Managing Menopause

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by Holly Lucille, ND, RN No matter how often popular culture drops the term “power surge,” any woman in the midst of a hot flash will likely be ready to flip that power switch off! While menopause is a natural part of every woman’s life, for many it’s not necessarily a pleasant process. Yet there’s no reason you have to …

Want to Lose Weight? Focus on health and break the diet cycle

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It’s a unique time in history. Never before have humans been exposed to as much sugar, processed food, and caloric abundance as we are in the 21st century. Eating and storing fuel in times of food abundance and stress is what our bodies are built to do. But for most people in the U.S., we are in a state of …

3 Superstar Nutrients for Pregnancy

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Congratulations—you’re having a baby! While pregnancy is a time of hope, cheerful anticipation, and optimism, it can also bring about unsolicited advice that may trigger new concerns: Am I doing this right? Is this safe for the baby? How do I ensure the best start in life for my bundle of joy? Doing some research and educating yourself now can …

9 Easy Steps for Healthy, Hydrated Summer Skin!

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The sunny days of summer are here! They beckon us to spend more time enjoying the great outdoors—hiking, biking, swimming, and just basking in the glow of the season. Yet prolonged exposure to the sun, water, and even air conditioning can zap moisture from the outermost layer of your skin and cause it to become dehydrated. Dehydrated skin looks dull, …

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Sight Savers

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Preventing macular degeneration naturally As a growing number of Baby Boomers head into their golden years, many notice that their vision isn’t quite as sharp as it used to be. While a decline in visual acuity is normal once they hit retirement, aging also puts them at greater risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD). AMD affects the retina¾the paper-thin …

Summer Joint Health

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Maybe Kitty is having trouble jumping up on the bed or Buddy struggles to hop into the car for his daily trip to the dog park. Since our pets can’t tell us when something hurts, it’s important to look for signals and cues as they age. This is especially true for joint health, and taking extra measures during the active …

Into the Wild

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How to maximize the benefits of hiking and minimize the risks By Carol Ann Weber Ah, the great outdoors! The fresh air, the panoramic vistas, the joy of communing with nature—and that twisted ankle or bout with poison ivy! Hiking offers so many benefits for your mind, body, and spirit, but it can also present some hazards. That’s why it’s …

Crazy for Nuts

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Good things can definitely come in small packages. Nature’s gifts include a bounty of healthy foods that boost immunity and nourish the body. Chief among these are nuts! Enjoyed for thousands of years as a source of sustenance and energy, nuts have earned recognition as an essential part of a healthy diet, with numerous scientific studies confirming a wide range …

Ask the Doctor

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Q: I seem to get the flu multiple times a year, even in summer. I’ve had to miss work twice already this year because of the flu. Are there any natural ways to help prevent the flu? A: The flu affects millions of people annually and the 2017-2018 season was the worst flu season in over 15 years. According to …