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5 Amazing Ways Probiotics Can Protect You This Flu Season

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    Chronic Knee Pain Relief For Months At a Time, No Drugs

    On the last day of Dr. Tamer Elbaz’s residency at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital in 2011, he treated a 53-year-old woman for chronic knee pain. Though... Read more

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    Overweight Women Get Active When Doctors Intervene

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    4 Easy Winter Strategies to Improve Your Health and Happiness

    We are having a brutal winter in Chicago. I hear from my family in the East that they are also experiencing rough weather. It is only my... Read more

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    Why Buddies Beat Celebrities for Diet Advice

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    This Is Your Brain on Mindfulness Training

    Studies have shown that mindfulness training can boost a range of mental and physical health problems, but how it works hasn’t been clear. Now, researchers... Read more

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    Important Facts You Need to Know About Water Fluoridation

    With few exceptions, most other countries do not fluoridate their drinking water, and for good reason—fluoride is a toxic drug linked with an array of potentially... Read more

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    Worried About Clogged Arteries? Drink This.

    Millions take toxic cholesterol and blood pressure lowering drugs that may do nothing to reduce heart disease specific mortality. Pomegranate juice, on the other hand, actually... Read more

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    The quest to find the best (or even just a good) natural deodorant is ongoing here at the Be Well offices. We all want to... Read more

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    Recipe: Matcha Spiced Latte

    By Derek Henry, Holistic Health Coach for Healing the Body  Tis the season for hot drinks that bring happiness to what can otherwise be a... Read more

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    More Doctors Means More Competition and More Antibiotics

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, two million people become infected with antibiotic resistant bacteria each year, leading to at least 23,000... Read more

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    Supercharge Your Immune System

    Your immune system does a remarkable job of defending your body against disease-causing microorganisms. But, for a multitude of reasons, it can still fail to... Read more

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    In Palliative Care, These 10 Factors Matter Most

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    Can Skeptics Ease Their Pain With Acupuncture?

    People with back pain who have low expectations of acupuncture before they start a course of treatment will get less relief than those people who... Read more

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    How to Avoid Menstrual Cramps, Increase Fertility

    According to Chinese medicine, the most important thing you can do to stop painful menstrual cramps and increase fertility is make sure your body stays... Read more

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    Your shoulders, hips, and knees are the most fragile joints in the body and are the most vulnerable to wear and tear as you age... Read more

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    Cooking These Foods Burns More Calories Than You Gain When You Eat Them

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    Chronic Knee Pain Relief For Months At a Time, No Drugs

    On the last day of Dr. Tamer Elbaz’s residency at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital in 2011, he treated a 53-year-old woman for chronic knee pain. Though... Read more

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    Overweight Women Get Active When Doctors Intervene

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    This Is Your Brain on Mindfulness Training

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    Important Facts You Need to Know About Water Fluoridation

    With few exceptions, most other countries do not fluoridate their drinking water, and for good reason—fluoride is a toxic drug linked with an array of potentially... Read more

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    More Doctors Means More Competition and More Antibiotics

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    Can Skeptics Ease Their Pain With Acupuncture?

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    Cooking These Foods Burns More Calories Than You Gain When You Eat Them

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    Why Water Fluoridation Continues, Despite Flying in the Face of Science

    A majority of Americans consume an “invisible” drug on a daily basis—a drug so harmful it’s been proven to cause serious health issues, including damage... Read more

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    How Often People in Various Countries Shower

    A Reddit user recently polled 562 people and found that most men said they showered daily. Women’s bathing rituals were more diffuse, but about 60 percent preferred... Read more

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    Hospitals Incubate the Vilest Superbugs

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    In Pursuit of Happiness: Why Some Pain Helps Us Feel Pleasure

    The idea that we can achieve happiness by maximising pleasure and minimising pain is both intuitive and popular. The truth is, however, very different. Pleasure... Read more

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    Cold, Dark, and Happy

    “Alaskans are the best in the nation in terms of exercise,” explained Dan Witters, a research director at the polling agency Gallup, in making the case... Read more

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    Secret to Health Benefits of Sunshine Is More Than Vitamin D

    Summer sunshine makes most of us feel better, but there may be more to the benefits than just feeling good. A growing body of evidence... Read more

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    Chocoholics: Are Some Foods Made to Be Addictive?

