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How to Meditate

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Last Reviewed 04/22/2014

People who have never meditated may be intimidated by learning how to meditate. However, learning how to meditate can really be quite easy and once you've learned how the emotional and physical rewards are boundless. Here's simple instructions for basic meditative practice.

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Simple Everyday Relaxation Rituals

Simple Everyday Relaxation Rituals

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Last Reviewed 04/28/2014

All work and no play can do more harm than just make you dull, it can make you sick. Prioritizing relaxation isn't just for your mind but also for your body as chronic stress easily leads to chronic disease. Learn how about little rituals that can bring lots of happiness to your everyday life.

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Natural Treatments for Anemia

Natural Treatments for Anemia

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Last Reviewed 04/16/2014

If you recent had a blood test which showed anemia, natural treatments are available if it's due to an iron deficiency. Find out what you can do to get more iron in your diet.

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7 Hobbies That Help With Depression and Anxiety

7 Hobbies That Help With Depression and Anxiety

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Last Reviewed 04/14/2014

Suffering from depression and anxiety can lead to unhealthy escapism and self-medication, as those who are ill try to numb their pain. It is therefore so important that information is made available about hobbies that can help with depression and anxiety. Many of these hobbies are highly enjoyable, interesting, and can engage for a lifetime. Find out how to redirect negative obsessive thoughts into a beautiful and productive life.

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How To Make a Castor Oil Pack

How To Make a Castor Oil Pack

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Last Reviewed 04/11/2014

Castor oil packs are a traditional natural treatment known by natural medicine enthusiasts. Find out how to make a castor oil pack to help improve circulation, immunity, inflammation, and more!

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What Are Adaptogens?

What Are Adaptogens?

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Last Reviewed 04/11/2014

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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Progressive Muscle Relaxation for Stress Relief

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Last Reviewed 04/11/2014

Progressive muscle relaxation is 100% natural, effective stress relief and relaxation technique. It is a great way to synchronize your body and mind towards a peaceful goal. I'll give you step by step instructions on how to relax your body and mind!

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Why You Should Distill Your Water

Why You Should Distill Your Water

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Last Reviewed 04/11/2014

What are the health benefits of water distillation? More than you may realize. Find out about the hidden toxins in your water supply that may be harming your health and how to begin water distillation at home.

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What Is a Superfood?

What Is a Superfood?

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Last Reviewed 04/11/2014

Almost every fruit and vegetable has been claimed to be a superfood at this point. Knowing what a superfood really is depends on your independent understanding of what a nutrient rich food is. Find out more about how to distinguish what a true superfood is.

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Natural Egg Membrane for Bone and Joint Pain

Natural Egg Membrane for Bone and Joint Pain

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Last Reviewed 04/11/2014

Natural Egg Membrane has been found to be a highly effective, all natural bone and joint pain remedy backed by clinical studies at the National Institute of Health. Find out how you can use Natural Egg Membrane for bone and joint pain as an alternative to pharmaceuticals.

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The Best Probiotic Supplement

The Best Probiotic Supplement

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Last Reviewed 04/11/2014

With so many probiotics flooding the market it is really hard to figure out fact from misrepresentation. Everyone's personal health needs contribute to the confusion. Here are some helpful guidelines on how to purchase the best probiotic supplement.

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Find Exercise You Love!

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Last Reviewed 04/15/2014

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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Last Reviewed 04/15/2014

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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Last Reviewed 04/15/2014

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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Interval Training for Weight Loss

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Last Reviewed 04/15/2014

Interval training is a proven, effective method for losing weight and improving athletic performance. Find out how to do it and how to incorporate it into your exercise regime.

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Sesame Cookies

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Last Reviewed 04/15/2014

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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Last Reviewed 04/17/2014

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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How to Deal With Sugar Cravings

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Last Reviewed 04/15/2014

Sugar is a truly addictive substance and if you've been accustomed to having it in your diet it can be hard to fight the cravings. This week I'll help you fight these cravings with proven, healthy methods.

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Tofu Cream Pie

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Last Reviewed 04/15/2014

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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Top Ingredients for Weight Loss That Work

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Last Reviewed 04/15/2014

It’s very important that you know your weight loss supplements and look for pure, natural, and safe ingredients on your labels. Meratrim™, GreenSelect® Phytosome Green Tea Extract, GreenCoffee Extract are ingredients that have been thoroughly researched in clinical human trials to be safe, effective, and side-effect free.

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Boredom or Hunger?

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Last Reviewed 04/15/2014

Are you really hungry or are you just bored and filling your time with eating? Learn how to avoid the pitfalls of this unhealthy habit that packs on the pounds.

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Meratrim™: Inhibiting Fat Production at the Genetic Level for Effective Weight Loss

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Last Reviewed 04/15/2014

Meratrim is an incredible weight loss blend of two safe, natural herbs that have been used safely in traditional Southeast Asian medicine. With strong clinical trials backing up it's efficacy, news of Meratrim is quickly gaining speed. Let me tell you about how you can safely lose weight, especially with stubborn abdominal weight, with Meratrim!

