8 Natural Alternatives to Flu Shots

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Many people are looking for more effective, natural alternatives to flu shots. This comes in the wake of their questionable effectiveness and their potentially harmful side effects. Is the flu shot worth the risk and how much protection does it offer? If you follow these eight steps, you can make your immune system stronger to stave off colds and the flu this winter and year round. Take Vitamin D.  Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) supplements are 8 times more effective than flu shots!  Take 1,000-5,000IU/day (children), 5,000IU/day…

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Why You Should Not Let Your Vitamin D Go Low

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Vitamin D season is now officially over in the midwest. From September to April the sun is so low in the sky that the UVB rays (the ones that make vitamin D in our skin) simply bounce off the earth’s atmosphere. Blood vitamin D levels drop substantially if you do not take a D3 supplement throughout the winter. This can even happen in summer if you do not get enough sun exposure a few days a week. This will increase the probability of your chances…

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9 Steps To Living a Longer, Better Quality of Life

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An American writer and explorer named Dan Buettner published a book in 2008 entitled The Blue Zone: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who’ve Lived the Longest. This book details information about five regions in the world in which people lived for an unusually long time, often over 100 years. These five regions, which Buettner named the “Blue Zones,” are:   The Barbagia region of Sardinia, Italy The tropical islands of Okinawa in Japan Loma Linda, California (home of the Seventh Day Adventists religious…

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Top 4 Causes of Disease and Premature Death

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If you want to live a long, healthy, quality of life, you must avoid these four “life killers.” 1. Smoking.  This one is pretty obvious and doesn’t warrant much discussion. Avoiding smoking is the most impactful disease-prevention lifestyle habit you can have. 2. Being Overweight. This is the result of poor food choices, eating too much of it, along with not enough physical activity. Being overweight or obese often leads to high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. 3. Sitting and Lack of Activity.…

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Inactivity Found To Be More Harmful To Your Health Than Obesity

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Here is another reason to keep moving if you want to be healthy and live longer. We already know how harmful being overweight and obese can be. Now, a study has found that lack of physical activity, like sitting too much, is even more harmful and may lead to twice as many deaths as obesity. In the study’s conclusion, researchers estimated that while 337,000 out of 9.2 million deaths were because of obesity, 676,000 deaths were due to lack of physical activity, regardless of weight. The…

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4 Strategies to Starting and Sticking With an Exercise Program

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Have you been wanting to start exercising and have made excuses of being too busy, not having enough time or having a physical limitation such as pain? Exercise is so important for your health that we have made it one of our 3 pillars for better health. The other two are good nutrition and maintaining the alignment of your spine and posture. If you know you should be exercising and want to know the easiest way to make exercise a part of your daily routine,…

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The Simple Weight Loss Secret

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It is that time of year when many people make their new year’s resolutions and losing weight is one of the most popular. Losing weight is not very complicated. It may be difficult for some because it can involve a little will-power, but the rules to follow are quite simple. The secret to losing weight is to EAT LESS SUGAR! Sugar is the main reason why 69 percent of American adults are overweight and 35 percent of these people are obese. Even children between the…

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The Foundation of Life, Health and Energy of Your Body

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Many people do not know one of the most important factors for a long, healthy life. Do you? Did you know that the spine and nervous system is the foundation of life, health and energy of your body?  The brain and nervous system control all body functions. It does so by sending energy down the spinal cord. The spinal cord is the main power line of the body, carrying electrical energy to all of the vital organs and tissues of your body. Each and every…

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