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  • The Shocking Truth About Who Writes Medical Guidelines

    The Shocking Truth About Who Writes Medical Guidelines

    A recent report investigating those who produce clinical practice guidelines has brought to light a shocking prevalence of conflicts of interest among these trusted panel members. Published by the British Medical Journal in October 2011 the report studied the people who make up medical panels that ...

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  • Nutrition Guidelines for Adults 40+

    Nutrition Guidelines for Adults 40+

    No one likes to admit that getting older requires a change in what we eat. In particular, those over the age of 40 start to need fewer calories. Those who do not adjust to eating smaller portions will soon find that "middle-age spread" creeping up on them. As if that problem is not enough, it also ...

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  • Foods the Health-Conscious Will Want to Avoid

    Foods the Health-Conscious Will Want to Avoid

    No one would knowingly fill their plate with foods that are loaded with toxins and chemicals, but that is exactly what some people are doing. Unfortunately, even foods deemed to be healthy can be laden with additives or corrupted by unhealthy processing that can cause all sorts of health problems f...

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  • Recharging Your Body in 5 Days

    Recharging Your Body in 5 Days

    Is it possible to recharge your body in just five days?  At first glance, you might think that this isn't realistically possible. However, the fact is you have something helping you make it happen. That something is the amazing power of the human body. The human body is able to make impress...

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  • Do Statins Raise the Risk of Diabetes?

    Do Statins Raise the Risk of Diabetes?

    If you are taking statins to reduce cholesterol levels and improve your overall cardiovascular health, the last thing you want to know is that statins may increase the risk of diabetes. However, experts are quick to point out that the risk is far outweighed by the benefits here's why. A recent s...

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  • Why Fruits Used to be Healthier?

    Why Fruits Used to be Healthier?

    Most health organizations are united in recommending we eat 5 portions of fruit and vegetables per day, but researchers from the University of Texas found there has been a decline in the nutritional content of produce over the last 50 years. The study compared modern-day fruit and vegetables with...

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  • Preventing Chronic Health Problems with Exercise

    Preventing Chronic Health Problems with Exercise

    Did you know that the US spends more than $1.9 trillion every year on health care? In fact more money is spent treating people with chronic diseases that are preventable than is spent on treating cancer. The shocking truth is that more than 45% of Americans suffer from chronic diseases that are pre...

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  • How Turmeric  Improves Your Health

    How Turmeric Improves Your Health

    The Indian spice turmeric has earned quite an impressive reputation in recent years. Curcumin is the main curcuminoid found in turmeric, and it is responsible for both its color and partially for its anti inflammatory properties. Prized for its unique and unmistakable taste for thousands of years, ...

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  • Improve Your Health Step By Step

    Improve Your Health Step By Step

    According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 50 million American adults have arthritis or another rheumatic condition. Arthritis is characterized by inflammation in one or more joints which leads to chronic pain, stiffness, swelling and decreased range of motion. The condition can attack...

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  • Disturbing Facts about Drug Sales by Big Pharmaceuticals

    Disturbing Facts about Drug Sales by Big Pharmaceuticals

    Over 180,000 people die each year from side effects attributed to legal pharmaceuticals, a disturbing fact that has many concerned about the prevalence of prescription drug use in the United States. According to Gwen Olsen, a former sales rep in the pharmaceutical industry and author of Confes...

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  • How Harmful to our Health is the Indoor Air We Breathe?

    How Harmful to our Health is the Indoor Air We Breathe?

    How much time to you spend indoors each day? The average person spends 90% of their time indoors, breathing in what they believe is clean air, but research shows that may be far from the truth. New research undertaken by the Environmental Science and Technology journal states that indoor air can...

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  • How to Boost Your Metabolism Every Day

    How to Boost Your Metabolism Every Day

    You might be wondering why you would potentially want to boost your metabolism, and the answer couldn't be more interesting for those looking to lose weight. By boosting your metabolism, you will burn more calories, even at rest. Clearly this is good, interesting and intriguing news for anyone look...

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  • The Dangers of Antacids

    The Dangers of Antacids

    Have you wondered how to naturally regulate your digestive system? Do you know the role that an alkaline diet plays in keeping your digestive system regular? One element of digestion that is seldom discussed is the importance of keeping the body's cells alkaline. The pH level of your body is ver...

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  • The Dangers of Prescribed Sleep Aids

    The Dangers of Prescribed Sleep Aids

    In this day and age, life can be fast-paced and hectic, so it is not surprising that roughly one third to one half of people in the United States suffer from insomnia. A prevalent "quick-fix" attitude has brought a flood of sleep aids to the marketplace some of which may actually endanger our healt...

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  • 6 Ways to Prevent Kidney Stones from Forming

    6 Ways to Prevent Kidney Stones from Forming

    Around one million Americans develop kidney stones every year. Unfortunately, according to Harvard Medical, once you have had a kidney stone, the chances are high that they will recur. Kidney stones are formed when minerals in the urine crystallize. If you have gone through the pain of passing a...

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  • Rediscover the Magic of Spring with Natural Allergy Relief

    Rediscover the Magic of Spring with Natural Allergy Relief

    Spring is typically the most difficult season of all for allergy sufferers and 40 million Americans will spend the next several weeks dealing with itchy eyes, runny noses, persistent coughs and perpetual sneezes. Allergy symptoms are usually triggered by pollen in the air. Pollens are tiny powdery ...

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  • Blend, Don’t Juice

    Blend, Don’t Juice

    Juicing is loved by countless "health nuts" around the world, and it does have its place in a healthy diet. Juicing does providing a great deal of nutrition, but the results are lacking in fiber. Further, depending upon what you are juicing, you may be left with a final juice that is very high in s...

