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WHAT IS GOUT AND WHO IS AFFECTED BY IT

What is gout and who is affected by it? Gout is typically referred to by medical doctors as a form of arthritis where patients experience pain and inflammation in the joints, typically in the big toe, but can appear elsewhere in the body such as fingers, knees and hips. In my naturopathy practice, I have

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CAN ANTI-BACTERIAL SOAPS ACTUALLY DO MORE HARM THAN GOOD?

After doing some research, I was surprised to discover that in 1984, two gentlemen were known to patent anti-bacterial soap. However, by 2013, manufacturers started phasing out the use of certain active ingredients, saying that they posed health risks, such as bacterial resistance or hormonal effects. If you google the FDA final rule on safety

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HOW MUCH CAFFEINE IS TOO MUCH?

Even though I love the taste and smell of coffee, I always encourage people to try and stay away. Why? Because caffeine is very habit forming and can cause undesirable reactions. It is amazing how popular caffeine is. Eight out of 10 people consume it every day in one form or another. Beverages containing caffeine

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