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Month: October 2015

Is prevention better than the cure?

Is prevention better than the cure?

Healthy living is something most are seeking. Many people already exercise daily and try to eat right, and that is a great start to healthier living. When it comes to preventing and treating diseases, more action might be required, although this can be unpredictable in most cases.

Prevention is better than cure in so many cases, because there are many diseases and conditions that simply have no cure, or at least not one that is commercially viable or available. There are some more long-term diseases that don’t have a complete cure and can cause a lower quality of life because of their debilitating impact, e.g., congestive heart failure, interminable renal failure, stroke and so forth. However, these problems can be prevented and managed with the right support.

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Health Benefits Of Blue-Green Algae

Health Benefits Of Blue-Green Algae

In water, blue-green algae (also known as Cyanobacteria) is a major issue that poses a serious risk to humans, animals and fish. An algae bloom (an overgrowth of bacteria in the water) can cause water discolouration, poor oxygen levels and the release of toxins.

If a human is exposed to toxic bloom for a short time, they may experience health issues including sickness, diarrhea, fever and rashes. Long term exposure can lead to more serious issues such as nerve and liver damage.

In animals and aquatic life, this exposure can prove fatal.

So why then, do some people consider blue-green algae to be beneficial to health? Well, when blue-green algae is free of the toxins found in a bloom, and it has been processed into supplements or other health products, many believe there are multiple health benefits.

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