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  • Can Saturated Fat Be Good for You?

    Can Saturated Fat Be Good for You?

    Health-conscious individuals used to steer clear of coconut oil because of its classification as a saturated fat. Recently, however, researchers have uncovered some very different properties and causing a reversal of opinion about the health benefits of this tropical wonder. The difference? Coco...

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  • Agave as a Health Food Uncovering the Myths

    Agave as a Health Food Uncovering the Myths

    Agave is often listed as a health food. After all, it is naturally sourced and agave extract is known to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Unfortunately, manufactured blue agave syrup, also cleverly marketed as "nectar of the gods" , is closer to high-fructose corn syrup than actua...

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  • Interval Training Health Benefits

    Interval Training Health Benefits

    Are you familiar with interval training? There is plenty of evidence that interval training can benefit your health in many ways ranging from improving heart health to fighting diabetes. Most certainly interval training greatly assists with weight loss. The good news is that it isn't difficult to c...

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  • Organic Isn’t Always the Way to Go

    Organic Isn’t Always the Way to Go

    For many healthy conscious individuals, it may come as something of a surprise to learn that "going organic" isn't necessarily always the best or optimal pick. The reasons that this is the situation are not instantly obvious at first glance, but in fact take a degree of reflection to discern. While...

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  • Is Coffee a Health Risk?

    Is Coffee a Health Risk?

    Lattes, mochas, Americanos or a strong cup of Joe" coffee is #2 on the list of most-traded commodities in the world, second only to oil. As some of us just can't seem to get by without coffee, it is important to know the facts when it comes to our health. The Good News It has been suggested th...

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  • The Dangers of Splenda

    The Dangers of Splenda

    In the ongoing battle against obesity, the artificial sweetener industry has massively expanded over the last 30 years. When aspartame was found to have possibly dangerous side effects to health as it penetrates the blood-brain barrier, Splenda came to the fore, promoting itself as ?made from sugar...

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  • Fatigue and Exhaustion and Cortisol Levels

    Fatigue and Exhaustion and Cortisol Levels

    Did you know that there is a link between your cortisol levels and fatigue and exhaustion? You might not have heard of cortisol, but it might be one of the most important factors in your life, whether you realize it or not. Cortisol is a stress hormone that your body produces when you are under eit...

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  • Our Toxic Environment:  Our Gift to Future Generations

    Our Toxic Environment: Our Gift to Future Generations

    When I was just a little girl, my family had a wonderful dog named Taffy. She was a beautiful combination of Cocker Spaniel and Dachshund. Not only was she beautiful, but Taffy was smart, too. We had an old-fashioned playhouse that my dad built, and when it came time for Taffy to deliver a litter o...

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  • How to Get Healthy Skin

    How to Get Healthy Skin

    What is the largest organ in the human body? If you answered, "the skin," then you would be right! Your skin is the largest organ in your body, and it can tell you a great deal of information regarding your health. This is one of the reasons that doctors are usually at least somewhat concerned with...

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  • Is Canola Oil Dangerous to Your Health?

    Is Canola Oil Dangerous to Your Health?

    Canada, oil, low acid...these are words that blend to form ?canola? - an oil that comes from Canadian rapeseed, which is a member of the mustard family. Canola oil has been hyped in the media as a cheaper, healthier version of olive oil, but evidence shows that it is anything but healthy. It is typ...

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  • Fight Chronic Fatigue with Breathing Techniques

    Fight Chronic Fatigue with Breathing Techniques

    Do you suffer from chronic fatigue? Did you know that there are natural treatments for fatigue? By understanding how breathing works and implementing new breathing techniques you can combat the extreme causes of chronic fatigue. How Breathing Works The diaphragm in the body draws air into the ...

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  • Five Healthy Summertime Recipes

    Five Healthy Summertime Recipes

    Skip the high-fat, sugary ice cream cones, and take a look at these five healthy recipes for fun easy summertime treats. These healthy recipes incorporate lots of fresh fruit and lower-calorie ingredients. Creamy-Dreamy Orange Pops: (servings depend on size of mold) Ingredients: 14 oz. can...

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  • Medications That Reduce Libido

    Medications That Reduce Libido

    A drop in libido can be caused by medications. Medications are designed to have an impact on your body, and some medications can disrupt the delicate balancing act that is the body itself. As a result, medicine prescribed by your doctor can reduce your libido, perhaps even substantially. At the to...

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  • Can the Lack of Vitamin D Affect Your Health?

    Can the Lack of Vitamin D Affect Your Health?

    Approximately one billion people throughout the world are deficient in vitamin D , a nutrient that is much needed by the body. Among the many health benefits that vitamin D offers are: simulation of the pancreas for insulin production, immune system regulation and prevention of up to 25 different ...

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  • Is There a Connection Between Breast Cancer and Stress?

    Is There a Connection Between Breast Cancer and Stress?

    We all accept that stress is harmful to health, but studies by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago found that there appeared to be a link between stress and more aggressive types of breast cancer. It also looked at why breast cancer is generally more aggressive in Latino and Black ...

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  • Eat the Whole Egg

    Eat the Whole Egg

    Should you eat the whole egg? Eggs for the longest time have received what can only be called, bad press. In fact, eggs received a tremendous amount of bad press for years. Yet, as it turns out, eggs, in moderation, are actually very good for you and can do wonders to improve your health. Eggs a...

