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Celiac disease: a hidden cause of osteoporosis

December 24, 2012

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by Marianne Crafts-Brandner —  One night, at the age of 62, Doreen rolled over in bed and fractured a vertebra in her spine. Unable to move, she had to be rescued by an emergency medical team. She spent three weeks flat on her back in a hospital bed. Initial tests showed that she had severe […]

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Five spices you should eat often

September 2, 2012

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by Toffler Niemuth —  Spices have been used for millennia for the wonderful flavors they give food and drinks, but only recently have scientists begun to correlate spices with their health benefits. Five healthy spices that you should integrate into your food are ginger, cinnamon, turmeric, coriander and fennel seeds. Ginger — Popular in Asian […]

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Acupuncture and sports

March 5, 2012

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by Kim Blankenship —  It is common knowledge that in order for one to excel in athletic endeavors, it is necessary to achieve and maintain a high level of physical and mental balance, and stamina. Many professional athletes and amateur weekend warriors turn to acupuncture to increase stamina and speed up recovery time from mild […]

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Reflexology hints

March 5, 2012

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Reflexology, also called zone therapy, is based on the idea that there are reflex areas in the feet, hands and ears that correspond to all organs, glands and other parts of the body, and that by massaging, squeezing or pressing on specific points within these areas, therapeutic effects can occur throughout the body. In 1915, […]

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Sweet potatoes to the rescue

February 23, 2012

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One of the most nutritious winter foods is the sweet potato. These orange-skinned root vegetables offer an amazing host of health benefits. Here are just a few: High nutritional value — The Center for Science in the Public Interest rates the sweet potato as the most nutritious vegetable because of its nutritional richness. One cup […]

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