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Acid-Forming and Alkalinizing Foods

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Over-acidity comes from consuming too many acid-forming foods and not consuming enough alkalizing foods to counteract them. Here’s a brief list of the most acid-forming and alkalinizing foods.

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Acid Reflux Symptoms

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

The most common acid reflux symptom is heartburn pain. But occasional heartburn does not necessarily mean you have acid reflux or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

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Acid Reflux Defined

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Acid reflux, or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), occurs when acid in the stomach “leaks” into the esophagus. Learn more about natural treatments and remedies for heartburn.

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Tart Cherry Is an Effective Gout Treatment

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

What makes tart cherry extract such an effective nutrient for the relief of gout? For one, tart cherries contain powerful antioxidants called anthocyanins, which give cherries their distinctive red color. Tart cherries are actually one of the richest sources of anthocyanins 1 and 2, which help block pro-inflammatory COX-1 and COX-2. 

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"Fried" Catfish

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Here’s a way to cook all that great fish and still get the great taste of fried fish without the frying.

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"Forbidden" Foods to Eat Regularly

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Even though watching your weight can be difficult, it doesn't mean you must swear off some favorite foods forever if you are trying to lose weight. Here are some "bad" foods that are actually quite good for you.

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List of Good Bacteria

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Last Reviewed 02/18/2014

Dr. David Williams explains how good bacteria, such as L. Acidophilus, B. Lactis and Actazin can help improve your digestive health and immune system.

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Recommendations for Breast Health

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

The health of your breasts depends in large part on supporting the effective drainage of harmful fluids from breast glands. A combination of self-massage and proper nutrition can promote breast health by helping to maintain toxin-free breast glands.

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What Can I Do for an Elevated (but Benign) PSA?

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

An elevated PSA level may indicate chronic nonbacterial prostatitis, a condition you can have with or without benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH). If this is your problem, it would be well worth trying cranberry powder.

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Treating Impotency Like a Man

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Erectile dysfunction (ED, or impotency) is often an early warning sign of circulatory problems. Achieving and maintaining an erection is a complex process, but ultimately it all comes down to having adequate blood flow in the area.

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Give Your Libido a Lift

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Waning libido is a concern for both men and women with advancing age. The most common recommendations involve increasing hormone levels, particularly testosterone, for both sexes.

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Can Hydrogen Peroxide Cure Impotence?

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

It's highly possible that the hydrogen peroxide helped correct your impotence. Hydrogen peroxide oxygenates the tissues, and the mechanisms that promote erections are driven by the level of oxygen available to them.

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Why You Should Not Get the Flu Shot

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Vaccines, including flu shots, deliver either live or dead viruses, short-circuiting your body's normal front-line immune defense system. If your immune system is weak or out of balance, you could have serious health consequences from the flu shot.

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Why Doesn't Echinacea Work for Me?

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Echinacea helps accentuate the actions of your immune system. When it doesn’t work, it is often an indication of other problems. These can include decreased thyroid function (hypothyroidism), low potassium levels, and heavy metal toxicity.

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Habits That Prevent Colds and Flu

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

While basic prevention measures (like hand washing) are helpful, there's something much more powerful you can do to keep the common cold, seasonal flu, and H1N1 at bay—and that's to bolster your own immune system.

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Protecting Your Family From Infection

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

For those occasions when you find yourself overwhelmed by a bug, you don’t have to look for a doctor to write you a prescription for the latest $150 antibiotic. Instead, you can help your body do what it does naturally—fight off germs.  Here’s a quick rundown that you might want to print out and keep in your medicine chest.

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The Japanese Secret to Strong Circulation

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Like most health problems, impaired circulation can result from dozens of factors. Treating the problem with “blood thinners”—natural or otherwise—may provide relief, but they’re really not the “cure.” If you want to stop the problem of impaired circulation in its tracks, you have to treat it at a much deeper level. 

