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5 Natural Remedies for Congestion

Whether you're coping with fall allergies or got hit with your first cold-weather ick, congestion can really knock you off your game. A stuffy nose is annoying during the day, but congestion and post-…

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5 Little-Known Virus-Killing Remedies

Everywhere I turn I keep hearing about one virus or another:  the ebola virus, avian flu, swine flu, and many others.   It seems that people are looking for all-natural ways to boost their immunity ag…

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1 Thing Fruits and Vegetables Can’t Do (And 6 Things They Can)

An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but it won't be much help if you're trying to slim down. Recent research reviewed studies on the link between fruit and vegetable consumption and weight gain, …

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What You Need to Know About Indoor Air Quality

Ever been plagued by a mysteriously persistent cough, sniffles or itchy eyes? You might have dismissed your symptoms as a passing cold or mild flu. But chances are you were actually experiencing an al…

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4 Health Benefits of Chamomile

Chamomile is one of the oldest and most popular medicinal herbs, but it has also become one of the best studied by modern medicine. According to one medical paper, more than one million cups of camomi…

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6 Super Spring Detox Foods

Living in a northern climate often means a long chilly break from fresh produce. By December, produce in the grocery store is looking questionable. By February, fruits and vegetables are low on flavor…

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Do You Go To Work Sick? You’re Not Alone

Do you go to work when you have a cold or the flu? According to a recent survey by NSF International, 26 percent of workers always go to work when they are sick. For anyone who has worked with other h…

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Why Athletes Should Eat More Nutritional Yeast

Does powering up at the gym also power up our immune system? Research has shown that moderate exercise improves immunity and decreases illness rates. According to an article in the American Journal of…

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Probiotics vs. Prebiotics: What You Need to Know

Are you confused about probiotics and prebiotics?  This is a dilemma facing many people, and outrageous marketing claims aren't helping matters.  So, "what's the difference?" you may be wondering. …

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14 Amazing Reasons to Love (and Eat) Grapefruit

Grapefruit is rarely mentioned as a superfood extraordinaire.  Nutrition authors rarely give it a place on their top foods lists.  Few people even consider grapefruit for its health-promoting properti…

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