Bones For Life

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(This article was originally published in May, 2010.) I consider myself very lucky. A few days ago while running with Louie, my adorable little Boston Terrier, I took a nasty and what could have been a devastating fall on the pavement. Somehow, Louie got tangled between my feet and with tremendous momentum I was suddenly […]

The Best New Ways To Avoid The Cold And Flu

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You knew it was coming: Flu season’s back, and there’s no telling how mild or wild it will be (remember swine flu?). “The severity of each season is unpredictable,” confirms Karen K. Wong, MD, an epidemic intelligence service officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Same goes for ye olde common cold, […]

New Series: The Dr. Oz Alphabet U-Z

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We have come to the last of the alphabet in Dr. Oz’s Alphabet of Health! We hope this has helped you in some way or you’ve learned a new health secret! Tell us what you think. U: Ugli Fruit Ugli fruit is a hybrid citrus fruit from Jamaica, combining the healthy antioxidant benefits of grapefruit, […]

Avoiding the Flu Naturally

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As summer turns to fall, the cold and flu season is upon us and there are some simple things you can do at home to prevent colds and flus. Wash hands with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds before and after eating or preparing food, when getting home from outside, and after […]

It’s That Time Of Year – Never Get That Nasty Cold Again!

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Women may have stronger immune systems than men do, according to the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, but we still get hit with an average of three colds a year. Defy those odds by building up your natural defenses. Pop a Probiotic The buzz around gut-friendly probiotics just got a little louder. Not only […]

What You Crave Changes As The Seasons Change

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Do you ever think about how your cravings for certain foods change and develop as the seasons change? In the summer, I bet you were all about juicy watermelon and fresh fruits, dripping popsicles, and amazing home-grown salads. Now that fall is quickly approaching, you may be just starting to think about pumpkin-spiced coffee, fresh-picked […]

The Hard Facts About Cholesterol

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Getting the facts about cholesterol can be confusing, but here are the best points that I share from information provided by my most trusted  natureopathic professionals: First of all, we need cholesterol to be healthy.  Cholesterol is absolutely essential in keeping our cellular membranes strong, for producing vitamin D within our bodies, and also for […]

Be Beautiful And Tan This Summer While Saving Your Skin Using Self-Tanner!

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Color billboards and glossy magazine advertisements for tanning salons are everywhere. While each has a slightly different image, all are similar in nature — a beautiful, deeply tanned figure, slathered in oil and wearing very little, smiles provocatively with a ‘come hither’ look. And for just an instant, onlookers picture themselves lying on a tropical […]

Women’s Health Advice That’s Tops

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According to Dr. Tori Hudson, a naturopathic doctor who specializes in women’s health, there are some basic things to think about when deciding what’s important to use out of all the information you read out there. Research supports at least 3-l/2 hours each week of some kind of aerobic exercise with some weight training to […]

Depression: What’s Eating You?

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When it comes down to it, eating disorders are not about “food.” However, what you eat can play a key role in improving your mental and spiritual health along with your physical health. Eating disorders are symptoms of depression. Depression can be helped through functional medicine which looks at your body as a whole by […]