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7 Foods to Amp Up Your Brain Power!
Looking to cure your brain fog? Keep forgetting where you set your iPhone? Look at your diet and boost your mental energy by trying these 7 food for a week and ...

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5 Common Misdiagnosis
I have a yoga client who went years dealing with chronic pain and fatigue before finally finding her diagnosis: fibromyalgia. Why the difficulty with diagnosis? ...

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New Foods for Heart Health
Heart health isn’t a new concept. Since the early eighties, doctors and cardiologists have been advising us to eat well for our heart. And while the advice sometimes ...

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The Darker Side Of Inflammation
The reason why chronic kind of inflammation strikes may not be as obvious to you as a pesky bug or a hasty misstep. “Our immune system responds in a general way ...

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Herbs for Your Liver
A healthy liver is vital for your well-being. Your liver helps regulate blood sugar levels, balancing sugar cravings; benefits a sluggish metabolism; and helps ...

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The Growing Statin Epidemic
Half of white men and 60% of African American men by age 50 will be recommended statins by their doctor. Most likely, all men will be recommended statins by age ...

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Canyon Ranch’s Integrative Men’s Health Program
“Lifestyle choices largely determine your chances of escaping most modern chronic diseases, Dr. Stephen Brewer, MD, Canyon Ranch Medical Director says – notably ...

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Practical Health Tips For The ‘Type A’ Guy
Michael F., age 48, arrived at Canyon Ranch in Lenox for the first time in an impressive state of exhaustion. He’d been plucked suddenly from his routine, which ...

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Pollen-Food Allergy Connection
See a doctor or allergist if you have food allergy symptoms shortly after eating. If possible, see your doctor when the allergic reaction is occurring. This will ...

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Reducing Your Risk For Skin Cancer
Its that time of year where we underestimate the effects of the sun. Its not hot, so sunscreen isn’t quite on our radar. But the sun does damage anytime of the ...

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Is Your thyroid Out of Whack?
Located in your throat the thyroid gland produces thyroid hormone, which regulates your body temperature, metabolism, and heartbeat and any of these things can ...

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Bad Habits Can Cause Long-Term Harm
Put a rubber band around your wrist. When you notice you are about to crack your knuckles pull back on the rubber band and release, so it snaps back onto your skin....

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Invaluable Tips for Hangover Prevention & Cures
Draw a hot bath and infuse the water with the hot wasabi until the two are thoroughly mixed. Then soak while inhaling deeply. The wasabi should permeate the skin, ...

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Fibromyalgia: 5 Usual Suspects
One thing we do know is that self-care & lifestyle are critical in the management of fibromyalgia. The Mayo Clinic recommends Fibromyalgia sufferers lead a ...

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Eliminate these Cancer-Promoting Chemicals From Your Home
If deciding to improve the air-quality of your home is a big task break it down into smaller steps. Jeffrey Hollender, Seventh Generation CEO and President, recommends ...

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Don’t Take the Sick Season Lightly!
Instead of sticking with the same routine, try different teachers that might get you out of your typical movement patterns. Heart-opening poses help increase blood ...

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Some News (and food) Can Be Hard To Stomach
One thing a person can do is to do a 'food allergy elimination diet'. The most common food allergens are to peanuts, dairy, soy, corn, eggs, and gluten. A four ...

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What makes EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil so healthy?)
And, it may help increase your digestion. According to new research, polyphenols help reduce the growth of bacteria in the gut and colon, and may help stop the ...

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5 Ways To Make Your Trip To The Grocery More Sanitary
Use plastic bags or your own bags (see below, however) around your fruits and vegetables. We just mentioned the dirtiness of the cart handles, the cart itself is ...

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Seven Daily Sins that Are Wrecking Your Youth
Sugar. Yikes. A study referenced by Prevention magazine shows that eating too much sugar can actually create molecules in the body that damage collagen and elastin- ...

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Essential Prevention Tips
Studies have repeatedly shown that individuals with supportive networks live longer. Unfortunately, many of us slip out of the �habit� of connecting ...

