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Four Ways to Reduce Stroke Risk

There’s no question that even hearing the word stroke can be scary, but unfortunately it’s a very real risk. Every year more than 750,000 Americans suffer a stroke (technically called a cerebrovascular accident), and strokes are the third-leading cause of death in this country. For the…

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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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Inflammation and Heart Disease

A multi-billion-dollar industry has been built around the idea that large, cholesterol-filled blockages in the arteries cause heart attacks. That concept is just plain wrong. The reality is that as many as 80 percent of all heart attacks occur when smaller plaques, destabilized by inflammation,…

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Are Environmental Toxins Increasing Your Belly Fat?

Toxins are all around us. They are in the air we breathe and the water we drink. All these chemicals, pesticides, and preservatives can take a serious toll on our health, causing a wide range of problems from asthma and autism to heart attacks and cancer. Now, a new study published in the journal…

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6 Effective, Natural Home Remedies

Drug companies would like you to believe that the only cure for whatever ails you requires a trip to the pharmacy. But the fact is, our kitchens are filled with a plethora of treatments for a variety of common health problems. Here are some natural home remedies that really work. 6 Natural Home…

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Preventing Alzheimer's Disease Naturally

Few diseases are sadder than Alzheimer’s disease. It’s absolutely disheartening when someone you know and love doesn’t recognize you anymore or loses cognitive abilities. It’s also scary to know that you have a relative with Alzheimer’s because there’s such a…

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Boost Nitric Oxide Levels to Improve Health

We knew about the health benefits of nitric oxide long before scientists were aware of its presence in the human body. Nitroglycerin, a drug that works on nitric oxide pathways, was adopted as a medical therapy for angina and high blood pressure in the 1880s, but another century passed before anyone…

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Heal Your Body With Thermotherapy

Thermotherapy, or heat therapy, turns up in more than 26,000 scientific papers in the National Library of Medicine, and the list of conditions treated is diverse. That’s not surprising since people have been using heat to heal diseases and disorders for millennia. Hippocrates prescribed water…

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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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Snoring: Mere Nuisance or Real Health Problem?

Several 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 case you aren’t familiar with this condition, apnea means “no breath,”…

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