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    10 Ways to Increase Your Fruit and Veggie Intake

    For those who are new to the idea of eating to enhance and support wellness, integrating more veggies into the diet can seem like hard... Read more

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    8 Ways to Prevent Breast Cancer

    Breast cancer. Just reading those words can make many women worry. And that’s natural. Nearly everyone knows someone touched by the disease. But there is... Read more

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    Some Schools Across US Are Being Closed Amid Ebola Fears

    By Jonathan Benson, contributing writer to Natural News As predicted, fear about Ebola is quickly spreading as the virus fans across the nation. Two schools... Read more

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    4 Reasons Why Agave Is Not a Health Food

    Millions of people have their vices, and for many it’s that available-without-prescription drug known as sugar. Its destructive and addictive abundance has helped make more... Read more

  • Registered nurse Keene Roadman stands fully dressed in personal protective equipment during a training class at the Rush University Medical Center, in Chicago, on Oct. 16, 2014. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new guidelines Monday, Oct. 20, for how health workers should gear up to treat Ebola patients. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    CDC Releases Revised Ebola Gear Guidelines

    ATLANTA—The government announced Tuesday that everyone traveling to the United States from Ebola-afflicted African nations will have to be screened at one of five airports,... Read more

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    Web App Is Like ‘Google Maps’ for the Brain

    A new online tool for scientists and doctors called Golgi makes it easy to explore the brain of a rat. The web app, unveiled today,... Read more

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    A Quick and Easy Vegan Cookie Pie Recipe

    Food is a big deal at our house. It’s our health plan and our insurance and our future. We feel very strongly that food is the... Read more

  • Athletes who injure their ACL in high school are more likely to re-injure it than athletes who hurt it for the first time in college. (Polka Dot Images/Polka Dot/Thinkstock)

    Odds of Repeat Knee Injury Depend on Age

    Athletes who have knee surgery to repair an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in high school or before may face increased risk of re-injury compared to... Read more

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    The SAD Season is Upon Us

    October marks the beginning of the SAD season. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression triggered by shorter days and reduced light. So... Read more

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    Evidence Shows Acupuncture Helps Cancer Patients

    A new meta-analysis finds evidence that acupuncture is effective in controlling cancer related symptoms. Acupuncture has now been proven to relieve cancer related pain, nausea... Read more

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    The Case for Drinking as Much Coffee as You Like

    “What I tell patients is, if you like coffee, go ahead and drink as much as you want and can,” says Dr. Peter Martin, director... Read more

  • Women living within 328 feet of a highway or major road had a 22 percent greater risk of hypertension than women living over half a mile away, according to a new study. (flammulated/iStock/Thinkstock)

    Are Houses by the Highway a Public Health Risk?

    The closer a post-menopausal woman lives to a major roadway, the greater her risk of high blood pressure, according to new research. The finding, which... Read more

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    How to Lose 11 Pounds in 4 Days and Keep It Off, According to Research

    An 11-pound weight loss in a mere 96 hours…sound too good to be true? It’s not, according to recent research—losing 11 pounds in four days... Read more

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    New Fast-Food Options Average 60 Fewer Calories

    Big restaurant chains are adding lower-calorie items to their menus—on average 12 percent lower in calories than past offerings. In 2012 and 2013, the chains—whose... Read more

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    What to Eat and Avoid During Pregnancy

    As soon as women announce “I’m having a baby!”, the congratulations are quickly followed by long lists of dos and don’ts about food. Try ginger... Read more

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    More Mitochondria for Better Athletes?

    The huge number of mitochondria in dogs’ muscles explains why sled dogs can run more than 100 miles a day, at sub-8-minute-mile pace for weeks... Read more

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    Some Schools Across US Are Being Closed Amid Ebola Fears

    By Jonathan Benson, contributing writer to Natural News As predicted, fear about Ebola is quickly spreading as the virus fans across the nation. Two schools... Read more

  • Registered nurse Keene Roadman stands fully dressed in personal protective equipment during a training class at the Rush University Medical Center, in Chicago, on Oct. 16, 2014. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new guidelines Monday, Oct. 20, for how health workers should gear up to treat Ebola patients. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    CDC Releases Revised Ebola Gear Guidelines

    ATLANTA—The government announced Tuesday that everyone traveling to the United States from Ebola-afflicted African nations will have to be screened at one of five airports,... Read more

  • (Remko van Dokkum, CC BY 2.0)

