Quit Smoking

How to Quit Smoking Naturally

…, 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 cigarette, your blood pressure and pulse rate…

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Could Quitting Smoking Cause You to Develop Type 2 Diabetes?

…diabetes actually went up when people quit smoking, most dramatically in the first three years after quitting. During those first three years, the risk of developing type 2 diabetes was about 70 percent higher than those who had never smoked. If you kept on smoking, however, your increased risk of diabetes…

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A New Vaccine Is Not the Way to Help People Stop Smoking

…pleasure of cigarettes, this vaccine will help people stop smoking. I’m all for smoking cessation. Tobacco smoke contains tar, benzene, acetone, and thousands of other chemicals, including 50 known carcinogens. Of course it’s important to quit. But until we have crystal clear proof of safety and efficacy…

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6 Ways to Prevent Loss of Vision

…eating six eggs per week increased density of the macular pigment and raised blood levels of zeaxanthin, but had no effect on cholesterol. * Quit smoking. Smoking triples risk of cataracts and quadruples risk of macular degeneration. * Take supplements for vision health, along with a quality daily multivitamin…

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6 Secret Weapons for Successful New Year's Resolutions

If you've ever tried to quit smoking, swear off sugar, or kick caffeine, you know the symptoms of withdrawal: headaches, irritability, fatigue, depression, anxiety, and insomnia. These symptoms can be enough to derail even the most committed among us. Fortunately, withdrawal symptoms can be eased considerably…

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Smile With Confidence, Even If You Have Diabetes

…developing periodontal disease is to brush and floss every day and visit your dentist on a regular basis. And if you smoke, quit. Statistics show that people with diabetes who smoke and are 45 years or older are 20 times more likely to develop severe gum disease than people who don’t have these risk…

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5 Ways to Improve Libido—In Women and Men

…, but women need a reason. Other lifestyle habits that can be underlying causes of low libido in women and men include drinking too much alcohol, smoking, and not getting enough exercise. (I’ll explain more about the importance of exercise in a minute.) So to improve sex drive, it’s important to…

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The Benefits of Zinc: Essential for Optimal Health

…functioning of many hormones, including thymus hormones, insulin, growth hormone, and sex hormones. Unfortunately, marginal zinc deficiencies are quite common, and are reflected by an increased susceptibility to infection, poor wound healing, decreased sense of taste or smell, and skin problems such…

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