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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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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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How to Make Healthy Food Choices

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How do you start making healthy food choices? It can be hard after a long history of eating poorly. I'll help you figure out how to start making better food decisions.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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