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Foods to Fight Fall Allergies
Add more cruciferous vegetables, including broccoli and kale. Cruciferous vegetables have been shown to help clear sinuses and most are also rich in vitamin C, ...

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Dr. Joseph Mercola’s Top 12 Tips for Preventing Breast Cancer
Get plenty of natural vitamin A. It's best to obtain it from vitamin A rich foods, rather than a supplement. Your best sources are organic egg yolks, raw butter, ...

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How To Pick Your Fish
it comes from and how it is prepared. Most fish in restaurants is drenched in butter and oil. Scallops are a great source of lean protein, but most restaurants ...

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Summer Skin Tips
A straw cowboy hat can provide good coverage, or maybe a simple baseball cap is your thing. Whatever your look, try it on and make sure your sun hat is both durable ...

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Sideline Sports Injuries
Muscle strains can occur from such quick movements and adding weight too quickly. Look for gyms that have �on ramp� programs that help you learn your ...

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Melanoma On The Rise
Our habitual commute may be to blame for some of our skin cancer. Next time you drive to work, notice how much of the left side of your body is exposed to the sun ...

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What Do You Know about GMOs?
There are only a few major companies that control most of the seeds in the U.S. These same companies also create the pesticides used on the seeds. They are making ...

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Two Healthy Living Myths From Dr. Weil
Stay out of the sun. As we stated above, our fear of the sun has led to a vitamin D deficiency across the country. Vitamin D deficiency is also related to cancer ...

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Rock Your Cause & Reduce Your Risk of Cancer by 2/3
Change the math equation. Eat way more fruits, vegetables and healthy fats; eat way less refined sugars, trans fats and animal products.

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Take Heart in Your Heart Health
The team at The Heartland Spa & Fitness Resort in Illinois suggests making simple changes to your diet that will keep your heart healthy and strong.

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Food Do’s for Colds and Flu
According to Brigitte Mars, herbalist, in her book, �The Country Almanac of Home Remedies,� there are several foods that you need to stock up on that ...

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Cold Prevention Care
Once a cold strikes its hard to get rid of it. But you can do a few things to help ward off the sniffles altogether and it doesn't entail surrounding yourself in ...

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Prevent and Possibly Reverse Type 2 Diabetes
November is Diabetes Awareness month in the United States and with diabetes growing at an alarming rate, its time to pay attention. We turned to Dr. Andrew Weil ...

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Bring a Little Zen Into Your Life
Here at Healing Lifestyles & Spas, we work with some of the worlds top wellness and beauty writers in the industry. We specialize in helping you feel good from ...

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Understanding Your Body’s Clues — Listen Up
It is so easy to complain about such issues as heartburn or headaches and not realize their root cause. But if we don't learn what causes these somewhat painful ...

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F Cancer! Your Cheat Sheet to a 90% Survival Rate For Cancer
Did you know that 90 percent of cancers are curable if caught in stage one? That�s a huge percentage, but unfortunately, so many early signs are missed or ...

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Live Long and Stay Sharp
Dairy may be a questionable when it comes to your health. Some studies show that dairy may cause inflammation, leading to health problems. But yogurt appears to ...

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8 Of The Most Germ-Infested Places
Here are 8 of the most germ-infested public places. Take extra care to wash your hands, take an EmergenC, sauna, slather on Bees Aloe & Witch Hazel Hand Sanitizer ...

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Fact or Fiction?
You've heard all the standard fixes to help improve your health, like vitamin C can protect against a cold, don't go outside with your hair wet to prevent getting ...

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Love Your Breasts: Remove the Hormones
We don't know what causes breast cancer, unfortunately. We know there is a genetic factor as well as an environmental factors to consider, and knowing that we can't ...

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Pain in the Back: What To Do and How To Prevent It
Back pain plagues more women than men and is one of the most common reasons for a visit to the physical therapist. Curious about your back pain? Here are our solutions....

