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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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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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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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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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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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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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Women’s Health Myths

Women’s Health Myths

Heart disease is actually the leading killer of both men and women. Ovarian cancer – not breast cancer – is the most deadly female reproductive cancer.

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10 Tips for Mental Health During the Holidays

10 Tips for Mental Health During the Holidays

Stress is everywhere, particularly during the Holidays. I can typically handle a small amount of stress. However, when the stress level gets high enough that it effects the mood, it also influences our health. Exhaustion comes, the immune system weakens, and the health goes.

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Avoid the New Years Weight Loss Blues

Avoid the New Years Weight Loss Blues

Number one New Year’s Resolution is to lose weight. I’m addressing those of you who gain 5 to 15 pounds during the holidays; just enough to make you feel really uncomfortable in your clothes, and require a weight loss regimen to assist you.

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Menstruation and Related Issues

Menstruation and Related Issues

The menstrual cycle is an integral part of women’s lives, and even though it is a vital process for preparing the female for pregnancy, it is often coined as “the curse”. Certainly, the varied side effects are curse-like, but many of the symptoms can be alleviated by simple measures. The first step is to understand what happens during menstruation.

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