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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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Can a Flu Vaccine Stop Heart Disease?

…in these findings. Plus, there are other serious issues with the flu shot. From my observations over the years, people who get flu shots experience colds and flu as much as people who pass on them. I’ve never been impressed. Flu shot effectiveness is a pretty dubious proposition, no matter what your…

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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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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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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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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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With Ebola, Be Cautious But Don’t Feed Into the Hype

…symptoms. Dosage: Take 1/3 of a vial every four hours for 1 to 2 days if you feel the flu coming on. For prevention, take 1/3 of a vial weekly throughout cold and flu season. * Garlic: A potent herb, garlic adds a powerful jolt of protection to the immune system, killing yeast, fungi, bacteria, and viruses…

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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 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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Follow This Heart Healthy Diet Plan

…to eat organic as much as possible. Moderate Carbohydrates, More Protein and Healthy Fats In a nutshell, the Mediterranean diet encourages eating cold-water fish such as salmon and halibut; “healthy fats” such as olive oil; low-glycemic carbohydrates such as beans, lentils and oatmeal; and plenty…

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Relax to Prevent High Blood Pressure

…time.) I also avoid taking BP if the patient rushed to my office, especially if he or she was caught in traffic, if the outside temperature is very cold or if some emotional stress issues are ongoing. Even a cup of coffee just prior to the test can change the data. What do your high blood pressure readings…

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The Health Benefits of Eating Garlic

…percent) while increasing HDL ("good" cholesterol) levels at the same time. The Best Types of Garlic 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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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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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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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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Menopause and High Blood Pressure

…your intake of oatmeal and complex carbohydrates; low-glycemic vegetables such as asparagus, broccoli, kale and especially celery, legumes; fruits; cold-water fish (especially fatty ones); organic eggs; olive oil; and nuts, seeds and flaxseed. My top three include sardines, oatmeal and seaweeds such…

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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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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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How Do You Know If You’re Getting Pure Olive Oil?

…This is an olive oil dilemma I’ve faced myself. Years ago, enthralled by the health perks of extra-virgin olive oil, I took pleasure in acquiring cold pressed extra virgin olive oil from countries around the world. But then I learned that much of what we buy is actually laced with other oils. For example…

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