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Naturally Fight Cold and Flu Symptoms

If you’ve already caught the latest bug going around, you might have gone for the nearest over-the-counter solution.  But those cold medicines can often leave you feeling groggy and like your head is in the clouds.  Try these natural solutions instead. Coconut Oil – Oil pulling is all the rage right now, but maybe that’s because… Read more »

Why You Should Pack Probiotics During Holiday Travel

We all know what it’s like to get sick when traveling. Whether it’s a cold or the stomach bug, being sick can really put a damper on your holiday vacation plans. You can try to build up your immunity before you leave, but often times we’re exposed to different germs and environments, leaving us defenseless.  Probiotics to… Read more »

7 Ways to Avoid Catching the Latest Bug

Cold and flu season is here.  Are you doing everything you can to avoid the latest bug?  Make sure you’re at least following the seven tips below: Wash AND Dry Your Hands – It takes a good scrub with soap and water to actually rub a virus off your skin. Don’t skimp. Try singing the lyrics to… Read more »

Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Need Vitamin D

Everyone needs the sunshine vitamin. It helps your bones grow properly and stay strong. Vitamin D also helps your body absorb calcium. But it may be even more important for people with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) to get enough vitamin D, especially during the darker, winter months. Recent research has found that some RA medications can cause… Read more »

Cold Weather Arthritis-Friendly Foods

During the colder months, we often crave comfort foods.  While you can’t cure arthritis with food, growing evidence suggests that following a healthy diet and adding in specific foods and spices could help fight inflammation and joint pain.If you suffer from painful arthritis and your symptoms are worse in the winter, try adding these cold… Read more »

Arctic Air and Arthritis

The cold temperatures blanketing much of the country can be wonderful: beautiful snowfall, sipping hot chocolate and snuggling up by a cozy fire. But stiff and sore joints can be a definite downside to the cooler months; plenty of people suffering from arthritis and osteoarthritis find that cold weather makes their condition worse. Barometric Pressure… Read more »

The Calming Effect of Calcium and Magnesium

Does the holiday season stress you out?  The anticipation of spending time with relatives, the financial strain and the craziness that comes with it all.  You need to relax, but it seems almost impossible.  Let’s talk about the calming effect of calcium and magnesium. Calcium is an essential nutrient for maintaining total body health.  It’s necessary not just… Read more »

You May Be Magnesium Deficient If…

According to population studies, less than 30% of American adults consume the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of magnesium.  Even if you think you’re getting enough by eating a healthy diet, some of your daily habits could be inhibiting your body’s ability to absorb magnesium.  Here are five conditions that could lead to magnesium deficiency. You… Read more »

Five of the Worst Foods for Bone Health

With many health conditions, the foods you choose – or choose not – to eat, can play an important role in preventing or managing symptoms.  Whether you need to alter your diet to control your symptoms can somewhat depend on how great your risk is. Not everyone needs to eliminate the following foods known to… Read more »

Probiotics and Diabetes

Probiotics are “friendly” bacteria found in foods such as yogurt and in pill supplements and are important for good overall health. Recent research suggests that probiotics are important for people who suffer from Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. The hope is that using probiotics to alter the type of bacteria in the gut may… Read more »