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What to Know About Prostate Cancer Risk Factors

What to Know About Prostate Cancer Risk Factors

Prostate cancer statistics show it is the second leading cancer among men (behind skin cancer). It is most commonly diagnosed in men over age 65, but the risk especially increases past ag...

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Oct 17, 2019 Read More

Top 13 Foods to Lower Cholesterol Quickly

Top 13 Foods to Lower Cholesterol Quickly

Cholesterol is an important substance for your body. Contrary to popular belief, your body actually needs cholesterol to function. However, having too-high levels of total and LDL cholest...

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Oct 10, 2019 Read More

Adrenal Glands: What They Are & How to Care for Them

Adrenal Glands: What They Are & How to Care for Them

Your adrenal glands are small and out of sight, but they are incredibly important. They create hormones your body needs to function and thrive. You can’t live without these small but vita...

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Oct 03, 2019 Read More

6 Things Healthy Families Do Every Day

6 Things Healthy Families Do Every Day

With jobs, school, after-school activities, and more, it can be hard to stay healthy as a family, let alone get together once a day for dinner. Eating and living healthfully can be challe...

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Sep 26, 2019 Read More

9 Simple Ways To Improve Women's Health

9 Simple Ways To Improve Women's Health

With everything women must juggle in daily life, it’s difficult to prioritize health. However, taking care of yourself is the best way to show up in the world. It also helps ensure you fe...

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Sep 19, 2019 Read More

What is High Cholesterol, and Can It Be Lowered?

What is High Cholesterol, and Can It Be Lowered?

High cholesterol is a very common problem in the developed world—so much so that most people have heard it’s dangerous. The truth is, your body actually needs some cholesterol. But high n...

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Sep 12, 2019 Read More

How to Support Kids' Health and Fight Childhood Obesity

How to Support Kids' Health and Fight Childhood Obesity

The percentage of obese kids and teenagers has increased more than three times since the 1970s, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). This is a problem since obesity can hav...

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Sep 05, 2019 Read More

Psoriasis Causes and How to Control Symptoms

Psoriasis Causes and How to Control Symptoms

Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that causes red, scaly, and sometimes itchy patches. There is no known cure for psoriasis. It’s a chronic condition that may come and go throughout some...

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Aug 29, 2019 Read More

Why Superfoods Work & 6 You Should Eat Regularly

Why Superfoods Work & 6 You Should Eat Regularly

The word “superfood” has been tossed around a lot in recent years, but there’s some ambiguity about what it actually means. There is no set definition of what makes one food more “super” ...

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Aug 22, 2019 Read More

Best Natural Remedies for a Cold

Best Natural Remedies for a Cold

The most effective natural remedies for a cold are quite simple. Basically, you want to ramp up your self-care and focus on rest. This can be difficult for many of us. We live busy lives ...

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Aug 15, 2019 Read More

6 Ways to Boost the Immune System With Supplements

6 Ways to Boost the Immune System With Supplements

Your immune system is designed to protect you from disease and illness. But factors like stress, poor diet, environmental pollutants, and even changes of season can lower your body’s defe...

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Aug 08, 2019 Read More

Which Supportive Supplements Can Help with Relaxation?

Which Supportive Supplements Can Help with Relaxation?

You’ve likely heard that exercise, a healthy diet, and mindfulness can help with stress relief. But sometimes, you can do everything “right” and still need additional help. This is where ...

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Jul 25, 2019 Read More

How to Use Relaxation Techniques for Stress Relief

How to Use Relaxation Techniques for Stress Relief

Stress is a daily part of life for most people. And while some stress helps us survive, chronic stress can lead to sickness. By employing certain relaxation techniques, we can help combat...

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Jul 18, 2019 Read More

How to Reduce Stress by Slowing Down

How to Reduce Stress by Slowing Down

A fast-paced life can happen so easily. With the internet, social media, and every type of technology at our fingertips, we’re constantly connected—and it can take a toll. But if you’re f...

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Jul 11, 2019 Read More

What Causes Cancer? These 9 Things May Increase Your Risk

What Causes Cancer? These 9 Things May Increase Your Risk

Cancer is a scary disease that’s, unfortunately, the second leading cause of death in the United States. We’re learning more about it every day, but there’s still a lot to understand abou...

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Jul 04, 2019 Read More

How to Recover from Sore Muscles After Exercise

How to Recover from Sore Muscles After Exercise

Whether you work out five days a week or are recently getting back into exercise, sore muscles can happen. You usually experience soreness most when you’ve done something your body isn’t ...

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Jun 27, 2019 Read More

13 Simple Exercises to Keep You Happy, Healthy & Fit

13 Simple Exercises to Keep You Happy, Healthy & Fit

Do you get enough exercise? For most Americans, that answer is a big “no.” Most of us have sedentary jobs, drive a vehicle to and fro, and generally don’t have a lot of obvious opportunit...

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Jun 20, 2019 Read More

5 Amazing Mental Benefits of Exercise

5 Amazing Mental Benefits of Exercise

It’s no secret that physical exercise is good for your physical health. It can help reduce your risk of chronic illnesses and promote a healthy weight and muscle mass. But we don’t often ...

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Jun 13, 2019 Read More

Top 7 Risks of a Sedentary Lifestyle

Top 7 Risks of a Sedentary Lifestyle

One in four people globally are not getting enough exercise, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). That’s not just older people; over 80 percent of adolescents aren’t getting ...

