Fight Back Against Rheumatoid Arthritis

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For the 1.5 million Americans living with rheumatoid arthritis, pain often shows up in the form of tender, swollen, and stiff joints. This type of pain begins in the smaller joints in the body—think fingers, hands, toes, and feet—then becomes more widespread, progressing to the wrists, ankles, knees, and beyond. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease that’s triggered when …

Need to Stay Focused While Stressed? Time for Greek Mountain Tea.

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The Study Abstract: Wightman EL, Jackson PA, Khan J, et al. The Acute and Chronic Cognitive and Cerebral Blood Flow Effects of a Sideritis scardica (Greek Mountain Tea) Extract: A Double Blind, Randomized, Placebo Controlled, Parallel Groups Study in Healthy Humans. Nutrients. 2018;10(8):955. Background: The presence of polyphenols such as hydroxy-cinnamic acids and flavonoids in Sideritis scardica (Greek mountain tea) is likely responsible for the …

Lock in Winter Wellness

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Have you ever noticed that some people are always healthy and energetic while others seem to catch every little bug that’s floating around, especially during the winter months? No matter where you fall on the wellness spectrum, the inevitable cold or flu can strike, often without warning. Fortunately, a robust immune system can deal with the constant barrage of bacteria …

Glutathione: The Master Antioxidant

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When you hear the word “antioxidant,” vitamin C, rather than glutathione, may be the first thing that comes to mind. But while it may sound less familiar, glutathione is critical. It neutralizes dangerous toxins like mercury, creates white blood cells that fight infections, prevents free-radical damage to the brain and nerves, and recycles vitamins C and E, making them more …

Natural Nutrients for Joint Support

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With 32.45 million adults affected by degenerative joint diseases, the need to understand natural nutrients for safe, effective joint support has never been greater. Because joint health naturally declines with age, taking steps now can protect your joints and help you sidestep a future marked by joint pain. If you’re already experiencing discomfort and mobility issues, it’s not too late …

Joint-Friendly Exercises That Keep You Moving

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Joints allow you to perform remarkably complex movements. However, if you’re injured or suffer from osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis, they can be a source of pain and reduced range of motion. That impaired mobility can keep you from exercising—which can trigger a domino effect in the development or worsening of other conditions like obesity, osteoporosis, or sarcopenia (the age-related loss …

6 Ways to Live Well with Hypothyroidism

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If you’ve been diagnosed with hypothyroidism, you aren’t alone. According to the National Institutes of Health, approximately 5 percent of Americans are living with the condition—and many experience symptoms such as fatigue, hair loss, lack of motivation, and weight gain on a daily basis. If these symptoms sound familiar, know that you aren’t powerless. Adopting the following lifestyle changes can …

The New Heart Health Marker

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We’ve all heard of people who’ve suddenly experienced a life-threatening heart attack or stroke, despite seeming fit and healthy. The truth is, even people who look outwardly healthy can have serious cardiovascular risk factors that fly under the radar. While cholesterol and blood pressure may be the first things that come to mind, researchers have pinpointed another risk factor that …

Winterize Your Fur Baby

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You winterize your car, your house, and your family in preparation for frigid winter weather. But what about your dog? Even though you can hunker down indoors during the chilliest of days, your furry friend still needs those outdoor potty breaks. Here are a few helpful ways to protect your pup all winter long. Furry Friends with Fur Coats Dogs …

Fabulous Fish!

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Does cooking fish make you nervous? Will you overcook it? Will it taste “fishy?” Pack away your fears with these foolproof recipes that are a breeze to cook and provide all of the leanprotein and omega-3s that make fish such a nutritional superstar. Pistachio-Crusted Sheet-Pan Salmon Serves 4 Easy enough for every day but special enough for company, topping salmon …