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Your Gut: The Overlooked Key to Good Health

Your gut (your body's gastrointestinal tract) is one of the most important yet often overlooked keys to good health. To understand why, let's take a look at your GI tract and the important functions it performs. Your body's gastrointestinal (GI) tract consists of hollow tube known as the alimentary canal. The alimentary canal is between 26 and 32 feet long. It begins at your mouth and ends at your anus, and also includes the pharynx, esophagus, stomach, small intestine and large intestines, and the rectum.
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Health Tip of the Day

Surely you've heard the expression, "An apple a day keeps the Health Coach away." It turns out that there is far more truth to this statement than you may think. According to a study conducted by Paul Knekt, PhD, of Finalnd’s National public Health Institute and published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, people who eat an apple a day reduced their risk of lung cancer by 60 percent, and their risk of both asthma and heart disease by 20 percent. Knekt and other scientists speculate that the health benefits apples provide are due to their high content of quercetin, a powerful antioxidant that protects against free radical damage. To get the most benefit from eating apples, be sure to eat organic apples and wash them thoroughly before eating.

Yesterday's Health Tip

If you are bothered with foot or nail fungus here's an effective home remedy that often results in a complete cure. Place one inch of cornmeal (both white or yellow cornmeal will work) in a pan large enough for you to place your feet inside, and then add just enough warm water to cover it. Let this solution sit for 30 to 40 minutes. Then place your feet in the pan and pour enough additional warm water to cover them. Soak your feet for one hour. Do this two or three times per week until your fungus problem clears. This same method can also be used to treat athlete's foot and ringworm. Read more health tips...
Coronary Artery Disease Risk?
It would be very unusual for you at age 34 to develop coronary artery disease. Even if you were a smoker who never exercised and also happened to be a diabetic. While pain in the area under the left breast is often associated with heart problems, it can also be simple anxiety, muscle tension or strain. continued inside...

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