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Your Summer To-Do List for Better Health

…vegetables, and legumes. * Prevent Disease with Healthy Fats: Most people eat too many fats that can cause disease and not enough of the omega-3 essential fats that can prevent disease. To increase your omega-3 intake, eat salmon or other cold-water fish several times a week. Flaxseed and fish oil…

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Benefits of Krill Oil

…and other marine sources are the best-absorbed forms of omega-3 fatty acids (versus plant sources), krill contain the phospholipid form of these essential fatty acids—which means they are even more readily absorbed by your body. Here are some other unique aspects of krill, as compared to other…

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Natural Treatments for Eczema

…these topical therapies, there are a few other safe and effective natural treatments for eczema, including a handful of nutritional supplements. Essential fatty acids, particularly omega-6 gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), are the best-studied nutritional supplements for eczema. A meta-analysis of 26…

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Preventing Sudden Cardiac Death

…omega-3–rich fish have a lower incidence of death from heart disease. We now know that this is due in large part to the effects of these essential fatty acids on the heart’s electrical activity—they stabilize cardiac rhythm and reduce risk of life-threatening ventricular…

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The Link Between Anticholinergic Drugs and Dementia

…urination. In the gastrointestinal tract, it influences peristalsis and stomach acid secretion. And in the brain, acetylcholine is absolutely essential for the formation of memories, learning, and optimal cognitive function. Alzheimer’s disease and age-related memory decline are marked by…

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5 Supplements for Heart Health

…and supports a strong heartbeat. I recommend taking 100–300 mg of CoQ10 daily, in divided doses, with meals. * Omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids (EFAs) are vital components of cell membranes and precursors to important chemical messengers. The omega-3 fatty acids EPA (eicosapentaenoic…

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Vitamin E and Prostate Cancer

…combination. Most vitamin E supplements contain only alpha-tocopherol (the form used in this study). For years, alpha was thought to be the most essential tocopherol, but research has shown that other forms also help fend off free radicals. Alpha-tocopherol does not occur alone in nature: it is…

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Health Benefits of Bone Broth

…boxed varieties. Instead, make your own at home and use bone broth as the base. Bone Broth: Good for Your Body… Bone broth is brimming with essential nutrients. Some of the health benefits of bone broth include support for your joints, bones, nails, and hair. That’s because bone broth…

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Benefits of Milk: Fact or Fiction?

Everyone knows all about the benefits of milk. It’s good for your teeth, it’s essential for strong bones, and everyone should drink three cups a day in order to maintain good health. Well, guess what? All these claims are bogus. The Truth About Milk First off, cows’ milk is a…

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The Multiple Benefits of Carotenoids

Vitamins, minerals, fats, proteins, and carbohydrates: Most people are familiar with these classes of nutrients since they are essential to our survival. But there are other types of nutrients that research has shown are just as important for promoting and maintaining optimal health and…

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Say Goodbye to Sciatica

…such as Wellness Pharmacy. Another option to consider is OxyRub, which combines the pain-relieving power of menthol with a proprietary oxygenated essential oil into a soothing pain relief cream. Practice Prevention If you’ve ever experienced sciatica, you know that once is enough. Therefore,…

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ADHD Treatments That Really Work

…its fatty acids may be more readily absorbed than other fish oils. Furthermore, krill contains phosphatidylcholine and vitamin D, which are also essential nutrients for your brain. For children, try 2–4 g of supplemental krill oil; adults should double this dose when treating ADHD naturally.…

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How to Boost Circulation

…results in better overall circulation. The suggested dose is 300 mg of Seanol and 100 mg (2,000 fibrinolytic units) of nattokinase per day. The essential fatty acids in fish oil and other omega-3 supplements improve circulation by reducing the tendency of the platelets to stick together and impair…

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Snoring: Mere Nuisance or Real Health Problem?

…no wonder. This continuous arousal prevents them from getting adequate rapid eye movement (REM) sleep—the deepest, most rejuvenating and essential level of sleep. During my evaluation for sleep apnea, I had a whopping 69 attacks of apnea (spells when I stopped breathing for 10 seconds or…

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Preventing Migraines

…who read this recommendation in my newsletter and told me that once he started taking daily doses of magnesium, his symptoms of migraines essentially stopped. * Check for food allergies. Several food sensitivities can cause migraines. Common culprits include milk, wheat, food additives, aspartame…

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Natural Night Vision Aids

…dose, I recommend taking them in supplement form. You can look for them in your local health-food store. You can also find them in my Vision Essentials formulas. Now it’s your turn: Do you need a night vision aid? You May Also Be Interested In * Are You Protecting Your Vision? * What’s…

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Be Aware of Grapefruit-Drug Interactions

…liver known as cytochrome P450. Natural substances in grapefruit inhibit the activity of one of these enzymes, CYP3A. This means that grapefruit essentially stops this enzyme from doing its job of breaking down certain chemicals. As a result, the blood levels of some drugs are higher and the drugs…

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