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Living After a Heart Attack

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

If you experience and live through a heart attack, limiting further damage to your heart and recovery are your primary concerns. Thankfully, there are several substances you can add to your supplement regimen to help.

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What Is High Blood Pressure?

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

High blood pressure, or hypertension, has become so prevalent in our society that it's perceived as a minor problem. Nothing could be further from the truth. High blood pressure contributes to atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease.

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How to Lower Your Cholesterol Naturally

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Because high cholesterol is a “risk marker” for atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease, the best way to lower your cholesterol level is to lower your risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Here are some actions you should take.

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Natural Atherosclerosis Solutions

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

The blockage of a major artery will usually get everyone’s attention and require significant intervention. However, there are natural substances that you can take to help combat these arterial blockages, and in some cases, clear them altogether. Here are a few that I recommend.

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Natural Treatments for High Blood Pressure

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

I recommend trying natural treatments to lower your blood pressure before using any type of costly (and potentially dangerous) prescription medication. There are three ways to lower blood pressure naturally: diet, lifestyle, and targeted nutrients.

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The Proper Way to Take Blood Pressure

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Taking blood pressure has become so routine that sloppy procedures cause many people to be incorrectly diagnosed with hypertension. To get the most accurate reading, insist the procedure be done properly. Follow these tips.

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Will Eating Seafood Raise My Cholesterol Levels?

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

With all of the concern about cholesterol and fat in the diet, it seems that shellfish often get an undeserved reputation. Studies have shown that diets high in shellfish can actually lower harmful forms of cholesterol in the bloodstream.

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How to Reduce High Triglyceride Levels

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Anyone who’s been diagnosed with high triglyceride levels needs to lower them or risk serious health consequences. Often, high triglycerides are the first step on the path not only to heart disease, but to obesity and type 2 diabetes, as well.

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Foods Everyone Should Be Eating

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

There are many foods you could be eating to enhance your overall health and well-being. Here are a few that I recommended. You’ll see some significant differences in your health over time if you incorporate even a few of these into your routine

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Why You Should Take Probiotics Every Day

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Our bodies contain hundreds of species of bacteria. It’s only when “bad” strains of bacteria get out of control that health problems occur. Taking probiotics, or beneficial bacteria, can give “good bugs” the edge and help keep bad bacteria in check.

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Three Exercises You Must Do

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Exercise isn’t always everyone’s favorite thing to do, but fortunately, it can easily be incorporated into your everyday life without having to spend a ton of money on a pricey gym membership or personal trainer.

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Exercises to Help Drain Your Lymphatic System

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Our lymphatic system is our body’s sewer system. Exercise, slant-boards, or even inversion units that enable you to hang upside down will help keep lymph moving. But lymph drainage can also be facilitated by manipulating the body in these ways.

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Why Sugar Is Slow Suicide for Your Body

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Sugar consumption leads to glycation—when the sugar in your body combines with amino acids, creating byproducts called advanced glycation endproducts. Glycation can contribute to stiffened arteries, heart disease, heart attack, and cataracts.

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Why You Should Drink Distilled Water

Why You Should Drink Distilled Water

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Last Reviewed 07/10/2014

Drinking water could be one of your biggest health risks due to contaminants like lead and mercury. I like distillation because it safely removes pathogens by heating water until it boils and turns to steam. The steam cools and returns to water.

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Superfoods for Super Health

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

The term "superfood" is reserved for foods that are more nutrient- and enzyme-dense than the everyday foods we eat. Some examples of ultimate superfoods are spirulina, royal jelly, bee pollen, and the adaptogens Asian ginseng and Indian ginseng

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Perk Up Your Energy Level

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Tired all the time? When it comes to low energy levels, most doctors overlook a common cause—adrenal overload. You may need adrenal support if you experience one or more of the following signs, in addition to your fatigue.

