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articles by: Dr. Michael Murray

The Guilty-Pleasure Food That’s Good For You

It's not hard to find reasons to love chocolate--and maybe that's why most people consider it a guilty pleasure. But that perception is changing as research continues to demonstrate chocolate's impres…

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How to Improve Your Health with Gratitude

Achieving wellness includes far more than what you eat or how active you are. It includes thoughts and habits too, such as gratitude. When you make practicing gratitude part of your healthy lifestyle,…

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Dreaming of Better Sleep: 7 Natural Fixes for Insomnia

When sleep seems an impossible dream, it's tempting to reach for the pill bottle--and an instant fix. But sleeping drugs are not the answer to insomnia. In fact, they can be the stuff of nightmares. B…

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A Breathing Technique that Triggers the Relaxation Response

An important step in fighting stress is learning to calm the mind and body. Among the easiest methods to learn are relaxation exercises. The goal of relaxation techniques is to produce a physiological…

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7 Ways To Get More Laughter In Your Life

Humor may be the most powerful stress-buster around. By laughing frequently and taking a lighter view of life, you will also find that life is much more enjoyable and fun. The medical community agrees…

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Feeling Stressed? Try Ginseng

Nature provides us with several plants that can help our body fight the effects of stress. These beneficial botanicals are often referred to as "adaptogens," because they help us adapt to, or cope wi…

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3 Fresh Juices for Arthritis Pain

Many of us, especially as we get older, experience the aches and pains of arthritis. Fortunately, there are several things we can do to help reduce the symptoms. Achieving an ideal body weight can …

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5 Reasons to Eat More Celery

As far back as the 9th century B.C.E., celery leaves were used for medicinal properties. The use of celery as a food, however, took root in Europe in the 1700s. Celery is one of those vegetables we…

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Does Tylenol Help Or Hurt You?

When most people think of Tylenol (acetaminophen), they consider it a gentle pain reliever -- safe enough for their children to take. Here's the reality: Every year acetaminophen is the reason for ove…

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Does Fish Oil Really Boost Prostate Cancer?

On July 10, 2013, the media jumped on news that too much fish oil might boost prostate cancer risk. As someone who has studied the many benefits of fish oil for many years, my alarm bells went off. Th…

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about Dr. Michael Murray

Dr. Murray is an educator, lecturer, researcher, and health food industry consultant, and the author of more than 30 books, including his newest,The Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine (Atria, 2012). Learn more at www.DrMurray.com. Readers who sign up for Weekly Fast Facts at the website will receive a free copy of Dr. Murray's new ebook,Stress, Anxiety and Insomnia! What the Drug Companies Won't Tell You and Your Doctor Doesn't Know.

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