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Jun 06, 2019 Read More

Improve Your Health With Mindful Eating

Improve Your Health With Mindful Eating

Mindful eating is often the missing piece to a healthy lifestyle. Many of us are so rushed day-to-day that we grab what’s quick and convenient. It’s hard to slow down, especially during m...

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May 23, 2019 Read More

13 Ways to Slim Down for the Beach (and Not Starve)

13 Ways to Slim Down for the Beach (and Not Starve)

As swimsuit season approaches, many people look for ways to tighten, tone, and lose weight for the beach and other get-togethers. While weight loss can be a good change for many of us, it...

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May 16, 2019 Read More

10 Weight Loss Myths Everyone Thinks are True

10 Weight Loss Myths Everyone Thinks are True

Many people are currently trying to lose weight. And while weight loss can be great for your health, there’s a lot of misinformation out there about how to do it safely and healthily. Let...

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May 09, 2019 Read More

How to Maintain Weight Loss with Nutrient Optimization

How to Maintain Weight Loss with Nutrient Optimization

Many people lose weight every day, but only a small percentage of them are actually keeping the weight off. What’s the secret to maintaining weight loss?Healthy weight loss and maintenanc...

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May 02, 2019 Read More

What is the Impact of Social Media on Health?

What is the Impact of Social Media on Health?

Many of us check at least one of the social media platforms every day—often several times a day. But emerging research shows we may need to pause and consider: what is the impact of socia...

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Apr 25, 2019 Read More

Top 7 Healthy Travel Tips for On the Road

Top 7 Healthy Travel Tips for On the Road

Spring is here, and when the warmer months arrive many of us are excited to get out for some vacation time. If you’re planning to travel this year, don’t forget the importance of caring f...

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Apr 18, 2019 Read More

10 Healthy Eating Tips That Are Simple But Effective

10 Healthy Eating Tips That Are Simple But Effective

A healthy diet is essential to a well-rounded, flourishing lifestyle. While your diet doesn’t need to be perfect, there are likely little ways it can be tweaked and enhanced. Starting sma...

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Apr 11, 2019 Read More

How to Maintain Good Digestive Health

How to Maintain Good Digestive Health

Every time you eat, your digestive system is working hard for you, breaking down food and assimilating it for your body to use. Are you giving it the support it needs to do its job?Withou...

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Apr 04, 2019 Read More

33 High Fiber Foods You Need in Your Diet

33 High Fiber Foods You Need in Your Diet

Dietary fiber is the rough, indigestible part of plant foods. It’s a type of carbohydrate that your body does not break down or absorb—but it does a lot of good for your health. Eating pl...

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Mar 28, 2019 Read More

6 Ways to Avoid Common Vision Problems

6 Ways to Avoid Common Vision Problems

About 142 million Americans over the age of 40 deal with vision problems, according to a 2016 report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM). Many times, t...

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Mar 21, 2019 Read More

Is Alcohol Good for You? 3 Things to Know

Is Alcohol Good for You? 3 Things to Know

Research on alcohol has made news headlines countless times with articles either applauding or denouncing its benefits. But what’s the truth? Is alcohol good for you, actually?Alcohol is ...

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Mar 14, 2019 Read More

9 Injury Prevention Tips for Safe Athletic Training

9 Injury Prevention Tips for Safe Athletic Training

Athletes of all ages are at risk of injury. Physical fitness can be so good for your muscles, bones, and overall health, but injury prevention is key to avoid hurting yourself during trai...

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Mar 07, 2019 Read More

Benefits of Fasting: Should You Try It?

Benefits of Fasting: Should You Try It?

Fasting means not eating for a certain period of time. Fasts can last anywhere from several hours to days at a time, and there are different reasons a person might fast. Let’s look at som...

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Feb 28, 2019 Read More

Self-Care Ideas for Peace and Calm

Self-Care Ideas for Peace and Calm

So many holidays and life events during the year allow us to dote on the special people in our lives, but it’s often much harder to care for the most important person: ourselves.Today and...

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Feb 21, 2019 Read More

How to Get Good Sleep Tonight

How to Get Good Sleep Tonight

Getting enough sleep is just as important as good diet and exercise for your health. But many of us are walking around sleep-deprived, day after day. Whether you have a busy schedule, dea...

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Feb 14, 2019 Read More

10 Heart-Healthy Foods to Support Your Ticker

10 Heart-Healthy Foods to Support Your Ticker

The foods we eat each day matter for our health. And one of the most important organs you can nourish with a healthy diet is working for you every single second: your heart! To help you s...

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Feb 07, 2019 Read More

How to Nourish Your Reproductive Health

How to Nourish Your Reproductive Health

Reproductive health refers to the overall well-being of both the male and female reproductive systems during all life stages. Our reproductive systems literally produce life if an individ...

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Jan 31, 2019 Read More

What Happens During Menopause: 5 Things to Expect

What Happens During Menopause: 5 Things to Expect

Women go through many changes during their lifetime; one of the biggest is menopause. Whether you’re not quite menopause age, are going through it right now, or a loved one is menopausal,...

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Jan 23, 2019 Read More

3 Thyroid Facts You Need to Know

3 Thyroid Facts You Need to Know

The thyroid is a small part of your body, but it’s largely important—and thyroid issues can greatly affect your body and well-being. Let’s look at some crucial facts about the thyroid, ea...

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Jan 16, 2019 Read More

Cutting Out Sugar This Year? Follow These Tips

Cutting Out Sugar This Year? Follow These Tips

Two of the most common resolutions people make each year are to eat better and to lose weight (closely matched with getting more exercise). For many people, that starts with cutting out s...

