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3 Healing Herbs

Medicinal herbs are powerful therapeutic tools. They have been used for centuries—millennia in some cases—and have a firm record of efficacy and safety, provided they are used appropriately. Here are three healing herbs that I recommend you consider adding to your arsenal due to their…

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Spring Cleaning for Your Body

An estimated 6 trillion pounds of chemicals are released into the environment each year. Some of these inevitably make their way into our bodies in the air we breathe, the food we eat, and the water we drink. The toxin-removal organ of your body is your liver. It filters your blood—two quarts…

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Hope for Hepatitis C

Approximately 4 million Americans have hepatitis C. Sadly, most of them have been told by their doctor that even with treatments designed to hold the virus at bay they will eventually require a liver transplant. But this dire outlook is just not accurate as far as I’m concerned. Here’s…

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New Year’s Eve Survival Tips

It’s hard to believe another year has come and gone, and that we’ll soon be “ringing out the old, and ringing in the new.” Whether you’re spending a quiet evening at home with your loved ones and friends or going out on the town, here are a few tips to help you avoid…

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Help for Gallstones

As many as 10 to 15 percent of us harbor gallstones—hard, small objects that form in the gallbladder from cholesterol, bile salts, and calcium. Most people who have them experience no symptoms. However, when gallstones block the flow of bile, they can cause pain, sometimes excruciating, on the…

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