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Neutralize your stress

It’s important to find a healthy way to manage stress. Not only can it lead to anxiety, depression and a weakened immune system, but stress has also been linked to a range of health conditions including weight gain, IBS, heart disease and, unfortunately, the list goes on. In fact, it accounts for nearly 90 percent of all visits to primary...

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Medicinal mushrooms are a surprising must-have supplement

I’m often asked, “What do you take to stay healthy?” While most of what I take is pretty common, one of my answers often surprises people, simply because most have never heard of it. Today, I want to share what it is and why I consider it to be, perhaps now more than ever, my nutritional must-have. Few natural remedies provide greater...

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The dangers of oxidative stress

Have you ever heard of the term “oxidative stress?” There’s a good chance you haven’t. However, you’re probably quite familiar with the conditions long-term oxidative stress can lead to—like diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and neurodegenerative diseases, such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. Oxidative stress...

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Probiotics and the common cold

You’ve probably heard probiotics can help improve digestive health, but did you know they also play a major role in immune function? This may seem odd. After all, when you think of immune health, you probably think of colds, flu, or even hay fever, all of which seem far removed from digestion. To understand how digestion affects immune...

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Balance your blood sugar

Did you know nearly one in three Americans has prediabetes? Maybe even more alarming, 90 percent of those with prediabetes don’t even know they have it. Prediabetes simply means your blood sugar levels are above normal and, long-term, that’s not a good thing. Not only are elevated blood sugar levels associated with developing Type 2...

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