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If you want to ensure longevity and keep your body in the best shape, then you must take notice of your physical health. Your body is your “buddy for life,” and how you take care of it can spell the difference between health and disease.

Unfortunately, many people today are becoming reckless and unmindful of how they treat their body – they eat highly processed foods, (unknowingly) become exposed to dangerous chemicals, and fail to get enough sleep and exercise. Overall, they simply fail to address the essentials that help would keep their body in top performance.

I have created a series of health articles that will help educate you on the importance of taking care of your body. These articles will shed light on factors that can severely affect your health – and what you can do to avoid them.

Start reading these in-depth articles now and discover for yourself how you can truly take good care of your body.

smoking side effects

What Happens to Your Body When You Eat Too Much Sugar?

Discover the devastating side effects of too much sugar (fructose) consumption on your body, and the deadly illnesses linked to this substance.

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smoking side effects

What Happens to Your Body When You Smoke?

Smoking makes you feel good in the short term, but can immensely damage your health in the long run. Read on to learn about the harmful side effects that smoking can have on your body.

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alcohol poisoning

What Happens to Your Body When You Drink Too Much Alcohol?

Learn about the symptoms of alcohol poisoning that would dramatically impact your health and how it may cost you your life if it’s not properly addressed.

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heart attack symptoms

What Happens to Your Body During a Heart Attack?

Discover the signs and symptoms of heart attack and learn ways on how you can always keep your heart healthy to make your life more enjoyable and fruitful.

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dehydration symptoms

What Happens to Your Body When You’re Dehydrated?

Practically everyone is at risk for dehydration, that’s why it’s a must to know about the symptoms of dehydration and the ways to prevent it.

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mcdonalds hamburger

What Happens to Your Body When You Eat a McDonald’s Hamburger?

Experiments found that McDonald’s hamburger does not decompose even after several years – what’s exactly in these patties and how do they affect your health?

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instant noodles

What Happens to Your Body When You Eat Instant Noodles?

Instant noodles are a popular food for lunch or dinner, but did you know that eating instant noodles is linked to metabolic syndrome?

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prolonged sitting effects

What Happens to Your Body When You Sit All Day?

Evidence shows that prolonged sitting is harmful to your health, and promotes dozens of chronic diseases. Ideally, limit sitting as much as possible, and incorporate weight-bearing, gravity-driven exercises into your fitness routine.

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junk foods

What Happens to Your Body when You Eat Junk Food?

A study shows that a junk food diet can trigger striking changes in the way your body metabolizes a meal, after just five days.

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brain trans fat

What Happens to Your Body When You Eat Trans Fat?

Saturated fat was NEVER the culprit in heart disease -- it's trans fat. Findings also reveal that trans fat is linked to a higher risk of memory impairment.

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fluoride dangers

What Happens to Your Body When You Drink Fluoride?

There is not one single metabolic process in your body that requires fluoride. On the contrary, fluoride is a cumulative poison that has been linked to reductions in IQ and an array of health problems.

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exercise benefits

What Happens to Your Body When You Exercise?

Learn how you can minimize your fitness losses during exercise hiatus. Here are some tips to help you stay fired up during exercise.

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sleep deprivation effects

What Happens to Your Body When You're Sleep Deprived?

Sleep deprivation doesn't just impact one aspect of your health -- here are five major risks to your mental and physical well-being.

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About Dr. Mercola:

Dr. Joseph Mercola is an osteopathic physician who first opened his practice outside Chicago, Illinois, in 1986, and has treated over 20,000 patients. In 1997, he established Mercola.com, now the #1 Natural Health site, where he continues to provide useful health and medical resources.

Dr. Mercola has authored three New York Times Bestsellers, The Great Bird Flu Hoax, No-Grain Diet, and Effortless Healing. He has also been featured in numerous publications and TV programs, like TIME magazine, LA Times, CNN, ABC News, Fox News, and the Dr. Oz Show.

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