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Natural Treatments for Anemia

Natural Treatments for Anemia

by Dr. David Williams
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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How To Make a Castor Oil Pack

How To Make a Castor Oil Pack

by Dr. David Williams
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?

by Dr. David Williams
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

by Dr. David Williams
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

by Dr. David Williams
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?

by Dr. David Williams
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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Fight Depression with Fatty Acids

by Dr. David Williams
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

by Dr. David Williams
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

by Dr. David Williams
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

by Dr. David Williams
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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The Power of Proper Sleep

by Dr. David Williams
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

by Dr. David Williams
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?

by Dr. David Williams
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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Massage Away Diabetic Lesions

by Dr. David Williams
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

by Dr. David Williams
Last Reviewed 03/18/2014

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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Cranberry for Urinary Tract Infection Prevention

by Dr. David Williams
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

by Dr. David Williams
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

by Dr. David Williams
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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Six Easy Ways to Detoxify Your Life

by Dr. David Williams
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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Weekly Update for October 14, 2013

by Dr. David Williams
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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Weekly Update for September 16, 2013

by Dr. David Williams
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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7 Best Anti-aging Herbs: Ginseng

by Dr. David Williams
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

by Dr. David Williams
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

by Dr. David Williams
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

by Dr. David Williams
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

by Dr. David Williams
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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Weekly Update for August 12, 2013

by Dr. David Williams
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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Subtle Causes of Seasonal Allergies

by Dr. David Williams
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?

by Dr. David Williams
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

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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Alleviate Allergies Naturally

by Dr. David Williams
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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Multiple Benefits of Multivitamins

by Dr. David Williams
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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Five Steps to Reduce Stress

by Dr. David Williams
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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Caffeine as a Parkinson's Treatment

by Dr. David Williams
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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The Whey to Good Health

by Dr. David Williams
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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Dried Apples Lower Cholesterol

by Dr. David Williams
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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Water Distillation Could Save Your Life

by Dr. David Williams
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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Should You Eat Like a Caveman?

by Dr. David Williams
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

by Dr. David Williams
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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Exercise Your Heart

by Dr. David Williams
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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Flaxseed: The Perfect Food

by Dr. David Williams
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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Olive Oil Eases Inflammation

by Dr. David Williams
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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