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Environmental Illness: Are You at Risk?

Since the end of World War Two, there has been a rapid rise in the incidence of more complex and chronic diseases. This rise is directly due to environmental factors and has resulted in an entirely new class of health conditions known collectively as environmental illness. Yet, despite rapidly escalating costs associated with the treatment of these illnesses, conventional medicine has proven itself ill-equipped to deal with them, primarily due to its reliance on just treating symptoms and not giving enough attention the causes of such diseases and why they developed in the first place.
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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.

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Did you know that drinking coffee can lower your risk of developing diabetes? According to a study presented to the American Diabetes Association, it can. The study tracked over 100,000 people in the United States and found that those who consumed four to five cups of caffeinated coffee reduced their risk of diabetes by as much as 30 percent. (Drinking more than five cups offered no additional benefit.) Read more health tips...
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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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