    Web App Is Like ‘Google Maps’ for the Brain

    A new online tool for scientists and doctors called Golgi makes it easy to explore the brain of a rat. The web app, unveiled today,... Read more

  • Athletes who injure their ACL in high school are more likely to re-injure it than athletes who hurt it for the first time in college. (Polka Dot Images/Polka Dot/Thinkstock)

    Odds of Repeat Knee Injury Depend on Age

    Athletes who have knee surgery to repair an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in high school or before may face increased risk of re-injury compared to... Read more

  • Women living within 328 feet of a highway or major road had a 22 percent greater risk of hypertension than women living over half a mile away, according to a new study. (flammulated/iStock/Thinkstock)

    Are Houses by the Highway a Public Health Risk?

    The closer a post-menopausal woman lives to a major roadway, the greater her risk of high blood pressure, according to new research. The finding, which... Read more

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    New Fast-Food Options Average 60 Fewer Calories

    Big restaurant chains are adding lower-calorie items to their menus—on average 12 percent lower in calories than past offerings. In 2012 and 2013, the chains—whose... Read more

  • Early preschool behavior problems often improve over time, but if kids don’t get over their behavior problems in grade school, they are more likely to become aggressive and violent as teens and adults, a new study shows. (Maxim Tupikov/iStock/Thinkstock)

    Callous Little Kids May Have Behavior Trouble Later

    Toddlers who don’t feel guilty after misbehaving or don’t care much about giving or receiving affection may be more prone to behavior problems when they... Read more

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    14 California Communities Now on Verge of Waterless-Ness; Mass Migration out of California Seems Imminent

    By Jonathan Benson, contributing writer to Natural News Unless California gets some heavy rain, and soon, the state’s roughly 38 million residents will eventually be... Read more

  • Researchers in Israel found that mice who ate artificial sweeteners went into a pre-diabetic state. (humonia/iStock/Thinkstock)

    Artificial Sweeteners May Increase Risk of Diabetes

    Even though artificial sweeteners don’t raise your blood sugar, they may put you at greater risk for diabetes. A new study from Israel has found... Read more

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    How Are Nurses Becoming Infected With Ebola?

    American nurse Nina Pham is the second health worker to contract Ebola outside of West Africa while caring for patients with the virus, despite using... Read more

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    Why a Broken Arm Can Take Forever to Heal

    About 10 percent of the eight million bone fractures in the United States every year fail to heal normally. Smoking, diabetes, use of certain pain... Read more

  • People who are bullied at work often feel ostracized because other employees, who witness or are aware of the bullying, are hesitant to get involved, says Stacy Tye-Williams. Co-workers may want to help, but don't, because they either feel they don't have the power to change the situation or worry they'll become a target, too. (Shutterstock*)

    What to Do When You Work With a Bully

    Approximately 54 million workers, or 35 percent of employees in the United States, report being the target of a bully at some point in their... Read more

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    Are Some People Immune to Ebola?

    Experts say Ebola might be quietly inoculating a significant portion of the population—people who are exposed to the virus but never succumb to it or... Read more

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    Scientists Find 18 New Viruses on NYC Rats

    The rats scurrying around New York City are carrying a number of pathogens that could be dangerous to humans, including life-threatening gastroenteritis. “New Yorkers are... Read more

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    Drinking Coffee, for Your Health

    In college, when I worked part-time as a barista at a local coffee shop, I would often serve the same customers day in and day... Read more

  • Aid workers and doctors transfer Miguel Pajares, a Spanish priest who was infected with the Ebola virus while working in Liberia, from a plane to an ambulance as he leaves the Torrejon de Ardoz military airbase, near Madrid, Spain, on Aug. 7, 2014. Comparisons between Ebola and AIDS have surfaced in mid-2014 as the Ebola outbreak escalated. But Ebola is not expected to ever be in the same league as AIDS in terms of infections and deaths, said Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. (AP Photo/Spanish Defense Ministry, File)

    Comparing the Spread of Ebola to AIDS

    NEW YORK—Is Ebola the world’s worst infectious disease threat since AIDS? Comparisons between the two deadly diseases surfaced in the last few months as the... Read more

  • Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy (C) gives a speech at the front door of Carlos III hospital, watched by Madrid Regional President Ignacio Gonzalez (L) and Carlos III hospital manager Rafael Perez Santamarina (R) where nurse Teresa Romero is being treated for the Ebola virus on Oct. 10, 2014, in Madrid, Spain. Spanish Health Minister Ana Mato confirmed nurse Teresa Romero had tested positive after treating two Ebola patients that had been brought back to the country from Africa. (Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

