GALLSTONES: THE REAL CAUSE AND CURE

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Is surgery always necessary? Maybe not—and there are risks. Read on to learn what you can do to prevent gallstones, and about treatment alternatives As many as 20 million Americans have gallstones, according to the National Institutes of Health, but often, there are no symptoms. In fact, many people never experience discomfort and don’t even […]  Read More

THAT’S A WRAP

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Got a health-minded foodie in the family? A hard-to-shop-for friend who has everything? From healthy eats to luxe bath treats, you’ll find something here for everyone on your gift list.   THE HEALTHY GOURMET SWEET SURPRISES FOR THE HEALTH-CONSCIOUS HOME CHEF Trudeau Corp. Fresh Herb Saver keeps herbs fresh in the refrigerator for up to […]  Read More

12 IMMUNE-BOOSTING SUPPLEMENTS

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Stock up on the following for powerful defense against cold and flu bugs this season The wear-and-tear of daily living puts an enormous burden on the immune system. Add to that toxins in the environment, infectious diseases, and chronic stress, and it’s likely that your immune system could use some support. Whether you’re looking to […]  Read More

SUPER SENIOR HEALTH

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11 must-have supplements for anyone over 65 Creating and customizing a supplement plan is difficult enough, even under the best of circumstances. But after age 65, everything changes—digestion slows, levels of certain nutrients plummet, and needs for many others increase. Add to that the potential for medication interactions, and finding the right combo of supplements […]  Read More

ULTIMATE HERB GUIDE

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From antioxidant support to hormone balance, stress relief and more, use this chart to find the right herbs for common health concerns You might call them “power plants.” Since time began, man has used herbs, including leaves, roots, berries, and bark, to treat conditions from swollen ankles to fever. The constituents in herbs have medicinal […]  Read More

SUGAR ON THE BRAIN

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Could Alzheimer’s disease be more accurately described as “type 3 diabetes”? The surprising connection between blood sugar and brain health If you doubt that food can affect your mood, consider this: When your blood sugar drops too low, you get hungry and irritable. And when your blood sugar rises too high, you become tired and […]  Read More

LIVING WITH BREAST CANCER

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Nutrition, supplements—and the power of the mind Receiving a breast cancer diagnosis is a shocking, life-changing moment. No one is ever prepared to hear that they have a serious disease. Even with the best support systems, patients can easily become overwhelmed with fear, concern for their families, and anxiety about treatments, side effects, finances, and […]  Read More

50 ANTI-AGING HEALTH TIPS

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Makeover your health inside and out, one step at a time So you want to start feeling younger and healthier, lighter and happier? Remember that reasonable goals and specific plans (“Lose 5 pounds in two months by cutting 200 calories a day.”) are more successful than wildly ambitious desires (“Lose 20 pounds by the end […]  Read More

BACK TO SCHOOL SURVIVAL KIT

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A+ tips, from fighting after-school snack attacks to getting through cold and flu season It takes a lot of energy to get through a long day of school, after-school activities and sports, play dates, and homework. A diet heavy on soda and junk food just won’t cut it. Good eating habits start at home. I […]  Read More

ARE YOU ADDICTED TO STRESS

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Put the cell phone down and step away from the computer. It’s time to unplug Have you ever noticed how difficult it is to actually relax? For something that’s supposed to be enjoyable, slowing down can actually cause a great deal of discomfort to someone who’s used to being on the go all the time. […]  Read More