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Worried About Gout? 5 Ways To Help Prevent It

This post was originally published on this siteGout is a painful arthritic condition of usually a single joint marked by elevated blood levels of uric acid. Historically considered a disease of excess, gout is associated with the consumption of protein-rich… Continue Reading →

Feeling Stiff And Sore? Try These 4 Foods

This post was originally published on this siteIf your mornings begin with stiffness, pain and swollen joints, you may be experiencing symptoms of osteoarthritis. In addition to getting regular exercise (low-impact is the best) and maintaining a healthy weight, consider the… Continue Reading →

Can A Slow Metabolism Influence Weight Gain?

This post was originally published on this siteIs a slow metabolism to blame? Science has long known that stress can trigger binge eating and lead to weight gain. The biochemical aspects linking stress and metabolism have yet to be worked… Continue Reading →

Feeling Stressed Out? Try Passionflower

This post was originally published on this siteDerived from Passiflora incarnate, a plant native to the southeastern United States, passionflower preparations are calming without being sedating. It is also commonly used to address over-stimulating stress and anxiety, offering a calming solution…. Continue Reading →

6 Reasons You Should Be Sipping Green Tea

This post was originally published on this siteLooking for an easy-to-keep resolution to improve your overall health? Start drinking green tea. Green tea is a potent source of catechins – healthy antioxidants that can inhibit cancer cell activity and help… Continue Reading →

4 Reasons Celery Is Healthy – And A Tasty Recipe

This post was originally published on this siteCelery is a vegetable that people seem to either love or hate – but if you are in the latter group, you are missing out! A biennial plant, celery is in the same… Continue Reading →

Is Coconut Oil Unhealthy? Learn More

This post was originally published on this siteWhile I am increasingly persuaded that consuming modest amounts (no more than two tablespoons daily) of natural saturated fats such as virgin coconut oil is not hazardous, I still recommend extra-virgin olive oil, nuts or… Continue Reading →

Make Getting In Shape Simple: 4 Ways To Start A Home Gym

This post was originally published on this siteThe marvels of modern shopping make it easy to get the right equipment, either new or used, into your home for your fitness needs. But it still takes willpower and dedication to adhere… Continue Reading →

Can Certain Foods Be Bad For The Thyroid?

This post was originally published on this siteIf thyroid health is of concern to you, you should be aware of the foods that contain natural goitrogens. These chemicals can cause the thyroid gland to enlarge by interfering with thyroid hormone… Continue Reading →

Unwanted Weight Gain Connected To Artificial Light At Night?

This post was originally published on this siteA recent study from the National Institutes of Health found an association between exposure to artificial light at night while sleeping and weight gain in women. Analysis of the study’s results revealed that… Continue Reading →

Why Chia Should Be Part Of Your Healthy Diet

This post was originally published on this sitePerhaps best known as the source of “fur” on novelty planters called Chia Pets, chia is the highly nutritious seed of a desert plant called Salvia hispanica. An important part of the diet of… Continue Reading →

Does Sprouted Garlic Have More Antioxidant Potential?

This post was originally published on this siteDon’t trash garlic that has begun to sprout – new research suggests that it may have more health benefits than fresh garlic. The antioxidant effects of garlic are well known, as it can:… Continue Reading →

Don’t Live With A Stressful Home – Try These Simple Suggestions

This post was originally published on this siteYour home – whether big, small or somewhere in between – should be your sanctuary, a place where stress is left at the door and your soul is nurtured. For a more comforting… Continue Reading →

3 Reasons New Yorkers Live Longer

This post was originally published on this siteAccording to the New York City Department of Health, a New Yorker born in 2004 can expect to live 78.6 years, nine months longer than the average American. Add this to the fact… Continue Reading →

Is Red Yeast Rice A Good Alternative For High LDL Cholesterol Levels?

