Ears

4 Benefits of CoQ10: Beyond Heart Health

…most bioavailable of the two. * Slow Down Hearing Loss. Italian researchers divided 56- to 74-year-olds with presbycusis (age-related changes in the ears that lead to diminished hearing) into three groups and gave them daily doses of coenzyme Q10 (160 mg), vitamin E (50 mg), or a placebo. After 30 days…

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Four Tips to Prevent Hearing Loss

…and protect your ears. 1. Cut Out the Noise: Invest in a good pair of ear plugs—they reduce noise 15 to 30 decibels if worn properly. You can find a good set of ear plugs at any pharmacy. If you’re in a situation where you’re unexpectedly exposed to loud noise, covering your ears with your hands…

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Benefits of Reflexology: Two Patients Share Their Stories

If you’ve never heard of reflexology you may be surprised to learn that pressure points on the feet, hands, and ears correspond to all of your body’s organs and systems and can be manipulated to provide relief from a number of varied health concerns. Rather than sharing a laundry list of reflexology…

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Clean Up Indoor Air, Improve Your Health

…disease deaths each year in nonsmoking adults. It also contains strong irritants that worsen 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…

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Do You Really Need That Antibiotic? Probably Not

…useless against the viruses that cause most sore throats.) Other warranted uses of antibiotics include staph infections, bladder infections, and some ear infections. If you must use antibiotics, protect yourself against the destruction of “good” bacteria in your body by taking a probiotic supplement…

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Six Habits of the Sleep Deprived

…sleep deprived because of noise disturbances you can’t control—such as street noise or a snoring bedmate—then you may want to consider using ear plugs. Another good solution is to use a white noise machine that blocks out sound and lulls you into a deep slumber. * Read, use your laptop or watch…

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