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What Are Adaptogens?

What Are Adaptogens?

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If use take ashwagandha or ginseng you may have heard that they are powerfully effective because they are adaptogens. Find out what being classified as an adaptogen means.

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Find Exercise You Love!

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How can you commit to any exercise plan for life if you don't enjoy what you're doing? This week I am going to cover how to find exercise you love for long-term sustainable results.

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Hachimijiogan for Ailing Vision

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Hachimijiogan is an ancient Chinese herbal formula of 8 different herbs. In traditional Chinese medicine it is used to ensure ocular health. Find out the science behind hachimijiogan and learn how to make centuries of trusted natural medicine work for your eyes.

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Triphala for Ailing Vision

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Triphala, a combination of three herbs, has been widely prescribed in India for thousands of years for it's healing and restrorative power in vision health. I'll tell you howcan you use Triphala and where can you get it.

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Sesame Cookies

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I like to eat these cookies before or after a work out. They are so nutrient rich and give a lot of energy! The buttery taste of the sesame is fantastic!

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Super Antioxidant Chocolate Cake

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It's always hard to turn down a slice of chocolate cake but with this recipe, feel free to indulge, as this cake isn't only delicious it's also rich in antioxidants!

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Tofu Cream Pie

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If you love cream pies, this is a great, healthy alternative. It is my own personal recipe! Try this protein-rich recipe, that's perfect for dessert or a sweet breakfast.

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Why You Should Walk for Exercise

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Are you intimidated with the thought that you aren't strong enough to exercise? Walking is great exercise and I highly advise it. It's also an exercise many people can do. Learn why it can be the perfect exercise for you!

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Why Health Nuts Eat Nuts

Why Health Nuts Eat Nuts

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Nuts can lower cholesterol just as effectively as statins! So why risk the side effects instead of grabbing a healthy handful of your favorite nuts? I think the choice is simple.

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Fight Depression with Fatty Acids

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If you don't know that omega-3 fatty acids can help with mood problems, symptoms of depression, and other mental and emotional health ailments you need to read this article. It can me an enormous difference in quality of life and overall happiness.

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Zembrin: A Centuries Old Mood Enhancer

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Feeling stressed? Depressed? After months of cold winter chill and little sunlight, with a fair amount more of this weather to go, these are common feelings. But before you turn to pharmaceuticals for help, I have to tell you about an effective, safe, and powerful mood enhancer that has been used for centuries.

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Vision Saving Foods

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I am often asked if there is anything natural people can do to improve their vision. There are certainly foods in your diet that will help keep your vision strong and healthy. Find out about what you should add to your diet for ocular health.

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Power Naps: A Smart Idea

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If you thought napping was just for the young, think again. Napping has many benefits for adults on a mental, emotional, and physical level. Learn how making time to nap can help you!

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Easing Into Exercise

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There's a lot of information out there about how long one should exercise and how vigorously to see weight loss. It may be intimidating if you haven't been active for a long time. I have good easy-to-follow plan to help you ease into exercise and eventually build up strength and stamina!

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How a Vitamin D Deficiency is Putting You at Risk

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It's dark when you wake up in the morning, it's cloudy in the afternoon, and it's dark when you finally get out of the office. Welcome to the dark days of winter where most of us don't get enough sunlight. Most of us are vitamin D deficient even in the Spring and Summer but it's worse in the Winter. Learn why it's so important to begin supplementing with vitamin D.

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The Power of Proper Sleep

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Maybe you get an even 7 to 9 hours a day and always make sure to sleep on your back the right way. But is that all there is to proper sleep? Learn what bad sleep habits you have and learn about proper sleep hygiene so you get the most of out of your rest.

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The Best Sleep Position

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Sleep is such an important restorative time for our bodies and proper sleep position affects how restful and healthy our sleep is. Learn the best position and tips on how to adjust to that position if you've been sleeping in less than ideal positions.

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Massage Away Diabetic Lesions

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Lesions, unfortunately, are the consequence of diabetes, as are many other secondary conditions. Learn how to naturally and effectively deal with diabetic lesions and ulcerations with massage techniques specifically formulated to help diabetes patients.

