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Natural Health Remedies

Catching up on sleep has positive health effects

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Ask everyone you see today if they regularly get enough sleep. Chances are they will say no. And research shows that we collectively are an under-slept nation. For a while, the conventional wisdom was that you can’t “catch up” on lost sleep—that the sleep you didn’t get last night is gone and each night of poor sleep you get will continue to eat at your health. But a new study suggests that that’s not actually the case. Learn how to make deposits into your “sleep bank” for better health and less chance of illness and disease.

What are Essential Nutrients? How do you know if you’re getting enough?

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In America, we have an abundant food supply. And a lot of people take full advantage—which has led to an obesity rate of 35%. Yet despite being well fed—even overfed—most Americans are undernourished and don’t get nearly the amount of essential nutrients they need to stay healthy and prevent disease. Even if you’re eating a truly healthy diet, chances are you’re not getting enough of these essential nutrients…and here’s why.

Social contact prevents chronic loneliness during the holidays

If you’re looking for a wonderful gift for someone special just look in the mirror. It’s your own good self. The holidays can be a challenging time for those living alone. Especially while most of the world sings about sharing, family, and friends. But here are a few simple ways to kick the blues, increase your social interaction and give your “feel good” hormones a natural boost.

Alternatives to Medications that Cause Depression

The United States is a very medicated nation. While these medications may be helping you physically, there’s a good chance that they are also hurting you mentally. A recent landmark study showed that 1 in 3 adults takes a medication linked to depression. That’s more than 82 million people—and that number is growing. Learn if you’re taking one of these potentially harmful medications and the natural solutions available to help you taper off or discontinue them altogether.

Plant Sterols Benefits for Cholesterol and Prostate Health

There is a white, waxy, naturally occurring substance found in many whole foods, including vegetables, nuts, seeds, and legumes that shows tremendous promise both for its ability to lower cholesterol (in studies it was just as effective as statins) AND reverse benign prostatic hyperplasia. It’s inexpensive, easy to find and works wonders without a single side effect. Get the whole story here.

Blog Post: Preventing Illness During Cold & Flu Season

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Cold and flu season has officially begun. Snow has already blanketed the northern half of the country a few times before December. And if you live further south, there’s a good chance that you have begun layering yourself with thicker, warmer clothes every morning. But cold weather and feeling cold have very little to do with your risk of catching a cold. But here are a few good reminders for avoiding colds and flus…and how to fight them back if you are infected.

10 Ways to Reduce Your Dementia Risk

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We all know the heartbreak that comes with dementia. But every new day shows us how to push back and work towards preventing dementia. Like many other diseases, dementia was once considered an inevitable outcome of age. While it’s true that those over 65 have double the risk of developing dementia, these 10 safe, simple, easy-to-follow tips can help ensure that you flourish, not founder, in your later years.

Reishi Mushrooms Prostate and Other Health Benefits

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Daily intake of “superfoods” can have a profoundly positive impact on your health. And today I want to show you something that’s both a superfood and adaptogen—something that’s been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for thousands of years to decrease inflammation, fight anxiety, boost your immune system, help lull you to sleep and much more. But right now science is turning its attention to this “wonder fungus” because of its ability to fight prostate cancer.

Magnolia Bark’s Health Benefits for Sleep, Anxiety, and More

Asian art is rich with images of a tranquil, natural world. Clear spring waters and blossoming trees, none as lovely as the beautiful magnolia. Imagine gazing on these images as you lie down for sleep, like a lullaby for your eyes. We now know that the sweet magnolia tree gives us a natural, herbal “lullaby” that really can help you into a deep, restful sleep. Read on and learn the sleepy secrets contained in this tranquil-looking tree.

Eye Problems for Diabetics: Preventing Diabetic Retinopathy

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Diabetes affects roughly 30 million people, and another 84 million have prediabetes—glucose levels that are elevated, but not high enough to be considered full-blown diabetes. And 40% of Americans with diabetes will also suffer from diabetic retinopathy, the most common cause of vision loss among those with diabetes. If you or someone you love has diabetes, you cannot afford to miss out on this eye-protecting information.

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