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Summer is one of the most popular times to travel. You could be heading off to the next state over, or around the world. It really doesn’t matter how far you're going — you will be away from ...

7 Natural Remedies All Travelers Should Carry

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Staying hydrated is always important, and in the summer it is essential! Water makes up about two thirds of our body. Every day through chemical reactions our body loses water. When we ...

How to Make Drinking Water Fun With Fruit and Herbs

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When you think about summer you might think about feeling healthier. What are the reasons that you might associate summer with being healthy? Maybe you're thinking about: • Being beside a ...

Do You Feel Healthier in the Summer? Maybe You Are

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It is amazing how an unexpected gift has completely turned my life upside down. About a year ago I came home to a package sitting at my front door. Upon ripping the package open, I saw a note ...

How the Unexpected Gift of an Activity Tracker Changed My Life

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Having a baby is the dream of so many couples. One of the first steps in having a baby is to make sure the parents are in good health. Even though we talk about the health of both parents, we ...

A Father’s Health at Conception Is Important to His Baby's Health

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It is so amazing to see how our mental health and our physical health do a dance together throughout our lives. As we go through all the stages of life, our perspective and what is important will ...

Menopause Brings Emotional and Physical Changes

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When a women goes through menopause before the age of forty then she is considered to have gone through early menopause. This process normally happens to women in their fifties or older. ...

Early Menopause: The Impact of Chemicals in Household Products

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Environmental allergies can happen any time of year, depending on what you are allergic to, but they generally come in the spring and in the fall. Allergies come from your immune system's ...

How Seasonal Allergies Work: Why They Make Us Miserable

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Allergies! They can cause such enormous upset in the lives of men, women and children. Allergies can also be very frustrating conditions because it seems like they can come and go. Some ...

Allergies: Can You Outgrow Them?

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One of the most embarrassing topics for patients in my exam room is bowel health. People don’t seem to want to talk about constipation or flatulence in front of anyone, including their ...

Improve Your Bowel Health as You Move into Spring

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Mothers are the greatest people in the world, aren’t they? On the second Sunday of May we have an opportunity to express our gratitude and thanksgiving for our moms. We affectionately refer to it ...

Celebrating Mother’s Day With Gratitude Around the World

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Have you noticed that your friends or family members in their forties and fifties pull out their eyeglasses when it is time read the menu at restaurants? Wouldn’t you like to know what foods are ...

Protecting Eye Health Will Take More Than Eating Carrots

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When I was a little kid every year I use to look forward to Easter because my mom, brother and I would get together and dye Easter eggs. It was our egg decorating party. Now that my friends and ...

Should I Freeze My Eggs? Egg-freezing Parties Give Women Options

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Have you ever picked a deep red tomato? When you pluck it off the vine it is firm and soft at the same time. As you bite into it, it's sweet and fresh and delicious! 1) The produce tastes ...

Want to Grow Your Own Food? 7 Reasons You Should Do It

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Do you have a garden in your backyard or are you part of a community garden? If you are, then you're not alone! Approximately 42 million Americans took up gardening in 2014 and the trend is ...

Gardening Can Keep You in Good Health

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Have you ever had a craving for a nice, ripe slice of watermelon or a fresh, juicy peach in the heat of summer? When there is snow on the ground, have you yearned for a hearty bowl of chili or a ...

The Best Foods to Eat For Every Season

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You're going to have a baby! Being pregnant is a time when your body goes through so many physical demands. I’m sure you are looking for any support to make your body and your baby healthy and ...

Prenatal Vitamin Benefits for You and Your Baby

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Do you find yourself forgetting where you put something? Or perhaps you just can't remember the name of that person even though you see them all the time. If you want to retain your memory then ...

10 Brain Exercises You Can Do Every Day to Improve Your Memory

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Cancer is one of the scariest words for anyone to hear, isn’t it? When people think of cancer they usually go to the worst case scenario: death. When people think of being overweight or obese ...

Obesity's Link to Higher Risk for Colon Cancer: What You Can Do

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Have you had your vitamin D level checked lately? If you have been to your primary care doctor in the last year or so, you probably have. If not, you might decide to have it checked after ...

Wonders of Vitamin D Never Cease: Benefits for Colon Cancer

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Detoxification or detoxing is a hot topic for people who are interested in losing weight, increasing energy, clearing up their skin or just feeling better overall. Who doesn’t want to look and ...

10 Ways To Detox Your Body

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Did you know that the food that you eat can be an important part of your cancer prevention plan? Foods that are high in simple sugars like fructose and excess glucose have been shown to increase ...

Eating Extra Sugar Feeds Cancer Cells

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Heart health is such an important issue that an entire month every year is devoted to raising our awareness. One of the best ways to improve your heart health is to pay attention to what you eat. ...

5 Categories of the Best Foods For Your Heart Health

Menopause can be a challenging time for a woman handling the symptoms as her body transitions. Menopause can cause a woman to feel more vulnerable and susceptible to depression. While minor ...

Is Depression Normal During Menopause? 3 Symptoms to Watch For

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Management of the high cholesterol is an important topic. There are 102 million Americans with high cholesterol, according to the CDC. Many people who are diagnosed are currently taking ...

Can Statin Drugs Increase Your Risk for Diabetes?

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Eating heart-healthy means eating chocolate! My patients are super-excited when I add chocolate to the meal plan. Dark chocolate, that is. More and more medical research is confirming that ...