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  • The Top 3 Gluten-Free Grains

    The Top 3 Gluten-Free Grains

    Every year, more and more people are looking for gluten-free grain options and for good reasons. A decade ago comparatively few people realized the problems that gluten could be causing for them in their diets. For people with gluten issues gluten causes inflammation, often throughout the body. For...

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  • What you need to know about GMO foods

    What you need to know about GMO foods

    If you haven't been following the issue closely, you might be surprised to learn about the exponential growth of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in our food supply. Between 1996 and 2011, the total surface area of land cultivated with GMOs increased from 4.2 million acres to 395 million acres...

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  • Acupuncture Can Unlock Pathways To Fertility

    Acupuncture Can Unlock Pathways To Fertility

    Having a baby is one of the greatest joys of life and the inability to conceive can be a devastating blow to couples who are ready to start a family. While the medical specialty of infertility has become increasingly sophisticated in recent years, more and more couples are finding their solutions i...

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  • Healthy Dinner Ideas from the Grill

    Healthy Dinner Ideas from the Grill

    The snap and sizzle of meat cooking on a grill and the pungent aroma of zesty sauce combined with warm rays of sunshine make barbecuing a favorite summertime activity. Unfortunately, research is showing that meats grilled on high heat can be hazardous to the health with the formation of heterocycli...

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  • The Importance of Warding Off Mosquitoes Naturally

    The Importance of Warding Off Mosquitoes Naturally

    Are there natural mosquito repellents? Now that it is summertime, you are likely wishing there was a way to ward off mosquitos naturally. Over the years, there have been many approaches to dealing with the annoying, and even deadly, mosquito. Many of those approaches have involved the use of chemic...

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  • Broccoli Fights Breast Cancer

    Broccoli Fights Breast Cancer

    One out of every eight women in the U. S. develops breast cancer, making it the second leading cause of cancer for American women. Risk factors for breast cancer include heredity, use of hormone replacement therapy or birth control pills, alcohol use and excessive body weight. New research shows th...

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  • Healthy Recipes: Five Fun Summertime Treats

    Healthy Recipes: Five Fun Summertime Treats

    The hot weather is here" and nothing tastes better on a sultry summer afternoon than a cool and delicious treat! Skip the high-fat, sugary ice cream cones, and take a look at our five easy recipes for fun and healthier summertime treats. These incorporate lots of fresh fruit and lower-calorie ingre...

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  • The Power of Vacation

    The Power of Vacation

    The term "power" is used with great frequency and, as a result, is often overused quite regularly as well. However, when it comes to vacation, the term "power" is well used. The Japanese have coined a term, "Karoshi," which roughly translates into "worked to death" or "death due to overwork." Yes, ...

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  • Diet soda can be dangerous to your health

    Diet soda can be dangerous to your health

    Back in the day, when diet sodas were new on the scene, they were considered a savior for diet-conscious individuals who had become addicted to the fizzy sweet stuff. Here was an alternative to sugar-sweetened soda that tasted sweet (if harboring somewhat of a chemical aftertaste) and sparkling " a...

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  • 5 Common Myths About Sleep – Busted!

    5 Common Myths About Sleep – Busted!

    An occasional sleepless night is normal. But when that occasional one night turns into two, three or more " it's time to nip it in the bud before sleeplessness becomes a chronic condition requiring medical intervention. Lack of good quality sleep plays havoc with our lives, not to mention the well-...

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  • Is Your Cookware Dangerous

    Is Your Cookware Dangerous

    With modern times often comes technology that can bring added convenience to a product. That can be a good thing with some products, but not necessarily when it comes to cookware. Despite modern innovations, certain metals and non-stick surfaces in some types of cookware may be more hazardous to th...

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  • Parsley is Packed with Health Benefits

    Parsley is Packed with Health Benefits

    Often used to decorate a restaurant dinner plate, a sprig of parsley is more than just a pretty garnish. In fact, parsley is full of flavor and packed with many important health benefits! High in vitamins A, B, C, E and K, parsley is also a rich source of calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, p...

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  • What You Need To Know About GMO Foods

    What You Need To Know About GMO Foods

    If you haven't been following the issue closely, you might be surprised to learn about the exponential growth of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in our food supply. Between 1996 and 2011, the total surface area of land cultivated with GMOs increased from 4.2 million acres to 395 million acres...

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  • Benefits of Glandular Supplements

    Benefits of Glandular Supplements

    For hundreds of years, problems affecting the health of glands, organs and tissues were traditionally treated with consumption of raw glands, organs and tissues. Today, glandular supplements in powdered or tablet form have become a popular choice for good health in lieu of a raw product. Glandu...

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  • Is the Medical System Geared Towards the Overtreatment of Patients?

    Is the Medical System Geared Towards the Overtreatment of Patients?

    So many drugs are being prescribed and at such a high level that water contamination has resulted. Clearly, too many drugs of all kinds are being prescribed to patients for a range of reasons. The end result could have health implications for all of us. As it turns out, water purification systems a...

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  • Are Phthalates The New Hazard To Your Health?

    Are Phthalates The New Hazard To Your Health?

    Recent studies have shown that phthalates may be a new hazard to our health. These ingredients, commonly found in many household chemicals and plastics, may double the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Researchers have found an alarming association between phthalates and diabetes, but their adver...

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  • Safe And Natural Alternatives To Harsh Cleaning Chemicals

    Safe And Natural Alternatives To Harsh Cleaning Chemicals

    Americans spend billions of dollars each year on commercial cleaning agents that promise to keep their homes fresh, sanitized, shiny and fragrant. While most people purchase and use commercial cleaning agents with the best of intentions, many of the substances have toxic side effects that can inadv...

