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Food Safety Tips

Food Safety Tips

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 03/18/2014

Discover and follow some simple food safety tips from Dr. Julian Whitaker to ensure you get the most benefit from your diet.

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Another Reason to Avoid Sodas

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 02/21/2014

Most people know it’s best to avoid sodas because of the sugar and artificial sweeteners they contain. But another dangerous ingredient lurks in soft drinks.

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Filed Under: Diet

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3 Healing Herbs

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

While there are many healing herbs that I recommend for their powerful effects on health and well-being, here are the benefits of three specific ones.

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Hope for Hepatitis C

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Sadly, most people with hepatitis C are told that even with treatment they will eventually need a liver transplant. This couldn't be further from the truth.

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IV Vitamin C Kills Cancer Cells

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Most people know that vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that has the power to boost immune function. But when administered in very high doses by intravenous infusions, vitamin C can kill cancer cells.

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Filed Under: Clinical Therapies

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The Power of Pumpkin

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Pumpkins have been used as food for at least 14,000 years, and the seeds have a host of medicinal benefits since they are a great source of key vitamins and minerals.

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Can't Sleep? Try These Natural Remedies

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

According to a recent report, many Americans—especially older women—are having trouble sleeping. Fortunately, there are natural sleep aids that can help you get a good night's rest.

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Filed Under: Sleep

Follow a Fructose-Free Diet

Follow a Fructose-Free Diet

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 02/16/2014

Discover how a fructose-free diet, as suggested by Dr. Whitaker, could help you avoid serious health conditions, including Alzheimer’s, cataracts and diabetes.

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The Causes of Chronic Cough

The Causes of Chronic Cough

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 02/16/2014

Learn the various causes of chronic cough, which often goes beyond a respiratory issue, and how you can effectively treat this condition with natural therapies.

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Can Blueberries Make You Steadier on Your Feet?

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Blueberries protect your vision, keep your memory sharp and, now, help prevent falls, according to a new study. Resveratrol may be the key. Learn more about the blueberry's latest super health-protecting feat.
 

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Filed Under: Diet

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The Healing Power of Pepper

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Pepper can add lots of flavor to your food. But did you know that it has the power to heal, too? You may want to sprinkle more on when you learn more about this antioxidant powerhouse.

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How to Get the Most Out of the Summer Sun

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

It's healthy to get a little sun. It's your best source of vitamin D, also known as the "sunshine vitamin." But too much definitely has a down side. Find out how to get the best of the sun without the harmful side effects.

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The Best Foods for Health

The Best Foods for Health

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 02/15/2014

Find out Dr. Julian Whitaker’s top 10 tips for incorporating the best foods for health into your daily diet, including vegetables, seafood and even alcohol.

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Spring Cleaning for Your Body

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

As we age, our bodies don’t rid toxins from our bodies as efficiently as they used to. Accumulated toxins can cause fatigue, aches and pains, difficulty concentrating, and more. Here's how you can support your body's natural systems for eliminating toxins.

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Fridays and Fish: What You Need to Know

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Over 4,500 studies have documented the remarkable benefits of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), found in the oils of the fatty fish that inhabit the cold waters of Alaska, Norway, and other areas.

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Filed Under: Diet

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10 Easy Prevention Tips That Can Keep You Healthy

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Doctors and pharmaceutical companies would like you to believe that shelling out your hard-earned cash for their services and solutions is the best way to stay healthy. But when it comes right down to it, it’s the little changes you make in your daily life that have the real power to keep you healthy.

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5 Ways to Prevent Falls

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 04/17/2014

Falls are the leading cause of brain trauma and the number one cause of fractures among older people—upwards of 500,000 per year. Here are five steps to help prevent this from happening to you.

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How to Quit Smoking Naturally

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 03/28/2014

Learn more about the health benefits from when you quit smoking naturally, and the supplement that Dr. Julian Whitaker suggests to help you through nicotine cravings.

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Secrets for Healthier Holiday Feasting

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

"Holiday feasting" is as human as wearing shoes. But so are heart attacks, strokes, obesity, and the terrible discomfort of engorgement. Here are seven tips for keeping your waistline and health intact, without sacrificing your holiday cheer.

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Four Medical Tests that Can Save Your Life

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

I’ve been practicing medicine for nearly 30 years now, and I’ve seen lots of screening and diagnostic tests come and go. Many of the currently prescribed tests are overused and unreliable, and some are downright harmful. However, there are four tests I believe strongly in, and highly recommend you get.

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Filed Under: Useless Medicine

How to Overcome Stress

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 04/17/2014

Discover Dr. Julian Whitaker’s top five recommendations for how to overcome stress with natural and effective lifestyle, supplement and dietary changes.

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Is Organic Worth the Cost?

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

I’m often asked if buying organic produce is truly necessary and worth the cost. My answer is that I believe organic food is superior from both an environmental and nutritional point of view. 

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Solving the Sugar Wars

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Avoid sugar (sucrose) and artificial sweeteners and use natural alternatives such as stevia and xylitol instead.

