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Summer vacation is here, the kids are out of school, and many of us have abandoned at least some of our structured daily routines for lazy and fun-filled days free from super-strict ...

Dr. Travis Stork Offers Advice on Oral Health: Don’t Let Good Habits Slip Away this Summer

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Some people who suffer from migraines also get what is called a migraine aura, usually right before the pain hits. The minority of people who experience migraine auras do not go on to have the ...

Why Can’t I Type or Speak? Scary Symptoms that Can Accompany Migraine with Aura

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I will always remember the first time I had a migraine with aura. It was 1999, and my year-old son and I were visiting my parents for the weekend. We were at a toy store, and all of the sudden ...

Migraine with Aura—My Own Experience

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If you are a fan of the movie “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”, you may already be familiar with the elderberry tree from the memorable quote “your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of ...

The Many Health Benefits of Elderberry

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Most of us are familiar with the cooking herb oregano—its delicious flavor enhances many foods like spaghetti sauce, chicken, and bread. But did you know that there is another version of oregano ...

Keep Colds and Flu at Bay with Oregano Oil

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For thousands of years, people have been taking valerian to help them sleep, and to ease the effects of stress and anxiety. However, if you’re going to give this herbal remedy a try, you might ...

Valerian—How this “Stinky Herb” May Help Us Sleep

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Bee pollen is naturally rich in many nutrients and includes virtually every mineral, enzyme, and amino acid known to man, as well as many vitamins. It is also very high in protein (about 35 ...

Bee Pollen—Get the Buzz on This Natural Source of Nutrients

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Over the years, coenzyme Q10, or CoQ10 for short, has become increasingly popular as a supplement. The powerful antioxidant, which is also known as “ubiquinone,” due to its being ubiquitous, or ...

Coenzyme Q10—Good For the Heart and Much More

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If the vitamins all got together for a party, vitamin C would probably win the award for “most popular vitamin” and “best known nutrient.” Since we were little, we’ve all heard about vitamin C ...

Ester-C: How This Gentle Form of Vitamin C Can Help Our Health

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Lignans are one of those things that we might have heard of at some point, but very few of us are able to describe accurately. Basically, lignans are a type of plant fiber that is usually found ...

Flaxseed Oil with Lignans—Natural Protection Against Breast and Other Types of Cancer

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Fall is on the way, along with its beautiful colorful leaves, pumpkin pies, and cooler weather. Unfortunately, for many of us the arrival of this gorgeous season also coincides with the arrival ...

Olive Leaf Extract—Fight Off Colds and Flu This Fall and Winter

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Most of us do not realize is that there are many different forms of vitamin E. If you take a quick look at the label on your bottle of vitamin E or your multiple vitamin, you’ll probably see the ...

Vitamin E—Why Combining Tocopherols is the Way to Go

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My father-in-law has a saying that I absolutely love: “Even a blind pig finds an acorn sometimes.” To me, this expression sums up the drug called lorcaserin and its apparent proven ability to ...

Diet Drug Lorcaserin Appears to Be Safe and Effective for Weight Loss

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As you’ve probably noticed, there are lots of ads in magazines and newspapers that promise weight loss really really quickly. It seems that the faster the product can promise to help us shed ...

7-Day Detox For Weight Loss—Do These Supplements Really Work?

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If there was ever a product that gives us a strong visual from just hearing its name, fat burners are definitely it. The name alone implies fat just melting away from our bodies, quickly and ...

Fat Burners—What Are They and Can They Help Us Lose Weight?

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If you are one of the millions of people in the country who are currently trying to lose weight, you might be tempted to try a diet supplement. As anyone who has lost weight can tell you, ...

Appetite Suppressants Versus Fat Absorption Inhibitors—Is One Better Than the Other?

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Stackers, also known as the ECA stack, are a drug combination that is used as both a stimulant and a way for people to lose weight. The “ECA” portion stands for ephedrine, caffeine, and aspirin, ...

What are ‘Stackers’ and Will They Help Us Lose Weight?