    Spanish Hospitals Are Deficient in Treating Ebola, Experts Suggest

    MADRID—The preliminary opinion of European representatives reaffirms the position held by some health practitioners in Spain. They believe there is a lack of resources and... Read more

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    Despite California’s Drought, Residents Are Promised Access to Several Times More Water Than Is Actually Available

    By Ethan A. Huff. contributring writer to Natural News There is a major water crisis currently sweeping California, and experts say outdated water allocation data is... Read more

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    Mind Over Matter: Cynics, It Seems, Triple Their Risk of Dementia

    I don’t want to sound too cynical, but recent research findings in dementia seem hard to believe. A study of over 1,000 people has found... Read more

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    5 Harmful Chemicals in Cosmetics

    Our mission at Naturally Savvy is to educate individuals on the importance of reading food labels and understanding how ingredients can impact health and well... Read more

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    10 Ways to Increase Your Fruit and Veggie Intake

    For those who are new to the idea of eating to enhance and support wellness, integrating more veggies into the diet can seem like hard... Read more

  • Agave (Amante Darmanin, CC BY 2.0)

    4 Reasons Why Agave Is Not a Health Food

    Millions of people have their vices, and for many it’s that available-without-prescription drug known as sugar. Its destructive and addictive abundance has helped make more... Read more

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    A Quick and Easy Vegan Cookie Pie Recipe

    Food is a big deal at our house. It’s our health plan and our insurance and our future. We feel very strongly that food is the... Read more

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    The Case for Drinking as Much Coffee as You Like

    “What I tell patients is, if you like coffee, go ahead and drink as much as you want and can,” says Dr. Peter Martin, director... Read more

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    More Mitochondria for Better Athletes?

    The huge number of mitochondria in dogs’ muscles explains why sled dogs can run more than 100 miles a day, at sub-8-minute-mile pace for weeks... Read more

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    Powerful Disease Protection From Pomegranate

    Fall is here, and fresh pomegranates are available again. Pomegranate was one of the earliest cultivated fruits, and the fruit has been prominent throughout history... Read more

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    Foods That Kill Cancer

    By Michael Edwards, Organic Lifestyle Magazine In order to defeat cancer and ensure there is no recurrence, the body must be brought into balance and... Read more

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    The Fascinating Bacteria in Your Gut, and How It Affects Our Whole Lives

    By Michael Edwards, Organic Lifestyle Magazine We are host to somewhere between 300-1000 different species of bacteria, each of which has one goal—to survive and... Read more

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    Secrets Revealed: The Powerful Health Benefits of the Pomegranate

    One of the oldest known fruits, found in writings and artifacts of many cultures and religions, the pomegranate (punica granatum) is an original native of... Read more

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    Hooked on Apples

    When it comes to solving big problems, I believe in reaching for the low-hanging fruit first. What’s the easy stuff we can get out of... Read more

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    Cooking Oils to Eat and Avoid

    Health conscious consumers are increasingly ditching old favourites vegetable and canola oil for trendy alternatives like coconut and peanut oil. But are they any healthier?... Read more

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    Nuts for Nutrition: 7 Health Boosting Nuts You Should Be Eating

    I love nuts and eat them every day. Portable, convenient, delicious and packed with fantastic benefits, they’re one of nature’s most overlooked superfoods. If you’re... Read more

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    5 Signs of Nutritional Deficiencies

    Our body requires vitamins, minerals and other nutrients for optimum functional efficiency, and any kind of deficiency is a serious problem. It should be recognized... Read more

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    Workout of the Week: Fitness Boxing

    Boxing is fantastic way to increase your fitness and will help to tone your upper body in a big way. If your arms are an... Read more

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    Spiced Pumpkin Mousse With Coconut Whipped Cream

    By Derek Henry, Holistic Health Coach for Healing the Body Who doesn’t love the season around pumpkin desserts? Pumpkin itself has many great healing benefits, although... Read more

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    Guide to Drinking Water

    By Derek Henry, Holistic Health Coach for Healing the Body  We all know water is important. It makes up approximately 70% of our physiology and... Read more

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    8 Juicy Reasons to Eat More Strawberries

    Who doesn’t love strawberries?  And you don’t need any reason other than the pleasure of their sweetness to eat them every day.  But according to... Read more

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    Spiced Pumpkin Latte – Healthy and Perfect for the Season

