can Do To Be Smarter

Be Smarter And Feel Better By Eating Breakfast! One simple trick to staying healthy and happy is to eat a healthy breakfast every morning! By skipping breakfast, this can lead to a lack of glucose in the body resulting in hindering your brain function. Don't skip the most important meal of the day.  Eating breakfast will help you think faster and clearer, improve spatial memory, concentration, the ability to learn better, improve your mood, help maintain body weight (including weight…

Your Fortress of Defense

Your best protection against illness doesn’t come from a pill or injections, but from your own body’s first line of defense – the assorted cells and organs of your immune system. Without your immune system, you would wake up each morning covered with mold or blisters, and a simple cold would kill you. You would have to live in a sterile bubble just to survive. You would never be able to touch a loved one, watch a good movie in…

Colorful Chicken Thai Soup

Whether you are sick or just looking for a new twist to the traditional chicken soup on a cold day, give this recipe a try. It’s full of vegetables, protein, whole food carbs, and healthy fats (plus garlic and onion to help fight a cold or flu). It will help kickstart your immune system to fight off any current illness and ward off any possible bugs you might encounter plus it tastes delicious! This is another one I like to…

Mediterranean Burgers

This is one of my favorite, healthy twists on the typical burger. Next time you have a BBQ or just for a family dinner night, I highly recommend trying this delicious recipe. I put vegetables in it but also serve these burgers with a Greek salad or grilled vegetables on the side. Ingredients: 8 Portobello mushrooms, stemmed and cleaned 1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil 20 oz. extra lean ground turkey 3 tsp. fresh thyme, chopped 1 tsp. garlic, minced 1⁄2…

In the Mood for Food

There is a lot of confusion about what food is good to eat. Here are the top 10 foods you should try to eat. Americans should avoid taking their cues from the USDA’s food pyramid, which is the product of interest-group politics. Matter of fact, if you use the Standard American Diet acronym (SAD) that is exactly what you get – a “SAD” diet. I do not recommend following the food pyramid. Instead, I think you should follow a Mediterranean-style…

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