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High Fructose Corn Syrup: How Sweet It Isn't

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

In the early 1970s, food manufacturers begin to substitute this fructose for sugar in processed foods such as soda and candy. Nowadays, however, it’s plentiful in foods labeled as “natural” and “healthy”—including many types of bread, whole grain cereals, fruit juices, energy bars, spaghetti sauces, and an endless variety of snacks. And that's not good for you.

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Circadian Rhythms Affect Digestion, Heart, and Lungs

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

One topic that has always fascinated me has been the circadian rhythm, or the body’s built-in biological clock. Although the research data seem to be poorly compiled, if you search hard enough, you’ll find that hundreds of body functions have been linked to the circadian rhythm, including your digestion, your heart health, and your respiratory system.

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How Can I Relieve Dry Mouth?

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Dry mouth is a very common problem. I wouldn’t recommend candy or throat lozenges to relieve dry mouth since they can lead to tooth decay—especially when you’re low on protective saliva.

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How Avemar Helps Fight Cancer

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Avemar is a naturally fermented wheat germ extract that has been subjected to a great deal of research scrutiny, particularly in the area of cancer treatment. So far it has exhibited positive effects against all forms of cancer cell lines tested.

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The Glycemic Index Explained

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

The differences between carbohydrate foods can be described in relation to their glycemic index—that is, how quickly they raise blood sugar levels. The closer to 100 a food is rated, the more it affects blood sugar levels. 

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NAC: A Glutathione Booster

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Dr. David Williams educates readers on the benefits of N-acetylcysteine (NAC) on not only liver protection, but how it naturally boosts the body’s supply of glutathione, a tripetide shown to be essential to nearly all aspects of health.

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How Can I Reduce Nasal Mucus?

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

To reduce nasal mucus, it would be advisable to eliminate all milk products. You also need to drain the sinuses and there’s only one way to do it: lie on your back with your head hanging down backward off the edge of the bed.

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Therapies to Reduce the Symptoms of Parkinson's

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

As many as one million Americans live with Parkinson’s disease, a degenerative neurological condition, and approximately 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with the disease each year, according to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation. Here are three therapies that can help.

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Diet Basics for Optimum Health

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

We live in the most health-conscious society on Earth. Still, the standard American diet emphasizes more meats and refined foods at the expense of raw, unrefined vegetables. It’s largely responsible for obesity, and it’s only getting worse

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Salt Substitutes

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

In addition to lemon juice, you can use a variety of spices to decrease the need for salt with your meals.

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Fruit Milkshake

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

The fruit milkshake recipe is a delicious natural drink recipe that includes fruit and yeast flakes.

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Sauerkraut

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

The traditional fermented food sauerkraut is a great source of beneficial bacteria that can boost digestive health. Learn how to make your own version of this healthy traditional fermented food.

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Poppy Seed Dip

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

This recipe for poppy seed dip adds honey, poppy seeds, and cinnamon to “mock sour cream” to create a delicious appetizer for all occasions.

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Herb Dip

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

This recipe for herb dip adds onion and caraway seeds to “mock sour cream” to create a delicious appetizer for all occasions.

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Banana Nut Bread

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Last Reviewed 07/07/2014

This sugar-free banana nut bread recipe will help your family make the switch from sugar-laden foods to a diet of natural, unrefined foods.

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Caesar Salad

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

A classic Caesar salad recipe for all occasions. Includes directions for coddled eggs and croutons.

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Flax Muffins

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Flaxseed, an ingredient in flax muffins, is rich in alpha-linolenic acid, a precursor of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids.

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Fruit Jerky

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Fruit jerky is a healthy, natural food snack that uses honey instead of sugar.

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Lecithin Power Shake

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

The lecithin power shake I make every morning includes lecithin granules, which help support healthy HDL cholesterol levels.

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Cilantro Pesto

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

This cilantro pesto recipe can help boost your intake of cilantro, a natural chelating agent that may increase elimination of heavy metals from the body.

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Dilly Dip

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

This recipe for dilly dip adds dill pickle and onion to mock sour cream to create a delicious appetizer for all occasions.

