3 Proactive Tips to Stay Healthy During Travel

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It’s no secret that traveling can increase your risk of getting sick. But even though you might not be able to avoid every infectious pathogen while you’re on vacation or a business trip, you can lower the odds of becoming ill. Read on for three proactive strategies to prepare your immune system for maximum protection during your trip before you …

Making Sense of Methylation

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Have you ever wondered why things like diet, exercise, and your stress levels determine your health status and how you age? Turns out that the secret sauce to aging well lies in something called methylation—a genetic switch that can turn your genes on and off. Depending on the gene, this can either support good health or it can contribute to …

3 Natural Strategies for Healthy Blood Pressure

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Most people don’t think about their blood pressure until it’s too late, but that can be a deadly mistake. High blood pressure, technically known as hypertension, can hurt your health before you even know you have it. In fact, your first symptom could be a heart attack or stroke. That’s why high blood pressure is often known as the “silent …

Stress Less!

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Your life is full of stressors that are often impossible to avoid. From work deadlines to that pile of bills to your endless to-do list, it’s no wonder you feel stressed out much of the time. You might have trouble sleeping, find it difficult to focus, or suffer from recurring digestive issues. That’s because non-stop stress can take a toll …

Staying Healthy in a Toxic World

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What does the can of paint in your garage, the shampoo in your shower, and the veggies in your refrigerator have in common? They’re all sources of harmful environmental toxins that can undermine your health. In the last issue (Winter 2022), I told you how exposure to everyday toxins could trigger an array of acute health problems. But the buildup …

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 …