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The Health Benefits of Whey

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There's so many reasons why people should incorporate whey into their diet daily. From cancer prevention to stress reduction, there are so many health benefits of whey. It's truly the whey to go!

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Cranberry for Urinary Tract Infection Prevention

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Urinary tract infections are very common with sexual active women and some tend to experience it more often than others. This infection can be very painful and can feel like urinating razor blades. Learn how to avoid this painful infection by taking preventive measures with cranberry.

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How Adrenal Exhaustion Is Making You Bloat

How Adrenal Exhaustion Is Making You Bloat

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Stress affects our body negatively in so many ways, one of the most physically obvious is in bloating and inflammation. Excess bloat is uncomfortable, heavy to carry, and can also impact our confidence in how we look. Learn how to combat stress-related bloat due to adrenal exhaustion.

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Nattokinase: The Japanese Clot-Busting Miracle

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I have been a long time proponent of nattokinase since I first heard about this Japanese clot-busting miracle. Nattokinase can really help avoid the risk of stroke and anything other ailment related to impaired circulation. Learn how nattokinase can help improve your circulation and increase blood flow.

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On Women and Fluid Retention

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Women suffer fluid retention far more than men due to the nature of their body's response to hormones, nutrient deficiencies, and other triggers. Fluid retention is uncomfortable to say the least and can stubbornly persist. Learn what the causes are for female fluid retention and what you can do to overcome it.

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7 Steps to Healthy Sleep

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Healthy sleep hygiene is so important to mental, emotional, and physical well-being. Learn how to get the best sleep possible for your health.

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A Full Day Meal Plan

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Ever wondered what a healthy, well-rounded, and nutritious full day meal plan should look like? In this post, I give you recipes from breakfast to dinner about what to eat!

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Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

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Try this healthy alternative to store-bought sugary pumpkin flavored drinks this autumn! It is healthy, natural, and also great for your digestive health.

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7 Best Anti-aging Herbs: Garlic

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Garlic is a key ingredient to many delicious meals and can be wonderful raw rubbed simply on whole grain toast. Learn what garlic can do for your health and why you should be proud of that garlic breath!

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Q&A: The Effect of Diet on ADHD

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A good diet is the stable foundation all our bodies need to function at optimal physical and mental capacity, a child with ADHD is no different. I'll tell you about how certain foods aggravate the disorder and the proper diet to help you manage and mitigate the symptoms of ADHD.

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7 Best Anti-aging Herbs: Ginseng

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Ginseng may win the most widely applicable herb award for its multiple uses in the management of everything from erectile dysfunction to diabetes. I believe it's use as a supplement is invaluable to many and it's treasured status amongst the Chinese for centuries is a testament to it's power and efficacy as a natural medicine.

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7 Best Anti-aging Herbs: Ginger

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The first entry on a series about the 7 Best Anti-aging Herbs in honor of Healthy Aging Month. What's a good supplemental dosage of ginger and what ailments is ginger good for? Plus a ginger tea recipe.

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How to Lower Your Cortisol

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Cortisol is a stress hormone we all can't help but release when triggered by a stressful event. However, too much cortisol can seriously affect body function and cause everything from weight gain to adrenal exhaustion. I'll teach you how to manage this unavoidable everyday production of stress in our bodies.

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Breastfeeding Prevents Cancer and Diabetes

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This is my second blog post in a series honoring National Breastfeeding Month. Today I'll tell you how breastfeeding helps prevent some of the most devastating illnesses in mother and child.

Please tells friends and family who are new or expecting mothers to tune into the blog this month for information about breastfeeding!

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Mother’s Milk: The Original Brain Food

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This is the first blog post in a series honoring National Breastfeeding Month. Find out today why breast milk is the original super brain food.

I have written many times about the benefits of breastfeeding and have new research to share. Please tells friends and family who are new or expecting mothers to tune into the blog this month for information about breastfeeding!

