Boost Your Immunity the Natural Way

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Every day your immune system faces countless potential threats from infectious viruses, bacteria, and other harmful microbes. They can lurk in the food you’re eating, on the surfaces you touch, and in the air you breathe. A healthy immune system neutralizes most of those threats, keeping you safe and healthy. Sometimes, though, your immune system will face a danger it …

Decode Your Supplements

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Your favorite health food store has plenty of supplements. But trying to figure out which nutrient is the best—decoding them—can be tricky. Here is a codebook for three widely used and important supplemental ingredients. Vitamin: Vitamin D What it is: Vitamin D, frequently called “the sunshine vitamin,” is synthesized by the body after exposure to sunlight. It is available in …

Healthy Brain Boosters

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Your brain changes constantly, reacting to new situations and information to help you survive and thrive. But some of the natural changes that come with aging can lead to frustrating mental slow-downs. That’s largely because the burdens of inflammation and oxidative stress—two chief enemies of brain health—increase as you get older. Those issues can result in everyday memory slips, difficulty …

Decode Your Supplements

Good Health Lifestyles Herbal Helpers

Your favorite health food store has plenty of supplements. But trying to figure out which nutrient is the best—decoding them—can be tricky. Here is a codebook for three widely used and important supplemental ingredients. VITAMIN: Vitamin A What it is: Vitamin A is a description of a variety of nutrients types, including “pro-vitamin A,” more commonly known as beta-carotene. Where …

Essential Sinus Rescue

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When your sinuses are acting up, there’s no mistaking the symptoms. From painful pressure to postnasal drip, sinusitis can make you feel miserable day and night. Along with the throbbing headache, you may be dealing with thick yellow or green mucus, a sore throat, and even intense pain in your ears and teeth. Luckily, you can count on powerful, proven …

Decode Your Supplements

Good Health Lifestyles Herbal Helpers

Your favorite health food store has plenty of supplements. But trying to figure out which nutrient is the best—decoding them—can be tricky. Here is a codebook for three widely used and important supplement ingredients. Vitamin: Biotin What it is: Biotin is a member of the B vitamin family, and sometimes referred to as vitamin B7 or vitamin H. Where it …

Heartburn and GERD

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Most people will experience heartburn at some point in their life. For an estimated 15 to 30 percent of Americans, frequent bouts of heartburn can actually be a sign of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a more serious condition that occurs when stomach acid repeatedly washes up into the delicate structures of the esophagus and causes damage. Although TV commercials steer …

Back Trouble

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Back pain can make life downright miserable. It disrupts work, play, and rest, and it can be extremely difficult to live with. Unfortunately, this nefarious ailment strikes nearly everyone in some form or another, with 40 million Americans visiting a doctor for back pain each year. That’s because a lot can go wrong with this important body part, and a …

Decode Your Supplements

Good Health Lifestyles Herbal Helpers

Your favorite health food store has plenty of supplements. But trying to figure out which nutrient is the best—decoding them—can be tricky. Here is a codebook for three widely used and important supplemental ingredients. Vitamin: B6 What it is: Vitamin B6 is available in a variety of forms from food, including pyridoxine, pyridoxal 5’-phosphate, and pyridoxamine. Where it comes from: …

A New Ginseng Revival

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Some herbs are so commonplace in our vocabulary that we often take their full potential for granted. Ginseng falls into this camp—but with added confusion because there are so many varieties available, including white and red ginseng, American ginseng, Japanese ginseng, and Chinese ginseng. Unlike the other forms of ginseng, both white and red ginseng are of the species Panax ginseng. White ginseng …