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Flu Prevention Basics (Video)

October 17, 2014
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Whether or not you got a flu shot this year, there are a few simple ways that you can help prevent influenza. Here, Dr. Tori Hudson, ND, talks about her recommendations for natural flu prevention, including nasal irrigation with sprays or neti pots, drinking green tea, taking elderberry supplements throughout the season and keeping...

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Treating Chronic Constipation

October 6, 2014
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Treating Chronic Constipation

Constipation is one of the most common gastrointestinal complaints doctors see; experts say that at least 4.5 million people—the majority of them women—suffer from constipation symptoms that are serious enough to warrant medical attention. Because it can be an embarrassing topic, however, many patients self-treat their constipation and avoid discussing it with their doctor....

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Q & A: Good Breast Health

August 11, 2014
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Q & A: Good Breast Health

At what age should I begin being concerned about breast health?  Optimally, we would teach our young girls to be aware of the importance of diet and exercise on breast health for the future. It’s also important to start early because certain foods, such as soy foods, can improve breast cell differentiation in pre-puberty...

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Plant-Based Antioxidants and Their Benefits

July 8, 2014
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You may know why antioxidants are good for the body—they fight free radicals and slow the signs of aging. Here, Dr. Tori Hudson talks about how plant-based antioxidants can help prevent inflammation and oxidative damage. Look for them in brightly colored fruits and veggies, or through dietary supplements such as green tea, ginkgo and...

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Beyond Antibiotics: Natural Ways to Fight Ear Infections (Video)

June 18, 2014
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Ear infections can be a persistent problem in young children. Here, Dr. Tori Hudson talks about natural ways to prevent and treat ear infections without having to turn to antibiotics, which can exacerbate the cycle of infection. She covers homeopathic and herbal remedies, as well as long-term prevention with probiotics.

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Demistifying Hormone Replacement Therapy (Video)

May 31, 2014
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If you’re considering hormone replacement therapy (or HRT), learn from expert Dr. Tori Hudson about why it can be an effective, safe way to manage menopause symptoms. Dr. Hudson confronts questions about increased breast cancer risk and the difference between synthetic and bioidentical hormones. She also talks about the benefits of different delivery methods...

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The Link Between Probiotics and Optimal Health (Video)

May 13, 2014
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Don’t know why you should be taking probiotics? Here, Dr. Tori Hudson talks about the importance of probiotics for people of all ages. In children, probiotics can be helpful for reducing allergies, asthma, eczema and digestive problems; for adults, different strains can help reduce bowel diseases, bladder infections, vaginal infections and to bring gut...

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Better Breast Health (Video)

April 23, 2014
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If you’re concerned about breast health, listen to Dr. Tori Hudson, ND, discuss risk factors for breast cancer and recommendations for better breast health. She talks about research that shows that increased risk for breast cancer can come from consuming more than 7 servings of alcohol per week, being overweight (especially in their 50s)...

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Video: Reducing Bone Loss Through Nutrition and Supplementation

May 11, 2013
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Video: Reducing Bone Loss Through Nutrition and Supplementation

Bone loss is a common health concern among aging women, especially during menopause–here, Dr. Tori Hudson, ND, talks about strategies to boost your bone strength and prevent osteoporosis. This is part of a series of educational videos from members of our Integrative Health Advisory Board.

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Stress Modifiers (and my favorite “chill pills”)

December 17, 2012
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Most of us know something about stress because we’ve experienced it. That tense feeling in the neck… agitation…jitters in your stomach…and that rush of adrenaline that comes when you step off the curb only to realize a bus is barreling toward you. These are all sensations of stress. The stress response is part of...

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