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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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 their anxiety can either …

Busting Common Nutrition Myths

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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 energy bars available on the market have …

Managing Menopause

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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 get sidetracked by symptoms—or resort …

Want to Lose Weight?

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Focus on health and break the dieting cycle 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 …

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 …