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  • Red Wine Vinegar Health Benefits

    Red Wine Vinegar Health Benefits

    Red wine vinegar... paired with a splash of olive oil, it makes a delicious dressing for salads, but science is confirming that this condiment is more than tasty... it's healthy too! In fact, red wine vinegar has been used for thousands of years as a folk remedy for many ailments. Like red wine, it...

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  • The Healing Power of Laughter

    The Healing Power of Laughter

    There?s tremendous irony to the quote ?He who laughs... lasts.? While good old Mark Twain may have been chuckling years ago as he spouted out that famous quote, he would be thrilled today to learn that modern research is supporting his theory. Proverbs tells us, ?Laughter is good medicine, but a br...

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  • How safe is your hospital?

    How safe is your hospital?

    A silent yet deadly healthcare epidemic is raging through America. Infections, surgical mistakes, and other forms of medical harm are causing the deaths of up to 180,000 hospital patients every year, according to a 2010 report from the Department of Health and Human Services. An additional 1.4 mi...

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  • Natural Health Solutions: Lemon Oil

    Natural Health Solutions: Lemon Oil

    To help prevent wrinkles and sign of premature aging, lemon juice has been used for centuries. Lemon juice rejuvenates skin by ridding the body of dead skin cells, which can help to reduce wrinkles and lines. It also helps to clear up blemishes and age spots by bleaching the areas. Use fresh le...

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  • Could Food Intolerance be the Cause of your Health Issues?

    Could Food Intolerance be the Cause of your Health Issues?

    Food intolerance is a medical condition that has come to the forefront in the last few years. Originally thought to be a "phantom" disorder, it is beginning to garner serious attention from health professionals and the food industry alike. Differences between food allergy and food intolerance ...

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  • Healthy Eating on the Cheap

    Healthy Eating on the Cheap

    Eating wholesome and delicious foods can help to ensure long-term health. With our current economy however, it can be a challenge to maintain a healthy diet while sticking to a budget. The good news: you don't have to break the bank to enjoy tasty, nutritious foods. Here are some tips to healthy ea...

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  • A Guide to Healthy Living

    A Guide to Healthy Living

    The simple fact is that there are numerous benefits to healthy living. There are so many, in fact, that you may be hard pressed to find a good reason not to strive towards a healthier lifestyle after reading this article. Best of all, most of these steps cost little or nothing and are easy to imple...

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  • Alternative Medicines to Consider: Acupuncture and Meditation

    Alternative Medicines to Consider: Acupuncture and Meditation

    Some people are under the impression that the only kind of medicine that can be effectively used is traditional medicine. However, this isn't really the case. Not too long ago, the medical community did look at many alternative medicines and alternative wellness practices with a good deal of suspici...

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  • Amino Acids for Weight Loss, Metabolism, Heart Health and More

    Amino Acids for Weight Loss, Metabolism, Heart Health and More

    Amino acids are a vital component to good health and play many important roles in the human body.They build cells, help produce enzymes and hormones, form antibodies to fight bacteria and viruses and help with tissue repair. Heavily researched for their effects on health and wellness, it has been s...

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  • Healthy Living Is A Personal Choice

    Healthy Living Is A Personal Choice

    Healthy living is about making the right choices. Every day we are faced with hundreds of decisions, large and small, that affect our health for better or worse. Every single one of us has the keys that unlock the door to a healthy life. It's just a matter of learning how to use them. One of the...

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  • Natural Weight Loss Secrets

    Natural Weight Loss Secrets

    Many overweight people have lost dozens of pounds during their lifetime. Unfortunately, it is usually the same ten pounds over and over again! If you are serious about long-term weight loss to improve your health, you need to understand the principles of natural weight loss. If you are overweigh...

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  • Alternative Medicine for Depression

    Alternative Medicine for Depression

    Lost of interest in enjoyable activities, persistent sadness or a feeling of worthlessness, weight or sleep problems, loss of energy, thoughts of death or suicide these are all symptoms of depression. Approximately 20 million adults in the United States have depression and although it can be helpfu...

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  • Relieve Coughs and Colds Naturally with Alternative Medicine

    Relieve Coughs and Colds Naturally with Alternative Medicine

    Coughing is often a secondary symptom of a minor ailment such as cold, flu or bronchitis. It is the body's way of clearing the lungs and airways, but sometimes the reflex reaction to a tiny tickle can be very annoying, disturbing everyday life, work and sleep. Coughing can be triggered by smokin...

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  • Alpha Lipoic Acid The Fight Against Free Radicals

    Alpha Lipoic Acid The Fight Against Free Radicals

    Antioxidants are the soldiers who defeat free radicals that threaten to wreak havoc on the body's immune system. Free radicals are unstable molecules that contribute to aging as well as cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer's and other serious illnesses. Some free radicals are produced within the body but th...

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  • The Guide to Natural Weight Loss

    The Guide to Natural Weight Loss

    Combine ultra-busy schedules and fast food, and what do you get? The answer is a lot of overweight and unhealthy people. Fortunately, health and wellness is on the rise in our country, and folks are looking for the easiest ways to achieve and maintain a healthy weight. Here is a guide to natural we...

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  • The Importance of Muscle Mass as We Age

    The Importance of Muscle Mass as We Age

    It is a well-documented fact that we can lose an average 5% of our muscle mass every ten years over the age of 35 unless we make a conscious effort to retain and build muscle mass. Historically our bodies were designed as hunter-gatherers to be strong and able until about the age of 35 when t...

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  • Sex After 60

    Sex After 60

    The natural aging process brings with it natural changes in sexual function. It doesn't necessarily get worse, but our physiology changes as we get older. The danger is that people come to accept the stereotypes that aging equals a loss of sexual desire and ability. But we are sexual creatures, no ...