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Jan 10, 2019 Read More

Winter Allergies and How to Manage Them

Winter Allergies and How to Manage Them

Weather is a common allergy trigger—so it’s no surprise that winter allergies are typical as it gets colder outside. And allergies in the chillier months are often slightly different than...

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Dec 27, 2018 Read More

5 Sun Safety Tips to Avoid Sun Damaged Skin This Summer

5 Sun Safety Tips to Avoid Sun Damaged Skin This Summer

During warmer months, the sun’s rays are especially strong. And while a sunny day feels great and tans are popular, too much sun is a big risk to your health. The following sun safety tip...

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Dec 20, 2018 Read More

7 Quick Tips for Dry Winter Skin

7 Quick Tips for Dry Winter Skin

As the winter months approach, temperatures drop and the coats and scarves come out as we brave the cold. For many of us, this can also bring uncomfortable skin dryness. You might find yo...

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Dec 20, 2018 Read More

7 Ways to Fight Winter Fatigue and Tiredness

7 Ways to Fight Winter Fatigue and Tiredness

Winter brings us shorter days, less sunlight and colder temperatures. For many of us, that means tasks like getting up for work or going to the gym become a real struggle—also known as: w...

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Dec 12, 2018 Read More

Why Proper Hand Washing Matters & How to Practice It

Why Proper Hand Washing Matters & How to Practice It

Proper hand washing is an act many of us take for granted. As kids, we were taught to wash our hands after going to the bathroom, before eating dinner, etc. But it’s easy to get lazy in t...

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Dec 05, 2018 Read More

Mindfulness Techniques to Navigate the Holiday Season

Mindfulness Techniques to Navigate the Holiday Season

Much of the end of the year (and beginning of next year) is dedicated to holiday-related activities. And while this season can be full of love and cheer, it can also be a lot to handle. F...

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Nov 29, 2018 Read More

5 Life-Saving Reasons to Quit Smoking Now

5 Life-Saving Reasons to Quit Smoking Now

Over 15 out of every 100 American adults currently smoke cigarettes, and 18 million are living with a disease related to smoking, according to the Centers for Disease Control(CDC). Smokin...

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Nov 15, 2018 Read More

Keep Your Bladder Healthy for Life

Keep Your Bladder Healthy for Life

November is Healthy Bladder Month. Not a particularly exciting topic and most people don’t actively talk about their bladder health. The truth is, it’s very important!Your bladder support...

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Nov 07, 2018 Read More

How to Keep Your Skin Healthy All Year Long

How to Keep Your Skin Healthy All Year Long

Your skin is your largest organ—and the most visible one. Are you keeping it healthy? Just like the rest of your body, your skin needs regular attention and care.With November being Natio...

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Nov 01, 2018 Read More

5 Lifestyle Changes That Can Help Depression

5 Lifestyle Changes That Can Help Depression

Millions of Americans live with a mental health condition like depression. While there is no substitute for getting professional help for your mental health concerns, there are several li...

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Oct 25, 2018 Read More

5 Tips for Healthy Lungs

5 Tips for Healthy Lungs

Every moment, your lungs are working for you, bringing oxygen into your body and removing carbon dioxide waste. Breathing is what keeps our cells working—breaking down nutrients and creat...

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Oct 17, 2018 Read More

The Best Foods and Exercises for Your Bones and Joints

The Best Foods and Exercises for Your Bones and Joints

Bone and joint conditions are the most common reason for severe chronic pain and physical disability in the world.[1] Hundreds of millions of people are affected by problems related to bo...

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Oct 11, 2018 Read More

Breast Health: What You Need to Know

Breast Health: What You Need to Know

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is all about breast health. Most women probably don’t think too much about this day-to-day—but it’s an important topic.Breasts come in all ...

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Oct 04, 2018 Read More

5 Health Numbers to Know for a Healthy Heart

5 Health Numbers to Know for a Healthy Heart

Every second, your heart is pumping blood through your body to keep you alive and well. Since you usually can’t feel your heart beating as you move throughout your day, it’s easy to forge...

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Sep 27, 2018 Read More

How Do Probiotics Work in Your Body and Gut?

How Do Probiotics Work in Your Body and Gut?

Your body contains over 100 trillion microorganisms – and many of those microbes are bacteria. Some bacteria are bad, which your body fights off, while other bacteria are beneficial. Thos...

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Sep 20, 2018 Read More

3 Ways to Support Prostate Health

3 Ways to Support Prostate Health

Prostate health is not a topic that comes up in everyday conversation, but it’s an important one. Just like each part of the body, the prostate is supported by a well-balanced diet and li...

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Sep 20, 2018 Read More

7 Benefits of Yoga for Your Body and Mind

7 Benefits of Yoga for Your Body and Mind

You probably already know exercise is good for health and longevity. But did you know yoga can provide the same benefits as other forms of exercise—and then some?Let’s look at the top ben...

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Sep 13, 2018 Read More

Healthy Aging: Do These 5 Things Daily

Healthy Aging: Do These 5 Things Daily

We all get older; it’s an inevitable part of life. But aging doesn’t need to be something bad we try to avoid. In fact, you don’t have to feelolder as you age—no matter what that age is.W...

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Sep 06, 2018 Read More

Benefits of Breastfeeding for Mom and Baby

Benefits of Breastfeeding for Mom and Baby

Breastfeeding is one of the most natural human processes – but did you know it actually has a lot of advantages for babies and their mothers? Let’s look at the main benefits to consider f...

