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 Your Heel Is Hurting

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You wake up in the morning, get out of bed and start walking and “OUCH,” you feel a sharp pain in the heel of your foot. After walking a bit it does get better and maybe it goes away. Each morning, the same thing happens over and over again. Sound familiar? You probably have plantar fasciitis. If you go to a podiatrist, orthopedic or family doctor, what will you get? Anti-inflammatory meds, a cortisone injection, shockwave (ultrasound) therapy or surgery? Do you think any of…

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Sugar Found to Raise Your Blood Pressure More Than Salt

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Do you or someone you care about have high blood pressure? Are you taking medication to control this problem? There is an ingredient you may be consuming that is raising your blood pressure and you may not even be aware of it.   Here is what recent studies have found: The cause of hypertension (high blood pressure) may be more due to the high consumption of added sugars, particularly fructose, and less to due to with sodium. Consuming a high-fructose diet caused an increase in…

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How To Preserve Your Joints For a Lifetime: 4 Steps to Prevent Arthritis

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Do you have arthritis developing in your joints and not know it? Have you been diagnosed with arthritis and suffer with joint pain and stiffness that interferes with activities you enjoy doing? If so, there are four steps you can take to prevent it or slow the progression of arthritis if you already have it. Arthritis is a degenerative joint condition that involves thinning of cartilage, narrowing of joint spaces, stiffness, loss of flexibility and pain.  Arthritis is not an inevitable part of aging as…

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The Keys To Achieving a Healthier Bowel

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Do you get gas, bloating, constipation or diarrhea? Have you ever been diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), diverticulitis, colitis, celiac, Crohn’s, or colon cancer? If so, it is a serious sign you have a weak digestive system. There are many reasons why you can develop these conditions that often cause extreme discomfort. We will discuss the steps you can take to repair a damaged bowel and keep your colon healthy if you want to prevent diseases of your bowel. Here are the things you…

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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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How to Create a New, Stronger Posture You Can Be Proud Of

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It turns out mom was right when she told us to sit up straight. There are thousands of studies documenting the importance of good posture and the pain and other diseases that can develop from poor posture. If you build a better, stronger posture, you can experience less pain, feel better about yourself, and even live longer!  Did you know many ailments you may be suffering from can occur from poor posture? According to the American Journal of Pain Management, “Posture affects and moderates every…

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9 Important Steps To Reduce Computer Pains

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Is your computer and body position causing you undue stress and pain? A poor computer workstation causes bad posture which leads to neck and shoulder pain, headaches, back pain, and carpal tunnel syndrome. In this article, we discuss standing workstations, sitting on stability balls, and the 9 most important computer tips for desktop, notebook and tablet users.   Screen Glare: Whatever device you are using, position yourself and the device so light sources are directly to your right or left in order to minimize screen glare. The light…

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A Simple Fix For Leg Pain and Sciatica

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Is leg pain slowing you down or preventing you from doing the activities you enjoy? The good news is it doesn’t have to interfere or stop you from doing the things you enjoy in life. If you can find out what is causing the pain, the fix can be pretty simple.  Leg pain is a sign of weakness or breakdown somewhere in the body. One of the most common areas of the body to breakdown is the spine. Bad posture, weak abdominals, as well as…

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What Orthopedic Surgeons Do Not Fix When They Perform Hip and Knee Replacements

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A new knee or hip can be a life-changing event for many people suffering from the painful effects of arthritis, joint weakness and instability. Although these people are getting new joints, there are several issues that the orthopedic surgeon does not address that led up to the joints wearing out in the first place. In fact, many of these issues are still present after the surgery and can lead to further problems down the road. There are several reasons why hips and knees wear out…

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