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Keep Your Back Strong & Healthy

By Dr. Vivian Ebert, Chiropractic Physician – Back injuries are considered by OSHA (the Occupational Safety and Health Administration) as the nation’s #1 workplace safety problem. Back injuries are often a very painful long term, or lifetime, disability. Most back problems are caused by one or a combination of the following: Poor Posture. Standing, sitting, or lying down incorrectly will …

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The Gluten Factor: A Culprit for Weight Loss

Edited by Anne Lisa – Step into the Spotlight with Teresa Sievers, MD, MSMS, FAARM and Coach Karen Callan, BA, CHHC. The notion that bread is the staff of life goes all the way back to biblical times. We can all conjure up images from advertisements of fresh baked bread as the ultimate comfort food. So how is it possible …

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Long-Term Care a Waste of Money???…

 A  Real Client  Testimonial – By Rosemarie Hurley, Certified Senior Advisor – Often times I am inspired by past clients with stories and comments. Today was truly an inspirational day for me. I received a phone call from Dr. N. ….I wrote a policy for him and his wife almost 10 years ago. Dr. N. was 74 and his wife …

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Take Advantage of Respite Care

You simply can’t do everything for everyone all the time – For many, the many challenges of caring for an elderly, chronically ill, or disabled family member are simply a part of daily life. Caregiving, though, is a demanding, difficult job and no one is equipped to do it alone. Since your health and resilience are critical for your loved …

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A Closer Look at the Advantages of a Deferred Fixed Annuity

By George T. Leamon, CLTC – Lutgert Insurance – Individuals throughout the nation have billions of dollars invested in deferred annuities. And while these contracts offer countless advantages, including a guaranteed stream of income after retirement, most people simply aren’t aware of the many benefits deferred annuities have to offer. Let’s review some of the features of a fixed annuity: …

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CONSIDERATIONS WHEN PURCHASING REAL ESTATE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA

By Gary Wilson, Esq. – Recently the Buyers I represent have two major concerns.  First, they want to know that they are not overpaying for the home or investment property that they are purchasing and, second, they want assurance that the property does not have any hidden surprises. A good purchase contract and a professional real estate attorney can help …

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Estrogen Replacement is Safe and Effective

By Donna Walters and Blane Crandall, MD – Forty years of observational studies have shown that improved quality of life and longevity are the benefits of replacing estrogen in postmenopausal women and young women with surgical menopause. These conclusions could not be drawn from double blind placebo-controlled studies and for the same reason that thyroid hormone, insulin and cortisone replacement …

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Gum Disease Linked to Autoimmune Disorders

By Juan Teodoro, D.M.D.  – Autoimmune disorders refer to a varied group of illnesses that involve almost every organ system in the human body to include the tissues in the oral cavity. Most patients suffering from autoimmune disorders are more likely to have gum disease than people without them. Inflammation is the common denominator. In all these autoimmune disorders, the …

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Natural and Healthy ZZZ’s Mindfulness training & therapeutic yoga: optimal treatments for insomnia

By Madeline Ebelini, MATP, RYT Integrative Mindfulness, Bonita Springs – I remember when chronic pain and obsessive worry kept me awake night after night. Typically, around 2 am, my mind was scanning the horizon like a lighthouse, searching for something to worry about. When it locked on it wouldn’t let go, mentally approaching the “problem” from every conceivable angle – …

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NO MUSCLE? NO SWEAT

NAPLES CONCEPT 10 10 OFFERS 20-MINUTE WORKOUT TO FITNESS, BUT IT’S STILL HARDWORK – By Kelly Farrell – It’s a curious concept: a workout regimen touting that you can get fit by commiting to as little as 20 minutes a week. You’re not dripping with sweat. You haven’t done traditional cardio work and no stretching is required. No warm up. …

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