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Sour Cream

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

This mock sour cream tastes great but doesn't include the fat and calories in store-bought products.

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Cook Whole Grains Quicker

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Cooking whole grains can take a long time—something you don't always have first thing in the morning. Here are two tips for speeding up the process.

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Fruit Smoothie

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

The fruit smoothie is a delicious source of potassium, folate, and vitamins C and B6. Because the body quickly converts bananas into energy, this is a great pre- or post-exercise drink.

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Fresh Fruit Bowl

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

The fresh fruit bowl is a delicious natural food recipe that you can use as a side or a dessert.

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DIY Ketchup

DIY Ketchup

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Last Reviewed 06/12/2014

This DIY ketchup recipe shows you how to make your own condiment—so you can avoid the sugar in store brands.

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Bone Broth

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Last Reviewed 06/23/2014

This recipe for homemade bone broth is a good source of joint-friendly hyaluronic acid.

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Guacamole

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Guacamole (avocado dip) is a healthy and nutritious favorite of all ages.

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Tomato Sauce

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

There is nothing tastier than a simple tomato sauce. Here's a recipe for a sauce that tastes great over pasta or in any other recipe calling for tomato sauce.

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Potato Pizza

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

This potato pizza recipe is a nutritious alternative to frozen pizza or pizza delivery services.

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Non-Stick Cooking Sprays

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Using non-stick cooking sprays makes everything a breeze to clean, and you get the benefit of no cholesterol or sodium and very few calories.

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Carrot Energy Booster

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Carrot juice is particularly helpful for improving liver function is one of the most important things that you can do to improve your overall health. The spinach in this recipe is a great source for the nutrient CoQ10.

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Australian Mate

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

The Australian Mate is loaded with antioxidants and enzymes that aid in digestion. It's a perfect energy drink.

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Cold Buster

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

The Cold Buster drink is rich in many nutrients vital to the immune system. It is chock-full of flavonoids and other nutrients that have immune boosting effects.

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Youth Tonic

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

The Youth Tonic is an excellent source of beta-carotene and vitamins C and E. It also contains folate, calcium, iron and potassium.

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Eliminate Cataracts Without Surgery

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Cataracts account for more than 40 percent of all cases of blindness. Currently, surgery is the primary form of treatment, but there has been some promising cataract treatment research out of Russia that could replace the need for invasive procedures: N-acetylcarnosine.

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Vision Health Q&As

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Dr. David Williams answers your questions about vision health and shares his recommendations for maintaining healthy eyesight.

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Maintaining a Cognitive Reserve

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Mental stimulation, whether from career or reading, helps to build up the brain's cognivite reserve, offering protection against diseases of the brain.

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Counting Your Large Moles

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Studies have shown that individuals who have at least six moles measuring five millimeters or more have an increased risk of developing severe skin problems. Here's a simple test to assess your risk.

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What Causes Back Pain?

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

There are many, many causes of back pain. In my experience, I’ve found that there are two other major—and often overlooked—causes of low back pain: over-acidity in the body and poor sleeping position.

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What Is Gout?

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

If you have gout, you either produce too much uric acid or you are unable to excrete normal amounts. This excess acid combines with minerals to form crystals that are deposited in the joints, causing inflammation, swelling, and intense pain.

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What Is Bursitis?

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Bursitis means inflammation of the bursa. A bursa is a sac-like structure that contains a lubricating fluid. When a bursa is repeatedly irritated, the body begins to deposit calcium spicules in that location, causing pain.

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Back Pain Treatment: How MME Works

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

The results obtained with MME treatment so far have been permanent. Some individuals experience complete resolution from chronic back pain, others partial. In addition, MME is a noninvasive, nontoxic, and painless back pain treatment.

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What Causes Plantar Fasciitis?

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Injury, repetitive pounding from running or other athletic activities, obesity, and standing for prolonged periods of time, particularly on hard surfaces, can stress and strain the plantar fascia and cause plantar fasciitis.

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What Is Plantar Fasciitis?

