Natural Solutions for ADHD

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Adding up the numbers can stop you in your tracks. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 6.1 million children between the ages of 2 and 17 are diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. Marked by an inability to focus or pay attention, and a pattern of acting impulsively, 6 out of 10 (62 percent) of them take medication …

Powerful Prevention with Grape Seed Extract

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Nature’s answer to free-radical damage Current statistics on cancer are staggering. According to the American Cancer Society, more than 4,800 new cases of cancer will be identified each day in 2019. The chance of a person being diagnosed in their lifetime is now 1 in 3. The questions beg to be asked: Why is this devastating disease so widespread? And …

Label Lingo

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Deciphering food labels for healthier eats! Whether you’re simply feeding yourself or searching out the healthiest foods for your family, all the buzzwords surrounding food these days can make grocery shopping nothing short of a challenge. Many of the health claims slapped on the front of food packaging are just part of a widespread marketing strategy to entice you to …

Breaking Bad

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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 …