Digestion Disease Healthy Foods Wellness 

How this Harvard-Trained Doctor Healed Himself

Dr. Akil Palanisamy is a physician who practices integrative medicine, and the author of a new book, The Paleovedic Diet: A Complete Program to Burn Fat, Increase Energy, and Reverse Disease.┬áHis interest in holistic health grew out years of struggle with his own health issues. Palanisamy was graduating from Harvard and had been accepted to medical school at University of California, San Francisco, when he starting having pain in his wrist and numbness and tingling in his arms. The pain was diagnosed as repetitive strain injury (RSI). He was prescribed…

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Diet Wellness 

5 Top Benefits of Drinking Lots of Water

As Americans have become more health conscious, detoxification has become a multi-billion dollar industry. Health food stores, drug stores, and Internet sites offer all kinds of products that promise to remove toxins from the body. Many of them are very expensive; a simple “detox drink” can cost as much as $10. Many of these products do not work as advertised. Some can actually do harm. All this is frustrating to genuine health experts, who know the truth. Real results are available with something you already have on hand, and for…

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Wellness 

5 Ways to Protect Your Energy

Human beings are social creatures. Even introverts need to feel they are a valuable part of a social group, and we are inevitably influenced by others in our group. If you are surrounded by upbeat, happy people, you are likely to share that attitude. But if you are surrounded by negative people, people who complain or backbite or are always pessimistic, it is hard to maintain your own sense of hope and optimism. Empathy is the ability to feel the feelings of another person, as though we were standing in…

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Disease Exercise Weight Loss Wellness 

What You Need to Know About Thrombosis

Thrombosis is a poorly understood condition that can have a major health impact, so it is important to know the basics. When there is an injury to a blood vessel, the body forms a blood clot to stop the loss of blood. To do this, the body uses platelets (also called thrombocytes) and fibrin. Sometimes the body forms blood clots even when there is no known injury, which reduces or blocks of the flow of blood through the body into the areas they serve. Thrombosis is the name of the…

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Prescription Drugs Wellness 

10 Reasons to Avoid the Flu Shot

Every Fall, Americans are subject to the annual onslaught of encouragement to be inoculated against influenza. The pressure continues through Spring, by which time more than half of U.S. citizens will have received the flu shot. Many of these people suffer adverse health consequences from the inoculation, because the flu shot is more dangerous than you have been led to believe. Here are ten reasons to avoid the flu vaccine: 1. The vaccine is ineffective. Each year’s supply of vaccine is created months ahead of flu season, based on a…

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Healthy Foods Supplements Weight Loss Wellness 

Do These 5 Things Every Day to Feel Young and Vibrant

Anti-aging is a huge business throughout the world. People are either trying to stave off the normal aging process by spending a fortune on creams, pills, surgery and makeup, or they have surrendered to the belief that illness, weight gain, and sagging skin are inevitable side effects of getting older. Many of us move into our fifties and beyond exhausted from working hard and getting our children launched. Many of us are overweight. If you want to have a healthy life in your fifties, sixties and beyond, there are five…

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Health Studies Wellness 

Science Has Just Identified the Best Cure for Anxiety and Stress

Have you ever had a day like this? You had a stressful time at work, dealing with deadlines and difficult people. You lost your wallet when you went to pay for coffee, after spilling that all over your dress. The commute home was brutal, and you spent an hour caught in a massive traffic jam. Then, you walk through the front door and hear the excited sound of four paws sliding toward you. By the time you’ve crossed the threshold, a cuddly ball of fur is standing in front of…

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Diet Disease Wellness 

This Cardiologist Follows One Dietary Rule

In a recent article in MindBodyGreen.com, cardiologist Dr. Robert Ostfeld says that during his education at Yale and Harvard, he never received any nutritional training. Now he understands his experience is not unusual. He rectified the situation by seeking out the information he wanted. Today, he has one cardinal rule he follows for his own health, and he shares that with his patients. That rule is to follow a plant-based diet. For many years, Dr. Ostfeld has been the Director of Preventive Cardiology at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx,…

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Diet Healthy Foods Wellness 

Things to Know About Matcha

Matcha is the newest trendy beverage. This green powder is featured in tea and coffee drinks, smoothies, and even gourmet restaurant recipes. If you haven’t yet tried it, here are some things to know. Matcha is a form of green tea; the name itself means “powdered tea.” Traditional green tea is made by diffusing the leaves in hot water, then discarding them. Matcha is the actual leaves in fine powder form. To prepare, a teaspoon of the powder is mixed with a third cup of hot water and heated, then…

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Natural Remedies Supplements Wellness 

Monitor Your Thyroid With This Simple Tool

Approximately 59 million Americans suffer from thyroid disorders. This small, butterfly-shaped gland controls the body’s metabolism, and how it consumes oxygen and produces heat. Problems occur when the thyroid releases too much or too little hormone. An thyroid that is either overactive or underactive can lead to a wide range of health problems, including heart disease, goiter, and Graves disease. Thyroid disorders are difficult to diagnose, and often require a series of specific blood tests. However, fifty years ago, Dr. Broda Barnes developed a test that helps begin the process…

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