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    • DECEMBER 30, 2019
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    The Natural Antibiotic Powerhouse

    Superbugs, that possess antibiotic-resistant powers, are now a real and present danger in the world around us. In fact, antibiotic resistance has been labeled an epidemic and according to the CDC, “More than 2.8 million antibiotic-resistant infections occur in the U.S. each year.” It’s a fact that I’m now all too familiar with first-hand: I recently had

    • DECEMBER 11, 2019
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    The Common Cold and Complementary Health Approaches

    Colds are a leading reason for visiting a doctor and for missing school or work. To prevent or treat colds some people turn to complementary health approaches such as herbs, vitamins, and minerals. This issue provides information on “what the science says” about some of these practices for the common cold, including zinc, vitamin C, echinacea,

    • DECEMBER 5, 2019
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    10 healthy comfort foods to keep the winter blues away

    It’s hard to imagine anyone getting a case of the winter blues with all the holiday hustling and bustling happening, but seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is estimated to affect as many as 10 million Americans. SAD is really punctuated in the winter months. Adjusting to colder, shorter and darker days sets it off for many

    • NOVEMBER 29, 2019
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    Shining a light on winter depression

    Light therapy can help you avoid seasonal affective disorder. Published: November, 2019 Winter does not officially begin until Dec. 21, but as the days grow shorter and sunlight exposure becomes scarcer, seasonal affective disorder (SAD) becomes more common. SAD is a type of depression that occurs during the late fall and early winter and often

    • NOVEMBER 7, 2019
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    How to get rid of muscle cramps in your legs

    The muscles in your legs are made up of bundles of fibers that alternately contract and expand to produce movement. A cramp is a sudden, involuntary contraction (tightening) of one of these muscles, typically in your calf. Cramps can last anywhere from a few seconds to several minutes. They can be mild, or intense enough

    • OCTOBER 23, 2019
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    Losing steam? Avoid these energy zappers

    What may seem like harmless lifestyle habits may really be robbing you of your get-up-and-go. Let’s face it: we all get more fatigued as we get older. It’s part of the aging process: we lose mitochondria (energy-producing engines in the cells) and we produce less adenosine triphosphate (ATP) — the molecule that delivers energy to

    • SEPTEMBER 24, 2019
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    People don’t recognize heart attacks when symptoms come on slowly

    When heart attack symptoms start gradually and don’t follow exertion, patients are much slower to get to an emergency room and risk missing a critical window for preserving heart function, researchers say. Among 474 U.S. patients who arrived in emergency departments with dangerous reductions in blood flow to the heart, those whose symptoms had come

    • SEPTEMBER 3, 2019
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    When bread isn’t what it says (and shares an ingredient with your yoga mat!)

    Whole wheat. Sprouted wheat. Gluten-free. And that’s just the beginning. Are you confused about bread these days? I know I was. Until I did a little research. Turns out, it’s not really all that confusing. You just have to know the facts. When you understand what some of the words you see on bread labels really mean,

    • AUGUST 1, 2019
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    5 Metabolism Boosting Foods

    Are you sick to death of the word diet because it signifies counting calories, watching carbs and brings to mind complicated eating programs that turn mealtimes into a hassle? I want to talk about a different diet today… one that’s all about eating instead of a list of don’ts you get from your doctor. Today

    • JULY 20, 2019
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    3 tips to prevent neck pain

    Without knowing it, you may be encouraging neck pain by the way you perform everyday activities. How you carry yourself can invite neck pain or help keep it at bay. In general, try to keep your head balanced directly over your spine, so it is not leaning forward or cocked to one side. That’s because