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Trimspa is a brand of weight loss supplements that are supposed to help us lose weight. As is the case with just about every weight loss pill, powder, drink, or formula, the literature suggests ...

Trimspa—Will its Combination of Ingredients Lead to Weight Loss?

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In the natural supplement world, it seems like there is often a “flavor of the month”—a product that gets lots of attention and seems to pop up in tons of articles and advertisements for its ...

Can Acai Berries Help Us Lose Weight?

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I remember hearing one of my girlfriends in high school talking about how she went to the local drugstore to purchase Dexatrim because she wanted to lose weight. As my kids would be quick to ...

Dexatrim—The Diet Supplement That Keeps On Changing; But Does it Work?

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Jillian Michaels is definitely staying busy these days. From her television appearances to books and DVDs, she is now also promoting some weight loss supplements that are supposed to help speed ...

Jillian Michaels QuickStart Rapid Weight Loss System—Helpful or Hype?

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Hydroxycut is a weight loss formula that claims to help suppress hunger while also boosting metabolism. It also is supposed to increase our energy levels while keeping our blood sugar on an even ...

Hydroxycut—What it is, How it Has Changed, and Can it Help With Weight Loss

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Meridia is a drug that physicians sometimes prescribe in order to help very overweight and obese patients lose weight. Its generic name is sibutramine. Like many other diet pills, Meridia is ...

Meridia—How This Drugs Works in the Body, and Will it Help Us Lose Weight?

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As you may have noticed, it’s not too hard to find a drug or supplement that claims it can help you lose weight. While some weight-loss medications need to be purchased through a prescription ...

Alli—Does this Drug Help Us Lose Weight and If So, are the Side Effects Worth it?

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I wanted to tell you about something odd and sort of scary that happened to me this weekend. First, a short and sweet history. I used to swear by Zicam for warding off colds and/or making colds ...

Alison Stanton commented on Alison Stanton's post I think my Cold-Eeze lozenges gave me a migraine aura

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May I ask you a personal question? Do your breasts hurt? If you answered “yes,” you are not alone. According to research, many women say "my boobs hurt" or "my boobs are sore" at some point ...

Alison Stanton commented on Alison Stanton's post Breast Tenderness and Pain—Is Your Coffee to Blame?

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Many of us are already aware that aloe vera can be extremely soothing for our skin, whether we have a sunburn, a burn from cooking, small cuts, or even a skin issue like psoriasis. Now, here is ...

Aloe Vera—As Healing to Our Insides as it is to Our Outsides

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Aloe vera is one of those remedies that the more you learn about it, the more you wonder why we don’t all have one bottle sitting in the refrigerator at all times and one tube of it in our ...

Aloe Vera--Soothing to the Skin, From Burns to Psoriasis

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Obesity is now reached epidemic proportions in our country. Millions of people are overweight, and millions are on diets right this very minute. While putting on weight seems to be relatively ...

Hoodia—How This Herbal Remedy May Help With Weight Loss

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The herbal supplement hoodia gordonii or just hoodia for short has gained in popularity as a natural way for people to lose weight. The first part of this article looked at what hoodia’s key ...

Using Hoodia to Help Lose Weight—Does Science Back this Up?

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In the first part of this article, we looked at several herbs that have been shown to alleviate some of the unpleasant side effects of the menstrual cycle. Natural remedies may also play a major ...

Premenstrual Syndrome—Treating the Symptoms Naturally with Vitamins and Herbs

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That time of the month. Aunt Flo. The monthly visitor. A woman’s monthly period or menstruation certainly comes equipped with its own variety of catchy nicknames doesn’t it? It seems that ...

Herbs that May Help With Menstrual Problems

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In the first part of this article we looked at how the herbal remedy kava has been shown to work as a mild and natural tranquilizer for people who are contending with stress or anxiety. Its ...

Kava May Help Reduce Stress and Anxiety, But Caution is Advised

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It is no secret that we are one seriously stressed-out society. Many of us are busy from the moment we get up in the morning until our heads finally hit the pillows late at night. Interestingly, ...

