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Eating Well Tied to Living Well

Herbal and Homeopathic Immune Strengtheners 101

By Greg Pascucci National Nutrition Month, held annually in March, encourages Americans to make in formed food choices and develop sound eating habits. Malnutrition can be a serious health issue for older adults, affecting everything from the immune system to bone mass. At The Carlisle Naples, a luxury senior living community, residents can savor the flavors of fresh, healthy food …

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Herbal and Homeopathic Immune Strengtheners 101

Herbal and Homeopathic Immune Strengtheners 101

According to the CDC, Florida is one of the states with the highest records of influenza infections. This year, the flu has affected young and old alike and caused unprecedented amounts of hospitalizations and deaths. Adults 65 and over are more susceptible to the dangers of the flu, as their symptoms can quickly exacerbate into pneumonia or other disease states. However, …

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Diabetes and Hearing Loss

Diabetes and Hearing Loss

By Hoglund Family Hearing and Audiology Services Diabetes and hearing loss are two of America’s most widespread health concerns. Nearly 30 million people in the U.S. have diabetes, and Baseline Hearing Test”, states John Hoglund BC-HIS, ACA of Hoglund Family Hearing and Audiology Center.” You really want to establish a BEFORE picture the moment that your levels are high”,Mr Hoglund continued, …

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Am I Allergic to Fishing?

Am I Allergic to Fishing?

By Daniel I. Wasserman, M.D. Have you ever found yourself developing a rash on sun exposed areas of your body following a day on the water? A skin rash that is caused or worsened by the sun is called photodermatitis. There are a variety of photodermatidites such as photoallergic, phototoxic, photodrug (caused by medications or supplements), photocontact (something touching the skin …

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Blue Zones: What Can We Learn from the Longest Living People on Earth?

Blue Zones

By Linda Culotta In 2005, National Geographic author Dan Buettner coined the concept of Blue Zones, which are isolated geographical pockets of the most long-lived people on Earth. Buettner traveled the globe, seeking answers as to why and how these segments of humanity managed to live longer than anywhere else, and what lessons the rest of the world might be able …

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The Epidemic of Teenage Depression and Anxiety: What Teens Really Need

The Epidemic of Teenage Depression and Anxiety: What Teens Really Need

(Taken from Dr. Nickerson’s Holistic Mental Health Coach Training Program). Our society has an epidemic of teenagers experiencing depression and anxiety; ultimately leading to substance abuse in an effort to self-medicate. The symptoms for depression and anxiety in teenagers can vary. Some teens demonstrate their distress by withdrawing in isolation, having angry outbursts, stealing, defying the household rules, while other distressed …

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How Your Nutrition Directly Affects Cancer

How Your Nutrition Directly Affects Cancer

In the U.S., nearly 1,500 people die each day from cancer. In the last 24 hours, 3400 people got word of a new cancer diagnosis. In 1900, 1 of every 33 deaths was due to cancer. In 2007, over 1 of every 4 deaths was due to cancer. North America’s incidence of cancer is staggering. Evidence suggests that about 33% …

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CBD Oil—Does it Really Work?

CBD Oil—Does it Really Work?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is making headlines for its ability to treat and alleviate symptoms of numerous medical conditions effectively. Certain specifics are necessary to clarify when describing cannabis treatment. To start, CBD has none of the psychoactive (mind-altering) effects of TCH that’s found in marijuana. Scientists, botanists, and pharmacology professionals have spent years creating plant varieties that produce large amounts of …

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Prescribed an Opioid? Ask your doctor (and dentist) these questions

Prescribed an Opioid? Ask your doctor (and dentist) these questions

By Dr. Sam Ho, chief medical officer, UnitedHealthcare If your doctor or dentist prescribes a pain reliever, take charge of your health and find out exactly what you are getting. UnitedHealth Group medical experts recommend you ask your doctor these questions about any opioid prescription. Common opioid brand names include Vicodin and Percocet. Why do I need this medicine? Ask …

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Traditional Chinese Medicine and Cold Prevention

Traditional Chinese Medicine and Cold Prevention

By Toni Eatros, MS, Dipl Ac, AP The common cold is something everybody deals with and there are a thousand different suggestions on how to avoid catching a cold. Everything from megadoses of vitamin C to increasing your sleep time. And while some of these are not bad ideas, there is not a lot of proof they can prevent a …

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