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Aug 16, 2018 Read More

7 Healthy Back to School Tips to Start the Year Off Right

7 Healthy Back to School Tips to Start the Year Off Right

Many schools are starting back in August now, which means it’s time to start buying supplies and getting ready to jump back into the routine! But that’s not all—there’s a lot involved wit...

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Aug 08, 2018 Read More

Children’s Eye Health: Daily Safety and Nutrition Tips

Children’s Eye Health: Daily Safety and Nutrition Tips

If you’re reading this right now, you’re using two very important organs in your body: your eyes!Although we use our eyes to see, read and ultimately make sense of the world, their health...

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Aug 02, 2018 Read More

Healthy and Refreshing Summer Foods

Healthy and Refreshing Summer Foods

Warm weather meals generally call for different recipes than cold weather. Who wants soup when it’s 100 degrees outside?! So, we’ve Googled, read, and pulled out all the cookbooks in orde...

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Jul 28, 2018 Read More

Simple Tips for Making Healthy Salads (Plus 3 Unhealthy Salads to Never Eat)

Simple Tips for Making Healthy Salads (Plus 3 Unhealthy Salads to Never Eat)

Summer is in full-swing, and it’s the perfect time for cool, crisp, healthy salads.But you don’t need warm weather as an excuse to eat more greens and veggies. Salads are a great idea any...

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Jul 26, 2018 Read More

How to Make Eating Out Healthy: 7 Easy Rules to Follow

How to Make Eating Out Healthy: 7 Easy Rules to Follow

The best way to eat healthy meals is by making your own. But what if you’re traveling, on vacation, at a work dinner or having a nice dinner out with friends or family?There’s nothing wro...

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Jul 26, 2018 Read More

Men’s Health: Nutritional Help for 3 Common Male Health Risks

Men’s Health: Nutritional Help for 3 Common Male Health Risks

June is Men’s Health Month, which is a great reminder for men to make an appointment for their annual physical and take better care of their health. All too often, guys don’t pay enough a...

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Jul 22, 2018 Read More

Sitting Too Much is Dangerous: 5 Ways to Move Your Body More

Sitting Too Much is Dangerous: 5 Ways to Move Your Body More

Did you know that sitting too much can increase your risk of almost every disease?A study from the American Cancer Society has demonstrated the dangers of sitting for too long. It suggest...

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Jul 19, 2018 Read More

Are You What You Eat?

Are You What You Eat?

Everyone knows about “comfort foods”. We all run to them when we’re feeling a little down, stressed or depressed. We eat what makes us feel good during those times. The truth is that we h...

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Jul 11, 2018 Read More

Summer Hair Care

Summer Hair Care

The focus for many of our blog articles has been on summer and how to survive it safely! This week we’re going to cover what you should know about summer hair care.While most of you plan ...

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Jun 15, 2018 Read More

10 Healthy Gift Ideas for Dad

10 Healthy Gift Ideas for Dad

With Father’s Day around the corner, thinking up new and creative gift ideas for Dad can be a challenge. So, instead of another tie or coffee mug, how about finding gifts to help the Dad ...

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Jun 09, 2018 Read More

Top 4 Senior Health Tips for Staying Active and Engaged at Any Age

Top 4 Senior Health Tips for Staying Active and Engaged at Any Age

You’re never too old, and it’s never too late, to do activities for your physical, emotional and mental health. You can enrich your life at any age—and start at any time!Whether you’re an...

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May 24, 2018 Read More

9 Simple Workplace Wellness Ideas for a Healthier Office

9 Simple Workplace Wellness Ideas for a Healthier Office

A healthy work environment is key to having happy and satisfied employees. And since many office workers struggle to get enough physical activity or eat well, why not encourage their heal...

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May 17, 2018 Read More

Summer Sunscreen Safety

Summer Sunscreen Safety

The bright and sunny weather is making its way across most of the country. So, now it’s time to start thinking about summer sunscreen safety. If you’re like most health-conscious people, ...

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May 13, 2018 Read More

15 Healthy Gift Ideas for Mom

15 Healthy Gift Ideas for Mom

There’s never a bad time to let Mom know she’s loved and appreciated. And a great way to do so is by supporting her health and wellness!Whether you need a Mother’s Day gift, birthday gift...

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May 11, 2018 Read More

How Emotional Stress Affects the Body and 5 Tips to Cope Better

How Emotional Stress Affects the Body and 5 Tips to Cope Better

May is Mental Health Month, so this week we’re talking about a commonly ignored aspect of health: emotional stress.There are two types of stress: physical stress and emotional stress. Emo...

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May 03, 2018 Read More

Family Fitness Tips: 5 Exercise Ideas for Kids and Adults

Family Fitness Tips: 5 Exercise Ideas for Kids and Adults

Most Americans don’t get enough exercise, and that includes kids, too. The rise of digital activities like TV, computers, tablets and smartphones, and video games has made it extremely ea...

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Apr 26, 2018 Read More

Ear Infection Symptoms and How to Avoid Them

Ear Infection Symptoms and How to Avoid Them

Ear infections can happen year round, but some people—especially kids—can get them more during the warmer months while swimming and doing other water-related activities. No matter when th...

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Apr 19, 2018 Read More

Eat These Best Foods for Eye Health Every Day

Eat These Best Foods for Eye Health Every Day

Your eyes are just like the rest of your body: they need good nutrition to thrive. Eating a balanced diet (along with reducing sun exposure) alone is good for your eyes, but below are som...