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A Serotonin Sleep Shake Recipe

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Are you having a hard time falling asleep? Try this sleep inducing shake that will calm your nerves and send you sweetly off to your dreams!

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Q&A: How To Take Coconut Oil Daily

Q&A: How To Take Coconut Oil Daily

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Last Reviewed 03/18/2014

Coconut oil improves LDL, HDL, cholesterol and his illness preventive properties! But it may be a little awkward to figure out how to ingest daily. I've got some tips.

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Why You Should Walk for Exercise

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Last Reviewed 03/20/2014

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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Last Reviewed 03/18/2014

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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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

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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Last Reviewed 03/18/2014

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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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

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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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

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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Last Reviewed 03/20/2014

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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Weekly Update for January 6, 2014

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Happy New Year everyone! This is a really exciting week where we kick off the Change Your Life blog series. Tune in this week to see what my first piece of advice is on the journey to changing your life. Also, find out what else we are spotlighting this week of January 6, 2014.

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How a Vitamin D Deficiency is Putting You at Risk

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

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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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

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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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

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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What is Ashwagandha?

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Last Reviewed 03/18/2014

If you're stressed, anxious, lethargic you should supplement daily with ashwagandha. Learn more about what ashwagandha is and what it can do for you.

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It's Basic, A Primer on Why Excess Acid is Unhealthy

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Last Reviewed 03/18/2014

You may have heard about the positive of balancing your ph levels through diet but have wondered how and exactly what foods are alkalizing since our modern habits and diet normall tips us in favor of being too acidic. In this basic primer learn why you should strive for a balanced ph and what how alkaline foods can help you do so.

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Massage Away Diabetic Lesions

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Last Reviewed 03/18/2014

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 Chia

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Last Reviewed 05/09/2014

Have you heard of chia yet? Want to know what all the fuss is about? Here's a primer on chia with run down of chia's many benefits, with extra info for diabetes patients.

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The Health Benefits of Whey

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Last Reviewed 03/18/2014

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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Last Reviewed 03/18/2014

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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Last Reviewed 03/18/2014

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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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

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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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

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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Six Easy Ways to Detoxify Your Life

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

What can you do to minimize your exposure to toxic substances and make sure your environment and diet is as clean as can be? I'll tell you six steps you can take to detoxify your life for the better.

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A Full Day Meal Plan

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

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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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

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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Weekly Update for October 14, 2013

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

The weekly update is out! I have a special blog post this week in honor of Bone and Joint Health National Action week. Plus, find out what other health tips I will be spotlighting this week of October 14, 2013.

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The Benefits of Oral Probiotics

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Last Reviewed 02/27/2014

You may know about good belly bugs, probiotics, but the gastrointestinal systems is a long system that includes your mouth. Learn how oral probiotics can benefit your health.

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Kiwi Extract for Better Digestion

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Kiwis: They're small, tart, and not usually on the menu but I'll tell you how that scratchy little fruit can do wonders for your digestive system!

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7 Best Anti-aging Herbs: Garlic

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

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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Weekly Update for September 16, 2013

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

The weekly update is out! This week we continue our series on the 7 Best Anti-aging Herbs in honor of Healthy Aging Month, plus find out what other health tips I will be spotlighting this week of September 16, 2013

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Q&A: The Effect of Diet on ADHD

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

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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5 Warming Foods for Digestive Health

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Warming foods are great for your digestive health and these 5 foods happen to be autumn favorites. It'll be easy to incorporate and enjoy these seasonal foods in your diet while doing your digestive system good.

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7 Best Anti-aging Herbs: Ginseng

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

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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Weekly Update for September 9, 2013

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

The weekly update is out! My series on the 7 Best Anti-aging Herbs continues this week, in addition to new blog posts on other healthy living topics. Find out what health tips I will be spotlighting this week of September 9, 2013.

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7 Best Anti-aging Herbs: Ginger

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

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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Weekly Update for September 2, 2013

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

It's a big update this week as I am now on several other social media platforms sharing with you my health tips and advice on healthy living. Also, this week I begin my blog series in honor of National Healthy Aging Month where I spotlight the Best 7 Anti-aging Herbs on the planet! Plus find out what other health tips I will be spotlighting this week of September 2, 2013.

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How to Lower Your Cortisol

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

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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Save That Golden Milk

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Last Reviewed 08/15/2014

This is my last post in a series honoring National Breastfeeding Month. Learn how you can help your baby by saving some of your breast milk.

 

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Breastfeeding Prevents Cancer and Diabetes

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Last Reviewed 08/15/2014

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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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

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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Weekly Update for August 12, 2013

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

The weekly update is out! This week I begin my blog series on Breastfeeding in honor of National Breastfeeding Month, plus find out what other health tips I will be spotlighting this week of August 12, 2013.

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Is the Swimming Pool Making You Sick?

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Last Reviewed 06/19/2014

Don't let carelessness cause illness after a day at the pool. A couple precautions will ensure that all you take home after a swim is a good workout and happy memories.

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Arthritis Awareness

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

May is National Arthritis Awareness Month. The various forms of this disease affect an estimated 50 million Americans. 