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the plantar fascia—the fibrous band that connects the heel bone to the base of the toes. The condition generally starts like a stone bruise on the heel and the pain then spreads along the bottom of the foot.

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Why Do Muscles Cramp and Spasm?

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

While there is no single definitive cause of muscle cramps and spasms, I would estimate that a calcium deficiency is to blame 90 percent of the time. The remaining 10 percent can stem from a circulation problem or the body’s inability to use calcium.

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What Is Arthritis?

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Arthritis results in pain/swelling of the joints. Osteoarthritis is “wear and tear” of the joints that develops as people age. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease where the body attacks the synovium, a thin membrane the lines the joints.

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What are the Symptoms of Arthritis?

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Arthritis symptoms vary depending on the severity of the disease and which joints are affected. However, the most common arthritis symptoms are joint stiffness, pain, and immobility, especially first thing in the morning or after resting.

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What Causes Bursitis?

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

The usual cause of bursitis is overuse or abuse. The repeated friction caused by a muscle rubbing over and over a bursa can cause the bursa to become inflamed, leading to pain.

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What Causes Gout?

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Because many the causes of gout are related to lifestyle, natural therapies for gout are often effective.

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What Is Osteoporosis?

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Osteoporosis is the gradual loss of bone mass—a process that often starts many years before it becomes apparent. Because of this, millions of people have no idea that their bones are weakening until they have a fracture.

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Treating Gout: The Conventional Approach

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Several drugs are available for treating gout and alleviating gout symptoms, but all of them have side effects. Natural prevention and treatment measures are the way to go when it comes to alleviating gout and gout symptoms.

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Common Symptoms of Back Pain

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Back pain symptoms vary depending on the cause of your back pain. Some common symptoms of back pain include dull, sharp, or burning pain in the back, pain felt at one single point or over a broad area, pain that comes on gradually or suddenly.

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Natural Back Pain Treatment

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Reducing your body's acidity and changing your sleeping position are two ways to relieve back pain that don't cost a dime. But if these treatments don't work for you, here are some more suggestions for easing pain without medication.

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Natural Pain Relievers

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

The pain-killing drugs commonly used for arthritis pain can cause more problems then they solve. If you have arthritis, here are three natural alternatives for easing pain and increasing mobility.

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How to Relieve Gas Naturally

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Excessive gas and stomach bloat affect most of us from time to time. Learn natural treatments for how to relieve gas and stomach bloat so that you can stop the belching, bloating, and flatulence for good.

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What Are Gallstones?

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

For most people diagnosed with a “bad gallbladder,” the problem is usually gallstones. Learn more about gallstones and how to prevent and treat them.

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Ulcerative Colitis Defined

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Ulcerative colitis is a serious inflammation of the lower bowel. Learn more about ulcerative colitis symptoms and the natural treatment options for this inflammatory bowel disease.

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What Causes Ulcerative Colitis?

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

The specific cause of ulcerative colitis is unclear, but this inflammatory bowel disease seems to be hereditary and usually begins between the ages of 15 and 40. Find out more about what can trigger the inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis.

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Diarrhea Symptoms Identified

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Diarrhea symptoms include a noticeable change in the frequency, form, and appearance of bowel movements. Learn to recognize common diarrhea symptoms and discover natural remedies to treat diarrhea.

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Do-It-Yourself Food Allergy Tests

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

One way to determine if you have food allergies is to keep a detailed chart of everything you eat, drink, and are exposed to, along with the time of exposure, any symptoms you experience, and when the symptoms occur. You can also use a pulse test.

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Q&A: Should You Have Your Appendix Removed?

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Your appendix plays a key role in your digestive health and overall health. Learn how having your appendix removed could negatively affect your digestive health by decreasing the supply of beneficial bacteria in your digestive system.

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Celiac Sprue Disease Defined

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Celiac sprue disease is a condition caused by an allergy to gluten, which is a protein found in grains, particularly wheat, rye, and barley. Learn more about celiac disease and how to diagnose and treat it.