    Why are some foods—like chocolate, pizza, and French fries—more addictive than others—like brown rice or salmon? The answer may have something to do with how foods... Read more

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    Why You Should Drink More Water In Winter

    How Much Water Do You Need? Do you believe that a person needs to drink eight glasses of water every day? If you do, you... Read more

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    Running Makes Your Heart Stronger and Healthier

    Novice runners gained considerable heart benefits after just 18 weeks of training for the Boston Marathon. Forty-five non-trained, middle-aged men who had jogged an average... Read more

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    Beautifully Flawed

    College student and musician Juliana Lyons hopes to shine a spotlight on the toll negative body image messages take on girls and young women. This... Read more

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    Olive Oil Compound Kills Cancer Cells in Minutes

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    The Root Cause of Inflammation and Other Modern Diseases

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    Recipe: Matcha Spiced Latte

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    Magnesium: A Mineral You Shouldn’t Underestimate

    In 1979, Dr. David Chipperfield reported a finding in the British medical journal The Lancet. He had discovered that patients suffering from angina pain had... Read more

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    Recipe: Spicy Lime Kale Chips

    By Derek Henry, Holistic Health Coach for Healing the Body I’ve never met a kale chip I didn’t like, but there are certainly some recipes... Read more

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    Recipe: Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies With Avocado

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    Make the Most of Your Gym During the Cold Months

    So you enjoy your cardio workout in the sweet sunshine of the spring and summer months to get your sweat on? But what happens when... Read more

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    Causes and Signs of Enzyme Depletion

    By Derek Henry, Holistic Health Coach for Healing the Body  Enzymes are substances that make life possible. They are needed for every chemical reaction that... Read more

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    The Skinny Carb

    The American Heart Association’s recommended diet is one of the most effective food plans out there. It’s also one of the most complicated. It requires, according to a... Read more

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    Sugar-Added Foods Increase Diabetes Risk

    Sugar-added to foods, but not in whole fruits, increases risk for diabetes, heart attack and premature death, according to a new summary of animal and... Read more

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    The Low-Carb Diet That Leverages Fat Validated by Science

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    The Nut That Boosts Metabolism and Busts Belly Fat

    With its rich, creamy taste, I for one would never have suspected the decadent pistachio of aiding weight loss. But turns out that this is... Read more

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    Healthy Smoothies for Weight Loss

    You may have caught on to the smoothie buzz that’s been humming in high frequency the last few years. People everywhere are learning the usefulness... Read more

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    Fit Tip: Grab a Shovel

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    Whole Grains Are Better Than Rice and Corn Flour

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    Boxing at Home (Video)

    Watch It’s Your Health host Lisa Davis discuss how to box at home without any special equipment. This article was originally published on www.NaturallySavvy.com. *Image of “woman”... Read more

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    Northwest Quinoa Salad Recipe

    Quinoa is a complete protein, which means it contains all nine essential amino acids. This recipe is served cold and pairs well with flank steak or... Read more

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    Perk Up Your Computer Slouch

    Do you find your shoulders tight and upper back painful at the end of the day? Do you find yourself slouching as you gaze at... Read more

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    5 Ways to Boost Metabolism Naturally

    If you think back to your personal health history, I am confident you can pinpoint a time in your life when the weight just started... Read more

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    6 Tips for a Great Cold Weather Run

    For those of us not fortunate enough to live in a tropical paradise, we’re forced to brave the winter cold each time we step outside... Read more

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    This Is a Hearty Winter Parsnip Soup You’ll Want to Make Over and Over Again

