Cold Hands

Warming Up When Your Hands and Feet Are Always Cold

…circulation 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…

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Drinking Cold Water With Meals? Think Again.

…refers to toxins that develop as the byproducts of poor digestion and metabolism). According to Ayurveda experts, cold drinks extinguish agni and promote ama. Sipping hot water, on the other hand, improves digestion and appears to help keep open the countless channels throughout the body where ama (the toxins…

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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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5 Tips for Preventing Dry Skin

…, making skin less flexible and resilient. Finally, don’t forget the tips that Mom used to tell you—like wearing gloves to protect your hands from the cold, and drying them fully after washing. Those simple steps really help to prevent dry skin during the winter months. Now it’s your turn: How…

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6 Ways to Get Natural Allergy Relief

…help can be as simple as a thimbleful of sea salt. Mix one teaspoon of salt (I prefer Celtic sea salt) into a sink full of warm water, immerse your hands and face in the water, and blink several times. This will clean the pollen from your eyes. You can also draw some of the water into your nostrils and…

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Mood-Boosting Foods

If you crave chocolate when you’re stressed or feeling blue, and feel a noticeable difference after you eat it, you know first-hand that there is such a thing as a mood-boosting food. But while one or two squares of dark chocolate are good for your heart I wouldn’t recommend depending on it to boost…

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