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15 Ways To Keep Cool When It's Hot

Keeping cool when temperatures reach record highs isn't just about comfort. Dangerously high temperatures can result in heat-related illnesses ranging from heat cramps to heat exhaustion and heat stroke. The following tips can help you keep cool all summer long.

1. Alter your pattern of outdo...

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What Are Sprouts Good For?

What Are Sprouts Good For?



Sprouts Nutrition Facts


You may have seen them in a gourmet sandwich shop or the produce aisle, looking like loose tangles of little pale threads with tiny unopened peas at the top. You may even have tasted them and decided "Not bad," because of t...

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The benefits of sunshine and exercise

We all know we need to be exercising. We were designed to move, and everything about us benefits from regular, moderate exercise-physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.
The sun provides energy to our planet. Much of its radiation promotes health and well-being. It is necessa...

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Should I Take A Potassium Supplement?

This is a great question that comes up all the time-----and with good reason, because potassium can be tricky. The short answer is no, you should not take potassium supplements unless your doctor prescribes them. Let me outline why below.

To start with, you're much better off getting potass...

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the vegan truth

I know most people don't like to think about vegan, vegans, or veganism but it saved my life and saves many more animals each day. I have been a vegetarian since the age of 9 because of my love of animals. I saw the movie Earthlings and realized the horrors of dairy and became vegan. At this point i...

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Lowering Cholesterol: Can Supplements Help?

***Supplements: Here's how to avoid being fooled by the labels:

1. Get the right phytosterols. You can buy either free phytosterols or phytosterol esters. The esters are free phytosterols that have fatty acids attached to them. That makes them disperse more readily in the intestinal trac...

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Better Health and a better you..

Keep in mind that your on a journey that you will be for the best way to health..Eating a balanced nutritious diet and being physically active is the best way to stay healthy and help reduce your risk of disease... To maintain a stable weight your intake needs to equal to the intake you use. If y...

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Blogging for change

Sometimes, the answers that we seek are right inside our hearts. We just need to take the time to listen to our own heart.
I have been blogging for a few years now. Every morning, I get up and I write for 5 minutes. It is not a tough thing to do, but it takes discipline. I find that by writin...

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Lowering Cholesterol: Can Supplements Help?

Policosanol

Ineffective.

Why do some companies still use this discredited extract of sugar cane wax? After Cuban researchers published studies 15 years ago claiming that policosanol was as powerful as statins, 11 trials in the United States, Canada, Italy, Germany, and South Africa al...

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Lowering Cholesterol: Can Supplements Help?

Statins CAN SLASH LDL ("bad") cholesterol by 40 to 60 percent. But some people prefer to avoid prescription drugs. While no cholesterol-lowering supplement can match the potency (or purity) of a statin, a few offer modest help. Others promise to but don't.

Red Yeast Rice

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