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Ways to Cope with Morning Sickness

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Ways to Cope with Morning Sickness

Morning sickness is a pregnancy discomfort that affects more than half of all pregnant women. The severity of morning sickness varies from one person to another. Medical researchers haven’t quite reached a specific conclusion to the cause of morning sickness. However, the most popular theory is that it is the body’s reaction to the human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), a pregnancy hormone that is produced at higher levels during pregnant women’s first trimester. Although for some women symptoms persist throughout their pregnancy. Most pregnant women do realize that although it commonly occurs in the morning, it can happen at any time of...

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Why Your Stomach Will Love Licorice

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Why Your Stomach Will Love Licorice

Over the past few decades, there has been a shift in the lifestyle and diet of today’s generation. Due to imbalanced and erratic hormonal production and cycle, most of us have less of the necessary hormones and more of the ones that are not that necessary. Cortisol levels have dramatically risen due to poor diet, improper nutrition, and alcohol consumption. People with chronic acidity rarely attribute their acidity levels to cortisol. However, acidity in the stomach that usually forms into ulcers, in the long run, is usually caused by high levels of cortisol in the body. The body manifests the...

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8 Things You Have To Know About Vitamin C Deficiency

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8 Things You Have To Know About Vitamin C Deficiency

Vitamin C is a water-soluble essential nutrient necessary for daily bodily functions. Natural sources of vitamin C include lemons, oranges, bell peppers, kale, broccoli, papaya, strawberries and kiwi. Function and Sources of Vitamin C Also known as ascorbic acid and ascorbate, it acts as an antioxidant that aids in the protection of cells against free radicals. Free radicals are atoms with an unpaired number of electrons which are formed when oxygen reacts with certain molecules. Once formed, these highly reactive radicals form a domino chain reaction that may cause damage when they react with vital cellular components such as the...

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4 Healthy Foods that Help You Sleep

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4 Healthy Foods that Help You Sleep

Sleep is a vital part of one’s daily routine. It is the time when the body recharges, heals and repairs internal organs, cells, and blood vessels. Sleep deficiency can increase the risk of several diseases such as stroke, high blood pressure, and heart diseases. Going without sleep for days can increase the risk of obesity and acne. Having sufficient sleep allows the body to maintain hormonal balance, a decrease in cortisol, less stress, and improves the overall quality of life. What is Melatonin? Melatonin is a hormone made by the pineal gland that helps control your sleep cycle. The body...

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