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October 2006


Seven pounds may not seem like much, but new research suggests they’re critical to a healthy second pregnancy. A study led by researchers at Harvard and in Sweden found that women who gain seven pounds or more between pregnancies increase their risk of health complications.

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The message has been out there, but has everyone heard? Or have we heard it so many times that we have become numb to the facts? Diabetes certainly has its share of short- and long-term complications. Are we destined to fall prey to these, or can we succeed in preventing them?

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Most people do not read the ingredients lists of the foods they buy. Most people buy their food for what it says on the label. Labels are designed to entice you to buy the product. The ingredients are the facts. If you only take one thing to heart out of this article, I challenge you to start reading the ingredients list.

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Tired of the same old exercise routine? Are you burnt out on fitness? I don’t expect everyone to “love” exercise, however if you dread your workout, below you will find 12 ways to renew your routine, and in the process have some fun and get the results you have been looking for.

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It’s that time again. Time to dispel some of the prevailing fitness and nutrition myths — oh and believe me, there are many.

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If you’re serious about making a solid commitment to a muscle-building program, you need to be very careful of who you take advice from. Bodybuilding and fitness is literally a multi-billion dollar industry with new websites popping up every single day. Many of the so-called “experts” out there really don’t have a clue of what they’re talking about and are only motivated by pushing expensive pills, powders and “miracle programs” on you that you don’t really need.

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Facial hair is not only a natural thing, it’s also a cultural phenomenon. Many cultures celebrate facial hair for men, and thick beards are seen as a symbol of male virility. On the other hand most cultures do not likewise value facial hair on women, and usually stigmatize the condition and the woman as being somehow less feminine than other women.

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Some folks faced with cancer seek out alternative cancer treatments that can complement traditional therapies such as chemotherapy, radiation, and pharmaceuticals. Alternative cancer treatments do not have any where near the debilitating side effects of these methods.

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A new product, called the Slightest Touch, is believed to be the first electrical sexual stimulation device. The product is designed especially for women and meant to assist with the ‘Arrousal Gap’ that is commonly experienced between men and women.

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Jane Clarke is Britain’s leading nutritionist. Her books are read by millions and she acted as adviser to Jamie Oliver on his ground-breaking School Dinners programme.

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