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  • Top 5 Women’s Health Concerns

    Top 5 Women’s Health Concerns

    Women's health concerns may be slightly different from men's as they have to deal not only with the threat of breast and cervical cancer but also are more likely to suffer from depression. Scientific research has made some giant steps in helping us understand and deal with the cause of many disease...

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  • What Makes Fatty Acids So Essential?

    What Makes Fatty Acids So Essential?

    Upon discovery in 1923, alpha-linolenic acid (omega-3) and linoleic acid (omega-6) were originally labeled vitamin F. Research conducted on rats in 1930 however, showed that these two essential compounds belonged with fats as opposed to vitamins. Essential fatty acids or EFAs are necessary for g...

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  • Women’s Health Alert: Take Some Time For You

    Women’s Health Alert: Take Some Time For You

    Women's health concerns often take a back seat to the other demands in their lives. That's because women are biologically, socially and emotionally programmed to be nurturers. We juggle careers, husbands, children, aging parents, friends, co-workers, household chores and volunteer activities. The f...

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  • Tame Your Seasonal Allergies With Natural Remedies

    Tame Your Seasonal Allergies With Natural Remedies

    It has been a long hot summer but in a few short weeks the sizzling temperatures will give way to the colorful, breezy days of autumn. Nothing is more refreshing than hiking through the woods on a brisk fall morning and taking in the sights, sounds and smells of the new season. But for the millions...

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  • The Dangers of Midlife Weight Gain

    The Dangers of Midlife Weight Gain

    As the birthdays increase in number, "middle age spread" creeps up on most people, even though you may be eating and exercising exactly as you always have. Unfortunately, being overweight has absolutely no health benefits and it does significantly increase the risk of all types of health problems. ...

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  • Keep the Flu Grinch at Bay

    Keep the Flu Grinch at Bay

    The holidays are a time for sharing. Unfortunately not everything we share is healthy. Now that the weather is cooler people are spending more time indoors making it easier for the "Flu Grinch" to take hold and put a damper on your holiday fun. The good news is that there are several steps you ...

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  • Vitamins for Healthy Traveling

    Vitamins for Healthy Traveling

    Travel can be hard on the body with new environments, a change of diet and different times zones to adapt to. Our bodies are challenged by long periods of inactivity on planes and public transport where we are also subjected to many unfamiliar germs. Often we return from what should have been ...

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  • Anti-aging:  Exercise for a Younger, Healthier Body

    Anti-aging: Exercise for a Younger, Healthier Body

    Spare tires, sagging muscles, aching joints, stiffness" these are just a few of the unwanted effects of aging. It is becoming increasingly evident that adoption of a healthy lifestyle is important for slowing the aging process. In fact, current research tells us that physical exercise is the single...

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  • U.S. Life Expectancy - Is it rising more slowly than other developed nations?

    U.S. Life Expectancy - Is it rising more slowly than other developed nations?

    While projected life span within the United States is at an all-time high of 78 years and two months, new research shows that projections have actually fallen in hundreds of U. S. counties. In addition, life expectancy within the U. S. has risen more slowly than in other developed nations. A r...

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  • Dangers of Plaque & Gingivitis to Your Health

    Dangers of Plaque & Gingivitis to Your Health

    Many people don't realize that there is a direct link between oral health and overall health. The simple fact is that problems with oral health can lead to problems throughout the body. In this article, we will look at how plaque and gingivitis can actually cause health issues and problems that ext...

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  • Seven Ways to Filter out Stress

    Seven Ways to Filter out Stress

    Stress is an accepted part of 21st century life in developed cultures, yet it is a known factor of poor health. Symptoms of stress include headaches, digestive problems and difficulty sleeping which in turn creates a downward spiral of more stress. We may not be able to control some of the external...

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  • Top 10 Supplements for Men's Health

    Top 10 Supplements for Men's Health

    Nattokinase may provide support of healthy blood pressure. Research has shown that nattokinase supports the body in dissolving blood clots and has been shown to be four times more effective than plasmin, which is an anti-clotting enzyme produced in the blood. Gymnema Sylvestre promotes h...

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  • Stroke Risk in Women Dramatically Cut With Regular Walking

    Stroke Risk in Women Dramatically Cut With Regular Walking

    Women in their fifties may be concerned about the risk of strokes yet many do not feel that a "gym" lifestyle is for them. The good news is that in a long-term study by the Harvard School of Public Health, it was found that walking came out on top for slashing the risk of strokes in women by up to...

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  • The Shocking Truth about Flu Vaccines

    The Shocking Truth about Flu Vaccines

    A shocking article about the ineffectualness and the dangers of flu vaccines has just been published by Richard Gale, a former Senior Research Analyst in the Biotechnology and Genomic Industries, and Gary Null, highly respected, award-winning director of progressive documentaries on nutrition and n...

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  • Effects of Mineral Deficiency on the Body

    Effects of Mineral Deficiency on the Body

    Minerals are inorganic substances that are essential for a healthy body, as they help to create hormones, enzymes, bones, tissues, teeth and fluids. Take a closer look at some important minerals and their effects of deficiency on the body. Calcium and vitamin D are essential for maintaining bone...

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  • Environmental Toxins – Are They Jeopardizing our Long-Term Health?

    Environmental Toxins – Are They Jeopardizing our Long-Term Health?

    In our modern-day world it is impossible to avoid coming into contact with harmful environmental toxins. Cars and trucks continually pump pollution into the air and even our food supply is contaminated with pesticides. Chemicals are leached into food from their "hygienic" plastic packaging and seve...

