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Is it a Cold or Allergies?

July 28, 2014
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Is it a Cold or Allergies?

You have a runny nose, cough and congestion…but is it a cold or allergies? It’s a common question during summer, when pollen counts are high but colds are still going around. Allergies and colds share many of the same symptoms, but causes—and treatments—are different for the two. Allergies Allergies happen when the immune system...

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Inside Out Beauty: Supplements for Skin Concerns

April 4, 2014
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Inside Out Beauty: Supplements for Skin Concerns

Concerned about dry skin? Perhaps wrinkles, fine lines or acne have been your concern. Read on to learn about supplements and strategies for restoring your skin to radiant health. Dryness The first step to preventing and reversing dry skin, of course, is making sure to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of healthy liquids. The...

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Ask the Practitioner: What Are Some Natural Remedies for Adult ADHD?

August 1, 2013
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Q. I have taken prescription stimulants for ADHD in the past, but would like to stop taking Ritalin and try a natural remedy instead. What can I take to help keep me focused on my work and other responsibilities during my hectic day? A. It’s great that you want to try more natural remedies!...

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Help After a Head Injury

July 12, 2013
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Help After a Head Injury

It seems that more attention is being brought to the effects of head/brain injuries these days. Depending on the severity of the injury, the effects of this trauma can last for months or even years. That’s why it’s important to know how to give the brain the nutrition and attention it needs after a...

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Travel First Aid: Help for Every Travel Ailment

July 2, 2013
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Travel First Aid: Help for Every Travel Ailment

The new sights, the sunny beaches, the great food…Travel can be exciting, but even the most experienced travelers need a little help now and then. Here’s our roundup of common travel ailments—and natural remedies that can get you back to enjoying your vacation! The Problem: Jet lag It happens when we fly across different...

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Snapshot: Different Probiotic Species and Strains

April 22, 2013
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As a follow up to our post on how to choose a probiotic, here’s a snapshot look at different probiotic strains, when they’re useful and where to find them. Probiotic species & strains  Health benefits Where you’ll find it B. longum   The most significant and important probiotics in the body, and among the...

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Coenzyme Q10: A Heart-Healthy Antioxidant for Optimal Aging

February 20, 2013
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Coenzyme Q10: A Heart-Healthy Antioxidant for Optimal Aging

Coenzyme Q10 (aka CoQ10 and ubiquinone) is a simple molecule that is naturally produced in our cells’ mitochondria. CoQ10 has the important role of helping convert sugar into energy or ATP—an energy source that’s essential for helping cells perform their primary functions. Coenzyme Q10 is used in enzyme systems that provide 90 percent of...

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How Do I Choose a Probiotic?

February 11, 2013
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How Do I Choose a Probiotic?

We know now that probiotics are good for us. But with so many to choose from, how do we choose one that’s right for us? Not all probiotics are created equal; different varieties of bacterial strains have different benefits, in addition to differing potencies, routes of ingestion, manufacturing methods and so on. Read on...

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Regulating and Preventing Insulin Resistance

January 25, 2013
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Regulating and Preventing Insulin Resistance

We’ve seen how diet and lifestyle can lead to insulin resistance. The good news is that the right nutrition and behaviors can also help prevent and actually treat insulin resistance. Here are some of the best ways to maintain balanced blood sugar and decrease your chances for developing type 2 diabetes. Get active. Exercise...

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What Are Probiotics (and Why do I Need Them?)

January 24, 2013
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What Are Probiotics (and Why do I Need Them?)

Probiotics are microorganisms, including both bacteria and yeast, that live in the small and large intestines (also referred to as the gut). Collectively, all organisms in the gut are referred to as flora. There are more than 400 different types of bacteria species living in the gut, accounting for a whopping 3-5 pounds of...

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