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What can we drink that is healthy and non-fattening?

November 12, 2012

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by Nina Anderson  —  Headlines across the media warn of a growing obesity problem. Not only are snack, fried and fast foods big contributors, but our burgeoning consumption of soft drinks adds to the list of things that make us fat. In an effort to stay healthy, many consumers are turning to sports drinks and […]

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Vitamins Yes, Drugs No

November 6, 2012

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by Dr. Larry Wilson —  Few subjects are as controversial as the value of food supplements. I used to believe, as physicians are trained to believe, that most food supplements are rarely needed, especially if one eats well. However, after extensive reading, personal experience and reports from thousands of patients, I am convinced of the […]

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Kirlian photography in the treatment of eye disease

November 4, 2012

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by Edward C. Kondrot — Kirlian Photography evolved from a technology first developed by Georg Lichtenberg in 1777, when he noticed electromagnetic discharges in the high-frequency field of the human body. In the beginning of the 20th century, an English physician, Dr. Walter Kilner, discovered that the human aura could be observed through a plate […]

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Am I in menopause yet?

November 4, 2012

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by Dr. Sima Aidun —  As a doctor, I see patients who wonder what is going on with them. They have symptoms of menopause, but still are menstruating every few months. For example, they suffer from among the following symptoms: Hot flashes — Sudden, brief sensations of heat, often over the entire body, sometimes more […]

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Reduce stress and strengthen your immune system

September 29, 2012

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by Sarah McLean —  A healthy immune system regulates our body’s healing process and protects it against infections and diseases. When stress compromises our immune function, it can result in colds, flu, fatigue, cardiovascular disorders and premature aging — or big trips to the hospital. Stress increases heart rate, blood pressure, glucose levels, adrenaline, cortisol, […]

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Meditation lowers heart rate and blood pressure

September 27, 2012

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by Sarah McLean —  About 10 million Americans say they practice meditation daily. Like taking time daily to brush their teeth, those who meditate usually practice 10 to 30 minutes of silence each day, which gives them a break from the constant bombardment of information everyone faces. Whether practiced on its own, or following yoga […]

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Biochemical causes of depression

September 21, 2012

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by Dr. Mark Force —  Certain distinct biochemical imbalances that trigger depression have been found to respond well to diet and nutritional supplementation. Different types of depression have different symptoms and underlying causes, including primary biochemical depression, serotonin deficiency, dopamine deficiency, high norepinephrine/epinephrine ratio, GABA deficiency and histamine excess. This article will discuss the most […]

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The mysteries of TMJ and what to do about it

September 21, 2012

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by Becky Coffield —  Mention TMJ and almost everyone either knows someone who has the disorder, or they have it themselves. Despite the millions of people who suffer from TMJD (temporomandibular jaw disorder), there really is only educated speculation as to its causes. Even less is known about its cure. The temporomandibular joints are small, […]

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Sleep longer, live longer

September 15, 2012

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Is it true that the more you sleep, the longer you live? “Sleep is the most undervalued contributor to optimal health and performance,” says Dr. Keith Humphreys, professor of psychiatry at Stanford University, whose research into addiction treatment and national mental health and drug policy has lead to published articles in the New York Times […]

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Ways to increase your energy level

September 12, 2012

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by Laura Stack — Feeling fatigued? Wish you had more get-up-and-go? The following tips can help you regain your vitality. l. Strive for a neutral environment. It takes energy for your body to pay attention or avoid paying attention to something in your environment. Consider keeping a space heater or fan in your workspace if […]

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Better health with color, light, sound and aroma

September 12, 2012

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by Dr. Renee Waldman —  How have you handled the challenges of preparing for a test, race, promotion or class reunion? Whether you are aspiring to lose weight, improve your fitness, increase mental acuity or achieve greater emotional resilience, nearly everyone has, at one time or another, pursued a self-set goal. When we encounter perceived […]

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Inflammation and the truth about fats

September 12, 2012

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by Dr. Shelley Crombach —  Have you ever gone to the doctor while experiencing pain? Did the doctor diagnose inflammation, or give you anti-inflammatory medicine or supplements? What exactly are we fighting with these remedies? Inflammation is an immune reaction that aids in the body’s healing process. Despite its bad name, it is important for […]

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Stress: A cause of adrenal fatigue?

September 11, 2012

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by Dr. Sarv Varta K. Khalsa —  Adrenal fatigue is one of the most common and under-diagnosed health conditions in modern society. We live fast-paced lives with busy schedules that don’t allow much time for rest and relaxation. Just the stress of daily responsibilities can eventually take its toll. Our adrenal glands play a key […]

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