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Ways to Prevent Stress From Affecting Your Health

Stress is your body’s response to certain stimuli. The effects of stress manifests in many ways, including physically, mentally, and emotionally. In high levels, stress can turn your body against you by affecting your health. Since stress is an unavoidable, one of the best things you can do to improve your health and quality of […]

Teens need enough sleep as much as they need air, food, and water

Teens burn through life because, well, they can, and research shows two out of three teens are severely sleep deprived. But what teens and the adults in their lives don’t realize is that sleep deprivation raises the risk of car accidents and driving fatalities (driving sleepy is as bad as driving drunk), obesity, diabetes, depression, risk-taking behavior, […]

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BPAs in store receipts can trigger autoimmunity and other health issues

BPA (bisphenol-A) is gaining recognition as an undesirable toxin that people now try to avoid in plastics, particularly water bottles. But it’s harder to avoid than you think – research shows handling those seemingly innocuous store receipts quickly raises blood levels of BPA. BPA on store receipts Store and fast food receipts, ATM receipts, airline tickets, gas […]

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What You Need to Know About Hypothyroidism

Contrary to popular belief, hypothyroidism is a condition that occurs when the immune system starts attacking the thyroid gland. Many people assume that their thyroid is out-of-sync because it is malfunctioning. While that is partially true, it is not the entire reason. A malfunctioning thyroid exists because the immune system has gone awry and there […]

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Boost anti-aging and brain function with PQQ

By now you’ve probably heard of CoQ10 and it’s anti-aging potential. The newest discovery in the anti-aging world is PQQ (pyrroloquinoline quinone). PQQ works inside your cells like CoQ10 by defending them from damage. But what sets PQQ apart is that it can also energize your cells so they function better. This is done by […]


Natural Supplements for Hyperthyroidism

If you have a thyroid disorder, you may want to try natural remedies before resorting to medication, surgery, or more extreme methods. Hyperthyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid over produces the hormone thyroxine. The effect is often weight loss, an irregular or rapid heart beat, sweating, and anxiety-like symptoms. If you have hyperthyroidism, […]

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How to stick to the autoimmune diet

So you’ve either just gotten the results back from your food sensitivity test or your practitioner says you need to follow the autoimmune diet, also called the leaky gut diet, to manage your autoimmunity. The autoimmune diet comes as a shock to many due its strict limitations and compliance can be tough. The trick to sticking to the autoimmune […]

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Diet and lifestyle changes can reverse memory loss

Alzheimer’s and memory loss can seem like a sort of death sentence that strikes out of the blue and has no cure. Although genetics play a role, so does your diet and lifestyle, which means you can do something about Alzheimer’s and memory loss before the damage is too great. In the first study of its kind, […]

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Combine resveratrol and curcumin for maximum inflammation-quenching

When it comes to battling inflammation and autoimmunity, research shows resveratrol and curcumin work better when taken together than separately. Supplemental resveratrol is derived from Japanese knotweed and the compound is also found in the skin of red grapes. Curcumin is derived from the curry spice turmeric. Both are well known for their antioxidant, inflammation-quenching […]

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