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With so many products claiming to keep breath fresh and sweet-smelling, you'd think we'd never need to worry about oral hygiene. But chronic bad breath - also known as oral malodour or halitosis - affects about half of the population. When Bad Breath Is More Than Just Bad

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pH Balance and Your Health (Part 3)

While there are a number of tests available for measuring pH levels in the body, let's focus on two testing procedures. The first is the venous plasma pH test, which can provide you with an accurate reading of your blood's pH level. The second is a self-test that can be easily done at home. It involves the use of pH strips. Although it does not provide specific pH measurements, it offers a strong indication of your acidic-alkaline balance.
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Health Tip of the Day

To protect yourself from arthritis, be sure to get regular exercise. According to researchers, working out for as little as ten minutes a day can make a big difference when it comes to preventing arthritis and other forms of joint disease. In one study, researchers tracked arthritis-free women in their 70's for three years and found that just 75 minutes of exercise a week cut their risk of developing symptoms by 28 percent, while 150 minutes a week decreased their risk by nearly 50 percent. That's because regular exercise improves circulation and helps to keep joints lubricated. For best results, aim for 30 minutes of exercise a day five days a week.

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Here are some of the best foods you can eat to keep your teeth healthy: Berries, broccoli, celery, chicken, melons, oranges, pasta, pineapples and unsweetened cereals. All of these foods were cited by the US National Institute of Dental Research as being good foods for protecting against tooth decay because they are less likely to eat away at tooth enamel. Of course, you should also brush your teeth every day (ideally after each meal), and also regularly floss your gums. Read more health tips...
Non-Drug Treatments for Arthritis
I'm asked this question quite a lot in my medical practice. Yes, there are a number of non-drug options you can pursue to manage your arthritis, beginning with your diet. continued inside...

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