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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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The Power of Intravenous Nutrient Therapy

In hospital rooms around the world you’ll find patients in beds with an intravenous (IV) port—typically in their hand or arm—hooked up to a hanging bag or bottle filled with water and a dextrose or saline solution. This mixture is slowly infused into the patient’s bloodstream…

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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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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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Going Beyond Water To Stay Hydrated & Healthy

As the weather heats up, I wanted to remind you that one of the most important things you can do is to keep yourself hydrated. I firmly believe that getting plenty of pure, clean water (at least eight to 10, eight-ounce glasses per day) is a must. However, water isn’t the focus of 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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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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3 Powerful Ways to Stay Off the Cardiac Ward

Heart failure is a huge money-making business, and the millions of patients required to fill beds in cardiac care centers across the country are not that hard to come by. All a heart surgeon or interventional cardiologist has to do is tell them, “If we don’t operate, you’re going…

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