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How to Succeed with the Top New Years Resolutions for Health

How to Succeed with the Top New Years Resolutions for Health

Top 2014 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Health What are your New Year’s resolutions for the coming year? Drink less, eat more, and lose weight? If so, you are in good company as the most popular resolutions every year are to drink less alcohol, eat more healthy food, and lose weight. These goals could have [...]

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5 Healthy Holiday Recipes

5 Healthy Holiday Recipes

5 Superfoods as Healthy Holiday Recipes Want to impress your family and friends with holiday recipes that are delicious and won’t leave them regretting the aftermath of usual holiday fixings? Then step outside of the box of stuffing, green bean casserole, and mashed potatoes and add these superfood recipes to your traditional holiday feast. Mashed [...]

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7 Tips for Headache Remedies and Relief

7 Tips for Headache Remedies and Relief

A main cause of a headache is dehydration. This is the body’s way of letting you know that you need H2O. Mood and cognition are also affected by dehydration. Most people are chronically dehydrated, because of the large assortment of beverage alternatives that can actually dehydrate your body even more, including soda and energy drinks.

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Fast Food Trends in America

Fast Food Trends in America

For decades, the fast food craze in America has been building momentum with no signs of slowing down. Not so coincidentally, it is keeping pace with America’s growing waistline and chronic weight-related health issues.

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The ‘Show Time’ Diet

Fairly good article on getting a beach-ready body in 4 weeks with the suggested menu, but could have been much better if had kept out the recommendation of Gatorade and Gummy Bears. Look past those when reviewing decent meal plans for weight loss.

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How to Enjoy Holiday Foods With Less Guilt

How to Enjoy Holiday Foods With Less Guilt

Avoid using the holidays as an excuse to overeat and bake more treats. Consider holiday meals like any other meal out of the year and bake seasonal treats in moderation. When it comes to the holiday meal, choose more fresh vegetables, lean protein, and whole grains. Avoid eating dinner rolls, loads of mashed potatoes, and an entire pumpkin pie. There are many healthy alternatives to traditional holiday meal fixings.

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Grapefruit Interaction Drug Notices

Grapefruit Interaction Drug Notices

Grapefruits have notorious interactions with many common drugs, both prescription and over-the-counter medication. Self-education is prudent to avoid the risk of either a reduced concentration of the medication, or too much of a drug remaining in your body and reaching toxic and dangerous levels.

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Honoring Independence Day

Honoring Independence Day

Fourth of July is a few days away…. a time to celebrate the day of American Independence. During this time of remembrance, may we steal a moment to tip our hats in honor of all the brave men and women who sacrificed for the freedoms we enjoy. Too often, we allow holidays to pass, with scarcely a hesitation to ponder the meaning of the occasion.

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The Perfect Hat is More Than Style

The Perfect Hat is More Than Style

During Summer, the sun protective quality of hats is more important than style. Especially when it is for the children, look for a hat with high UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor).

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Genetically Modified Food

Genetically Modified Food

Genetically modified foods are everywhere. Most Americans assume they are eating foods proven to be safe to eat. They are wrong. When it comes to genetically modified food, the FDA allows it to be sold until it is proven to be dangerous.

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Sun Safety to Save Your Skin

The National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention has designated May 24, 2013 as “Don’t Fry Day.” Applied Health, along with the FDA, is helping to spread the word on sun safety. In this Consumer Update video, FDA experts provide tips on protecting yourself from harmful exposure to the sun’s UV rays , including avoiding exposure, applying sunscreens, and wearing proper eye protection.

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Who is This Guy Oahu Lou

Who is This Guy Oahu Lou

I must say that prior to this conversation, I had never heard of “transparent zinc oxide” for sunscreen. Zinc oxide is the white stuff you might remember as a kid seeing lifeguards wear on their nose while sitting atop their roost, twirling their whistle around their finger, and looking like a beacon on a lighthouse.

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The 1st of May Outdoor Frolicking Starts Today

The 1st of May Outdoor Frolicking Starts Today

Hurray, Hurray, the 1st of May, Outdoor Frolicking Starts Today. May Day (May 1st) is a traditional day of celebration, dating back to pre-Christian times, when folks partied in honor of the Roman goddess of flowers, Flora. Over time, as a pagan festival, it became a less prominent holiday in some countries as Christianity gained momentum.