    By Derek Henry, Holistic Health Coach for Healing the Body When fall approaches, our mind and body starts to crave seasonal food that can not... Read more

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    Muscle Cramps Often Caused by Lack of Salt

    The most common cause of muscle cramps in exercisers is lack of salt, according to a report from the University of Oklahoma (Sports Medicine, April-May... Read more

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    Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Recipe

    Here is a nourishing and naturally sweet breakfast/lunch smoothie to start your day and keep sugar cravings at bay. Who needs a Snickers bar when... Read more

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    Evidence Shows Acupuncture Helps Cancer Patients

    A new meta-analysis finds evidence that acupuncture is effective in controlling cancer related symptoms. Acupuncture has now been proven to relieve cancer related pain, nausea... Read more

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    Chinese Medicine Teaches Us That Autumn Is the Season to ‘Let It Go’

    I was watching Thintervention on Bravo and saw Jackie (Trainer Extraordinaire) insist that the overweight, exhausted participants run holding the amount of their excess body... Read more

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    A Walk in the Woods Boosts Immunity

    There’s no doubt that a walk in the woods feels good. Whether it’s the California redwoods, the boreal forests of Minnesota, or the pine forests... Read more

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    8 Ways to Be Genuinely Happy

    We all know a few of those people who seem to be genuinely happy.  They’re upbeat, optimistic, joyous, and grateful.  Are they for real?  Is... Read more

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    What to Eat This Fall According to Chinese Medicine

    There is a belief in Chinese medicine that you should treat any symptoms or imbalances first by eating the right foods; and if that fails,... Read more

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    Acupuncture Relieves Migraines

    In 2008 Duke University sent out a press release that stated, “Acupuncture is more effective than medication in reducing the severity and frequency of chronic... Read more

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    9 Ways to Fight Obesity According to Chinese Medicine

    Imagine for a moment a farmer’s field in the countryside that’s green and rolling. With the right amount of sunshine and rain, the field produces... Read more

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    Did Kate Middleton Use Acupuncture? No, But Maybe She Should Have

    Everybody’s favorite Duchess, Kate Middleton, is now pregnant with the ‘spare’, and her recovering from hyperemesis gravidarum is getting a lot of press. Hyperemesis gravidarum... Read more

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    Traditional Chinese Cuisine: Let Food Be Your Medicine

    There is a long tradition in China of using medicinal herbs in cuisine. The Chinese Ministry of Health has a list which includes more than... Read more

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    Why Downsizing Your Living Space can be Healthy

    This summer after years of discussion, my husband and I decided to downsize our living space. As soon as we made the decision, things started... Read more

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    Winter Squash Soup

    Winter Squash is a wonderful food for autumn. The abundance of this tasty squash peaks in early Fall and is available to early winter. Winter... Read more

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    What You Need to Know About Inflammation

    What do heart disease, stroke, arthritis, colitis, fibromyalgia, lupus, MS, diabetes, chronic fatigue, and Alzheimer’s have in common?  Well, yes, they’re all diseases, but the... Read more

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    What You Need To Know About PCOS And Chinese Medicine

    Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common hormonal disorder that is estimated to affect five million American women every year. It often results in irregular... Read more

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    Traditional Chinese Medicine on Memory Loss and Digestion

    As you get older, it’s common to wonder about the health of your memory. You forget names, occasional words, and where you put your car... Read more

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    3 Easy Tips For a Healthy Autumn

    It’s happening…the weather is changing and everyone here in Chicago has pulled their fleece jackets out of the closets. So, here are some easy, surefire... Read more

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    Flat-Belly Food to Beat the Bloat

    “Drink Ginger tea” this is one of the most common suggestions I make in my Chicago practice. Don’t underestimate ginger just because it isn’t the... Read more

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    Chinese Medicine and Mental Health

    Mental health disorders are more common than you think. According to the NIH (National Institutes of Health), about one in four adults suffer from a... Read more

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    13 Fun Facts About the Cool Cucumber

    Americans don’t traditionally consider everyday foods as medicine.  But maybe we should take a few clues from Asian and Mediterranean societies that eat this cool... Read more

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    Asian Diet: Weight Loss Mistakes Top 9

    Several years ago, I worked with Ralph, a guy in his mid forties who was experiencing back and leg pain. Ralph came for acupuncture once... Read more

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    Managing Menopause Symptoms With Traditional Chinese Medicine

    Menopause symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, irritability, brain fog and other symptoms seem to be considered the norm for women over the age... Read more

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    Teas That Boosts Your Immune System