    Today, I’ll show you how to make a very quick and simple, yummy-licious winter soup. If you’ve never had parsnips before, this is a perfect... Read more

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    4 Easy Winter Strategies to Improve Your Health and Happiness

    We are having a brutal winter in Chicago. I hear from my family in the East that they are also experiencing rough weather. It is only my... Read more

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    How to Avoid Menstrual Cramps, Increase Fertility

    According to Chinese medicine, the most important thing you can do to stop painful menstrual cramps and increase fertility is make sure your body stays... Read more

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    Top 6 Tips for Better Energy

    Okay, so you’re tired.  Your energy is depleted, and you’re showing it in a number of ways.  Maybe your energy is poor, you get sick... Read more

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    The Tale of He Shou Wu

    Polygonum multiflorum is the botanical name for one of the most prized herbs in Chinese medicine. This prolific vine has heart shaped leaves and goes... Read more

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    How To Live in Harmony With Winter

    Shaping your life in the middle of winter is different than the same task would be in summer. Winter is a time to be still,... Read more

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    What Are Herbal Aphrodisiacs?

    Happy Valentines Day everyone. We often get asked, “do you have herbs to improve my libido that really work?” The answer is YES! Pacific Herbs... Read more

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    5 Ways to Nourish Your Chinese Heart

    We have long known that your heart is associated with all kinds of feelings. You can have a broken heart, feel something with all your... Read more

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    Ancient Technique Scrapes Away Pain

    One of the major objectives of Chinese medicine is to clear stagnation. If water cannot flow from a hose, you have to untangle the kink... Read more

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    9 Tips for Picky Eaters

    When I was a kid, I was the poster child for picky eaters. I didn’t like a single green thing except baby lima beans, which... Read more

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    Herb & Vitamin Fillers – Is There a Recommended Dose?

    Labels on most herbal products in the US provide little to no information regarding  the amount of fillers ie. starch, otherwise known as excipients.  Excipients... Read more

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    Super Bowl Fans: Which of Your Favorite NFL Players Uses Acupuncture?

    The 2015 Super Bowl will provide a bright spot in our gloomy winter, and many fans are preparing for Sunday by enjoying fantasies about “their”... Read more

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    Flu Shot or Chinese Herbs, Which Is More Reliable?

    I’ve been driving around town seeing flu shot signs in nearly every pharmacy lately.  I was wondering, when did a flu shot become necessary?   If... Read more

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    Eat Your Way to Better Energy

    We all want to feel our best—to have bright eyes and a bushy tail. Whether we’re squirrels or humans, one important component of feeling good... Read more

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    ‘Zusanli’ the Acupuncture Point for Overall Wellness and Vitality

    Stomach 36, called ‘Zusanli’ in Chinese and ‘Leg Three Miles’ in English, is the point I recommend most often for my patients to use at... Read more

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    Water The Element of Power and Patience

    In the philosophy of Chinese Medicine, there are five elements: wood, fire, earth, metal and water. These five elements are not simply the materials associated... Read more

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    Recharge Your Qi This Winter

    If you feel tired and drained, you are not alone. “Lack of energy” is one of the top five complaints that doctors hear in their... Read more

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    The Healing Warmth of Moxibustion

    For ancient doctors, the guiding principle was balance. Naturally, a patient who is cold and weak needs warmth and strength. In traditional Chinese medicine, the... Read more

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    Forms of Ginseng and Where to Find Them

    Last week, I described the three different varieties of ginseng. Today, I want to explain the available forms of ginseng and where to find them... Read more

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    Chinese Medicine for Asthma

    About twenty years ago while biking through the countryside in Wisconsin, I witnessed my first serious asthma attack.  My husband and I were riding with... Read more

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    Acupuncture Helps Stanford Intensive Care Infants

    A Stanford University study finds acupuncture effective for reducing the need for sedative medications for neonates and infants undergoing treatments in the intensive care unit... Read more

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    Worried About Clogged Arteries? Drink This.

