Author Archives: Emily Lockhart

7 Surprising Reasons Behind Your Headache

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Headaches can be incredibly disruptive, particularly when they emerge during an especially crucial part of the day, like just before a big work meeting or as you’re trying to prepare dinner for the family. Many of us respond to the first few flickers of a nasty headache by reaching for over-the-counter drugs like acetaminophen, ibuprofen   …Continue Reading


6 Health Conditions Acupuncture Can Help

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Acupuncture is one of the most popular alternatives to traditional medical treatment. But it’s hardly new — in fact, acupuncture is considered an ancient medical practice in its nation of origin, China. Over hundreds of years trained practitioners have taken their practice of stimulating specific points on the body using tiny needles to just about   …Continue Reading


Chalazion and Styes: 7 Causes, Symptoms, Treatments

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There’s a good chance that, at some point in your life, you’ve had the displeasure of suffering from styes and chalazia. These inflamed lumps of skin can be found along the edge of an eyelid and emerging here they can cause soreness, dry eye, and general irritability. The good news is that most styes and   …Continue Reading


8 Cooking Oils: Which are Best for Your Health?

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People who cook on a regular basis know the importance of a good cooking oil. So many dishes and cooking styles demand the use of oil, whether to add flavour or simply prevent food from sticking. The question is, which types of oil are “good” for you, and which types should be used with caution?   …Continue Reading


8 Reasons Behind Why Your Fingers Are Always Cold

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Winter is now descending across much of North America, and many people are rediscovering the parts of their body that get coldest fastest on a bitterly chilly day. At the top of that list: hands and fingers, which can become very sensitive if left unprotected and uncovered on a frigid and dark winter morning. Leave   …Continue Reading


7 Foods that Help Fight Arthritis Pain

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Getting older brings many challenges, many of them health-related, with few more irritating and painful than the development of arthritis pain. Caused by inflammation in the joints, particularly in the hands, knees, hips, and feet, arthritis pain afflicts millions of Americans and leads many to seek out medications and supplements designed to help alleviate the   …Continue Reading


7 Types of Migraine Headaches

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There’s getting a headache, and then there’s getting a migraine headache. While the former is irritating and painful, the other is often completely debilitating, making it virtually impossible to carry out daily activities like going to work, feeding the kids, even watching a little television. But not all migraine headaches are the same. In fact,   …Continue Reading


7 Pros and Cons of Switching to a Vegetarian Diet

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Making the switch from eating meat to vegetarianism is a difficult one, particularly in families and communities where hunting and eating meat are seen as central to local culture. But for people who care a lot about what they eat and feel repulsed by the way meat is prepared, it’s a worthwhile journey. The question   …Continue Reading


7 Foods That Can Help You Recover From a Binge

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We don’t always plan to binge on bad food, including processed, fast food favorites like hamburgers, hot dogs, donuts, etc. Sometimes it just happens, particularly if we’ve gone too long without eating (resulting in our blood sugar levels plummeting) or we’ve had a bit too much to drink. In any case, a heavy food binge   …Continue Reading


The 6 Biggest Myths About the Common Cold

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With colder weather descending upon the northern parts of North America, many people will be staying inside, thereby increasing the chances they’ll contract and then spread the common cold. It means that, while many people will be excited about sharing the holidays with friends and family, the gifts they’re most likely to pass on to   …Continue Reading