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The avian flu virus (bird flu) is real — the solutions are here

December 13, 2013

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by Dr. Howard Peiper —  The avian flu virus is a specific type of influenza that primarily affects birds, but recently has been reported to affect pigs, cats and humans. While rare in humans, the virus often causes serious disease or fatality when people do contract it. The virus that causes avian flu is a […]

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Colds and flu season

November 13, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  With flu season here, alternative treatments are your best options. Many conventional flu medicines are not effective in treating the flu and colds. The Centers for Disease Control released a study stating that the flu vaccine appears to be only 62 percent effective, and at what price? First of all, […]

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Does “back to school” have to mean sick days?

August 17, 2013

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by Debbie Williams —  The kids are heading back to school and you know what that means — germs, millions of them. With all the disinfectant wipes in retail stores and hand sanitizers in schools these days, you would think this would mean a reduction in germs and therefore less sick days for children and […]

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Boost immunity against the flu and infections

February 29, 2012

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by Dr. Theo Christodoulakis —  Opportunistic infections are those infections that find the opportunity to invade the host, such as the bodies of individuals who have compromised or run-down immune systems. Boosting the immune system is a multi-faceted approach that should include reducing the stress of an individual, increasing proper nutrition and supplementation, getting adequate […]

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Mandatory flu shots — round two

February 25, 2012

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by Mary Budinger —  Even though public health officials expect an average flu season this year, New York State Senator Tom Duane introduced a bill that would require health care workers who work in medical facilities in his state to receive mandatory flu shots. “People don’t like being told what to do, but frankly, if […]

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Healing inside a room of salt

February 24, 2012

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by Pavel Gershkovich —  Imagine a room covered from floor to ceiling in salt from the Dead Sea. Imagine breathing the fine salt mist in the air. Now, imagine your lungs taking a really deep breath and saying, “ahhh.” In ancient times, people traveled great distances to the Dead Sea of Israel for relief from […]

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The truth about colds, flu and allergies

February 24, 2012

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by Dr. Paul Stallone —  The phrase “It is just a cold,” is often the response of someone experiencing the symptoms, but sometimes a cold can be much more serious. The common cold affects 62 million people in the U.S. annually and accounts for 75 to 100 million physician visits per year. These physician visits […]

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Sea salt for healthy lungs and skin

February 23, 2012

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by Pavel Gershkovich —  The Phoenix area could be considered something of a modern-day, natural dust bowl, and this summer’s dust storms have made the Valley’s air quality much worse than usual. When dust gets into the lungs, the body uses mucus to catch it and move it out. But when there is a lot […]

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