    Millions take toxic cholesterol and blood pressure lowering drugs that may do nothing to reduce heart disease specific mortality. Pomegranate juice, on the other hand, actually... Read more

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    Our Favorite Natural Deodorants

    The quest to find the best (or even just a good) natural deodorant is ongoing here at the Be Well offices. We all want to... Read more

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    Supercharge Your Immune System

    Your immune system does a remarkable job of defending your body against disease-causing microorganisms. But, for a multitude of reasons, it can still fail to... Read more

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    7 Tips on How to Detox Your Body

    So often we meet the spring by resolving to lose weight. We all want to be thin and beautiful. But beauty shines from the inside... Read more

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    Silver: Metal as Medicine

    Silver has been used as an anti-microbial agent long before people knew of microbes. The Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, and other ancient cultures all used silver... Read more

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    How Walnuts Can Improve Artery Function

    Good news for nut lovers: Eating at least one serving of walnuts per week may drop our chances of a cardiovascular-related death by 50%. However, walnut consumption... Read more

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    How Your Oral Health Reveals Your Body’s Health

    It’s been said that the eyes are the windows to the soul. I’m not too sure about that, but I am sure that the mouth... Read more

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    How to Relieve Stress in 10 Minutes or Less

    Okay, you’re stressed out. Maybe it’s your job, your demanding boss, your mother-in-law, money, health — the list goes on. Whatever the reason, de-stressing is... Read more

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    Vitamin D: FAQ

    There is an old Italian saying “Where the sun does not go the doctor does.” For about the last 25 years, doctors (dermatologists in particular)... Read more

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    Your Solution for Cold Winter Hands and Feet

    Every winter I was plagued with cold hands and feet, a phenomenon that made me progressively annoyed with the cold temperatures and lack of sunshine... Read more

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    Information You Want to Know About Blood Pressure Medications (Video)

    Are blood pressure medications overly prescribed? Wait until you hear what Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum has to say about it. It might change the way you look at... Read more

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    Not Another Cold!

    Ah, February has arrived, and with it, the height of cold season. While there’s no “cure” for the common cold, there are ways to reduce... Read more

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    The Common Sense of “New Health Rules”

    The word “diet” comes from the ancient Greek word “dieta,” which means “way of living.” For most of human history this simply meant living with... Read more

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    Dry Winter Skin? Here’s Help

    Cold, dry winter weather is a common cause of dry skin. It can leave your skin feeling tight, rough, and itchy, which is where the... Read more

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    Are You a ‘Morning Person’, or Just an Early Riser?

    There’s one thing that each of us knows for sure: whether or not we are a morning person. It’s also probably safe to say that... Read more

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    Relieve Sciatica Naturally With Massage and Exercise

    Lower back pain affects nearly 70 percent of the population and is a common cause of disability in industrialized nations, reports the World Health Organization... Read more

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    7 Natural Ways to Prevent Hair Loss

    We are as attached to our head’s hair as it (initially) is to us. When we start losing it, we really start, uh, losing it—and... Read more

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    Hot for Your Heart: Cayenne

    By Michael Edwards, Organic Lifestyle Magazine In other parts of the world, and increasingly in the states, the medicinal benefits of cayenne are well known... Read more

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    Turning Grief Into Gratitude

    At some point in everyone’s life, grieving a loss is inevitable. Grief can take many forms. Losing a loved one, pet, or friend can all... Read more

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    Depression: It’s Not Your Serotonin

    “Depression is a serious medical condition that may be due to a chemical imbalance, and Zoloft works to correct this imbalance.” Herein lies the serotonin... Read more

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    Chronic Knee Pain Relief For Months At a Time, No Drugs

    On the last day of Dr. Tamer Elbaz’s residency at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital in 2011, he treated a 53-year-old woman for chronic knee pain. Though... Read more

  • To avoid unnecessary physical and emotional suffering, palliative-care and hospice patients should discuss their preferences for life-sustaining treatments with their caregivers and doctors. (cnrn/iStock/Thinkstock)

