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What Hepatitis C Does to Your Body

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1/12 BrainA few weeks after you get hepatitis C, you may find yourself a little more tired than usual. Later on, if the condition becomes long-term (your doctor will say it’s chronic), you might notice brain fog, a confused and spacey feeling. You may also have a deeper fatigue, memory problems, and symptoms of depression. Swipe to advance 2/12 BloodInflammation in your liver caused by hepatitis C and later scarring can block blood flow to the area. Without healthy blood flow, your liver cells start to die. This lack of circulation can also make your legs or belly swell. You may also bleed and bruise more easily. Swipe to advance 3/12 MouthFor some people, hepatitis C also causes an autoimmune condition called sicca syndrome. This can give you dry mouth and make it hard to swallow, along with other symptoms. Hep C has also been linked with oral lichen planus, a chronic inflammatory condition that affects the mucous membranes inside your mouth. Symptoms include swelling, sores, and white lac…

Celebrities Get Anxious, Too

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1/18 Oprah WinfreyWinfrey said in a 2013 interview that anxiety nearly caused her to have a nervous breakdown. "In the beginning, it was just sort of speeding and a kind of numbness and going from one thing to the next thing to the next thing,” she said. “I will tell you when I realized that I thought, 'All right, if I don't calm down, I'm gonna be in serious trouble.'" Swipe to advance 2/18 Stephen ColbertThe star of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert started having panic attacks in his late 20s. He eventually realized that, for him, performing was the key to controlling his anxiety. He told Rolling Stone, “Creating something is what helped me from just spinning apart like an unweighted flywheel. And I haven’t stopped since.” Swipe to advance 3/18 Kourtney KardashianFor Kardashian, nausea comes when anxiety strikes. “When my anxiety is extreme, it feels like my body is constantly burning calories all day long,” she wrote on her blog. “On these kind of days, I try t…

Here's What You Eat on 10 Popular Diets

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1/10 Whole30With this plan, you skip added sugar, grains, beans, dairy, soy, and processed foods for 30 days. You replace them with more vegetables, eggs, seafood, meat, fruit, and nuts and seeds. According to the creators, this resets your eating patterns and cuts out foods that can cause health issues. While you can add back some foods after the 30 days, it can be tough to follow, and you may go back to your old habits. Swipe to advance 2/10 MediterraneanThis diet mimics the cuisine of Mediterranean countries, like Greece and Italy. The focus is on vegetables and fruits, along with whole grains, olive oil, spices, herbs, nuts, and beans. For protein, you eat mainly fish and poultry. You can also have moderate amounts of red meat, dairy, and red wine. Experts agree that this diet is good for your health: Studies show that it protects against heart disease and Alzheimer’s. Swipe to advance 3/10 ZoneOn this plan, you eat three meals and two snacks a day. Each plate is divided into one-third l…

At-One-Ment: In Conversation with Rabbi Michael Lerner

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Rabbi Lerner's life work has been to develop a politics of meaning, to heal, repair and transform politics in the US. He feeds the hunger in us for a different kind of society - one based on the principles of caring, ethical and spiritual sensitivity, and communal solidarity. This inspiring interview shares more.

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2253/at-one-ment-in-conversation-with-rabbi-michael-lerner-leslee-goodman/

How to Pack Your Lunch With Protein

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Power LunchWant to beat the afternoon slump? Eat a protein-rich lunch. It helps keep your blood sugar steady, so you won’t have an energy spike and crash. Plus, research shows that protein keeps you full and satisfied, which means you may be less likely to overeat. Aim for 25 to 30 grams of protein at your midday meal. Swipe to advance 2/17 Turkey-and-Apple SandwichTurkey sandwiches are a lunchtime staple, and for good reason: Four slices of the deli meat deliver 9 grams of protein. Look for a low-sodium version, and use it in this twist on the brown-bag favorite: Spread whole-wheat bread with whole-grain mustard. Top with turkey, cheddar cheese, thin slices of green apple, and spinach. Swipe to advance 3/17 Edamame SaladIt isn’t just an appetizer at Japanese restaurants. You can find these soybeans in the frozen section of many supermarkets. They’re high in protein (8 grams in a half-cup), fiber, and iron. Mix shelled edamame into a salad with black beans, corn, diced bell pepper, and chop…