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Apr 12, 2018 Read More

How to Live Longer: 7 Healthy Habits that May Increase Your Lifespan

How to Live Longer: 7 Healthy Habits that May Increase Your Lifespan

While there’s no full-proof plan for how to live longer, there are several daily habits we can control. Here are the top seven to practice each and every day.1. Keep Your Body and Mind Ac...

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Apr 05, 2018 Read More

Healthy Easter Basket Ideas

Healthy Easter Basket Ideas

Go to any grocery store at Easter time and you’ll see aisles full of chocolates, candies and chick- and bunny-themed treats. They look yummy, but all the sugar and processed ingredients a...

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Mar 22, 2018 Read More

3 Unique Nutritional Needs for Women

3 Unique Nutritional Needs for Women

In honor of both Women’s History Month and National Nutrition Month, we’re dedicating this week to women and their special nutritional needs!While good nutrition is fundamental for everyo...

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Mar 15, 2018 Read More

7 Super-Healthy St. Patrick’s Day Green Snacks

7 Super-Healthy St. Patrick’s Day Green Snacks

Some good fortunes happen due to luck, but a healthy life is something we must maintain for ourselves. And there’s no better day to promote that good health than with the Luck of the Iris...

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Mar 08, 2018 Read More

Spring Clean Your Body With These 5 Detoxing Foods

Spring Clean Your Body With These 5 Detoxing Foods

Spring is fast approaching! We all know about spring cleaning for the home, but have you considered the need to spring clean your body, too?It’s a great season to take a look at what you’...

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Mar 01, 2018 Read More

Heart Health: Dealing with Work Stress

Heart Health: Dealing with Work Stress

We all experience work stress sometimes, but is yours affecting your health?Short-term stress can be helpful for getting things done and meeting deadlines, but chronic work stress—whether...

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Feb 22, 2018 Read More

Which Diet is Best for Your Heart?

Which Diet is Best for Your Heart?

Heart disease is the #1 cause of death in the United States. That’s a scary statistic, but thankfully there’s a lot we can do to protect our tickers—like eating a healthy diet.But what ex...

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Feb 15, 2018 Read More

Have a Heart-Healthy Valentine’s Day: Fun Ways to Thrive Together

Have a Heart-Healthy Valentine’s Day: Fun Ways to Thrive Together

February is American Heart Month! And since we’re all about sharing the love through health, here are some passionate ways to care for your heart on the holiday most popular for sharing i...

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Feb 08, 2018 Read More

Surprisingly Unhealthy Foods Disguised as Healthy

Surprisingly Unhealthy Foods Disguised as Healthy

Most people know whole foods, like fruits and vegetables, are good for us, but what about packaged foods that claim to be healthy? How much can we trust them?Due to clever marketing or di...

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Feb 01, 2018 Read More

Holistic Ways to Fight the Winter Blues

Holistic Ways to Fight the Winter Blues

The winter months bring us the holidays, a new year, and many other meaningful times of life. But colder temperatures and shorter days can also spur an imbalance in some of us, causing a ...

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Jan 30, 2018 Read More

Jumpstart New Year’s Resolution to Eat Better

Jumpstart New Year’s Resolution to Eat Better

The New Year is upon us! Did you make a resolution to eat better?While New Year resolutions can be great launching points to create a better life, you might find yourself a little overwhe...

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Jan 25, 2018 Read More

Dry Eyes? 7 Simple Approaches for Winter Eye Irritation

Dry Eyes? 7 Simple Approaches for Winter Eye Irritation

Even at our Michael’s® headquarters in balmy San Antonio, Texas, the weather has been a little more frigid this winter. As the temperatures drop, we can expect an increase in cold weather...

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Jan 18, 2018 Read More

Cold vs Flu Symptoms & Natural Approaches

Cold vs Flu Symptoms & Natural Approaches

Runny nose, fever, aching body, sneezing. We’re all familiar with these symptoms and most of us experience them sometimes.Both the common cold and flu are frequent ailments people get eac...

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Jan 11, 2018 Read More

Joints Ache During Cold Weather? Try These 4 Tips

Joints Ache During Cold Weather? Try These 4 Tips

As the temperature drops near the end of each year, you might notice more aching joints. Maybe they hurt in an area of past injury or surgery. Colder weather may lead to flare ups in the ...

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Dec 28, 2017 Read More

5 Ways to Enjoy Holiday Sweets Without Overindulging

5 Ways to Enjoy Holiday Sweets Without Overindulging

Food is a huge part of the holiday season. But those who are mindful of health or weight management might worry about those salt- or sugar-laden foods that are less than nutritious. If yo...

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Dec 21, 2017 Read More

Managing Holiday Stress When the Season is Overwhelming

Managing Holiday Stress When the Season is Overwhelming

There are many things to love about the holidays: time with family and friends, gift-giving, decorations and celebrations. But there can be a downside to the holiday season that isn’t tal...

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Dec 14, 2017 Read More

6 Natural Ways to Protect Your Immune System This Holiday Season

6 Natural Ways to Protect Your Immune System This Holiday Season

So much of the holidays is about community – shopping for gifts, visiting loved ones, going to parties and more. While these are all wonderful aspects of the season, they can take a toll ...

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Dec 08, 2017 Read More

6 Healthy Habits to Keep Your Teeth Happy

6 Healthy Habits to Keep Your Teeth Happy

Teeth are one of the first things we notice in other people, and they’re important for many things, from expressing ourselves with a smile to chewing our food for good nutrition. The heal...

