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Swimmers Itch – Don’t Let Parasites Ruin Your Summer Fun

Are you visiting a lake this year? Beware of swimmers itch! This unpleasant rash is caused by an allergic reaction to microscopic parasites picked up while swimming. The parasites associated with swimmer’s itch are the larvae of flatworms, which normally live in a host, such as waterfowl. The waterfowl excrete the worm which gets picked up by snails that tend to live close to the shore.

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Varicose Vein Stages

Just How Bad is Ugly Legs?

What does it mean to have “ugly legs”? We use the term “ugly legs” because this is the stage at which a patient’s veins start to physically alter the appearance of their legs. At the C4 classification, we start to see visual changes to the skin like eczema, dermatitis, brown spots or other discoloration.

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The Low FODMAP to Weight Loss

One of the biggest obstacles to effective weight loss is food sensitivity—it can be incredibly hard to eat the “right things” and have the energy to exercise when the “right things” you’ve been trying to eat leave you feeling bleh. And if you’ve ever felt lethargic, bloated, or uncomfortable after eating certain “healthy” foods, you know firsthand how debilitating food sensitivity can be.

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Get Super Ripped Fast

Back on November 30th, 2016, I wrote an article about the 5:2 diet. This was popularized for weight loss, but what if someone just wants a little edge, doesn’t need to lose much weight, and wants to gain strength? In the 5:2 diet, you eat normal for 5 days, and fast for 2. This was compared in clinical studies to going on a very low calorie diet, such as 1200k calorie a day.

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Is a CombiTuck® Right for You?

A tummy tuck is a common cosmetic procedure that can help to flatten the abdomen. Although tummy tucks are one of the most-requested cosmetic procedures by women after a pregnancy, others who are unsatisfied with their abdominal appearance following fluctuations in their weight or a recent surgery can benefit from this procedure as well.

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