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Types of Ulcers Identified

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Stomach (peptic) ulcers and small intestine (duodenal) ulcers are sores in the lining of the digestive tract. Find out more, whether you’ve just been diagnosed with a stomach ulcer or you need more information on the symptoms of stomach ulcers

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What Causes Constipation?

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

To relieve constipation, you should determine the root cause of your constipation symptoms. Learn about four common factors that can cause constipation and discover simple and effective solutions.

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What Causes Diarrhea?

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

To stop diarrhea, you first need to know what causes diarrhea. Learn about the triggers that could be causing your diarrhea symptoms and discover natural remedies to overcome these problems.

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You've (Hopefully) Got Some Gall

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

If you ask most doctors about bile, the common response would be that it’s a digestive fluid put out by the liver that aids in the absorption of fats and fat-soluble vitamins. However, research indicates that your body’s ability to regenerate liver tissue depends on signals that there is an imbalance in bile levels.

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Nausea Defined

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Nausea is a sick, queasy feeling in the pit of your stomach that often ends with vomiting. You need to determine the particular reason for your nausea for effective treatment.

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Celiac Disease Symptoms Identified

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

The symptoms of celiac disease can vary widely because many different nutrient deficiencies can develop due to celiac disease. Read about the wide array of celiac disease symptoms as well as other conditions associated with celiac disease.

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How Can I Relieve Chronic Indigestion?

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Chronic indigestion can be treated with herbal bitters. Herbal bitters activate the bitter taste receptors on the tongue, which in turn stimulate the secretion of digestive juices. This boosts your digestive capabilities and relieves indigestion.

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Diagnosing Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptoms can be similar to the symptoms of several other conditions. Learn how to rule out other digestive problems that can be confused with irritable bowel syndrome.

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What Causes Celiac Disease?

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If you have symptoms of celiac disease or gluten sensitivity, it is very important to be familiar with your family's medical history. Learn more about the strong genetic component to celiac disease and gluten sensitivity.

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Diarrhea Defined

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Diarrhea is indicated by any sudden increase in the amount or wateriness of your stool, or an increase in the frequency of your bowel movements to more than three per day. Learn more about diagnosing and treating diarrhea.

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome Defined

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Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a complex digestive problem that affects somewhere between 10 and 20 percent of the U.S. population. Learn more about irritable bowel syndrome symptoms and natural remedies to treat IBS.

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How Can I Relieve Gas?

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Excessive gas is usually caused by an intestinal tract that is too alkaline. Learn how to relieve gas and restore digestive health by re-acidifying your digestive system with digestive enzymes.

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What Causes Ulcers?

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Just as there are different types of ulcers due to their location along the digestive tract, there are also different mechanisms that can cause ulcers. Here are some factors that can contribute to ulcer development.

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Three Foods to Fight Metabolic Syndrome

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Metabolic syndrome, also called Syndrome X and “insulin resistance syndrome,” is loosely defined as having any three of the following: abdominal obesity, high triglycerides, high fasting blood sugar levels, high blood pressure, or low HDL cholesterol.

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Blood Sugar Q&As

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Dr. David Williams answers your questions about blood sugar and shares his recommendations for treating your symptoms naturally.

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Beating Metabolic Syndrome

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Metabolic syndrome is the name for a collection of signs and symptoms: excess abdominal fat; high triglycerides; high LDL cholesterol and low HDL; high blood pressure; and poor glucose tolerance. The combination of even three or four of these increases your risk for disease.

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What Can I Do to Control Hypoglycemia?

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The trace mineral chromium may help you control your hypoglycemia with diet. Chromium is necessary for your liver to produce a substance called the glucose tolerance factor (GTF).

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Weight-Related Health Effects

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

As the media-dubbed "obesity epidemic" continues to spread over the last decade or so, I'm fairly confident that nearly everyone can agree that being overweight or obese carries high risks for many negative health effects.

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