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10 Signs You May Be Gluten Intolerant

Gluten is found in many of the processed foods in the grocery isles. Gluten is found in grains such as wheat, barley, rye and triticale (a hybrid between wheat and rye). It causes inflammation in the small intestines of the people that are celiac. The following are some of the gluten items you can have if you are into a gluten-free diet. Just make sure that they are not processed or mixed with gluten-containing grains, additives or preservatives. Beans, seeds, nuts in their natural, unprocessed formFresh eggsFresh meats, fish and poultry (not breaded, batter-coated or marinated)Fruits and vegetablesMost dairy products Furthermore, here are 10 signs to consider when trying to determine if you are gluten Intolerant: Digestive issues such as gas, bloating,...

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Sleep Apnea: The Nighttime Killer

Getting daily exercise can be a great way to reach your fitness goals in a shorter period and reduce workday stresses. Here are five ways to add exercise to your daily routine. A morning walk – Go for a brisk walk outdoors first thing in the morning before you check your emails, shower, or get on to other morning activities. Just fifteen minutes will speed up your metabolism and can be a refreshing start to your day. Make the most of your lunch break – Speak to your boss and ask him/her if you can extend your lunch break to clock in some gym time or an after lunch walk. A 30-minute session will increase your energy levels for the...

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Self-Care Tips for Those of Us Working From Home

2020/2021 has been a unique time in history. The pandemic has taught us many lessons, one of which is that we do not have to leave home to be gainfully employed. A shocking 43% of the U.S. workforce are working from home. While the commute is awesome, the hours are good and daycare is free it can still be very challenging to maintain a life-work balance. This is especially true for those that are juggling their household duties with work duties, being a substitute teacher and a care giver to aging parents. If you are anything like me you feel like you have a million balls in the air with one hand tied behind your back. No worries! here are some...

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Your shampoo, hair spray and skin lotion may be polluting the air

Millions of Americans apply personal care products every morning before heading to work or school. But these products don’t stick to our bodies permanently. Over the course of the day, compounds in deodorants, lotions, hair gels and perfumes evaporate from our skin and eventually make their way outdoors. Now there’s new evidence to suggest that these products are major sources of air pollution in urban areas.

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Netflix's 'Self-Made' miniseries about Madam C.J. Walker leaves out the mark she made through generosity

Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker” brings to life part of a fascinating rags-to-riches tale I’ve been researching for the past 10 years. Walker, widely documented to have been America’s first self-made female millionaire, made her fortune building an Indianapolis-based beauty products company that served black women across the U.S. and overseas. Today it offers a product line through Sephora. Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer stars in the miniseries about the African American entrepreneur originally named Sarah Breedlove. Born shortly after emancipation in 1867 on a cotton plantation in Louisiana to a formerly enslaved family, she later adapted the initials and last name of her third husband – played by Blair Underwood in the series. The show imagines...

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