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7 Ways To Survive Cold and Flu Season Naturally

…Not only do cold temperatures tax your immune system, more time spent indoors means increased contact with germs. Being sick not only feels miserable, it takes time away from the things we’d rather be doing. The good news is you can optimize your immune system to not only avoid colds and flu, but…

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Drinking Cold Water With Meals? Think Again.

…significantly, it started an American dining tradition of drinking cold water with our meals. The Argument Against Drinking Cold Water Yet, the wisdom of this is suspect. Ayurvedic doctors say the uniquely American practice of consuming cold drinks with meals is a definite no-no. To explain why, they talk…

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Warming Up When Your Hands and Feet Are Always Cold

…problems I had to diagnose as a physician were hands and feet that are always cold, even when it wasn’t cold outside. After checking the various pulse points in the extremities, I generally found that what causes cold hands and feet could often be a number of things, from peripheral artery disease…

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Chicken Soup for the Lungs—A Natural Cold & Flu Treatment

Every year around this time I get many questions about the best natural cold and flu treatments. This season, I’m trotting out an old remedy: chicken soup. However, it’s not your regular chicken soup. This “souped-up” chicken soup is loaded with hot spices to support your immune system and to…

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5 Tips for Preventing Dry Skin

…getting enough EFAs is to feel your skin. If it’s soft, smooth, and velvety, you’re probably getting enough EFAs. If not, try to consume more wild cold-water fish such as salmon, sardines, and mackerel (but not king mackerel), nuts such as almonds and walnuts, and flaxseed. I also recommend that you…

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5 Last Minute Heart-Healthy Gifts

…the winter when it’s cold, you can also ground yourself by wearing leather shoes, or using a grounding device for your home or automobile. You can find unique healthy gift ideas at http://www.grounded.com/. * Green Tea. There’s nothing that could be more relaxing on a cold winter day than a steaming…

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Avoid Trouble Swallowing Pills With These Tricks

…automatically open, followed by the natural urge to swallow. * Take one pill at a time. It is easier on both your throat and esophagus. * Swallow using cold water or juice. Hot beverages can cause trouble swallowing pills, making them disintegrate or become sticky. If you’re still having trouble swallowing…

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Secrets for Surviving Seasonal Flu

Another cold and flu season is upon us and many areas of our country are being hit hard already. Even our son-in-law was one the many folks in Massachusetts who needed the help of antibiotics to fight off a flu-related complication. It was also devastating to hear about the 17-year-old athlete who died…

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Statin Medications Will Not Reduce Lp(a)

…as concerned about good cardiovascular nutrition as I am, I hope you’ll follow my Pan-Asian Modified Mediterranean diet. You’ll eat fresh fish (cold-water fish such as salmon, sardines and mackerel) and fish oils at least two to three times a week. You’ll also want to omit saturated fats. Instead…

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How to Stop Seasonal Affective Disorder In Its Tracks

If you're feeling down in the dumps during the dark and cold winter months, you're not alone. The cause is winter depression, otherwise called seasonal affective disorder (SAD). In fact, I have one colleague who’s so profoundly affected by the lack of sunlight in the winter that her husband calls…

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Walking Club Check-In: Don't Forget to Warm Up

…and absorb shock or injury better. Many exercises, especially weight lifting and running, decrease range in motion unless you stretch. Never stretch cold muscles, for you risk tearing them. First, warm up by walking in place or riding a stationary bicycle for five minutes. When you stretch, do not hold…

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The Most Common Blood Thinners

…(danaparoid sodium) Like all medication, blood thinners come with a wide range of side effects, including: * Excessive bleeding when you overdose, weakness, cold sensations, itchy skin, fever and abdominal discomfort. * Easy bruisability and bleeding gums from brushing teeth. * Wounds and cuts that take longer…

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A Hidden Cause of Sudden Cardiac Death

…cause of death in the 20-to-64 age group and usually involves a heart attack that kills within an hour of the onset of symptoms. Underneath these cold, hard statistics emerges an equally important factor in the sudden cardiac death syndrome. This is the powerful relationship between the mind and body…

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6 Ways to Get Natural Allergy Relief

…Now it’s your turn: Do you have a tip for getting natural allergy relief? You May Also Be Interested In * Chicken Soup for the Lungs: A Natural Cold and Flu Treatment * 5 Key Nutrients for Immune Health

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Heart Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

…teaspoons of it. * Eat coconut or other products like coconut milk. Coconut milk can be used to make shakes and smoothies. You can also use it in a hot or cold cereal, or pour it over seasonal organic blueberries, raspberries and strawberries. I like to bake fish in coconut milk to keep it moist and enhance…

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Eat Garlic to Reduce Blood Pressure

…("good" cholesterol) levels at the same time. The Best Types of Garlic to Reduce High Blood Pressure Although evidence to date indicates that raw, cold-aged garlic offers the greatest medicinal value, studies have also demonstrated that cooked garlic is effective. The highest quality is grown organically…

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What You May Not Know About Naturopathic Medicine

…osteopathic doctor (DO), a naturopathic doctor (ND) can be your primary care doctor—treating you for everything from Lyme disease to the common cold. In fact, the training a naturopathic doctor goes through is very similar to traditional medical school—requiring a four-year post-graduate program…

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5 Heart-Healthy Tips for Lean Living!

…Include “good” fats in your eating plan, like the monounsaturated fats and omega-3s. Substitute olive oil for butter in your cooking, and make cold-water fish like salmon or Atlantic halibut a weekly routine. 3. Get into the habit of drinking water. Nothing quenches your thirst like good old-fashioned…

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