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Chromium

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Chromium is essential for protein, carbohydrate, and fat metabolism, and it also plays a key role in blood sugar control. Chromium deficiencies are extremely common, which is why supplementation is important.

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Filed Under: Nutritional Support

The Best Natural Sleeping Aids

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Discover how Dr. Whitaker’s unique combination of supplements creates a natural sleeping aid that will help you fall asleep faster and stay asleep all night, every night.

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Cioppino

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Cioppino (chuh-PEE-no) is a robust, Italian-inspired fish stew created in San Francisco. It's a little work, but worth it.

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Filed Under: Main Dishes

What is Diabetes?

What is Diabetes?

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Learn the differences between type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes, what causes the conditions, and how Dr. Whitaker suggests you treat or cure them.

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Filed Under: Blood Sugar

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Should I Be Taking Supplements Every Day?

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Most supplements, when used properly, are appropriate for daily, long-term use. A few, however, should be taken only as needed for specific, generally short-lived conditions, and others should be discontinued periodically.

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Q&A: Value of Organic Food

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I do believe that organic food is superior from both an environmental and nutritional point of view. You may also consider going organic only when buying the produce most heavily treated with chemicals.

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Filed Under: Healthy Eating

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Not All Fat Is Bad

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While some fats have a bad reputation—and deservedly so—others are vital for optimal health. Sadly, most people eat too many fats that can cause disease and not enough of the essential fats that can prevent disease.

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Filed Under: Healthy Eating

Learn When to Take Supplements

When to Take Supplements

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Find out when to take your supplements, including multivitamins, probiotics, enzymes and amino acids, which all have different reactions in your body.

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Filed Under: Q&As

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Diabetes-Related Peripheral Artery Disease

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About one-third of people over the age of 50 with type 2 diabetes also have peripheral artery disease, which occurs when blood vessels in the legs narrow or stiffen due to the accumulation of plaque. Learn more about this diabetes complication.

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Filed Under: Blood Sugar

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Sudoku for Memory

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Games of logic like Sudoku give your brain a workout. Many scientific studies have demonstrated that doing puzzles, playing games, reading books, and learning new skills help to stave off age-related mental decline.

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Filed Under: Mood & Memory

The Benefits of CoQ10

The Benefits of CoQ10

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Learn how coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), or ubiquinol, can slow the symptoms of aging, help you maintain lower blood pressure and and support good heart health.

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Filed Under: Q&As

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Massage Therapy

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Massage does far more than relax your mind and body. It is a powerful therapy that facilitates healing. In fact, many health insurance plans now cover prescribed massage therapy.

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Filed Under: Clinical Therapies

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Reduce Your Salt Intake

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Reducing your salt intake is very important if you want to achieve optimal health. Excessive salt, or sodium, can cause or exacerbate various health problems, including high blood pressure and kidney disease.

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Filed Under: General Health