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Healthy habits and tips that prevent disease and keep your mind and body running in tip-top shape.

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Sinus Headache or Migraine

Migraine is commonly misdiagnosed as sinus headache.
Self-diagnosed sinus headache is nearly always migraine (~90% of the time).
Migraine is commonly associated with forehead and facial pressure over the sinuses, nasal congestion and runny nose.
In the absence of fever, pus from your nose, ...

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Benefits of Crossfit

We all know someone who is seemingly obsessed with CrossFit, or has at least attempted it, which is no surprise considering that there are now more than 9,000 CrossFit affiliated gyms worldwide, and the high-intensity conditioning regimen is rapidly acquiring new devotees. As a fellow CrossFitter, I...

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Staying Healthy While Traveling

From start to finish, a reusable water bottle will be endlessly useful while traveling. As soon as you get through the airport security line, fill up your bottle at the nearest water fountain to make sure you stay hydrated on the plane. Continue the practice by filling it up before leaving your hote...

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Are Food Additives Really Safe?

Are Food Additives Really Safe?

Many of today's foods are enhanced by food additives, and some even boost their nutritional content. But others are more questionable and can affect your health.


If you're like most Americans, you read the ingredients list on food packages. But what ...

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Are Food Additives Really Safe?

Are Food Additives Really Safe?

Many of today's foods are enhanced by food additives, and some even boost their nutritional content. But others are more questionable and can affect your health.


If you're like most Americans, you read the ingredients list on food packages. But what ...

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Pick healthy footwear

We all spend a lot of time on our feet, in shoes, so understanding what constitutes healthy footwear is absolutely crucial for building and maintaining optimal foot, toe, and joint health. Indeed, the health of your feet has profound implications on your entire body and life. But what are the key di...

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7 Reasons To Lace Up Your Sneakers

With less or less-effective insulin, blood sugar levels stay elevated for a longer time after a meal, and even fasting blood sugar creeps up over the years.

"Exercise is very effective at improving insulin sensitivity in the muscles," DiPietro explains. (What's more, when you exercise your m...

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Cancer....do we really know the truth?

Many of you know that I have long been involved in "natural remedies" such as eating a candida-free diet that mimics a Mediterranean "rainbow" diet , essential oils, kinesthetic body testing, staying away from GMOs, etc. What you may not have know is that for the past 3-4 years, I have done a lot o...

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7 Reasons To Lace Up Your Sneakers

"Ideally, the greater the intensity of physical activity the better," notes Sesso. "So the more you sweat the better."

But no sweat doesn't mean no benefit. Walking around the block or hitting a shopping mall is better for your heart than sitting around the house.

And don't worry if ...

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Play like you're six years old!

Recently, I had another opportunity to take care of my six-year-old granddaughter while her mom taught a class and her dad was at work. Dad often takes care of her because as a neuro-critical care physician his schedule is pretty odd. But, once a month or so I get to babysit and it is always a joy...

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