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  • How Blood Sugar Affects Your Health

    How Blood Sugar Affects Your Health

    Blood sugar can be defined as the concentration of glucose in the blood. These levels can be influenced by diet, stress, illness, use of certain medications, exercise and alcohol use. Typically, the body regulates blood sugar levels as part of the metabolic process, and these levels fluctuate throu...

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  • Alpha Lipoic Acid and Diabetes

    Alpha Lipoic Acid and Diabetes

    Diabetes is a devastating disease that results when the body is unable to metabolize glucose due to poor insulin function. It currently affects over 246 million people in the world and is the 4th leading cause of death. Diabetes is caused when insulin becomes ineffective or resistant due to cont...

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  • 15 Minutes of Physical Activity a Day Can Extend One's Life by Up to 3 Years

    15 Minutes of Physical Activity a Day Can Extend One's Life by Up to 3 Years

    Would you like to live longer? Most of us would, of course, answer yes to that question. Luckily, there are easy steps that you can take to help you do just that! By now you've probably heard that physical activity can do wonders to improve how you look and feel. As it turns out, just a few minut...

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    The Dangers of Energy Drinks

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    How To Avoid Mold-Related Health Hazards

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    What Dangers are Lurking in Your Energy Drink?

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    The Health Benefits of Avocados

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    Zithromax Z-Pak Is it Dangerous

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    Three Handy Tips to Keep your Kitchen Free of Disease

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    The Dangers of Bleach

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    Is Aspartame Dangerous to your Health?

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    Cell Phone Is Teeming with Germs

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    Three Delicious Foods That Support Healthy Aging

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    Exploring the Most Common Home Health Tests

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    Three Medical Tests Every Man Should Have

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    5 Natural Hangover Remedies

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    Skip the Food Coloring – Make Green Drinks Instead

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    Dangers Of High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS)

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    4 Amazing Spices for the Bedroom

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  • Harmful Effects Of Energy Drinks

    Harmful Effects Of Energy Drinks

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    Wine Away Depression

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    Can PUFAs in Fish Oil Supplements Prevent Breast Cancer?

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  • Prevent Kidney Cancer with Wine

    Prevent Kidney Cancer with Wine

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    Organic vs. Local: Which is Better for Good Health?

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    7 Benefits of Refreshing Fruit Smoothies

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    Five Steps for Boosting Energy

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    Detoxify the Organic Way

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    Dietary And Lifestyle Causes Of Disease

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    Walk Away From Migraines

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    Lead Poisoning In Children

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    Understanding Ayurvedic Medicine

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    Three ‘Kidney Killers’ To Avoid

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    The A-B-Cs of Detox

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    Five Fabulous Detoxifying Herbs and Spices

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    Safe And Natural Alternatives To Harsh Cleaning Chemicals

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    What are the Risk Factors for Prediabetes?

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    Ayurveda For Healthy Fabulous Youthful Skin

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    What Causes ED? Could it Be Your Medication?

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    Relaxation Techniques for Fighting Cancer

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    The Cosmetic Hazard of Drinking Diet Coke

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    Common Carpet Chemicals Could be Destroying Your Thyroid

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    Warning Signs of Low Hormone Levels

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    5 Ways to Get Great Skin

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    What Causes Low Libido In Men?

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    The Sunshine Miracle

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    Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Breast Cancer

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  • The Benefits of Green Drinks and Five Delicious Green Smoothie Recipes

    The Benefits of Green Drinks and Five Delicious Green Smoothie Recipes

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    Anti-Cancer Answer from the Sea?

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    Paroxetine may Cause Breast Cancer

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  • Attention Women: Ditch the Diet Soda or Die

    Attention Women: Ditch the Diet Soda or Die

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  • Bare Your Feet To Boost Your Health

    Bare Your Feet To Boost Your Health

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  • Do Microwave Ovens Pose Health Risks?

    Do Microwave Ovens Pose Health Risks?

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  • Drink Tea for your Health

    Drink Tea for your Health

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    Concerned about Insulin? Get to Know Leptin

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  • Does Ginkgo Biloba Help Regulate Blood Sugar?

    Does Ginkgo Biloba Help Regulate Blood Sugar?

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    Hot (and other) Yoga for Hot Flashes

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    Some Creative Ideas for Natural Bug Repellents

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    Blueberries: Benefit For Exercise-Induced Muscle Damage?

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  • Lattes to the Rescue

    Lattes to the Rescue

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  • The Link between Spray Tans and Cancer

    The Link between Spray Tans and Cancer

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  • Dangers Of Krill Oil

    Dangers Of Krill Oil

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  • Meat, Refined Grains and Inflammation

    Meat, Refined Grains and Inflammation

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    Low Testosterone Accelerates Cognitive Decline

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    Rosemary: Protective In Cancer?

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  • Turmeric And Alzheimer's Disease

    Turmeric And Alzheimer's Disease

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  • Insulin Resistance and Angina

    Insulin Resistance and Angina

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  • Keep the Fat in the Salad Dressing

    Keep the Fat in the Salad Dressing

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  • Could Wine Be Good For Your Kidneys?

    Could Wine Be Good For Your Kidneys?

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  • Water In, Water Out

    Water In, Water Out

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  • Reduce Cholesterol at the Gym

    Reduce Cholesterol at the Gym

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  • Ayurveda for Cancer

    Ayurveda for Cancer

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  • Bad Breath? Probiotic Supplements Can Help

    Bad Breath? Probiotic Supplements Can Help

    People do all sorts of things to fight off bad breath. Whether its chewing gum, using mouth wash, brushing one's teeth more than usual, or even avoiding certain foods. People are always looking for ways to keep their breath minty fresh. However, all of these efforts may not be as necessary as...