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Nov 30, 2017 Read More

Top Omega-3 Benefits for a Healthy Body and Brain

Top Omega-3 Benefits for a Healthy Body and Brain

Omega-3s are amazing for supporting our minds, bodies and overall health! Maybe you’ve heard about omega-3s but aren’t sure where to get them or why they’re important. Below, we’ll answer...

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Nov 17, 2017 Read More

Is a Big Breakfast Necessary?

Is a Big Breakfast Necessary?

Do You Have to Eat a Big Breakfast to Be Healthy?You’ve probably heard the saying that “breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” Many weight loss diets will tout the same philoso...

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Nov 09, 2017 Read More

Time for a Sugar Detox? 5 Healthy Sugar Alternatives

Time for a Sugar Detox? 5 Healthy Sugar Alternatives

Most of us tend to eat richer, sugary foods during the holiday months. Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year all have their array of decadent sweets. While many of us have whol...

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Nov 06, 2017 Read More

5 Lifestyle Changes for Healthier, Happier Skin

5 Lifestyle Changes for Healthier, Happier Skin

You’ve probably heard that our skin is the largest organ of the body! It not only protects our insides, but also covers the face we present to the world. Just like the rest of our body, h...

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Oct 26, 2017 Read More

Sneaky Sources of Sodium at Home

Sneaky Sources of Sodium at Home

When it comes to sodium, nutrition experts are still debating. Some say we need to cut way back on it, while others warn on the dangers of not getting enough.The truth is we do need some ...

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Oct 19, 2017 Read More

Healthy Alternatives to Deli Meat

Healthy Alternatives to Deli Meat

Pre-packaged lunch meats and deli meats are used as a quick lunch solution for many people, but there are reasons to be wary of this choice. These types of meats are not only poor in nutr...

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Oct 12, 2017 Read More

Bloated? 6 Things That Could Be Causing It

Bloated? 6 Things That Could Be Causing It

Most of us have felt bloated at times. But for some people, it’s an everyday occurrence. Although most of the time bloating isn’t serious, it can be a real annoyance if it happens often.L...

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Oct 05, 2017 Read More

Surprising Things That Can Affect Your Immunity

Surprising Things That Can Affect Your Immunity

Autumn is well on its way, which means cold season will be here before we know it! That means more people prepping tissue supplies and stocking up on Vitamin C.You might know that you can...

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Sep 28, 2017 Read More

Headaches: Causes and Natural Tips for Relief

Headaches: Causes and Natural Tips for Relief

Headaches show up in different ways depending on the situation and severity, but one thing’s for sure — they aren’t fun. In fact, regular headaches can greatly interfere with quality of l...

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Sep 21, 2017 Read More

6 Ways to Boost Focus & Concentration Naturally

6 Ways to Boost Focus & Concentration Naturally

Our daily choices affect the brain, as well as the rest of the body — and sometimes our modern environment can make us feel a little off, tired, or experience a lack of concentration or “...

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Sep 21, 2017 Read More

7 Healthy Brain Foods to Eat This Week

7 Healthy Brain Foods to Eat This Week

When we discuss health, it’s often centered around topics like strong bones and heart, balanced blood sugar and healthy weight. But we mustn’t forget about the important organ that sits a...

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Sep 12, 2017 Read More

Friendships: Can They Help Us Live Longer?

Friendships: Can They Help Us Live Longer?

Friendships can play an important role in health and longevity. Being socially connected to other humans is one of our most basic needs — not only for surviving but also thriving. We crav...

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Aug 24, 2017 Read More

Is Coffee Okay? 5 Things You Should Know

Is Coffee Okay? 5 Things You Should Know

Many people look forward to a fresh cup of coffee to start their day or for a “boost” during an afternoon slump. But those who are health conscious might be wondering if coffee is okay to...

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Aug 17, 2017 Read More

Always Tired? These Changes Could Help

Always Tired? These Changes Could Help

We all feel low energy sometimes, but it’s a problem if feeling tired is a daily occurrence. While there are a number of reasons for tiredness and fatigue, some simple changes might help ...

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Aug 10, 2017 Read More

4 Ways to Better Support Your Bones

4 Ways to Better Support Your Bones

Eating and living well is the best way to nourish our bodies and avoid health concerns as we get older — and that includes the health of our bones! They form the framework of our bodies, ...

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Aug 03, 2017 Read More

How A Meaningful Life Can Help You Sleep Better

How A Meaningful Life Can Help You Sleep Better

Do you wake up each day with a purpose? Whether you do or not could have a significant impact on your sleep and sleep-related conditions.A study recently published in Sleep Science and Pr...

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Jul 27, 2017 Read More

5 Dehydration Symptoms to Be Mindful of This Summer

5 Dehydration Symptoms to Be Mindful of This Summer

There are many reasons to look forward to the summer season: vacations, the kids being out of school, longer days, and getting sun out by the pool. But are you staying hydrated enough?Dri...

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Jul 20, 2017 Read More

Exercise: Are You Getting Enough?

Exercise: Are You Getting Enough?

You likely know that exercise is important. But how much do you need, exactly? And how do stay motivated if exercise itself seems like a chore? If these are questions you have, here’s a q...

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Jul 14, 2017 Read More

7 Sneaky Everyday Items that Cause Us Pain

7 Sneaky Everyday Items that Cause Us Pain

Dealing with pain and aren’t sure why? It could be caused by something common you do every day and didn’t realize was an issue. Here are some of the top offenders and how you can modify t...