    In Palliative Care, These 10 Factors Matter Most

    Patients with serious and life-threatening illnesses are less likely to experience unnecessary physical and emotional suffering if they receive palliative or hospice care that meets... Read more

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    Wintertime: Perfect Treatment Time for Varicose Veins

    When the warm weather arrives, and shorts and light shirts replace pants and heavy sweaters, varicose veins also get the light of day. If your... Read more

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    8 Common Dental Questions Nearly Everyone Asks

    Since I started practicing in 1998, the developments in dentistry have been remarkable. Advancing technology like digital x-rays, tooth-colored fillings, and dental implants give truly... Read more

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    The Sunny Spirit of Citrus Essential Oils

    Scratch the peel of an orange or lemon and sniff. That’s the scent of citrus essential oils. Citrus are brightly colored fruit that are grown... Read more

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    How to Prevent Hypothermia and Frostbite

    In 1812, Napoleon attacked Russia with 450,000 men, but after he withdrew from Moscow, the harsh cold winter reduced his army to fewer than 10,000... Read more

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    Dental Implants: Tips for Success

    NEW YORK—The overall success rate for dental implants is solidly above 90 percent. However, some failures still occur for predictable and preventable reasons. Dr. Michael... Read more

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    How to Get Kids to Eat Healthy Food

    Hippocrates said circa 400BC that “food should be our medicine and medicine should be our food”. He would probably turn in his grave if he... Read more

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    How to Work out How Much Food You Should Eat

    Dietary guidelines broadly recommend a daily intake of 10,000 kilojoules (2,400 calories) for men and 8,000 kilojoules (1,900 calories) for women. But what do these... Read more

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    How to Keep a Healthy Spine

    Our brains communicate with our entire body via our spine, which is the major thoroughfare for the central nervous system. If the spine is misaligned,... Read more

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    Judgment Call: Understanding the Teenage Brain

    Kids do incomprehensible things: every parent knows this. Of course, that doesn’t mean our responses as parents are necessarily any more logical. Teens have a... Read more

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    12 Heart Healthy Tips

    With the arrival of American Heart Month now in February, it’s that time of the year to remind ourselves to take good care of our... Read more

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    How Busy Dads Stick to New Year’s Resolutions

    It’s Early February, which means dedication to New Year’s resolutions is being sorely tested. We often talk about these commitments as if they’re a lost... Read more

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    4 Steps to Accepting Change: Letting Your Health Dictate Your Diet

    Whether we are advised to remove foods due to a medical condition such as pre-diabetes or celiac disease, or we make a commitment to a... Read more

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    Before Media Hysteria Measles Was a Punch Line

    Before media hysteria became the norm, getting the measles was a punch line.  Instead of freaking out, a TV family portrayed what real-life families encountered... Read more

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    Horseradish: Nature’s Decongestant

    Chili pepper heat is mostly on the tongue. Horseradish goes right for the nose. A member of the Brassica family—along with broccoli, cabbage, and mustard—horseradish... Read more

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    Vitamin D Combined With Exercise Is Crucial for Reversing Insulin Resistance in Type 2 Diabetics, Study Shows

    By Jonathan Benson, contributing writer to Natural News Exercise is invaluable when it comes to maintaining a healthy body composition. But a new study out of... Read more

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    Dangers of Shoveling Snow

    What’s the most common cause of winter-time heart attacks, shoveling snow or breathing cold air? A study in Toronto showed that most heart attacks occur... Read more

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    5 Tips to Help Slow Down the Aging Process

    Getting older is a given, but our diet and lifestyle play a huge role in how we look and feel along the way! Aging doesn’t... Read more

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    A Dentist Who Also Boosts Your Immune System

    NEW YORK—A holistic dentist can tell a lot about your health by looking in your mouth. More than just the amount of plaque and number... Read more