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  • Curb Your Cravings With These Seven Skinny Foods | Green Supplements

    Curb Your Cravings With These Seven Skinny Foods | Green Supplements

    Staying on a diet can be challenging if you walk around with that "hollow" feeling all day. The following diet-friendly foods will help you feel satisfied, boost your energy levels and jump-start your weight loss plan: BEANS: Legumes such as kidney, pinto and navy beans are loaded with protein ...

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  • Foods Rich in Polyphenols May Offer Prostate Protection

    Foods Rich in Polyphenols May Offer Prostate Protection

    Many health articles gush about the cancer-fighting merits of polyphenol-rich foods like broccoli, green tea, turmeric and pomegranate. But is it true that certain foods can really improve PSA (prostate-specific antigen) in men already diagnosed with prostate cancer? That's the question researchers...

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  • Natural DEET-Free Bug Repellants that Work

    Natural DEET-Free Bug Repellants that Work

    When the weather gets warm, many Americans repel mosquitoes and other pests with products containing N,N-Diethyl-meta-toluamide, or DEET. Currently used in over 230 products, this light yellow oil makes a very effective mosquito repellant. However, research on rats in the lab has shown that prolong...

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  • How To Keep Your Kidneys Healthy

    How To Keep Your Kidneys Healthy

    Your kidneys are very important organs that daily filter 200 liters of blood, sifting out about 2 liters of waste and water that your body excretes as urine. Known as the ?biochemists of the body', these bean-shaped organs are about the size of a fist and sit on either side of your spine at the sma...

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  • Get Off Your Butt!

    Get Off Your Butt!

    A title like "Get Off Your Butt!" is sure to get attention, but when it comes to this particular topic it is important to get out the message. Inflammation is a silent killer. What makes inflammation so nasty and so harmful to human health? The answer is that inflammation does more harm that create...

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  • Get Online!

    Get Online!

    Using the Internet often gets a lot of bad press. In fact, the Internet as a whole often gets a lot of negative attention. Many experts worry that too many people are spending too much time on the Internet, and with good reason. A sedentary lifestyle has been proven in studies to decrease overall h...

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  • Are There Health Risks to Exercising Outside in Cold Weather

    Are There Health Risks to Exercising Outside in Cold Weather

    Exercising is, of course, vitally important for good health. However, many people worry that exercising outdoors when it is cold could come with negative health benefits. This is a complex issue with a variety of variables, and we will look at this topic from several different directions. Taki...

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  • Three Deadly Food Toxins

    Three Deadly Food Toxins

    Many natural health experts recommend a detoxification at least once year to help cleanse the body of toxic chemicals and metals. It's the human equivalent of servicing your car! Thankfully, high-quality detox supplements can help you cleanse your body of toxins. If you are wondering wheth...

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  • Ginseng to the Rescue

    Ginseng to the Rescue

    Eleven different species of slow-growing, perennial plants with gnarled, fleshy roots fall under the category of ginseng. The three most common types include American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius), Asian or Korean red ginseng (Panax), and Siberian ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus ), all of whic...

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  • Late-Night Snacks Cause Heartburn

    Late-Night Snacks Cause Heartburn

    That leftover piece of cake, ham sandwich and jug of milk in the fridge can be very tempting late at night. But the same late-night snack that delights your taste buds can wreak havoc on your digestive system and your ability to sleep. Eating three hours or less before bedtime can lead to serious h...

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  • The Importance of Joint Mobility

    The Importance of Joint Mobility

    Part of the magnificent engineering of the human body is the joints, a point where two or more bones come together. Made up of bone, cartilage, ligaments, and muscles surrounded by synovial fluid, joints allow the body to bend, stretch, twist, and turn. Body movement causes the synovial fluid to wa...

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  • Does Extra Virgin Olive Oil Go Bad?

    Does Extra Virgin Olive Oil Go Bad?

    Of course, with a higher quality comes a bigger price tag, so you may be wondering, "does extra virgin olive oil go bad?" Can Olive Oil Be Rancid? The answer is, yes, your extra virgin olive oil can go bad or be rancid. Air (specifically oxygen) and light are not friends to extra virgin olive...

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  • Why Can’t You Sleep?

    Why Can’t You Sleep?

    A good night's sleep is one of the most important requirements for good health. Yet, an alarming number of us find it nearly impossible to experience consistent, restorative sleep. In fact, Americans are plagued with sleep problems. According to a study published March 2104 in the journal Maturita...

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  • Supplements Help Offset Environmental and Lifestyle Factors

    Supplements Help Offset Environmental and Lifestyle Factors

    When it comes to getting necessary daily nutrients, few diets provide all the amounts needed for optimal health. Even with an ultra-nutritious diet, many outside factors influence the absorption of nutrients. This is why dietary supplements are essential for good health. Here are several reasons ...

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  • Go Fishing to Stop Smoking

    Go Fishing to Stop Smoking

    Most people know the damaging health issues associated with smoking tobacco including lung cancer, increased risk of strokes and heart disease. Although cigarette smoking kills over 480,000 Americans every year, people still continue to smoke. The reason in most cases is because nicotine is addicti...

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  • The Dark Truth About Cola Chemicals

    The Dark Truth About Cola Chemicals

    The dark caramel coloring in your favorite cola drink may increase your risk for cancer, according to recent studies. The coloring is produced by a chemical called 4-methylimidazole (4-Mel) which has been linked to malignancies in mice. While several watchdog groups have petitioned for change, many...