Dark Chocolate and Better Heart Health Linked: An In-depth Look

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I spend so much time trying to eat healthy and teach others to do the same. I get tons of questions about organic foods, but almost none about GMO. I thought it would be a good idea to share ...

What are GMOs? How Are They Affecting Me?

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Are you working out yet still gaining weight? Are you getting frustrated and starting to lose hope that you will get the weight off? Don’t despair. There are may be some things that you don’t ...

Working Out But Still Gaining Weight? 5 Possible Reasons Why

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The kitchen is the place where people always seem to gather for nourishment of their bodies and their spirit. How many of us have a fond story that starts out around the kitchen or dining room ...

Nourishing Kitchen: Jackie Topol's Passion Helps Others Heal

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The key to managing stress during the holidays is managing your own expectations! You need to manage your expectations with your time, with your budget, with your family and your added activities ...

Want to Reduce Holiday Stress? 6 Ways to Manage Your Expectations

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The holiday season is sometimes called the gift-giving season because we use gifts as a symbol of love and affection. One way to show your affection is to give healthy presents this year. ...

Healthy Gifts That Won’t Cost You A Lot of Money

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Are you feeling your body is changing, and not for the better, as you move into your forties or beyond? Are you feeling tired, fatigued or weak? Are you unable to tolerate cold, or suffer ...

5 Ways Hypothyroidism Can Be Treated Naturally with Food

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Don’t you want to be healthy for as long as possible? Staying healthy actually starts while you are still healthy. Getting your regularly scheduled checkups can help you preserve your health ...

15 Important Health Checkups For Women Over 50

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We Americans celebrate Thanksgiving with food, food and more food. This is one of the biggest food holidays of the year so anyone that is on a diet or is anxious about gaining weight may have ...

Enjoy Your Thanksgiving Dinner Without Worrying About Weight Gain

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Today is a very special day. November 14, 2014 is World Diabetes Day (WDD). The purpose of the day is to unite the global diabetes communities to create a powerful voice for advocacy and ...

Healthy Living and Diabetes - World Diabetes Day

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Diabetes is a disease that unfortunately has become a common part of our communities -- which means it has become part of our lives. Did you know that 29 millions Americans, or approximately 10 ...

5 Myths About Diabetes and the Facts of the Matter

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For four years, I lived with and helped to take of my grandmother until she passed away in my arms, three years before her one hundredth birthday. I was deeply honored to be able to spend the ...

When You're a Caregiver: How to Stay Healthy Yourself

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About 85 percent of women going through menopause experience hot flashes. Hot flashes also known as hot flushes, or vasomotor events are the most common symptom menopausal women experience. ...

Hot Flashes Impact Sleep, Mood and Quality of Life: Two Theories

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One of the most frightening conversations you may ever have with your doctor is the one where you hear that you've been diagnosed with cancer. This can be especially traumatizing if you are ...

Cancer Survivors' Mental Health is Important Too

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Insomnia is a pervasive problem in the United States. The number of people reporting loss of sleep has been increasing since 2001, according to the National Sleep Foundation. Between 30 and 40 ...

Why Do I Have Trouble Sleeping? Can Magnesium Help?

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I talked about the causes of memory loss in my last article I Have Billions of Brain Cells But I Forget Why I'm at the Store. This week, we will continue our interview with Dr. Bruce Daggy, ...

5 Things You can Do To Improve Your Memory

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We're all concerned about our memories, especially as we age. Do you know why our memory changes? It has to do with brain cell connections in the brain. When we are as young as 20 years of ...

I Have Billions of Brain Cells But I Forget Why I'm at the Store

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The Ebola virus has been all over the news in the last few weeks. It was once a rare disease, but this year it's had the largest number of fatalities in history, affecting multiple countries in ...

Ebola: Can a Strong Immune System Protect You?

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As we move into menopause our bodies take on a life of their own. We can experience changes that are physical, emotional and mental. One of most talked about symptoms is hot flashes. Women have ...

Vaginal Dryness: One of the Least Talked-about Menopause Symptoms

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The cause of disease in our bodies is often silent. It creeps up on us slowly over time, like a smoldering fire that burns unnoticed till one day we wake up with an illness. This is true ...

Chronic Inflammation is the Smoldering Burn of Disease

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Hot flashes and night sweats are two very common symptoms of menopause or perimenopause that occur due to hormonal imbalances during the menopausal transition. In fact there are many symptoms ...

Menopause Symptom Relief: Changes in Diet, Lifestyle and Hormones

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We all want more energy! As the days are becoming shorter we feel like we have less time to get things done. So boosting your energy in the fall as you get back into your busy routine just makes ...

Interview with Dr. Felicia Stoler: Boost Your Energy for Fall

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One evening while on vacation with my family I heard my mother say she couldn't believe that Oprah took the challenge and let someone pour water over her head. I had no idea what she was talking ...

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is Increasing Awareness and Donations

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Have you been dealing with exhaustion, weight gain, digestive symptoms, bloating, cramps, skin problems, aches, pains or autoimmune problems for years without any explanation or diagnosis? You ...

Gut Feeling that Something's Wrong: Leaky Gut Syndrome Revealed

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We all need fats to not just survive but thrive! What most people do not know is how to identify healthy fats and eat those as part of a healthy diet. In order to identify healthy sources of ...

Identifying Healthy Fats: 3 Things You Should Know