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Don’t fall victim to osteoporosis Most people think of osteoporosis as an old woman’s disease. Marked by hip fractures and the distinctive “dowager’s hump,” the statistics for osteoporosis are truly astounding. According to the International Osteoporosis Foundation, osteoporosis affects one in three women and one in five men over the age of 50. And it just becomes more serious with …

Got the Blood Sugar Blues?

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The lowdown on prediabetes—and why it can undermine your health Second chances rarely come in life, but if you’ve been diagnosed with prediabetes, consider it your wake-up call. Prediabetes, which affects 84 million Americans, is a warning sign that you’re on the road to developing type 2 diabetes. But by making some strategic lifestyle changes, you can reverse this path …

No “Rheum” for Pain

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Natural relief for rheumatoid arthritis Pain. Swelling. Stiffness. If you’re one of the 1.3 million Americans living with rheumatoid arthritis, you’re no stranger to the uncomfortable symptoms of this painful, progressive disease. The chronic discomfort that is synonymous with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can significantly reduce your range of motion and mobility, greatly limit physical activity, and have a lasting impact …

Andrographis for Optimal Health

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Let’s be real: should you trust a supplement that touts itself as an “all-in-one health solution,” boasting everything from the ability to protect your cardiovascular system to relieving the symptoms of the common cold? Surprisingly, the answer is yes—at least when that supplement is andrographis. Andrographis may be the most powerful botanical you’ve never heard of. Though it’s been a …

Green Your Space

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These five eco-friendly habits can make your home a healthier haven If the dawn of the 1900s brought about the Industrial revolution, you could say that the 1950s gave birth to the “Chemical Age.” From pesticides to plastics, science brought us new, innovative products designed to make our lives easier and better. Even the tagline, “Better living through chemistry” suggested …

Power Down Pain

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Herbal helpers to ease the “ouch” Whether it’s a headache, sore muscles, or stiff, achy joints, when pain strikes, life suddenly seems to stop. So you may reach for an aspirin, or maybe some ibuprofen or naproxen. But, while over-the-counter and prescription pain relievers can temporarily interrupt pain, most come with undesirable, even dangerous, side effects—and some may actually worsen …

Tame Your Tummy Troubles

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Natural ways to ease common digestive problems Did you know that every time you eat, magic happens? With each bite, a cascade of digestive functions are triggered that break down and process the food you just consumed. The ultimate goal? To ensure that each and every cell in the body gets all the nutrients it needs to operate optimally, while …

Sidestep Stroke

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What if, in the blink of an eye, half of your brain stopped working properly? That’s essentially what happens when you suffer from a stroke. Experiencing a stroke is one of the most terrifying of medical emergencies—and, according to the American Stroke Association, it happens to someone in the U.S. every 40 seconds. What’s more, stroke kills someone about every …

Reset Your Health Naturally with Dr. Holly

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Exuberant, enthusiastic, wise, and absolutely committed to wellness, Holly Lucille, ND, or “Dr. Holly” as she is called by her patients, has a gift for connecting with people—and a practical approach to health that delivers real, lasting results. Dr. Holly came to the art of healing naturally. The daughter of two pharmacists, she has always sought to tease out the …

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Four Simple Mood Boosters for the New Year

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A new year is upon us! For some, January is a time of relaxation and renewal, providing a much-needed respite from the busy holiday schedule of the past few months. But for others, the crashing halt of “the most wonderful time of the year” can initiate a downward mental spiral that may result in stress, anxiety, and depression. When chronic …