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Age-Related Macular Degeneration: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

Just because a health problem is a common issue does not mean that it is a simple issue. That is the case with dry macular degeneration1. It occurs in many people who are over the age of 50 and can result in a blurred or reduced central vision. The issue occurs as a result of the thinning of the macula, which is the part of the retina associated with your direct line of sight. Some people may develop dry macular degeneration in one eye b...
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What is the Difference Between Vitamin D and Vitamin D3?

An estimated 1 billion people, across all ethnicities and age groups, suffer from a vitamin D deficiency. This pandemic of "hypovitaminosis D" is mainly attributed to a person's lifestyle (for example, reduced outdoor activities) and environmental (for example, air pollution) factors that reduce exposure to sunlight, which is required for ultraviolet-B (UVB)-induced vitamin D production in the skin1. But what many people don't know is that ther...
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7 Foods That Are Rich In Biotin

Biotin is sometimes referred to by its nickname "vitamin H" coming from the German words Haar and Haut which mean hair and skin. Like other B vitamins, your body needs biotin to run optimally. Biotin is used within the body by countless pathways that help determine the health of our trillions of cells. It is also important for pregnancy, which is why it is included in prenatal vitamins. Some studies have also shown it helps with your liver1...
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Hate Swallowing Pills? These 5 Tips Might Help

Let's face it, swallowing pills is difficult. Some people have a specific problem with swallowing, known as dysphagia while others suffer from dry mouth, fear of choking or any other difficulty 1. It can sometimes make swallowing a simple pill seem almost impossible. It is especially difficult for young children who may never have swallowed a pill before. The concept of swallowing something without chewing can be foreign and difficult...
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Beginner's Guide to the Flexitarian Diet

At this point, most of us realize that eating a vegetarian diet is probably the healthiest choice (Vegetarians live 3.5 years longer than meat eaters 1). That being said, some of us just can't seem to give up enjoying a hamburger or piece of chicken every once in a while. In addition, there are many people who enjoy eating meat but realize it may be in their best interest to reduce their carnivore habits. If you happen to fit into any...
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What is Vitamin Methylation and What Does It Do for You?

Methylation is a very critical process that takes place every second in your body. A few years ago, it was not a common term to hear. But with increasing awareness around this topic, you are likely to come across methylation a lot often. What is Vitamin Methylation? Methylation is a biochemical process that is associated with the B vitamins. It is a very crucial reaction that happens billions of times every day. During methylation, a si...
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