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    Cooking These Foods Burns More Calories Than You Gain When You Eat Them

    Do You Burn More Calories in Hot or Cold Weather? You burn fewer calories when you exercise in cold weather than you do when it’s... Read more

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    How Often People in Various Countries Shower

    A Reddit user recently polled 562 people and found that most men said they showered daily. Women’s bathing rituals were more diffuse, but about 60 percent preferred... Read more

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    Cold, Dark, and Happy

    “Alaskans are the best in the nation in terms of exercise,” explained Dan Witters, a research director at the polling agency Gallup, in making the case... Read more

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    The Skinny Carb

    The American Heart Association’s recommended diet is one of the most effective food plans out there. It’s also one of the most complicated. It requires, according to a... Read more

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    Why You Should Drink More Water In Winter

    How Much Water Do You Need? Do you believe that a person needs to drink eight glasses of water every day? If you do, you... Read more

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    Running Makes Your Heart Stronger and Healthier

    Novice runners gained considerable heart benefits after just 18 weeks of training for the Boston Marathon. Forty-five non-trained, middle-aged men who had jogged an average... Read more

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    Information You Want to Know About Blood Pressure Medications (Video)

    Are blood pressure medications overly prescribed? Wait until you hear what Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum has to say about it. It might change the way you look at... Read more

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    Beautifully Flawed

    College student and musician Juliana Lyons hopes to shine a spotlight on the toll negative body image messages take on girls and young women. This... Read more

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    The Root Cause of Inflammation and Other Modern Diseases

    Dr. Stephanie Seneff walks through the complex biological paths that she says supports the body’s circulatory system. Find out what she thinks could be the... Read more

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    Eggs Are Back: The Elegant Simplicity of the New Diet Guidelines

    Eggs are back, indeed, as many headlines were celebrating yesterday. And aspartame is probably okay in moderation, though artificial sweeteners should not be promoted in... Read more

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    Boxing at Home (Video)

    Watch It’s Your Health host Lisa Davis discuss how to box at home without any special equipment. This article was originally published on www.NaturallySavvy.com. *Image of “woman”... Read more

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    This Is a Hearty Winter Parsnip Soup You’ll Want to Make Over and Over Again

    Today, I’ll show you how to make a very quick and simple, yummy-licious winter soup. If you’ve never had parsnips before, this is a perfect... Read more

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    For Some Patients, Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs Could Be Toxic, Doctor Says (Video)

    That’s the opinion of Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum. Find out why he says this and what he says cholesterol lowering drugs really end up doing and why it’s... Read more

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    The Vegan Diva: Beyonce Launches Vegan Home Delivery Meal Service

    We all know by now that a vegan diet has several health benefits, including lowering blood pressure and cholesterol, which in turn reduces the risk of heart disease, cancer... Read more

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    What You Need to Know About the Atkins Diet (Video)

    So what is the Atkins Diet and similar diets all about? Dr. John Salerno discusses the principles of the diet. Find out what you can really eat and what you... Read more

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    How to Make Organic Lollipop Flower Valentines

    You don’t need to compromise on your ‪Get Healthy‬ Challenge to enjoy sweet treats. While most candies are really just candy-coated chemical additives, sometimes you... Read more

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    Exercise Balls (Video)

    Add some fun into your workout! Watch It’s Your Health host Lisa Davis get a few easy lessons with an exercise ball for improved strength... Read more

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    Dating App Parody Video Wants You to See How Unattractive Smoking Can Be

    King Bach is just one of the young Internet-famous celebs featured in “Left Swipe Dat,” a catchy new song and music video from the Truth... Read more

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    Carb-Loaded: A Culture Dying to Eat

    Purchase the Carb-Loaded DVD here The United States has seen a rapid rise in pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes over the last decade. Nearly 80... Read more

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    DIY: Avocado Face Mask (Video)

    Watch It’s Your Health host Lisa Davis discuss avocados and the many things you can do with them, from face masks to smoothies. This article... Read more


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