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Eczema

In order to lessen the frequency and severity of flare-ups, the skin should be kept moist and well protected from irritants and allergens. Management by a physician will also help to control and lessen symptoms.


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Nutrition for a Restful Sleep

What you eat can help or hinder your sleep, according to the National Sleep Foundation. The following tips can help you get a good night's rest.

  •     DO drink warm milk before bed. Milk contains tryptophan, an amino acid that promotes sleep.

  •     DO eat a large breakfast, medium-sized lunch and small dinner. Digesting a big dinner can prevent you from resting comfortably.

  •     DO include carbohydrates on your dinner plate. Carbohydrates help your body produce serotonin, a sleep-inducing hormone.

  •     DO try these late-night, sleep-friendly snacks: 1 cup of skim milk with 2 graham crackers or a banana smoothie made with 1 cup skim milk, vanilla yogurt and a banana.

  •     DON'T drink caffeinated coffee, tea and sodas after 3 p.m.

  •     DON'T use alcohol as a sleep aid -- it causes restless sleep.

 

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If you feel overwhelmed by stress, you’re not alone. But you can start to view stress as a fact of life and respond to it in positive ways. Learn the skills to keep stress in check and have a more balanced, healthy life.

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