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A romantic dinner can put you in the mood for love; not just because of the intimacy created by candlelight and soft music, but because foods have historically played a part in our sexuality. Libido Increasing Munchies

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Salt: Too Much Or Too Little - Both Can Be Bad For You

Most of us are familiar with the warning that we should restrict salt (sodium) in our diet. Too much salt intake, we are told, can be bad for us. While that is true, it is also true that sodium, in proper concentrations, is a mineral that is essential for helping your body to maintain good health. Located primarily in the blood and in the fluids inside and outside of the cells, sodium is vital for normal nerve and muscle function, and is required to maintain normal fluid balance within and around the cells.
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Health Tip of the Day

The next time you have a headache, squeeze the area between your nose and upper lip with your thumb and forefinger. Doing so has been found to reduce headache pain because of how nerve signals are blocked while this area of the face is squeezed. Repeat as necessary until your headache goes away.

Yesterday's Health Tip

Here's a safe and effective solution for warding off a sore throat. At the onset of symptoms brew a cup of chamomile tea, using one teabag for every four ounces of water. Let the tea steep for ten minutes so that it is not too hot. Then gargle with it for at least one minute before spitting it out. Repeat a few times each day to soothe sore throat symptoms. Read more health tips...
Pain-free Swollen Knuckles
You are describing Heberden's nodes, which are the result of ongoing osteoarthritis. Some of these changes are in fact inherited. However, know that the swelling will most likely not persist. It may start and stop over a lifetime and then finally stay. continued inside...

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