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The 5 WORST Reader’s Digest Health Myths STILL being propagated and perpetuated today

Reader’s Digest is obviously not a publication you should be looking to for health advice on anything, but it just so happens that they’ve outed themselves, so it bears taking a look. They went and did it. They published “50 Health FACTS Your Doctor Wants You to Know” and it’s supposed to be a dichotomy […]

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Magnesium works better than prescription drugs for treating symptoms of depression

Living with depression is so challenging that many people are drawn to the idea of a “quick fix” in the form of antidepressants. Although their efficacy is questionable at best, there are two other big reasons that many patients ultimately decide against taking them: they’re expensive and have a host of dangerous side effects. However, […]

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Supplements to balance your hormones naturally

PCOS, short for polycystic ovary syndrome, is a hormonal disorder that affects as many as 10 percent of women. Women suffering from PCOS mainly experience insulin resistance and have too much of the male hormone androgen. Additionally, PCOS interferes with their appearance, fertility, menstrual cycle, metabolism, and mood. Many women with this condition take supplements to […]

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Olive oil, just once a week, can lower your risk of a blood clot

Consuming olive oil once a week reduces the risk of forming arterial blood clots in obese adults. In a new study, researchers from the New York University School of Medicine found that olive oil consumption lowers platelet activity in obese adults. Platelets are small blood cell fragments that form clumps when activated. When a blood vessel gets damaged, platelets rush to […]

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Natural methods to treat sensitive teeth

That sudden pain your teeth experience whenever you drink or eat something cold is known as tooth sensitivity. To soothe your sensitive teeth, you don’t have to run to the drug store for some pain relievers. Save yourself from expenses and adverse side effects and look around your kitchen for these home remedies for sensitive teeth: […]

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Cannabis Flavonoids Give Hope for New Way to Treat Pain, Study Finds

By Nikki Harper Among the many extraordinary medicinal and health-bringing properties of cannabis, new research pinpoints two of the plant’s flavonoids with the potential to completely change the way we treat pain. First identified back in 1985, cannflavins A and B are molecules with potent anti-inflammatory properties; the original 1985 research showed that gram for gram, these […]

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Ice cold water, everyone’s go-to, isn’t so great for digestion or gut health

It’s important to stay hydrated by drinking a lot of water throughout the day. But can the temperature of your water affect your digestive health? According to experienced practitioners of Ayurveda, drinking ice cold water can be bad for you. But do the results of Western studies say the same thing? Ayurveda and the possible side effects […]

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The Float Tank Experience – What No One Tells You

In digging all I found all over the internet were people who loved the experience. I was perplexed.  I had been looking forward to this for years. I finally went and felt very let down. Going in I honestly wasn’t sure what to expect other than that I would love it. I meditate regularly and deeply […]

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Breathing-based exercise can lower blood pressure in just 5 minutes

Too busy to exercise? Don’t worry – even short, simple exercises can still be beneficial to your health, particularly heart health. A study carried out by researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder showed that a five-minute breathing-based exercise could lower your blood pressure. This exercise could also potentially boost cognitive and physical performance. For this study, the researchers […]

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Heartburn drugs can increase the risk of kidney disease and failure by as much as 20% – study

Millions of people in the United States use medication to manage their heartburn or acid reflux. However, the ubiquity of these drugs, known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), unfortunately, doesn’t their guarantee safety. Startling new research has tied PPI use to an increased risk of kidney disease and, potentially, kidney failure. The scientists say that […]