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Subtle Causes of Seasonal Allergies

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One of the great memories many people have of their childhood is hanging freshly washed laundry outside to air dry in the warm summer air. If you continue this tradition, you could be causing yourself more misery than you think—especially if you are an allergy or asthma sufferer. Pollen can collect in your clothes and wreak havoc on your sinuses.

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Safe Alternatives to NSAIDs

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My opinion of aspirin or other NSAIDs has not changed, despite aspirin's benefits in preventing heart attack, cancer, and even Alzheimer's. I still don’t feel the benefits outweigh the risks, and I don’t recommend its use.

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Alleviate Allergies Naturally

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It won't be long before Old Man Winter departs and springtime settles in. And along with the change of season comes the pollen and the particles that wreak havoc with allergy sufferers. If allergies are a problem for you, I'll give you a couple of quick tips that might help. 

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A Little-Known Natural Solution for Depression

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There’s no doubt about it: Depression is a real problem. One in every ten adults reports being depressed. And according to some reports, 15 percent of the population will experience depression that it will require treatment at least once in their lifetime.

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The Blinding Truth About Aspirin

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Most people assume that since aspirin is one of the most used drugs in the world, it is perfectly safe. Everyone from their family doctor and cardiologist to the news media have told them that this tiny pill is the best way to prevent heart attacks, cardiovascular disease, and strokes. 

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Cut Blood Sugar Spikes With Green Tea

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Green tea contains compounds called catechins; the most potent of which is EGCG (for epigallocatechin gallate). Research into the effects of EGCG show that on its own it’s more effective than caffeine at increasing the body’s energy use throughout the day. 

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Need Another Reason to Take a Multi?

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According to new research that included 15,000 male participants over a 13-year span, taking a daily dose of one particular multivitamin reduced the total risk of cancer in by 8 percent, and certain site-specific cancers by 12 percent. 

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Go Crazy for Coconuts

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One of my blog readers recently asked me about coconut oil, and it reminded me that I haven't written about or discussed this fantastic oil all that much in the past. 

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The Whey to Good Health

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I get a lot of questions about whey protein powder. I use it every day, and think everyone should. It is probably one of the most underutilized tools you can use to improve and protect your health.

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Flu Protection--Start Now!

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We’re fast approaching flu season, which officially runs from November through April. Soon you'll be bombarded with messages from medical professionals, pharmacists, and even school officials telling you that the best way to protect yourself from the flu is to get your annual flu shot. 

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Cut Sugar, Boost Testosterone

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As men age, lower testosterone levels become a concern. Many men may think that this is just a consequence of growing older and that there's not much that can be done—but that's not true. 

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Dried Apples Lower Cholesterol

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While dried fruit usually is frowned upon by nutritionists because it tends to be high in sugar, here's a good reason to eat it anyway! Dried apples, in particular, can actually have a very positive effect on overall cholesterol levels. 

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Broccoli and Cancer Prevention

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If you want the maximum anti-cancer benefits from broccoli, don’t overcook it. Broccoli provides an anti-cancer compound called sulforaphane, but its formation requires the presence of an enzyme called myrosinase. Overcooking destroys myrosinase.

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The Conventional vs. Organic Debate Continues

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The debate over conventional vs. organic food will probably go on forever. There will always be studies to sway people one way, then studies to refute the original studies. But in the conventional vs. organic debate, my position remains firm. 

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Water Distillation Could Save Your Life

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Even though the Environmental Protection Agency says that water from your kitchen tap is safe to use, even "safe" water may contain "acceptable" amounts of lead, arsenic, mercury, radioactive particles, and a long list of other poisons and organisms. 

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What's the Deal With Oatmeal?

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Oatmeal is interesting because, while it is a healthy food choice, it actually has a pretty high glycemic index, meaning it could cause a spike in blood sugar. However, how you eat oatmeal could determine how much of a spike it could cause.

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Should You Eat Like a Caveman?

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You may have heard of the "paleo diet," which refers to the diet of the cavemen era when individuals were hunter-gatherers instead of farmers. Currently there’s a growing segment of the population that has started eliminating almost all grains and grain products from their diet.

