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5 All-Natural Tips To Help You Fight The Flu

 

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What can you do when there’s an epidemic of flu sweeping the country and the CDC has warned that the flu vaccine may not be as effective as in other years for this year’s strain of the virus?

Here are five things my family and I are doing to protect ourselves from the flu …

Read my full article “5 All-Natural Tips To Help You Fight The Flu” here on MindBodyGreen.

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E-readers Affects Quality of Sleep

keyboardReaders beware. Your e-reader could be harming your quality of sleep.

Exposure to light during evening and early nighttime hours suppresses release of the sleep-facilitating hormone melatonin and shifts the circadian clock, making it harder to fall asleep at bedtime.

 

 

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Energy Saving Homes Linked to Asthma: UK Study

work deskAs people are more and more environment conscious, energy efficient homes has become a trend in home building to keep costs low and reduce the carbon footprints.

However, research by the University of Exeter Medical School indicated that the drive for energy efficient homes could increase asthma risks. Continue reading

 

Vitamin C Improves Respiratory Symptoms after Exercise

exerciseAntioxidant Vitamin C has been shown to cut oxidative stress from people engaging in vigorous exercise.  Latest research indicates that it actually improves respiratory symptoms for people after exercise.

In several studies, vitamin C administration reduces oxidative stress markers caused by exercise.  Vitamin C is also involved in the metabolism of histamine, prostaglandins, and cysteinyl leukotrienes, all of which appear to be mediators in the pathogenesis of exercise-induced bronchoconstriction. Continue reading

 

Resveratrol Anti-Inflammatory in Cardiovascular Diseases

Photo Credit Sirui Ma

Photo Credit Sirui Ma

Why the French tend to less frequently develop cardiac diseases than Germans, despite the fact that they eat more fatty foods?

This so-called French Paradox has been attributed to the higher consumption of red wine in France and it has been the subject of various studies in the past. Continue reading

 

Killing Yeast with Dr. Anup Kanodia — Part 2

Dr Kanodia_副本I hope you enjoyed reading Part 1 about Killing Yeast. Yeast overgrowth may affect as much as 70% of the population and is often the silent enemy negatively affecting the health of millions of Americans.  Yeast overgrowth also referred to as Candida Albicans is typically caused by:

  • Over-consumption of high sugar and high carbohydrate foods, cookies, cakes, pasta, bread, candy
    • Antibiotics
    • Too much alcohol (particularly beer and wine)
    • Birth control pills
    • Stress

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