This post was originally published on this siteIf you are taking statin drugs to help lower your LDL (bad) cholesterol and experiencing adverse effects, you aren’t alone: Some studies suggest that up to one in ten people cannot tolerate them,… Continue Reading →

Treating Tension Headaches

This post was originally published on this siteTension headaches are the most common type of headaches. We all get them from time to time. These painful headaches often respond to wellness therapies such as regular massage and stress reduction techniques,… Continue Reading →

7 Ways To Address Sleep Apnea

This post was originally published on this siteYesterday’s Daily Tip covered some common symptoms of sleep apnea. Today we take a closer look at ways to address this sleep disorder and its symptoms. There are many options available to help… Continue Reading →

Worried About Sleep Apnea? Learn To Recognize These 4 Symptoms

This post was originally published on this siteSleep apnea, also called obstructive sleep apnea, is a disorder that interrupts normal breathing during sleep. Symptoms include: Heavy snoring Periods of not breathing Waking frequently during the night or experiencing fitful or… Continue Reading →

4 Ways The Slow Food Movement Can Help Mindful Eating

This post was originally published on this siteThe Slow Food Movement – which started in Italy in the 1980s – encourages people to slow the pace of life in order to truly savor not only foods and beverages, but the… Continue Reading →

Got Allergies? Some Food Choices That May Help

This post was originally published on this siteIf you have asthma, allergies or both, an anti-inflammatory diet to help calm the immune system is a good first step in addressing the root of the problem. Its mainstays – lots of… Continue Reading →

Want to Up Your Healthy Protein Intake? Try This Salad!

This post was originally published on this siteClassic salad Niçoise (salad in the style of the French city of Nice, on the Mediterranean coast) consists of tuna, green beans, potatoes, hard-boiled eggs, and, usually, anchovies and tiny black olives of… Continue Reading →

Learning To Use Tea Tree Oil

This post was originally published on this siteTea tree oil is a powerful disinfectant and useful herbal remedy. Extracted from the leaves of Melaleuca alternifolia, a native tree of New South Wales, it is a clear liquid, strongly aromatic with an… Continue Reading →

7 Supplements For Healthy Lungs

This post was originally published on this siteThe ability to breathe properly is fundamental to good health. Don’t take the health of your respiratory system for granted, even if you are not a smoker/vaper – consider these supplements, which can… Continue Reading →

6 Ways To Treat Poison Ivy

This post was originally published on this siteIf you enjoy camping or the outdoors in the summer, you should be aware of poison ivy. Along with poison oak and sumac, this non-flowering plant can cause severe allergic reactions, resulting in… Continue Reading →

Are You Eating Farmed Fish? 5 Reasons To Avoid

This post was originally published on this siteWhen buying salmon and other fish, it is important to know its origins. Farmed fish is never a better option than wild-caught fish. Most farmed fish: Have unfavorable ratios of anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids to pro-inflammatory omega-6… Continue Reading →

Not Eating Mint? Find Out What You Are Missing

This post was originally published on this siteCurious about using mint in your recipes? Mint (Mentha) is a perennial herb indigenous to Europe, with over 25 different species across the globe. One of the most common varieties is peppermint (Mentha… Continue Reading →

6 Ways To Address Dry Skin Irritations This Summer

This post was originally published on this siteIf you suffer from red, scaly, dry patches of skin that are extremely itchy, you may have eczema. Also known as atopic dermatitis, eczema is an allergy-related skin condition common in young adults, children… Continue Reading →

Migraine Headaches? Try These Natural Ideas

This post was originally published on this siteIf you suffer from migraines and don’t like the thought of taking strong prescription medications, you might consider trying these natural alternatives: Butterbur (Petasites hybridus). The adult dosage ranges from 50-100 mg twice… Continue Reading →

5 Foods To Help Prevent Risk Of Stroke

This post was originally published on this siteBesides minimizing common risk factors such as smoking and persistent unhealthy stress, you can help to prevent a stroke by adding magnesium-rich foods to your grocery cart. Researchers at the Swedish Karolinska Institute… Continue Reading →

Don’t Dehydrate This Summer – Use These 5 Tips

This post was originally published on this siteStaying hydrated is important – every organ, cell and tissue in your body depends on water for survival. Proper hydration also addresses a bevy of health concerns, from dry mouth and bad breath to… Continue Reading →

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