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Subtle Causes of Seasonal Allergies

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

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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Is That Bug Spray Worth Your Health?

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Last Reviewed 06/02/2014

Earth Day has become such an incredible movement over the past several decades that it’s hard not to feel motivated to make small changes in our lives that could leave a big positive impact on our planet.

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Safe Alternatives to NSAIDs

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

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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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

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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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

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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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

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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Multiple Benefits of Multivitamins

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

In an ideal world, we would get all the vitamins and minerals we need through our diets. Unfortunately, we don’t live in a perfect world, and our nutrition usually falls short of where it should be. 

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Cut Blood Sugar Spikes With Green Tea

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

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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Three Steps to Preventing Digestive Upset

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

With the holiday season around the corner, you may find that your usual healthy diet flies out the window as you're tempted with sweet or fatty foods you wouldn't normally eat. This often results in digestive upset such as gas and bloating.

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Five Steps to Reduce Stress

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Last Reviewed 03/11/2014

As Thanksgiving and the holiday season approaches, many of us find the stress of commitments and activities can become overwhelming. Here are five steps you can take to ease your stress.

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Need Another Reason to Take a Multi?

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

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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Caffeine as a Parkinson's Treatment

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Studies have found that individuals who drink coffee have a lower risk of developing Parkinson’s disease, but new research shows that caffeine can also help control movement in people who have this disease. 

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Go Crazy for Coconuts

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

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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Are Antibiotics Causing Obese Babies?

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

I make no secret of the fact that I find bacterial balance in the gut to be one of the most important aspects of health. If your microflora are off, it affects everything from your digestion to your immunity.

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The Whey to Good Health

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

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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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

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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Last Reviewed 05/28/2014

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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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

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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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

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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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

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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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

 

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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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

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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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

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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Go Barefoot for Better Balance

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

I recently reported in my newsletter on interesting research that looked at what effect wearing shoes with textured insoles could have on the gait of older people prone to falling. Researchers found that walking with textured insoles caused people to walk slower and more cautiously.

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Filed Under: General Health

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A Honey of a Cure for Burns

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

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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Filed Under: Immune Health

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Go Nuts for Nuts

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

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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Filed Under: Diet

Carnosine for Cataracts

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

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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Filed Under: Vision Health

PSA Testing: Conventional Medicine is Finally Seeing the Light

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

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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Flatulent? Stop Over Eating and Try These Natural Remedies

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Over indulging can do a number on your stomach and leave you with gas and bloating, a potentially embarrassing situation. Eat less and try these natural remedies.

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Filed Under: Gas and Bloating

Three Foods That Promote Prostate Health

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Last Reviewed 09/08/2014

Many doctors are quick to test for prostate cancer, but few tell their patients how to prevent cancer from developing in the first place. Here are three foods that can help to keep your prostate healthy.

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Filed Under: Men's Health

You CAN Prevent Cataracts

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

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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Filed Under: Vision Health

Monitoring Your Vision

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Do you have computer vision syndrome? Here are the symptoms to watch out for, along with some simple steps for keeping your eyes focused and clear.

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Filed Under: Vision Health

Propolis Promotes Pregnancy

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

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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Filed Under: Women's Health

Joint Replacement at Younger Ages

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

In 2011, more than half of the patients requiring hip replacements will be under age 65—and that will also be true for knee replacements by 2016. The primary reason for these increases is rampant obesity. 

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Filed Under: Bone & Joint Health

Padma for Brain Health

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

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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Filed Under: Mood & Memory

Ease Angina With Padma

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

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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Filed Under: Heart Health

Loosen Up for Better Vision

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

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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Filed Under: Men's Health

Padma for Heart Health

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

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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Filed Under: Heart Health

Exercise Your Heart

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

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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Filed Under: General Health

Fight Heart Disease With a Multivitamin

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

The best thing you can do for your health is to take a multivitamin every day. Just make sure yours provides the nutrients and dosage levels that research has shown bring about positive changes in the body. 

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Filed Under: Heart Health

Flaxseed: The Perfect Food

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

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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Filed Under: General Health

Eggs Are Heart Healthy

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

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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Filed Under: Diet

Propolis: A Natural Antiviral

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

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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Filed Under: Immune Health

Bitter Remedy Brings Sweet Relief

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Elderberry extract and herbal throat lozenges are effective ways to treat colds and flu. But if you're caught without them, or need additional support, give Andrographis paniculata a try.

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Filed Under: Colds and Flu

Olive Oil Eases Inflammation

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

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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Filed Under: General Health

Fiber and Digestive Cleansing

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

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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Filed Under: Digestive Health

Health Benefits of Fiber for Diabetes

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

It seems that the health benefits of fiber are never-ending. Research has now shown that diet rich in the highest fiber foods lowers blood sugar levels as effectively as prescribed oral hypoglycemic drugs.

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Filed Under: Blood Sugar

Foods to Avoid With GERD

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

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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Filed Under: Digestive Health

IBS Help From Peppermint Oil

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Last Reviewed 04/17/2014

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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Filed Under: IBS

Stop the Flu With Resveratrol

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

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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Filed Under: Immune Health