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Ward Off Winter's Assaults With Vitamin D

During wintertime, I suggest you take one simple step to boost your immune system, lift your mood, and reduce your risk of disease: Make sure your blood level of vitamin D is in the optimal range. You may not realize what a toll the dark days of winter levy on our health. Cold and flu season…

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Prevent Digestive Discomfort With Nutritional Supplements

The holiday season is in full swing, including feasts, festivities, and frenzied activity. To make it through the rest of the month with and keep your waistline intact and digestive discomfort at bay, keep in mind that it's the people dear to you who are far more important than fancy meals and…

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5 Secrets to Lowering Cholesterol Naturally

There is a definite relationship between high cholesterol and heart disease. It’s estimated that a drop of one point in cholesterol reduces the overall risk of a heart attack by 2 percent. Aware of this relationship, most conventional doctors prescribe cholesterol-lowering statin drugs for…

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New Statin Drug Guidelines Are Bad for Patients

Big Pharma got an early Christmas present yesterday: millions of new customers for statin drugs. The American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association released new cholesterol treatment guidelines that could easily double the number of people taking Lipitor, Zocor, Crestor, Pravachol and…

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Four Medical Tests That Can Save Your Life

I’ve been practicing medicine for more than 30 years now, and I’ve seen lots of screening and diagnostic medical tests come and go. Many of the currently prescribed medical tests and screenings are overused and unreliable, and some are downright harmful. However, there are four medical…

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How to Stick to a Healthy Diet Plan During the Holidays

Thanksgiving is more than just one meal—it’s the start of an entire holiday season filled with food, fellowship…and more food! All this temptations can certainly make even the most dedicated people stray from their healthy diet plan. "Holiday feasting" is as human as…

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Natural Treatment for Erectile Dysfunction

Men, if your sexual function isn’t what you’d like it to be, you can take Viagra, Cialis or a related drug—a temporary treatment for erectile dysfunction (ED) at best. Or you can make lifestyle changes and use nutritional supplements and other natural treatments for erectile…

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A New Study Suggests Diabetes Drugs Can Damage Your Vision

Not only can diabetes damage your eyesight, a new study suggests that one of the most popular classes of drugs used to treat diabetes further increases your risk of blindness. The new study, published this month in the Archives of Internal Medicine, followed more than 103,000 people with type 2…

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Four Natural Pain Relievers

Pain care is definitely one area where conventional medicine is failing the American public. Think about it. If you head to any conventional medical facility after an injury, you’ll probably be told to follow the RICE protocol (rest, ice, compression, elevation). These therapies are great as…

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Prolonged Sitting Is Bad for Your Health

Everyone knows that living a sedentary lifestyle is bad for their health. The effects of prolonged sitting include increased risk of obesity, diabetes, cancer and other diseases. But even if you exercise on a regular basis, prolonged sitting for hours at a time each day can be deadly. Earlier this…

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The Scary Truth About Halloween--and 5 Guilt-Free Treats

Since the dawn of time, man has been indulging his sweet tooth with fruits and berries. Today, the aisles of our supermarkets are filled with sugar-laden treats. But tonight is perhaps the biggest sugar nightmare of all—as pint-sized ghosts and goblins go from house to house loading up on all…

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Forget About the RDAs: Here's Why You Need More B Vitamins

All multivitamins contain a smattering of B vitamins, so what else do you need to know? Actually, there’s a lot of new research, especially on folic acid, vitamin B12, and vitamin B6. Here are six reasons why you should be taking these three vitamins—and at dosages higher than what…

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How to Quit Smoking Naturally

As we head into a brand new year, many of us will be making resolutions—and near the top of that list for many is to quit smoking naturally. Few resolutions can have such a dramatic impact on your health. Health Benefits When You Quit Smoking Naturally * Within 20 minutes of your last…

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Snoring: Mere Nuisance or Real Health Problem?

About 12 years ago, at the request of my wife—who put up with my snoring but was disturbed by the increasing frequency of episodes when I appeared to stop breathing—I got tested for sleep apnea. In one hour, I had a whopping 69 attacks of apnea (spells when I stopped breathing for 10…

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Do You Need a Vitamin K Supplement?

For years, the vitamin K supplement has been the neglected stepchild in the world of nutrition, while vitamins C, D, E, beta-carotene, and others grabbed all the attention. That is until groundbreaking research propelled vitamin K into the limelight. Dutch researchers discovered very strong links…

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Niacin: Is it Really Safe and Effective?

You may have heard about the study published in The New England Journal of Medicine that concluded that niacin is not an effective therapy for managing cholesterol as once thought, and that it can actually do more harm than good. But I want to assure you that this is just another example of the…

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Beyond Sleep: Other Benefits of Melatonin

Chances are you know that melatonin, a hormone produced in the pineal gland, is an effective natural sleep aid, but that’s not all it is. Melatonin is a potent antioxidant and anti-aging therapy that has been shown to help prevent or treat multiple medical conditions. Let’s take a closer…

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Nutrient Spotlight: Importance of Minerals

In this third part of my blog series on how the different components of a quality daily multivitamin help promote and support optimal health and well-being, I’ll be explaining the importance of minerals. Minerals, like vitamins, play diverse roles. They are important components of bones and…

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