    Feeling low energy? Looking for a boost to your immune system? Herbal tea could be exactly what you need to help your body heal itself... Read more

  • Stretching can help alleviate arthritis pain. (byheaven/iStock/Thinkstock)

    Alternative Approaches for Joint Pain Relief

    Millions of people experience joint pain and inflammation on a daily basis. The prevalence of this problem warrants a paradigm shift in the current standard... Read more

  • School environments are not necessarily the healthiest places for children. Talk to your school community about ways to reduce toxins. (Maria Pavlova/iStock/Thinkstock)

    6 Back-to-School Tips for Healthier Kids

    It all happens so quickly. One minute you’re dropping the kids off at day camp and the next you’re sitting in an aisle of your... Read more

  • Mix a little ground flax seed with hot water, cinnamon and sweetener for a colon-healing tea. (YelenaYemchuk/iStock/Thinkstock)

    Keeping Your Colon in Working Order

    There is an epidemic of digestive disorders in North America, and it comes from a foundation of poor nutritional habits, negative emotions, and improper balance... Read more

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    How Long Is Strep Throat Contagious? (Plus Natural Strep Remedies)

    Strep throat is one of the more unpleasant cold and flu like illnesses out there, leaving most of those who catch it with such terrible... Read more

  • Homemade bone broth can help you heal. (g-stockstudio/iStock/Thinkstock)

    4 Steps to Heal Leaky Gut and Autoimmune Disease

    Leaky gut syndrome is a rapidly growing condition that millions of people are struggling with and don’t even know it. From the sound of it,... Read more

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    43 Natural Alternatives for Colds and Flu

    Echinacea use reduces the incidence and duration of the common cold. Echinacea appears effective in preventing upper respiratory tract infections in children. Treatment with Echinacea Plus... Read more

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    8 Reasons to Add Stinging Nettles to Your Healing Plan

    By Paula Youmell, Healing the Body The human body is an amazing healing organism. The food and healing plants we put into our body affect... Read more

  • (L-R) Eva-Maria Nordström, Jonathan Stoltz and Ann Dolling. They carried out the research project about how spending time in the forest affects people with stress-related illnesses at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. (Ulrika Lagerlöf/Skogssällskapet)

    A Forest Relieves Stress

    STOCKHOLM, Sweden—Spending time in the forest makes us feel better and helps recovery from stress-related illness, according to a study by scientists at the Swedish... Read more

  • Essential oils constitute a unique branch of herbal medicine and can benefit multiple areas of the body simultaneously. (botamochi/iStock/Thinkstock)

    Using Essential Oils to Remedy Common Conditions

    Essential oils constitute a unique branch of herbal medicine. Their chemical makeup gives them a host of desirable properties that can be used to alleviate... Read more

  • During the week you ovulate, you may find you want to connect with friends and nurture yourself.  (iStock/Thinkstock)

    How to Maximize Your Menses

    As women living in modernity, we spend more time refreshing our inbox than we do checking in with our bodies. In a world where productivity... Read more

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    6 Holistic Approaches to a Fever

    By Derek Henry, Holistic Health Coach for Healing the Body Conventional doctors have been taught to treat every symptom that comes to their attention. As... Read more

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    10 Reasons to Love your Homeopath

    Why should you love your homeopath? There are lots of reasons from love to money, and more. For your health.  Lots of people who swear... Read more

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    6 Herbs that Enhance Digestive Health

    By Natural News, Healing the Body Digestion problems are never a pleasant situation to have to deal with. Not only are they often painful, such... Read more

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    Natural Toothpastes DIY

    Have you ever considered making your own toothpaste? Don’t know how? Think it’s too expensive? Not sure where to start? I have not used commercial... Read more

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    3 Natural Deodorants That Actually Work

    We Americans are very particular about body odor. Unlike other cultures it’s considered uncouth to let your natural body odors shine. And I’m the first... Read more

  • Pake Hall, who led a "Path of Freedom" meditation class in a Swedish prison, at the Gothenburg Zen Center, Gothenburg, Aug. 22, 2014. (Susanne W. Lamm/Epoch Times)

    Meditation a Path of Freedom in Swedish Prisons

    GOTHENBURG, Sweden—A Swedish prison, specialized in treating drug offenders, offered the inmates meditation – under the label of “mindfulness” – as an addition to their... Read more

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    Beat Chronic Stress With Adaptogenic Herbs

    By Derek Henry, Holistic Health Coach for Healing the Body    We are hearing a lot about herbs of late, and for good reason. Many... Read more

