13 Really Odd Health Tips that Work!

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It’s often said that truth is stranger than fiction, and in the realm of your health this is often the case. The tips that follow may sound counterintuitive, but they can actually result in some very real benefits to your health. 1. Balance on One Leg While You Get Dressed in the Morning This simple […]

Dr. Thompson Recommends Mineral Analysis

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Did you know that 72% of your body weight is water? So, if you weigh 150 pounds, you’ve got 108 pounds of water in your body. Because we’re comprised of so much water, everything we put in our bodies must be water-soluble, or have a specific transport mechanism to be absorbed. The remainder of your […]

The 6 Best Herbs for Losing Weight

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Have you tried eating right and exercising but just can’t seem to keep the weight off? Sometimes your body just needs an extra push, and herbal remedies can be a promising one. Whether it be by modulating your metabolism, helping to burn fat tissue or keeping your appetite (and food carvings) in check, the herbs […]

7 Habits That Lead to Depression

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Depression often strikes for no apparent reason and can devastate entire families, even among those who are otherwise successful and healthy. Yet, there’s no denying the important role that lifestyle plays in your mood and mental health. Not only do poor lifestyle choices make the symptoms of depression worse, but they may also be involved […]

Smoking Increases Back Pain!

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If you’re a smoker and you have chronic back pain, it may not have occurred to you that one might be related to the other. In fact, smokers are three times more likely than non-smokers to develop chronic back pain, in part because of the way it impacts your brain. New research from Northwestern Medicine […]

How to Lose Weight by Being Distracted

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You’re in the middle of your afternoon, minding your own business, when it hits: that uncontrollable urge to snack on something sweet, salty, crunchy or chewy. At first you might just imagine the forbidden food in your mind, but then it takes on a life of its own and soon you can practically taste it. […]

Standing Can Reduce Back Pain?

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Anyone who works at a desk for a living knows how difficult it is to maintain proper posture, and thereby avoid back pain as a result. Others, like truck drivers and sales people who spend long hours in the car or on planes also know this well. Prolonged sitting puts a strain on the lumbar […]

5 Foods That Ignite Your Body’s Detox Power

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Many people think of detoxification as a finite thing, something that happens over a period of three or seven days and involves consuming nothing but green drinks and water. But, really, detoxification is something your body must do on a daily, 24/7 basis – and if it cannot, you’re in for some trouble. Your body […]

5 Fruits with Highest Sugar

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Public health agencies and nutritionists recommend eating fruit daily as part of a nutritious diet. The advice has merit, as fruit is a valuable source of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber, in which many Americans are seriously lacking. Yet, vegetables are even better for you than fruits, with the primary difference being that (most) […]