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  • Poor People More Likely To Die From Cancer

    Poor People More Likely To Die From Cancer

    A new study released by the American Cancer Society suggests a direct link between a person's income and their chances of cancer survival. While wealthy and poor populations are both affected by cancer, they suffer from different types and the cancers that affect the poor are more likely to be fata...

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  • Is Diabetes your Parent's Fault?

    Is Diabetes your Parent's Fault?

    Nearly 30 million Americans have diabetes. With over 70,000 deaths from diabetes each year, it ranks as the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. In this article we will discuss diabetes facts and ways you can live a happier life by taking blood sugar supplements, eating a healthy di...

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  • Blood Sugar Benefits with Good Bacteria

    Blood Sugar Benefits with Good Bacteria

    Each person's digestive tract is home to about 100 trillion bacteria - and that's generally a good thing! Bacteria in the intestines are an essential part of a healthy digestive system, helping to digest food, synthesize essential vitamins and counter infections. However, not all bacteria in the gu...

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  • Olive and Rosemary for Liver Toxicity

    Olive and Rosemary for Liver Toxicity

    Millions of people across the globe develop cirrhosis of the liver, which causes a buildup of scar tissue. Scarring prevents the liver from digesting food properly, making protein, fighting infections, cleansing the blood, and storing energy. While cirrhosis has many causes, the most common causes ...

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  • Parinari Curatellifolia Protects the Liver from Drug-Induced Toxicity

    Parinari Curatellifolia Protects the Liver from Drug-Induced Toxicity

    The extract from the seeds of the South African mobola plum tree may help protect against drug-induced liver disease caused by acetaminophen or other medications, according to a recent study. Thanks to these scientific studies, natural liver supplements have been developed using this potent extra...

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  • The Asthma-Stroke Connection

    The Asthma-Stroke Connection

    Stroke is fairly common in those over the age of 55; in fact strokes are responsible for one in every 19 deaths in the U.S. according to the Center of Disease Control (CDC). The chance of having a stroke doubles for each decade of life above the age of 55. There are several factors that increase st...

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  • Exercise Is The Best Prescription For A Healthy Liver

    Exercise Is The Best Prescription For A Healthy Liver

    One of the many benefits of exercise is a reduced risk for liver disease. Several recent studies have confirmed the link between exercise and a reduced risk for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Research conducted at the Cleveland Clinic confirmed that regular workouts increase me...

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  • Exercise and Cancer Treatment

    Exercise and Cancer Treatment

    With a new year comes a variety of resolutions for self-improvement, one of which is more exercise. There are many benefits of exercise . Regular exercise helps people maintain a healthy body weight; builds bones, muscles, and joints; lowers chances for the development of diabetes and high blood p...

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  • Is Church Good for Your Body as Well as Your Soul?

    Is Church Good for Your Body as Well as Your Soul?

    While weekends offer an opportunity for much-needed rest and relaxation, many Americans dedicate a few hours each Sunday to church service. While the faithful have always believed that going to church is good for the soul, it turns out that it may be good for the body as well. A number of studies s...

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  • Antioxidant Intake Reduces Risks for Metabolic Syndrome

    Antioxidant Intake Reduces Risks for Metabolic Syndrome

    With rising obesity rates among adults in the United States, metabolic syndrome is becoming commonplace. Nearly 50 million Americans suffer from this condition in which risk factors like excessive abdominal fat, high levels of triglycerides, low levels of HDL (good) cholesterol, elevated blood pres...

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  • What Are The Benefits Of CLA?

    What Are The Benefits Of CLA?

    What if there was a way to boost weight loss while also improving one's overall health and resistance to disease? It sounds too good to be true, but the facts are that some foods and compounds can achieve just such results. One such compound is the very intriguing and impressive conjugated linolei...

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  • Aromatherapy: Healing That Makes ‘Scents’

    Aromatherapy: Healing That Makes ‘Scents’

    Aromatherapy is yet another example of a centuries-old remedy that is finally making its way into mainstream medicine. Used by the ancient Greeks, Romans and Egyptians for more than 6,000 years aromatherapy is a holistic medicinal treatment that incorporates essential oils. The oils are derived fr...

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  • The Dangers of Sugar-Free Sodas

    The Dangers of Sugar-Free Sodas

    Millions of Americans have switched to diet soft drinks in an effort to avoid the massive calorie content of regular sodas. While they may be lower in sugar, diet drinks are still a bad dietary choice and they have been linked to weight gain, heart disease, type-2 diabetes, migraines and other hea...

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  • Four Lifestyle Factors Contribute to One-Third of All Deaths

    Four Lifestyle Factors Contribute to One-Third of All Deaths

    It is hard to believe, but researchers have found that just four lifestyle factors play a role in a full one-third of all deaths. Finding ways to avoid the impact of these four factors will help you live a longer and healthier life. Factor One-Waist Size The Western World is undergoing an...

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  • Top Five Wheat-Free Grains + Green Tea Extract Benefits

    Top Five Wheat-Free Grains + Green Tea Extract Benefits

    There are different buzz words for different ailments and situations. The latest in our lexicon of nutritional dangers is the "wheat-belly." What is a wheat belly? It used to be called the beer-belly, which is a wheat or grain belly-the resulting fat that accumulates in the middle-due to the body'...

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  • Will An Aspirin A Day Keep Cancer Away?

    Will An Aspirin A Day Keep Cancer Away?

    Regular use of low-dose aspirin may reduce the risk of developing colon cancer according to a study published in a recent issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine. The study, which was conducted at Brigham and Women's Hospital, included 40,000 women who were over the age of 45. Participants were r...

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