5 Ways to Detox Your Life

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If you’re feeling nauseous, sluggish, and foggy, you may be dealing with toxin overload. During the holidays, your exposure to toxins can increase dramatically thanks to special holiday food, festive cocktails, and spending more time in crowded environments such as parties, malls, and airports. Unfortunately, toxin exposure doesn’t start or end with the holidays. You come into contact with harmful …

Are You Suffering from Inflammaging?

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Ah, the signs of aging—wrinkles, vision changes, and those frequent aches and pains. But there’s another sign you’re getting older—chronic inflammation. And, although you can’t see or feel it, this low-grade inflammation speeds the aging process. And it’s a phenomenon that occurs in most people as they grow older. Researchers are finding that this type of chronic inflammation—known as inflammaging—isn’t …

Relieve Low Back Pain, Naturally!

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When that first twinge arises at the base of your spine, you know that a bout with low back pain isn’t far off. When it does hit, every little movement hurts—and staying still can feel even worse. If you’re like most people, you probably find yourself reaching for over-the-counter or prescription non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to ease the pain. Yet, …

Melatonin – Surprising benefits beyond sleep

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When you hear the word “melatonin,” you might automatically think about sleep. After all, melatonin is the hormone-like compound that helps you nod off at night by regulating your circadian—or sleep-wake—cycle. But if you think melatonin is only good for catching some zzzz’s, you’re missing out on a host of other health benefits, from your head all the way down …

Knock Out Upper Respiratory Infections

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If you’re sick of succumbing to upper respiratory infections and tired of fearing the flu, you’re not alone. On the cold front, adults usually suffer from two or three colds every year—and kids can cycle through as many as eight colds annually. That tallies to more than 750 million colds each year. The flu typically infects on average 35 million …

3 Ways to Maximize Your Multi

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You try to do everything you can to stay healthy. You eat right, exercise, and keep your numbers where they need to be. But if you’re not taking a daily multivitamin-multimineral supplement, you aren’t giving yourself the best chance for abundant wellness. Multivitamins act like nutrient insurance. When you take a high-quality multi, you can feel confident that you’re providing …

Stop Acute Pain Fast!

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When you’re suddenly hit with pain, you want relief and you want it now! Acute pain comes on fast—usually due to an injury—and it doesn’t stick around once the problem gets fixed. But in the meantime, you want that pain to stop. The problem is, most over-the-counter (OTC) pain relievers come with potential side effects that could actually make you …

Master Your Microbiota

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Did you know that your body is home to trillions of microorganisms? While it may sound strange, it’s true! Some of these microorganisms live on your skin and some in your mouth, but most inhabit your gut. Known as your microbiota, this microbial community is made up of various bacteria, viruses, parasites, and fungi. And just like any community, each …

Get the Edge Over Endometriosis

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If painful periods keep you curled up in bed, making it impossible to live your life, you may have endometriosis. This devastating condition can limit your ability to function at school or work, and seriously compromise your quality of life. Along with crippling physical symptoms, endometriosis takes a huge emotional toll, causing extreme stress, anxiety, and frustration. Endometriosis affects millions …

Keep the Beat

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Your heart is perhaps the hardest working organ in your body and it’s the centerpiece of your cardiovascular system. And yet, one in every four American adults suffers from some type of cardiovascular disease. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to avoid becoming one of these statistics. Adopting a whole foods diet filled with fruits, vegetables, healthy fats, …