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Too Hot for Enzymes

Too Hot for Enzymes

Summer in the desert means it’s time to be kind to nutritional supplements. If it’s too hot for your dog to be left in a closed car, parked in the sun, then it’s too hot for your nutrition products, especially, any product with live enzymes.

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Vegetarian Means Bad Hunter in Apache

Vegetarian Means Bad Hunter in Apache

I think a “soy chicken” is an oxymoron. Perhaps vegans and vegetarians find it appealing, but for my money, I will will take the real thing… thank you very much.

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Comparison of Natural and Conventional Medicine

Comparison of Natural and Conventional Medicine

A comparison of Natural and Conventional Medicine, using side-by-side descriptions of each discipline’s emphasis, perspective and focus. No comparison is offered for trauma, surgical procedures, or any life-threatening condition. It is more for comparing conventional and natural medicine’s view of chronic conditions.

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Omega 3 Fatty Acids and Fish Oil

Omega 3 Fatty Acids and Fish Oil

Omega 3 fatty acids are praised more for their health benefits, but all three omega fatty acids are essential to normal metabolic functions in the body. The fatty acids omega 6 and omega 9 receive less attention, because they are more common in our diet.

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FDA Alert for Pfizer Recall of Birth Control Pills

FDA Alert for Pfizer Recall of Birth Control Pills

FDA alerts about Pfizer voluntary recall for Lo/Ovral-28 birth control pills with possible error in inert pills vs. active ingredient pills.

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Liquids can Ruin the Best Weight Loss Diet

Liquids can Ruin the Best Weight Loss Diet

Drinking sodas, diet sodas, juice and sugar-drinks can derail weight loss efforts in multiple ways. They are absorbed quickly, which create a rapid rise in insulin, causing negative effects on the body. Caffeine drinks also stimulate insulin production, contributing to weight gain.

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Reduce the Carbs for Permanent Weight Loss

Reduce the Carbs for Permanent Weight Loss

When thinking of refined carbs, white flour consumption is a huge problem, as it is used extensively in foods. Many whole-wheat bakery items actually contain large quantities of white flour. White flour-based foods and simple carbs are typically found in breads, bagels, pasta, crackers, chips, tortillas, muffins, cakes, cookies, and pizza dough.

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Eat in Harmony for Permanent Weight Loss

Eat in Harmony for Permanent Weight Loss

Chronic “eaters” and “dieters” are, both, examples of people who are out of touch with their body’s food requirements. They either try not to eat when they are hungry, or they consume far beyond the necessary calories for survival. Both types of eating habits are detrimental to health and weight, and create a challenge for any weight-loss regimen.

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Good Health is a Horse Race

Good Health is a Horse Race

Achieving a higher state of health is really not so difficult. We can all identify something in our life that could be modified to improve our health. Many of us might have defined a New Year’s Resolution that includes the reduction of a bad habit, or the introduction of a good habit. Whatever it is, I tend to recommend you don’t think in terms of “cold-turkey”, but instead, think in terms of “degrees”. Your odds are greater for long-term success if you set a path of modest steps instead of big leaps when you begin to make changes.

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Urgent Plea from Santa

Urgent Plea from Santa

Here it is, Christmas Eve, when I am normally spending my morning baking snickerdoodles and pumpkin pie, in preparation for a night of frivolity while hanging stockings above the fireplace. Suddenly, interrupting my routine, there was a knock at the door….

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Tis the Season for Stress

Tis the Season for Stress

As wonderful as the holidays are, they can also be a time of increased stress. One-third of Americans are living with intense stress that is having a negative effect on their health, work productivity, and relationships. Chronic stress can even be associated with multiple illnesses: heart disease, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, cancer, allergies, infertility, irritable bowel syndrome, endocrine and autoimmune diseases.

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It’s About Time

It’s About Time

There’s a Time to weep, and a Time to laugh; a Time for talk, and a Time for song. And whether we like it or not, Time marches on. How’s your attitude on Time?