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Jul 03, 2017 Read More

Exercise for Successful Aging

Exercise for Successful Aging

Aging is an inevitable part of life; something we can’t control. But what we can control is how we feel as we age and the health aspects of it all. Here are some easy ways to help you enj...

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Apr 24, 2017 Read More

Gotta Go Too Often?

Gotta Go Too Often?

If you are one of those folks who needs to urinate more frequently than most, there is a reason. Or let me say, many reasons. One of them could be an irritated bladder. Here are some of t...

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Apr 11, 2017 Read More

Digital Devices: Can They Affect Your Child’s Health?

Digital Devices: Can They Affect Your Child’s Health?

I recently read a few articles that I thought would be of benefit, especially if you are a parent. The gist of these articles is that children who use cell phones, tablets, computers and ...

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Feb 17, 2017 Read More

Time to Cleanse Your Kidneys?

Time to Cleanse Your Kidneys?

Your kidneys perform many essential functions such as filtering wastes from your bloodstream, removing excess water, producing hormones, regulating electrolytes in your body and maintaini...

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Aug 14, 2015 Read More

Itchy skin & watery eyes? You could have allergies!

Itchy skin & watery eyes? You could have allergies!

An allergy is an abnormal reaction to something in your environment or to a food you eat. Triggers are called allergens.The allergens in food are somewhat of a mystery to medical science....

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Aug 10, 2015 Read More

Bad Fish – Part 3

Bad Fish – Part 3

Monkfish is taken primarily with bottom trawls and dredges, which result in high levels of by-catch and habitat damage. This Atlantic bottomfish was once considered worthless, but rising ...

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Aug 10, 2015 Read More

Vitamin B1 – Thiamine

Vitamin B1 – Thiamine

This is the second article in the B complex vitamins series. As mentioned in our original post "The B-Complex Vitamins – Simplified (March 2015), the members of the ‘Vitamin B Complex’ ar...

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Aug 04, 2015 Read More

Healthy Skin: Tips for Acne Issues

Healthy Skin: Tips for Acne Issues

In a previous post on Acne, Aging and Attitude, I mentioned the causes of acne. Now I would like to offer helpful suggestions to deal with the issue.Dietary Changes for Healthy SkinA good...

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Jul 31, 2015 Read More

Allergic to peanuts? Help is on the way!

Allergic to peanuts? Help is on the way!

I travel quite a bit and came across a newspaper article about a “new” approach to people with peanut allergies. What really struck me is that this new approach is similar to something we...

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Jul 23, 2015 Read More

Dangers of Benzene – The Facts

Dangers of Benzene – The Facts

Have you ever received an email from a well-meaning friend passing on information that appeared credible on the surface, but turned out to have little real basis in fact? I received one s...

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Jul 23, 2015 Read More

Bad Fish – Part 2

Bad Fish – Part 2

The other night at dinner I ordered Chilean Sea Bass. Then I discovered that this is another fish primarily caught with bottom trawls. In addition, they can also be caught with longlines,...

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Jul 14, 2015 Read More

Vitamin B2 – Riboflavin

Vitamin B2 – Riboflavin

Vitamin B2 is now called riboflavin. This is one of the most widely distributed water-soluble vitamins in the body. As a co-enzyme, it is important in the metabolism of fats, carbohydrate...

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Jun 29, 2015 Read More

“Oh, My Aching Back!”

“Oh, My Aching Back!”

Do you get backaches? Here’s my view on the topic.Several factors contribute to backaches, such as stress, strain and injury. Stress, whether it is emotional or physical, creates nutritio...

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Jun 25, 2015 Read More

Getting Results – How Long Before I Get Results with High Potency Supplements?

Getting Results – How Long Before I Get Results with High Potency Supplements?

This is a question I hear often, especially in my consultations. Of course, there are many variables that can affect the answer. The first consideration is the current nutritional status ...

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Jun 22, 2015 Read More

Are You What You Eat?

Are You What You Eat?

Everyone knows about “comfort foods”. We all run to them when we’re feeling a little down, stressed or depressed. We eat what makes us feel good during those times. The truth is that we h...

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Jun 20, 2015 Read More

Bad Fish – Part 1

Bad Fish – Part 1

This post is the first in a series of the worst fish to eat. I think that it is important to pass on this information about fish as it pertains to your health, which you may not have seen...

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Jun 18, 2015 Read More

Help! Why am I losing hair?

Help! Why am I losing hair?

Hair loss can have a few different causes. There is the genetic “Male Pattern Baldness” type of hair loss, as well as autoimmune causes.Something that you may have never thought about, ho...

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Jun 11, 2015 Read More

Getting the Best from Vitamin E

Getting the Best from Vitamin E

Vitamin E is another one of the free radical scavengers. It is a great antioxidant.  And, remember that free radicals are constantly being produced in your body during normal metabolic ac...

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Jun 09, 2015 Read More

The Truth About Drinking Soda

The Truth About Drinking Soda

We love soda, but it works against us. Most people know that soda is unhealthy. It’s not breaking news. On the other hand, have you ever thought about or questioned if it is good for you?...

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May 27, 2015 Read More

How to Cleanse the Blood

How to Cleanse the Blood

I have mentioned in the past that your blood is the life of the body. So let’s examine the cleansing process of the blood stream, which is carried out by the body’s detoxification systems...