Alleviate Anxiety and Relieve Stress with Kava, But Be Careful

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Do you get a lot of headaches? Do you feel especially tired and low in energy, and are you nervous and perhaps even constipated? If so, you might be low in vitamin B12, also known as ...

Vitamin B12 or Cyanocobalamin—a Natural Energy Booster and Much More

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Like biotin, folic acid is one of the many members of the B-vitamin family that prefers to go by a “regular” name rather than a numeric one. But technically, if you called out “hey, vitamin B9” ...

Vitamin B9 or Folic Acid—Important During Pregnancy to the Developing Baby

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Most of us are familiar with the numbered B-vitamins like vitamin B1, B2, B6 and B12. And many of us have probably heard of biotin. But did you know that biotin is technically a member of the ...

Vitamin B7 or Biotin—a Friend of Healthy Hair, Skin and Fingernails

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Vitamin B6 or pyridoxine is part of more functions in the body than any other nutrient. For example, it works on a whopping 100 chemical reactions at any given time, and it can have an effect on ...

Vitamin B6 or Pyridoxine—the Workhorse of the Vitamin World

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Vitamin B5, also known as pantothenic acid, is nicknamed “the anti-stress vitamin.” Doesn’t that make you want to run out right now and buy a bottle of vitamin B5, or eat a big steak with ...

Vitamin B5 or Pantothenic Acid—All About “The Anti-Stress Vitamin”

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Vitamin B3 goes by a variety of nicknames and so in the spirit of making this as easy to understand as possible, let’s start off by figuring out what’s what and who’s who. Basically, vitamin B3 ...

Vitamin B3 or Niacin—From Lowered Cholesterol to Good Digestion, Why This Nutrient is a Winner

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Vitamin B2, or riboflavin, has a lot in common with its close family member Vitamin B1, or thiamine. Vitamin B2 is needed for the production of red blood cells and antibodies, and it is also ...

Riboflavin—Why We Need This Key Nutrient

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A lot of us take multivitamins and some of us might take a vitamin B complex supplement as well. As with everything we spend our hard-earned money on and put into our systems, it is important ...

Vitamin B1 or Thiamine—All About This Important Nutrient

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As we talked about in the first part of this article, millions of women every day deal with the symptoms of either premenstrual syndrome (PMS) or menopause. Many women are turning to natural ...

Black Cohosh—Some Studies Link it to Helping with PMS and Menopause, While Others do Not

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Every month, millions of women suffer from premenstrual syndrome and its host of symptoms including bloating, irritability, headache, and emotional issues. Just as many other women deal with ...

Relieving the Symptoms of Premenstrual Syndrome and Menopause with Black Cohosh—Does it Work?

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The herbal remedy ginkgo biloba has gotten a lot of attention as a natural way of treating memory-related health issues like Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. In the first part of this article we ...

More on How Ginkgo Biloba may Help our Health: From Tinnitus to Headaches to Impotence

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Ginkgo biloba is gaining in popularity as an herbal remedy that may help us with memory issues. It is typically sold in an extract form that is produced from the leaves of the ginkgo biloba tree. ...

Improve Your Memory with Ginkgo Biloba? Studies Indicate Yes!

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Soy is slowly but surely gaining in popularity in our country. Many people are eating it or taking it in supplement form on a regular basis because of the variety of ways that soy and its active ...

The Many Health Benefits of Soy, Including Possible Protection Against Breast Cancer and Relief of Menopausal Symptoms

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If there is such a thing as a flavor of the month when it comes to natural supplements and health foods, soy is coming up on being flavor of the year. Or probably even more accurately, flavor of ...

All About Soy—Why Isoflavones May Be So Good For Us

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In the first part of this article, we went over ginger and why and how it can help us. As you probably already know, a lot of people use ginger to help with digestive issues like nausea and ...

Ginger—Beyond Relieving Nausea, How Else this Herb may Help our Health

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Okay, raise your hand if your Mom used to hand you a glass of ginger ale when you had an upset stomach as a kid. Mmm hmm, I thought so, most of us have our hands in the air. Mine would be except ...

Relieve Nausea and Reduce Muscle Pain with Ginger