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Filed Under: Diet

Celebrating Our Freedom

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Even with all of the ups and downs we’ve experienced as a country, let’s remember that we enjoy tremendous freedoms. July 4th is our opportunity to appreciate the USA, the freedom for which it stands, and the courage of our forefathers to fight for independence.

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FRIDAY FUN: Independence Day Scavenger

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

There’s quite a bit of advice on my blog that can make your holiday celebration safer, healthier, and more enjoyable. On every post that would help to make your weekend celebration more enjoyable there’s a letter at the bottom.  Find all 10 letters, unscramble them to make a holiday-related word, and then post your answer in the comments.

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The Key to Instant Discipline and Sweet Success

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Nobody likes change. It’s painful. That’s why so few people succeed at weight loss, smoking cessation, or anything else that requires altering behavior. I’ve found that the only way to guarantee success is this: Make the pain of not following through greater than the pain of changing.

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Are You Grilling Up More Than You Bargained For?

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

If barbecues are a summertime ritual for your family, consider this: Your meals may increase your risk of cancer.On Wednesday, I’ll be sharing an easy, delicious recipe you can try on the grill—so check back then!

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Filed Under: Diet

Preventing Migraines

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 03/26/2014

Learn more about the four methods of preventing migraines recommended by Dr. Julian Whitaker, and how these natural, effective therapies can work for you.

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Weak? Dizzy? It Could Be Dehydration

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Water is required for the distribution of nutrients, electrolytes, hormones, and other chemical messengers throughout the body, as well as the removal of waste products. It is also an important structural component of skin, cartilage, and other tissues.

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TGIF: A Healthy Reason to Enjoy a Beer

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Today is Friday, which means that millions of people will be celebrating the start of the weekend with a drink at Happy Hour. While wine has cornered the market in recent years, beer is making a comeback. But what you may not realize is that beer is a boon for a multitude of health conditions.

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Walk Your Way to Better Health

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

If you’re like most people, you take about 1,000 to 3,000 steps per day—walking to and from the car, strolling outside, and moving around the house. But if you bump this number up to 10,000 by adding some brisk walks to your routine, your health will benefit enormously!

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Repel Mosquitoes, Naturally

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

If you’re tempted to use one of the chemical-laden bug sprays, think twice. Many contain DEET, which may keep mosquitoes away but its safety is questionable, especially for young children and older individuals. Instead, here’s what I recommend for repelling those pesky mosquitoes, naturally.

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Why Americans are Supersized

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the percentage of adults over age 20 who are obese and the percentage of adults who are merely overweight (not obese) are now equal at 34 percent each! Not only is that obesity statistic frightening, if you do the math it means that healthy weight Americans are now the minority, at just 32 percent.

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The Health Benefits of Gardening

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

May is here, and in most areas of the country spring flowers are in full bloom. Many of my neighbors are outside tending their gardens, which as you can imagine is great exercise. But did you know that there are very specific health benefits you can get from gardening, especially as you age?

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Laugh Your Way to Less Stress and Better Health

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

We all talk about being stressed, but did you know that April is actually Stress Awareness Month? I’m not sure if anyone planned it this way, but it’s also National Humor Month, which is definitely appropriate—since humor is the perfect antidote for stress.

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Diabetes Tip: Get Wet!

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Water supports your weight so your joints don’t take the pounding they receive when you exercise on land, making it ideal for people with arthritis or musculoskeletal injuries. In addition, you can swim or exercise in water regardless of your age or physical condition.

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Glycemic Index vs. Glycemic Load

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

When it comes to supporting healthy blood sugar levels, the first thing you need to become aware of is how quickly your body breaks down certain foods into glucose. Here's how to do that.

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Organic Beef: Try Some for Dinner

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

The meat from organically raised cattle—especially those that are exclusively grass-fed—is much leaner than that of feedlot cattle, and it has less saturated fat and more heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids.

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Easy Ways to Eat More Fruits and Vegetables

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

On average, Americans only consume three servings of fruits and vegetables each day. And that’s a crying shame. Study after study reveals that people who regularly eat five-plus servings of nature’s bounty enjoy several health benefits. 

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Success Stories From Health & Healing Subscribers

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

More than 15 years ago, James B. of Wisconsin weighed 327 pounds. He drank too much, was completely inactive, developed diabetes, and had to take medication to control it. Then he started reading Health & Healingand decided to make some changes in his life.

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Healthy Tips for Dining Out

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Going out to eat can be a real treat. You don’t have to cook, you can opt for dishes you wouldn’t normally make at home, and it’s nice to get out every now and again. But if you’re not careful, you may be getting a whole lot more than you bargained for.

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The Value of Strength Training

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 04/18/2014

Strength training can provide many of the same benefits as aerobic exercise, including improved cholesterol levels and enhanced cardiovascular fitness. 

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Enjoy Healthy Carbs

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Foods with a high glycemic index enter the bloodstream quickly, prompting a rapid rise in blood sugar followed by an equally dramatic drop a few hours later. Fueling your body with these quick-burning carbohydrates can leave you feeling tired, hungry, and irritable.

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