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May 22, 2015 Read More

Vitamin D: The “Sunshine” Vitamin

Vitamin D: The “Sunshine” Vitamin

VITAMIN D is a fat-soluble vitamin known as the “sunshine” vitamin because the action of the sun’s ultraviolet rays converts a form of cholesterol present in the skin into vitamin D.This ...

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May 19, 2015 Read More

Weight Loss Naturally, Part 2: The Thyroid

Weight Loss Naturally, Part 2: The Thyroid

A causative factor in weight gain can be a sluggish or low thyroid. Often called the “master gland” or “power control center,’’ the thyroid is vital because of its interactions with other...

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May 01, 2015 Read More

Protect Your Body With These Simple Tips

Protect Your Body With These Simple Tips

We always begin with diet. The ideal diet would be 80 percent raw, 15 percent cooked and 5 percent junk. An easier approach is 60 percent raw, 30 percent cooked and 10 percent junk. Allow...

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Apr 30, 2015 Read More

Arthritis? The Right Diet Can Help

Arthritis? The Right Diet Can Help

What can you do about Arthritis?The first thing I always recommend is a dietary change. It’s not that the diet caused arthritis directly. Uric acid, a by-product of nucleic acid metabolis...

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Apr 17, 2015 Read More

How Much Vitamin C Should You Take?

How Much Vitamin C Should You Take?

How much Vitamin C should I take daily?This is a great question. Each of us is bio-chemically unique. Because of diet and lifestyle, including work environment, different nutrient require...

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Apr 15, 2015 Read More

Getting Results with Higher Potency Supplements

Getting Results with Higher Potency Supplements

I am a firm believer that if you give the body the nutrients it needs, in meaningful amounts, it will self-correct any imbalances and disharmonies. The body is the magic in correcting imb...

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Apr 09, 2015 Read More

Food Choices Made Easy: Consumer Reports Handy Guide

Food Choices Made Easy: Consumer Reports Handy Guide

I just finished reading an article in Consumer Reports, “Pesticides in Produce”, which is about the pesticides in conventional or commercial farming and the organic approach to growing an...

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Apr 06, 2015 Read More

Branching Out the Family Tree: Improving Reproductive Health

Branching Out the Family Tree: Improving Reproductive Health

Can the reproductive system be nourished to become fertile?Every system, gland, organ and function in the body REQUIRES nutrients to be able to perform and function properly. The question...

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Mar 31, 2015 Read More

Acid Reflux

Acid Reflux

Acid reflux, GERD, heartburn and indigestion can all seem to be the same problem. When I ask people what they think causes it, I hear some of the same answers: too much stomach acid, too ...

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Mar 27, 2015 Read More

The B-Complex Vitamins – Simplified

The B-Complex Vitamins – Simplified

Vitamins are classified as coenzymes or cofactors that must be supplied to the body because the body cannot synthesize them, but they are needed to activate other substances in the body. ...

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Mar 24, 2015 Read More

Carbohydrates and Weight Issues

Carbohydrates and Weight Issues

When we feel down or overwhelmed there is a tendency to reach for our personal comfort foods, which oftentimes include carbohydrates.Carbohydrates that are part of our comfort food system...

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Mar 19, 2015 Read More

What Are You Breathing? Getting Rid of Indoor Air Pollution

What Are You Breathing? Getting Rid of Indoor Air Pollution

Hardly anyone thinks of their home as being a polluted environment. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has stated that indoor air pollutant levels can be higher than what is out...

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Mar 19, 2015 Read More

Energy Metabolism

Energy Metabolism

The body gets its energy from the foods you eat through the process of healthy metabolism of fats, carbohydrates and proteins. Energy metabolism is one of the most important aspects of go...

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Mar 11, 2015 Read More

Anxiety

Anxiety

I was at a trade show this past weekend and did a consult with a woman who has been having anxiety attacks for a long time.Anxiety can have multiple causes. Fundamentally, all of the caus...

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Mar 11, 2015 Read More

Vitamin A – Your Immune System’s Best Friend

Vitamin A – Your Immune System’s Best Friend

Vitamin A is my favorite nutrient. I carry a small bottle with me whenever I travel. At the first sign of something, (like that little sticky feeling in the back of the throat), I start t...

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Mar 04, 2015 Read More

Fear and Stress – An Unhealthy Combination

Fear and Stress – An Unhealthy Combination

Fear and stress can be very detrimental to your health, but fear is the deadliest of all. Fear has many different effects on an individual and the body. On one level, it is a mind killer ...

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Jan 02, 2015 Read More

Fear and Stress – Part 2

Fear and Stress – Part 2

In my last post I discussed how fear generates stress and how that affects the nutrient reservoir of the body. Stress depletes vitamins and compromises minerals.Vitamins are technically c...

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Jan 02, 2015 Read More

FAQ: Can Supplements Affect Blood Pressure?

FAQ: Can Supplements Affect Blood Pressure?

Yes, supplements can affect blood pressure … and so can diet, lifestyle and other facets that make up everything we do.  Here is how blood pressure works.Blood pressure is regulated by a ...

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Dec 16, 2014 Read More

Keeping A Healthy Immune System

Keeping A Healthy Immune System

Today we are faced with the fact that our bodies – especially our immune systems – are having a more difficult time defending us. Why is this so? We will touch on two aspects that are ins...

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Oct 14, 2014 Read More

Breathe easy…

Breathe easy…

There is a saying that “If you don’t like the weather, wait five minutes and it will change.” But, extreme weather changes can wreak havoc on the body. They stress it out and tax the immu...

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Oct 14, 2014 Read More