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Lauren Laporte

Lauren Laporte

Lauren Laporte is a health and wellness writer at ripped.me. She’s passionate about all things plant-based and nutritious. She firmly believes most of the cure lies in the mindset and she doesn’t shy away from that idea in her writing. You can find her at: Twitter and Facebook.
How Do Allergies Affect Your Heart?

Although allergies do not cause heart disease, there is a correlation between the two. According to several studies, common allergies and cardiovascular diseases are connected, with the latter being the leading cause of death in countries such as the United States. 

What researchers found was that with wheezing comes an increased risk of heart disease, while rhinoconjunctivitis, a combination of allergic symptoms such as runny nose and itchy, watery eyes, came with a 40% higher chance of heart disease, which was particularly noticeable in tested women who were under 50. 

So, the question arises: How exactly do allergies affect your heart? Let’s find out.
Fasting for Sugar: How Intermittent Fasting Helps Manage Diabetes

Diabetes is one of the widest spread diseases in the world. It occurs when the body does not make enough insulin on its own or does not use insulin properly. In other words, it makes all the glucose from food stay in the blood, which results in high blood sugar. 

The most common type is type 2 diabetes. For example, in 2015, there were 30.2 million adults with diabetes in the USA, and about one-fourth of them did not even know that they have it. The risk of developing diabetes increases with age, but there are many other factors as well, such as lifestyle, and genetics. Of course, it’s usually treated with medication, but there are other ways to manage it as well. 

One of them is intermittent fasting, and here’s what you should know about it.