Smart Omega-3s For Your Dog

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Fishing for a way to provide your dog with safe support for a healthy brain, heart, and eyes? Your first thought is likely focused on omega-3s. Like humans, omega-3 fatty acids are not made by a dog’s body. Instead, they must be obtained from diet or supplements. But, while a fish oil supplement may seem like an automatic solution, there’s …

Healthy Mouth, Healthy Heart

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Brush, floss, rinse: Three simple steps that are supposed to keep your teeth and gums healthy for a lifetime. Yet, reality paints a far different picture. According to the National Institutes of Health, most adults show signs of both tooth decay and periodontal (gum) disease. It’s so serious that two-thirds of middle-aged Americans have lost at least one tooth to …

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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 …

The Battle For Your Pet’s Diet

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The food revolution from the last few decades didn’t just happen for humans. It also happened for our pets. We’ve moved from pet food that was cheap and convenient to intentionally searching out the way food meets the nutritional needs of animals. Just as we now take a closer look at what we are feeding ourselves, the foods we feed …

Your Thyroid Behaving Badly

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How this tiny gland can cause big trouble by Jacob Teitelbaum, MD If you feel chronically tired, can’t seem to lose weight, or have difficulty tolerating cold temperatures, your thyroid could be to blame. Then again, if you suddenly find yourself feeling wired and anxious, experience unexplainable weight loss, or feel hot when others around you don’t—well, that could be …

Seize the Day!

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Don’t let a seizure disorder keep you from living your best life Aristotle, Joan of Arc, Sir Isaac Newton, Teddy Roosevelt, Prince. What do these famous names have in common? They each suffered from epilepsy, the most common type of seizure disorder. While anyone can have an unexplained seizure once during their lifetime, two or more typically results in a …

Propolis Stops Cold Sores…Cold!

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The Study: Comparative Study with a Lip Balm Containing 0.5% Propolis Special Extract GH2002 versus 5% Acyclovir Cream in Patients with Herpes Labialis in the Papular/Erythematous Stage: A Single-blind, Randomized, Two-arm Study. Background and objective: This controlled single-blind trial compared the efficacy of a lip balm with propolis special extract GH2002 at a concentration of 0.5% in the treatment of …

Healthy Blood Sugar

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When insulin—a hormone produced by the pancreas—operates properly, it allows blood sugar to enter cells and to be used for energy. This results in stable blood sugar levels. However, when this process is out of balance, blood sugar levels can spike and fall or build to unhealthy levels. While this blood sugar roller coaster can temporarily impact a person’s energy …

Canine Anxiety

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by Carrie Donahue, DVM It’s a dog’s life! How often has this old adage crossed your mind when you feel stressed out? After all, your furry companion doesn’t have job responsibilities, bills, or kids to deal with. Yet surprisingly, the family dog has its own set of stressors that can leave him or her feeling anxious. And how we handle …

Busting Common Nutrition Myths

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By Rebecca Snow, MS, CNS, LDN, RH(AHG) Confused by the ever-changing, and often conflicting, nutritional advice touted by the media, friends and family, and even your doctor? Here are five of the most commonly believed misconceptions about healthy eating—and the science behind why they are wrong.   Myth #1 Protein and energy bars are a healthy snack Most protein and …