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Tips for a Beautiful Smile
We asked experts what makes a great smile. The results are in and here is the best doctor and dentist advice to help you feel good from the inside out. Your mouth, ...

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6 Ways How To Use Your Computer Responsibly
Take a break after every 2 hours of computer use. During this break, squeeze the neck muscles at the back for 5 counts and release them for 5 counts. Do this 10 ...

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Amping Up Your Cancer-Fighting Arsenal
A vegetable-rich diet is your first line of defense when it comes to fighting cancer. But did you know certain veggies offer a more powerful punch? Recent research ...

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The Most Heart-Sabotaging Cities in America
According to a recent report from Prevention.com, which utilized data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, these cities may do a dinger on your ...

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Get Pretty in Pink
Ready to chip in for the cause? We can show our colors by supporting breast cancer awareness with safe, natural products (even a trip to the spa!). Check out a ...

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Check Your Closet for these Foot Foes
Sprained ankles, plantar fasciitis, bunions. All in the name of fashion, right? For most of us, not so much. We'd prefer to perhaps be a step behind in style in ...

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Breathe easier and remove toxic pollutants in your home
Open windows and doors, utilize fans and leave vents open. It's especially important to keep fans and windows open when cooking, painting or working on construction ...

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4 Ways to Unclog Your System and Boost Your Immunity
You've heard it all before. Fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean meats and healthy fats (like olive oil, fatty fish and nuts) are the fare that keeps you fit. ...

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Expand Your Cookware Repertoire
Nonstick and stainless, right? Thankfully there are a slew of options available for cooking, from the totally natural bamboo to the man-made, yet non-toxic new ...

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Wellness at Home
Check out these other cool wellness devices, via DailyGrommet: Gibbon Slackline, the new-age tightrope; A Better Back, lumbar support pillow; HealthyToes, silicone ...

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Expired!
Label all your foods in the kitchen clearly. Label everything with dates. Get that sharpie pen out and label perishable foods once you get them home and any packaged ...

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Diet Soda
The study followed more than 2500 people over 9 years and accounted for factors ranging from age and sex to exercise and alcohol consumption. The researchers found ...

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Whats Lurking in Your Water?
The highest levels of hexavalent chromium, a commonly used industrial chemical in the 90s, were found in Norman, Oklahoma where the water contained more than 200 ...

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Drink Up
tea is lauded for its reputation in promoting our health in multiple ways. Now research suggests that tea, once digested in the body, can significantly slow the ...

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Hold The Bacteria
The recent outbreak of such nasty bacteria has all of us wondering if we should bother eating out at all. Unfortunately, many of these outbreaks have been found ...

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What to do About Stinky, and Painful Feet
Wear socks that are made of an acrylic fiber, not cotton (acrylic wicks moisture away from the feet), and change your socks at least once a day.

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Healthiest Countries, Healthiest Cuisines
Swedish food is heavy on seafood, including salmon, which is rich in omega-3s and a key component of the Mediterranean diet.

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Headache Rescue
Pain is no fun! Headaches are certainly no exception and can quickly put a major damper on anyone's otherwise pleasant day. Headaches come in all shapes and sizes ...

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Gut Health for Good Health
Most of us have a healthy appreciation for food, but when was the last time you paid attention to the well being of your digestive system? Unless it’s in distress, ...

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Can I blame my weight on my thyroid?
Question: I have heard that a low thyroid can make it hard to lose weight. How do I test for thyroid status and what are the treatments and natural options to make ...

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The Power of Play
Children are the masters of play. They play with their food, in the bath, and while doing chores. They are constantly and continually creating, pretending, moving, ...

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Seven Essential Herbs for Women
Imagine growing your own remedy for seasonal allergies or handling wild pre-menstrual mood swings with a tincture. Or how about kicking an afternoon coffee habit ...

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Let's Get Physical
Apparently simply spa-ing just isn’t going to cut it anymore. As more and more spa-goers flock to destination spas, they’re looking for something beyond pampering ...

