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Beat the Common Cold with Zinc Lozenges
A new study from the University of Helsinki in Finland found promising benefits of zinc lozenges reducing length of colds. A meta-analysis of three randomized controlled   trials on zinc acetate lozenges found 70% of patients had recovered from colds by the...

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Therapeutic Benefit of Massage
More than just pampering, scientific research has concluded massage is an effective treatment for chronic lower back pain. In the first study of its kind researchers analyzed data from primary care physicians who referred patients with chronic lower back pa...

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Are You Hangry?
Have you ever snapped at someone, then realized you are probably just hungry? Hangry describes the feelings of anger or irritability as a result of hunger. While hunger is a natural instinct, some people have stronger reactions than others when it comes tim...

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Blood Oranges in Season
Deep red and purple hues fill the flesh of the blood orange, a delicious fruit available through winter and spring. According to the National Gardening Association a cooler climate plays a role in the formation of the deep red color, as does the presence of...

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Is Cardio or Weights Better for Weight Loss?
Exercise does a great job lowering bad cholesterol, reducing blood pressure, and improving insulin sensitivity. It can also help you get in shape, but which type is best for weight loss? Researchers at Duke University followed overweight and sedentary parti...

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Which Health Fads Are Not Worth the Hype
Juicing promises to deliver concentrated vitamins, minerals, and anti-oxidants which might be “locked away” in the fiber of whole fruits and vegetables. While a tall glass of juice might taste great, this fad is busted. Juice is concentrated in sugar and ca...

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Cheers to Good Health
Aging is a state of mind, and protecting our mind starts with the food and drinks we consume every day. One of the most powerful ways we can enhance memory, mental alertness, and slow brain aging is by drinking green tea regularly. With over 4,000 years of ...

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How to Raise Good Cholesterol
A new study published last week highlights the benefits of the Mediterranean diet rich in olive oil for improving good “HDL” cholesterol especially in people at high risk for cardiovascular disease. The study followed 296 participants with high risk of card...

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Go Red! It is American Heart Month
Cardiovascular disease, which includes high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke is the leading cause of death throughout the world. Creating awareness saves lives, and one small heart healthy change at a time can save even more. 70% of cardiovascular ...

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Health Benefits of Chicken Soup
It is that time of the year again; fever, cough, sore throat, chills…cold and flu season is here. Why do more people get sick in the winter? Some research shows when internal body temperature drops after exposure to cold air, the immune system can drop as w...
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