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    5 Supplements That May Help With Depression

    Over two-thirds of Australians are thought to use complementary medicines ranging from vitamin and mineral supplements to herbal to aromatherapy and homeopathic products. Mental health... Read more

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    Top 5 Health Benefits of Eucalyptus Oil

    By Natural News, Healing the Body Eucalyptus oil has many properties that make it an attractive solution for many health ills. However, it was not... Read more

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    8 Ways to Prevent Breast Cancer

    Breast cancer. Just reading those words can make many women worry. And that’s natural. Nearly everyone knows someone touched by the disease. But there is... Read more

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    The SAD Season is Upon Us

    October marks the beginning of the SAD season. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression triggered by shorter days and reduced light. So... Read more

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    How to Lose 11 Pounds in 4 Days and Keep It Off, According to Research

    An 11-pound weight loss in a mere 96 hours…sound too good to be true? It’s not, according to recent research—losing 11 pounds in four days... Read more

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    What to Eat and Avoid During Pregnancy

    As soon as women announce “I’m having a baby!”, the congratulations are quickly followed by long lists of dos and don’ts about food. Try ginger... Read more

  • Researchers in Europe have found a natural remedy, now called BioSil, that helps to ease knee pain caused by osteoarthritis. (Jakub Jirsák/iStock/Thinkstock)

    BioSil: Natural Remedy for Arthritis and Osteoporosis

    What brings millions of North Americans to their knees late in life? Today, with an aging population, many people end their lives in wheelchairs due... Read more

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    Walking More May Be Key for a Longer, Healthier Life

    The more time you spend sitting, the shorter and less healthy your life will tend to be—that’s the new consensus among researchers. Even the World... Read more

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    Is Rapid Weight Loss More Likely to Stick?

    Losing weight gradually doesn’t change the amount or rate of weight regained, compared with more rapid weight loss, say researchers. The study also finds that... Read more

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    How to Read Cosmetics Labels

    If you enjoy grocery shopping like I do, you probably spend time browsing the aisles looking for great new products. I’m always interested in something that... Read more

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    Healthier Halloween

    Halloween is such a magical time of the year but it also marks the beginning of sugar season. For parents with small children, often the... Read more

  • Underestimating the importance of sleep can be costly in terms of your productivity. (Pixland/Pixland/Thinkstock)

    How Much Is Poor Sleep Costing You?

    NEW YORK—What can’t be measured can’t be quantified. We know sleep is crucial, but how can we estimate the effect of broken, shallow sleep? The... Read more

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    How to Use Essential Oils Properly and Conditions They Can Remedy

    By Derek Henry, Holistic Health Coach for Healing the Body Essential oils are a unique branch of herbal medicine that utilizes the medicinal properties found... Read more

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    How to Unjunk Your Junk Food

    I remember when my son was three years old and I watched him gravitate towards a huge table full of candy. My initial reaction was “no way”... Read more

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    Watch It, You Jerk!: Overcoming the Deep-Seated Anger of Road Rage

    If you have met me, you’ve probably concluded that I’m an outwardly happy person. You’d say that Anger and Deborah just don’t seem to belong... Read more

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    Red Algae Extract Fights Ebola … and HIV, SARS and HCV

    While researchers scramble to develop a vaccine or monoclonal antibody against the Ebola virus – and continue to develop chemo treatments to stem HIV and... Read more

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    The Importance of Intermittent Movement for Longevity

    Mounting research suggests that even if you exercise regularly, you might still succumb to the ill effects of too much sitting. For example, a study... Read more

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    3 Great Ways to Boost Energy Throughout the Day

    Do your eyelids feel like concrete every day at 3pm? You’d do anything for a fifteen minute nap without your boss catching you. There is... Read more

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    Do You Take Any of These 11 Dangerous Statins or Cholesterol Drugs?

    Tens of millions of Americans are taking cholesterol-lowering drugs—mostly statins—and some “experts” claim that many millions more should be taking them. I couldn’t disagree more... Read more

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    5 Reasons You Can’t Lose Weight Permanently

    By Derek Henry, Holistic Health Coach for Healing the Body There is a myriad of reasons that we fail to lose weight.  Most people chalk... Read more

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    4 Foods That May Be Messing With Your Digestion

    When it comes to digestive issues, it may seem like you’ve tried everything and you’re still experiencing discomfort. If that’s the case, one or more... Read more

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    Some Great Jogging Tips for Beginners

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