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Eat Red for a Healthy Heart
These compounds, known as phytochemicals, are staring right back at you when you pick up a cherry, tomato, grape, or virtually any fruit or vegetable. The colorful ...

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Holiday Immunity Boosters
Phytonutrients from plants are key to keeping your immune system running and your energy revved. Deeply or intensely colored fruits and vegetables tend to have ...

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Very Funny
A cheerful disposition appears to positively affect general health, strengthen the immune system, and lower stress by supporting our innate coping systems. Within ...

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Eat It, Drink It, Spread it on your Face!
Pomegranates have been revered for their potent powers since ancient times. And now, science has stepped in to replace ancient lore. Research has revealed that ...

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May is Pregnancy Awareness Month
This May heralds the beginning of Pregnancy Awareness Month (PAM), intended to support women by providing them with valuable information pertaining to wellness. ...

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Saving Women's Lives
Next, schedule exercise appointments into your calendar at least three days a week, and honor them just as you would any other appointment. And don't underestimate ...

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Study underscores health benefits of even casual meditation
Brain regions associated with attention and sensory processing were denser in meditators (up to 4 to 8 thousandths of an inch thicker) than those of the control ...

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Cactus and Cancer Prevention
thanks in part to research from the University of Arizona indicating that cactus may have cancer fighting properties, this spiny desert resident is making its move ...

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Miraval Adds Leading Integrative Medicine Doc
Weil is also a clinical professor of medicine, professor of public health, and the founder of the Program in Integrative Medicine (PIM) at the University of Arizona ...

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Heart Power for Healing
While cortisol makes you feel the 'fight or flight' response that is so useful when you need extra energy, over time, its release can exhaust both your mind and ...

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Gold Care
Experiencing the old world ambiance of Four Seasons Westlake Village with its massive waterfall, Thai river boulders, Chinese pagoda, flower-lined paths and gardens, ...

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Check Up Time
The week was created to remind women to take care of themselves and to educate themselves about their health since when it comes to health, prevention is key. Having ...

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Nob Hill Spa in San Francisco, California, is supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month with it's 'Think Pink and Green' promotion. In October, 20% of the proceeds ...

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Surprising Breast Cancer Link
The authors offer several explanations for the association between antibiotic use and breast cancer. One hypothesis suggests that since antibiotics affect the bacteria ...

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Link Between Meat Consumption and Cancer
Research shows that diets high in meat encourage the proliferation of certain types of intestinal bacteria. The byproducts of these bacteria damage cells lining ...

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Online Doctor Appointments
While over 100,000 doctors have established secure websites through the Medem network; Blue Cross & Blue Shield and Kaiser operate online services in various U.S. ...

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Better Sun Protection
Part of the skin cancer problem is that we tend to think that if it isn't sunny, we don't need sunscreen. This false sense of safety can create problems for your ...

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What to Pack So You Won't Get Sick
Lastly, he recommends keeping your feet covered up when you are not on a yoga mat, many parasitic diseases can be communicated by walking barefoot through dirt, ...

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Boost your Immunity
One can overeat, over stress, and be overly sedentary just as easily as she can suffer from a lack of dietary variety or get too little sleep. Such habits increase ...

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Get Outside for ADHD
Study participants were asked to rate how various afterschool and weekend activities affected their children's ability to focus, listen, and follow instructions. ...

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A Sprinkle of Cinnamon
suggests that cinnamon may help prevent heart disease and may also provide health benefits for individuals with type 2 diabetes. After adding cinnamon to their ...

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Investigating Inflammation
Inflammation is the process in which the body's white blood cells protect us from injury, infection, and irritation. Think of white blood cells as policemen, constantly ...

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Go Red for Women
The American Heart Association's women and heart disease campaign, Go Red for Women is urging and inspiring women to wear red on National Wear Red Day, February ...

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today's tip: 5 Powerhouse Fall Foods For Oral Health
This fall, pick your plate pallet wisely. For a little oomph to your smile try adding 4 more autumn power foods that seriously help improve your overall oral health. ...
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