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Stop the Flu With Resveratrol

The compound from grape skins called resveratrol is back in the news, because research suggests that it might also become a powerful tool to help stop the spread of the flu. Researchers at the Institute of Microbiology found that resveratrol could stop the replication of the influenza virus in cell…

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The Best Sleep Position

back problems, numbness in the shoulders and arms, neck stiffness, and a host of other problems. If you have a problem staying off your stomach, start off with a small pillow on each side; if you start to roll over on your stomach, it will wake you and remind you to reposition yourself on your back.…

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Progressive Muscle Relaxation for Stress Relief

…calmness in your thighs. NOTE: Before practicing progressive muscle relaxation, consult with your doctor if you have a history of muscle spasms, back problems, or other serious injuries that may be aggravated by tensing muscles. Index of Change Your Life Posts Now It's Your Turn: Let me know how this relaxation…

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Hemorrhoids: An Embarrassing Problem, Solved!

…adult population have the problem. As common as the problem is, you might expect that there would be some high-tech solution. Unfortunately, this isn't the case. Americans spend millions on hemorrhoid creams and salves, even though none of the products get rid of the problem. Surgeons are still "tying…

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Are You Wearing the Right Shoe Size?

…plantar fasciitis that drew a lot of interest. That didn’t really surprise me; foot problems are among the most painful and limiting musculoskeletal issues you can develop as you age. One way to help prevent foot problems from developing—or to minimize discomfort if you already have them—is to make…

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How To Make a Castor Oil Pack

…against the body with the oil-soaked flannel on the skin. For general conditions, the pack should be placed on the abdomen. (For treating lower back problems, the pack can be placed there.) To help hold the pack in place and to keep oil from getting on bedding, the body can be wrapped in a large bath…

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How To Measure Hypothyroid Activity

…health as well, and it may be all you need to do to get things back on track. Heavy metal toxicity is another body temperature inhibitor. Tests for heavy metal toxicity must be done by a doctor, and he or she can help you correct any problems. I would, however, try the other solutions I’ve provided before…

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Why Glycation Is Harmful To Your Health

…major problems stemming from sugar consumption has to do with a chemical process called glycation. During the next several years, I suspect you will begin to see more emphasis being placed on the harmful effects of glycation. But if you’re concerned about preventing nearly any health problem, glycation…

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Two Ways to Start Lowering Triglycerides

…will be posting regularly about natural solutions for cardiovascular problems in coming weeks. So, please check back often for tips and advice. Now, on to today’s subject: triglycerides. High triglyceride levels are a common problem, but not a very well understood one. Triglycerides are a type of blood…

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Zembrin: A Centuries Old Mood Enhancer

…Bushmen people there refer to the plant as “kanna,” “channa,” or “kougoed.” Written documents from European explorers and settlers dating back over 300 years document the beneficial effects of the plant. But even before these reports, the San people used the plant for centuries to help increase…

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Ease Angina With Padma

…very small percentage of either group has any idea how serious this is. Their failure to realize that it is a symptom of a far more serious health problem may come from a lack of understanding about angina. Angina occurs when the heart is put under extra stress because it does not receive adequate oxygen…

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Reduce Estrogen Dominance With Probiotics

…out of the body. When the stool remains in the bowel for longer periods of time, as with constipation, the excess estrogen is re-absorbed and placed back into circulation. The lengthier transit time also allows for the reabsorption of other waste material and toxins, which intensifies the workload of…

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Mother’s Milk: The Original Brain Food

…strengthens the immune system and improves a child's overall psychological development. Babies who are breastfed have also exhibited significantly higher problem-solving ability than compared to infants receiving common man-made formula. Much of its nutritional superiority comes from the fact that mother's milk…

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Q&A: The Effect of Diet on ADHD

…Answer: A few of things might help. The first is cutting back, or even completely eliminating, wheat and wheat products, as well as most other high-glycemic grains. He may have a gluten sensitivity that could be contributing to the problem. Second, I would make sure he’s taking a good multivitamin…

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