Natural Health Remedies

Pumpkin Spice’s Health Benefits

I love this time of year. The signature tastes and scents of the season’s “pumpkin spice” are over the top delicious—and just as healthy. Cinnamon, cloves, ginger, nutmeg, and allspice? In this gift-giving season, what could be more welcome than the gift of good health, wrapped in irresistible tastes and scents? Pumpkin spice essential ingredients […]

Run to Improve Bone Health and Prevent Osteoporosis

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Bones are not the rigid “pillars” they appear to be. Bones are actually a type of tissue, ossified tissue in fact. And like all tissues in your body, bones are constantly regenerating – shedding old cells and replacing them with new ones. I say that because many of my peers in the medical field treat […]

10 Pill Reminders So You Never Forget Your Vitamins Again

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Studies show that about 50 percent of people prescribed medications don’t take them as recommended by their doctors. About half of that non-compliance is intentional, meaning the patients don’t want to take them, the drugs are too expensive to buy, etc. The other half of the “non-compliers” need a pill reminder because they just forget. […]

Medical Overtreatment Costs Money and Side Effects

I think we’ve all been in situations where we go to the doctor feeling a little under the weather, and five minutes later leave with an antibiotic prescription—all the while wondering if we really need that medication. Scenarios like this happen all the time, actually. And it’s just the tip of the iceberg when it […]

5 Food Myths Making You Less Healthy

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Food myths pop quiz time! Agree or disagree? You’re trying to shed some pounds, so: True False ▢  ▢ You shun all fat, because fat is what makes you fat, and causes heart attacks ▢  ▢ Instead, when it says low-fat, no-fat, or fat-free! on the label, you buy it and eat it ▢  ▢ […]

10 Drug-free Pain Relief Techniques I Recommend

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A disastrous epidemic is affecting people all across the country—rich and poor, young and old, male and female. It doesn’t discriminate, and it shows no signs of slowing down. I’m talking about opioid addiction. Nearly 4 million Americans use opioids for nonmedical reasons every month, and many of these people became addicted after getting a […]

Six Secrets to Aging More Gracefully

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Life expectancy skyrocketed in the 20th century, and with it so did the number of disabled people. So, while we’re living longer, we aren’t necessarily living happier or healthier. But I’m a believer that you can be both happy and healthy at any age. While we may experience more aches and pains as we get […]

Thyroid Cancer: Watchful waiting is not enough

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Even an early cancer diagnosis is never good news, but the silver lining is that you have more time and a better chance to beat cancer. For most, that usually means surgery or radiation and the various risks and sacrifices that come with them. However, according to a new study, about one-third of patients with […]

12 Surgery Preparation Steps

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Have you ever been told to avoid eating the night before a surgery? There’s a reason for that. Anesthesia can not only cause nausea, but freeze your larynx reflexes, and undigested food in your stomach can be aspirated into your lungs. Avoiding food before surgery is good advice, but I think it misses the larger […]

Reclaiming your time improves happiness more than money

older couple counting money and handling bills
So you really don’t want to clean the fridge or do the laundry.  You’d rather relax, take a walk, catch up on reading or emails, buy that cool new kitchen gizmo. So you hire someone to do your boring chores, but then do you feel a bit guilty? That’s predictable—but it’s wrong. Money can’t buy […]
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