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A Honey of a Cure for Burns

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Researchers have found that one of the best and most effective methods of keeping a wound safely moist and help with healing is by applying Vaseline. While it’s true that Vaseline is a good method to use, there is another solution that may be even better—honey.

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Go Nuts for Nuts

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Many people assume that since nuts are high in fat, they must be unhealthy or they make you fat. Both of these assumptions are wrong.

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Carnosine for Cataracts

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If you suffer from cataracts, antioxidants can help lessen the effects of free radical damage to the lens of the eye. One antioxidant that has been shown to be particularly helpful is the compound carnosine. 

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PSA Testing: Conventional Medicine is Finally Seeing the Light

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Conventional medicine is finally catching on to what many complementary physicians, including myself, have been saying for decades—that the risks of getting the prostate-specific antigen test (PSA for short) outweigh the benefits. A government panel of medical experts are giving the PSA test a grade of “D” and recommending that men no longer get this screening.

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You CAN Prevent Cataracts

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Cataracts are a cash cow for eye doctors—so it's no surprise that no one’s talking about the steps you can take to prevent cataracts from developing. Here are three recommendations.

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Propolis Promotes Pregnancy

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Propolis—the resinous compound that bees make to keep their hives free from fungus, bacteria, and viruses—might help infertility problems associated with endometriosis. Here's what the studies say.

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Padma for Brain Health

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Poor memory is a common complaint as people age, but most fail to associate it with a lack of blood flow to the brain. Learn how Padma can help restore circulation.

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Ease Angina With Padma

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Most doctors treat angina with nitroglycerin tablets. While this therapy certainly works, B vitamins, Padma, coenzyme Q10, and other nutritional compounds can also help. 

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Loosen Up for Better Vision

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My least-favorite item of clothing has always been the tie. It has absolutely no useful function whatsoever—and new research even indicates it can be hazardous to your health. Specifically, your eye health.

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Padma for Heart Health

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Often the first warning of cardiovascular disease is decreased blood flow in the arms, hands, legs, and feet. It’s one of the more difficult problems to treat, but Padma can help.

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Exercise Your Heart

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Do something every day that makes your heart work harder and beat faster. Exercise strengthens the heart muscle and causes blood vessels to dilate and expand, which helps them retain their elasticity. 

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Flaxseed: The Perfect Food

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Flax is one of the oldest cultivated crops, and flaxseed has several properties known to be beneficial in the treatment of high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol and triglycerides, and atherosclerosis.

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Eggs Are Heart Healthy

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For years we've been told to avoid eggs, especially the high-cholesterol yolks. While yolks do contain a large amount of cholesterol, they're also rich in choline—a nutrient that dissolves fat and cholesterol.

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Propolis: A Natural Antiviral

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Research shows that bee propolis has strong antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, anti-amoebic, anti-inflammatory, and fever-reducing properties. I take it every day—and recommend that you do, too.

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Olive Oil Eases Inflammation

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Extra virgin olive oil contains a molecule that works in the same fashion as ibuprofen when it comes to inhibiting two inflammation-inducing enzymes. This compound helps further explain some of the many health benefits associated with a Mediterranean diet.

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Fiber and Digestive Cleansing

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Much attention is paid to soluble fiber foods, but it's insoluble fiber that provides roughage and improves bowel regularity. This natural bulk also gives feelings of fullness and satisfaction, so you eat less.

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Foods to Avoid With GERD

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The incidence of gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, is on the rise. If you've been diagnosed with GERD, here are some simple dietary tips that will help prevent you from feeling the burn.

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IBS Help From Peppermint Oil

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Studies show enteric-coated peppermint oil capsules can reduce the contractions associated with IBS. Learn more about how this herbal remedy can treat and heal a variety of gastrointestinal disorders.

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Stop the Flu With Resveratrol

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Researchers have found that resveratrol can stop the replication of the influenza virus in cell cultures. The greatest effect was seen when the compound was given three hours after exposure to the virus.

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