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Shailene Woodley Has A Beauty Tip For Your Vagina! Don't Freak Out Yet, You Might Just Take Her Advice!

You won't BELIEVE what advice Shailene Woodley has for vaginal health!!

While nearly everything that comes out of Shailene Woodley’s mouth these days is weirdly intriguing, this last bit just might top the cake!!

The nature goddess slash Divergent star was recently interviewed about her health and beauty practices, and somehow vaginal health was brought up.

So what does the actress recommend for keeping your naughty bits fresh as a daisy?

Sunshine!

She candidly admitted:

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You won't BELIEVE what advice Shailene Woodley has for vaginal health!!You won't BELIEVE what advice Shailene Woodley has for vaginal health!!You won't BELIEVE what advice Shailene Woodley has for vaginal health!!You won't BELIEVE what advice Shailene Woodley has for vaginal health!!You won't BELIEVE what advice Shailene Woodley has for vaginal health!!

Ten Foods For Fighting Colds And The Flu

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The flu season arrived unusually late this year, but it's here, so start preparing for the worst!

With that in mind, here are ten foods you should eat to help you stay clear of this annoying infectious disease that could knock you out of your daily routine for days on end!

Suck Down Skim Milk: Vitamin D is key for defending your body against germs. Experts suggest 600 international units a day, which can be found in fortified milk, OJ, yogurt, eggs and salmon.

Eat Red Bell Pepper: Vitamin C is a no-brainer when it comes to boosting your immune system. However, did U know that red bell peppers have nearly 3x as much of vitamin C as an orange? Just half of one will give women their recommended daily dose of 75 milligrams, while men need about 90 milligrams.

Drink Tea Instead Of Coffee: Harvard University found the immune cells of tea drinkers responded to germs 5x faster than immune cells of coffee drinkers!

Eat Yogurt: Make sure it's marked with a seal from the National Yogurt Association's Live & Active Cultures, but the probiotics (healthy bacteria) will help create a stronger immune system while lowering the risk of gum disease and some cancers.

Get Goat Cheese: It's low in calories and contains copper, which is great for the immune system. The creamy spread is an excellent tasting and healthy substitute for mayo.

Buy Blueberries: They are full of antioxidants, but those with a blue hue have the HIGHEST levels of the immune system boosting disease fighters.

Snack On Pumpkin Seeds: They contain a mineral called zinc, which can improve the immune system by inhibiting viral replication.

Much On Mushrooms: They are a potent sources of vitamin D while containing antiviral and antibacterial properties.

Eat Broccoli: A study in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry found chewing the raw vegetable triggers the release of chemicals to help the body regulate essential white blood cells.

Prepare Pasta: Some dieters fear carbs, but they are a great source of energy and nutrients that main immunity like iron and zinc.

Happy and healthy eating!

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Florida's Rexall Recalls Vitamins

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Beware, consumers, as Florida's Rexall has recalled some of its vitamins!

Especially if you're allergic to shellfish, because they're recalling softgel vitamins due to mislabeled bottles that contain tablets made from crustacean shells, a potential allergen.

Here's what to watch out for:

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Vitamin D's Cancer Effect Unclear

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Vitamin D Cancer Bones

Unfortunately, Vitamin D's effect on cancer is still unclear. The good news is, though, that it DOES seem to prevent fractures!

We're talking taking vitamin d and calcium as supplement and if it'll help lower the risk of cancer. In the study, the cancer link was pretty inconclusive, but they did find an 11% drop in risk of fracture in bones. In the elderly tested, that percentage jumped to 30%!

More controlled tests are needed for the specifics on cancer though, so we'll keep you updated with what they come up with!

In the meantime, it still sounds like a good idea to be getting that vitamin D!

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Vitamin D Levels Tied To Colon Cancer Risk Levels

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Vitamin D Vs Colon Cancer

Do you do what you can to get enough vitamin d? Or do you stay inside all day playing video games and eating terrible things??

Well, you might want to change your ways, because a higher level of vitamin d intake is linked to lower cases of colon and rectal cancers!

In 18 studies that included more than 10,000 people, colon cancer risk was as much as 33 percent lower in subjects with the highest blood levels of vitamin D compared to those with the lowest levels, researchers report in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Those with the highest intake of vitamin D through supplements and food had 12 percent lower risk than those with the lowest intakes.

Vitamin D has previously been linked to protection from various cancers, heart disease, diabetes and asthma, among other conditions. How the vitamin might exert a beneficial effect is still poorly understood, however. Some evidence suggests that to achieve a benefit people may need more than current recommended daily requirements.

The bad news is that a lot of people aren't keeping up with it. In fact, 58% of adults and adolescents in the U.S. have a vitamin d deficiency!

We have to change that! Everybody should be doing everything possible to stay away from cancer — so why not add a little vitamin d to your life? Get a little sunshine (not TOO much though)??

We can do it!

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11 Great Foods For Strong Bones

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Strong bone food

Because who wants osteoporosis?

We encourage kids to eat as much calcium as they can to build strong bones, but as we get older we sometimes forget our bodies need calcium to keep those bones we built as kids strong!

Check out 11 foods below packed with essential nutrients, which will help you get the recommended 1,000 milligrams of calcium and 200 international units (IUs) of vitamin D a day!

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Vitamin D May Help Keep Blood Sugar Under Control

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Vitamin D May Help Keep Blood Sugar Under Control

Good new for those with diabetes: Eating yogurt with extra vitamin D may help diabetics regulate their blood sugar.

A study found that people who took yogurt with extra vitamin D saw a “remarkable improvement” in their blood sugar levels compared to those who just ate regular yogurt.

Scientists have suspected vitamin D’s role in regulating blood sugar for some time, but this was the first study that found a causal effect.

So if you have diabetes, start stocking up on vitamin D!

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