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Prevent MRSA Infection

Prevent MRSA Infection

MRSA is a certain type of staph infection, most often seen in medical settings, but has recently extended into general population. We review causes, prevention, and how to stop an outbreak before it gets out of control.

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Calcium 101

Calcium 101

The basics on calcium, Calcium 101, explains basic differences among popular types of calcium, and why it is so important, especially for postmenopausal women. These essential nutrients work together to help build and maintain good bone health.

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Benefits of Grapefruit seed Extract

Benefits of Grapefruit seed Extract

Grapefruit Seed Extract is derived from the seeds, membranes, and the pulp of grapefruit. Used as a broad-spectrum, non-toxic, antimicrobial product, it is highly effective for fighting infection and promoting health, as a purifier, antiseptic, and preservative. Studies comparing its effectiveness to chlorine bleach, isopropyl alcohol, and colloidal silver, it was found to be superior as an antimicrobial.

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The Pollyanna Nutritional Optimist

The Pollyanna Nutritional Optimist

To those who follow a Pollyanna diet, nutritional supplements are a silly waste of money. Someone who is Pollyannaish will believe proper nutrition can be achieved by eating the proper quantities of correctly balanced foods. A Pollyanna must rely on idealist assumptions to support their perspective.

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How to Renew an Exercise Routine

How to Renew an Exercise Routine

The older I get, the harder it is to re-energize my commitment and motivation to begin a consistent exercise routine. My secret is to always begin by being stubborn.

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Chronic Candida Syndrome

Chronic Candida Syndrome

Candida albicans is a yeast-like fungus, normally present in small, yet harmless, amounts in the mucous membranes of the body. However, candida often multiplies to become the root cause of many diseases and ailments.

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Chronic Candida Syndrome Part 2

Chronic Candida Syndrome Part 2

Candida Albicans is both a fungus and yeast, naturally found in the mucous membranes of the body (most heavily concentrated in the digestive/intestinal tracts). When accelerated overgrowth of Candida colonies occur, called Candidiasis (KAN-di-DY-uh-sis), it can become the root cause of many health disorders.

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Honey for Health

Raw Honey Remedies

Recalls and warnings on OTC (over-the-counter) cough and cold medicines abound. They are not only considered unsafe for children, but adults can also have bad side effects. Before you reach for cold medicine claiming to solve your stuffy head, congestion, cough woes, it would be good to review valid reasons for avoiding these products, and opt for natural remedies instead.

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Collagen Type II for Arthritis Pain Relief

Collagen Type II for Arthritis Pain Relief

Collagen type II (CTII) is an effective source for alleviating joint stiffness and increasing mobility. Several studies have found CTII reduces joint pain in rheumatoid arthritis, but a new study published in the International Journal of Medical Sciences found that it is also an effective treatment for osteoarthritis.

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My 4 Resolutions for Weight Loss

My 4 Resolutions for Weight Loss

Top resolution in January is to lose weight, propelling a boom in the fitness industry during this annual period of self-attention, reviving my 4 resolutions to weight loss.

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4 Ways to Boost Immunity During Holidays

4 Ways to Boost Immunity During Holidays

Four articles to help stimulate and strengthen your immune system. These suggestions are important all year long, but especially beneficial during the holidays.

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Do Supplements Help the Immune System

Do Supplements Help the Immune System

When you start to feel your immune system break down, you need to replenish the body with immune-stimulating nutrients. We list many herbs and vitamins for you.

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Hormones Do Effect the Immune System

Hormones Do Effect the Immune System

In the battle for immune power, it’s easy to overlook how hormone balance affects the immune system. This overview shares hormonal information to help you.

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Exercise to Strengthen the Immune System

Exercise to Strengthen the Immune System

Studies show exercise will maintain bone density, increase muscle mass, reduce fat, improve heart and lung function, reduce stress, AND boost the immune system.

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5 Choices for Food to Help Your Immune System

5 Choices for Food to Help Your Immune System

The typical American diet is usually fast-food, which makes you more susceptible to illness and common viruses. Here are 5 choices to build your immune system.

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