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4 Ways to Protect Yourself from Breast Cancer

…increase in cancer risk. To avoid this risk, wash produce with soap and water, peel waxed fruits and vegetables, and, whenever possible, purchase organic produce. Now it’s your turn: Which of these healthy habits have you adopted? You May Also Be Interested In: * Cut Your Breast Cancer Risk…

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The Myriad Health Benefits of Vinegar

…vinegar, which he had read about in my newsletter, John decided to give it a try. After one week of drinking one teaspoon of raw, unfiltered, organic apple cider vinegar and one teaspoon of raw honey in warm water once a day, his heartburn and stomach problems were alleviated. He reports that…

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Clean Up Indoor Air, Improve Your Health

…symptoms of asthma and allergies and increase the risk of ear and respiratory tract infections in children. Next, reduce your exposure to volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Hang dry-cleaned items outdoors or in the garage for two hours before bringing inside. Store paint, solvents, and pesticides in…

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6 Effective, Natural Home Remedies

…stevia or xylitol prior to or with meals. You can also add it to salad dressing or other foods. The brand we use at the clinic is Bragg’s Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, but any type of vinegar will do. * V8 for Hypertension: A high intake of potassium from fruits and vegetables is an excellent…

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Little-Known Uses for Lemons

…for one minute only. Now it’s your turn: If you know of other health benefits of lemons and you’d like to share them, leave your suggestions in the comments section below. You May Also Be Interested In * Reap the Benefits of Summer Fruits and Vegetables * Is Buying Organic Food Worth It?

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Spring Cleaning for Your Body

…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 a minute—and removes bacteria and their byproducts and other toxins, and…

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Taking OTC Lipitor? Look for a Statin Alternative

…coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) every day. Statins can dangerously deplete your body’s CoQ10 stores putting your heart, brain and just about every other organ at risk and, short of not taking statins, supplementing with CoQ10 is the only way to protect yourself against these damaging statin drugs side…

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Inflammation and Heart Disease

…mg), and guggulipid (2,000 mg three times a day) also curb inflammation. Because chronic inflammation adversely affects virtually every organ system in the body, by following this program you will reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease as well as Alzheimer’s, cancer, macular…

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Hope for Hepatitis C

…for this disease if you have a history of elevated liver enzymes, have ever used IV drugs, have unprotected sex, have had a blood transfusion or organ transplant prior to 1992, or have had long-term kidney dialysis or treatment with blood products made before 1987. Early detection and treatment are…

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6 Surprising Benefits of Vitamin D

…testosterone by as much as 69 percent. * Pelvic floor disorders. Roughly one in four women suffers from a pelvic floor disorder (PFD), such as pelvic organ prolapse or fecal or urinary incontinence, and one study suggests that low levels of vitamin D may be a factor. In an analysis of data that…

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Benefits of Vitamin B1 for Your Kidneys

Diabetes takes a toll on many organs in the body, and the kidneys are one of the hardest hit. According to the American Diabetes Association, diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure and accounts for almost half of all cases diagnosed each year. The good news is that you’re not…

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New Year’s Eve Survival Tips

…ways to minimize alcohol’s destructive effects. Alcohol is neutralized into carbon dioxide and water in the liver, your body’s primary organ for detoxification. Along the way, however, numerous intermediary products are formed—some more toxic than alcohol itself. Chief among these…

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New Study Shows Mental Activity Stops Alzheimer's

…English as a second language to adults or at a local elementary school to help youngsters to read or master their math facts. Many nonprofit organizations also need volunteers to fundraise and help with a multitude of office tasks. In addition to mental stimulation, the right nutrients can help ward…

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How to Stick to a Healthy Diet Plan During the Holidays

…and washing these out takes lots of water. (Beer and wine don't count.) 7. Healthy Diet Plan Tip #7: Gather up your family and friends and organize a post meal walk. Exercise boosts your metabolism and helps clear glucose from your bloodstream, improving control for those with diabetes. Now…

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How to Stick With an Exercise Program

…clubs, indoor public pools, and yoga, Pilates, and dance classes. * Consider walking in malls or other indoor areas—many places even have organized “mall-walks.” * You can also exercise at home. Use an exercise DVD, and rather than purchasing high-powered equipment, get some…

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Questioning the Effectiveness of Tamiflu

…hospitalizations, and flu transmission. But does it? For years, researchers from the Cochrane Collaboration, a highly regarded, independent organization that analyzes medical research, and the British Medical Journal (BMJ) have been trying to obtain key studies that validate these claims. But…

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Natural Treatments for Osteoarthritis

Physician organizations such as the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons have established guidelines for treating osteoarthritis that emphasize conservative measures such as weight loss and exercise. All too often, however, doctors brush aside these treatments for osteoarthritis and go straight…

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