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Dr. Weil's Daily Health Tips Healthy Living Ideas

(Just Now) Dr. Weil's Daily Health Tips - simple, actionable advice for eating the anti-inflammatory diet, managing weight, increasing energy and more.

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How To Live To 100

(Just Now) Andrew Weil, M.D. | August 7, 2020. clock. 2 min. Some new research suggests it is. A study from Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine at Washington State University found that seniors who live in highly walkable, mixed-age communities have the best chance of living to be 100. Study author Rajan Bhardwaj, a second-year medical student, said the

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Is There Anything To "Earthing"

(Just Now) A handful of small studies have found that grounding appears to provide some general health benefits, such as better sleep, less pain, reduced stress and tension, and better immune function compared to study participants who weren’t grounded. One study suggested that earthing eliminates the potentially harmful effects of the electromagnetic

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Can Drugs Cause Alzheimer's

(8 days ago) The investigators used pharmacy records from Group Health to determine all the prescription and over-the-counter drugs their participants took in the 10 years before they joined the study and then tracked their health going forward for an average of seven years. During that period, 800 of the participants developed dementia. When the

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Are Root Canals Risky

(7 days ago) The idea that root canals pose a risk to general health comes from research suggesting that bacteria and viruses left behind at the tip of the root canal might persist and multiply in the space around the tooth. Other research cited by holistic dentists (including my own dentist, Steve Swidler) focuses on people with chronic health concerns.

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Silica For Bone Strength

(2 days ago) The herb horsetail, a natural source of silica, has long been recommended by herbalists for nail health, but again, no evidence supports this recommendation. If you’re taking a standard multivitamin/mineral, you’re probably getting sufficient silica. To promote healthy growth of nails (and hair and skin) I recommend black currant oil or

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How Healthy Is Hawthorn

(Just Now) You can safely take hawthorn berry extracts indefinitely. My colleague Tieraona Low Dog, M.D., an internationally recognized expert in the fields of integrative medicine, dietary supplements and women’s health, confirms that toxicity is quite low, and no adverse effects are known with long-term use.

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How Dangerous Are Oxalates

(7 days ago) Few health problems are linked to oxalic acid, although it can cause formation of kidney stones in people with inflammatory bowel disease, primarily because they are unable to regulate the amount they absorb.(Most kidney stones are composed of calcium oxalate.) For this reason susceptible individuals are advised to follow a low-oxalate diet. (If you‘ve had a kidney stone and want to avoid

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Dangers of Chlorine

(Just Now) Chlorine used to disinfect swimming pools is widely recognized as a health hazard. New research suggests that children who swim frequently in chlorinated pools may have increased risks of developing allergies or asthma. Among adults exposure to chlorine in swimming pools has been linked with other health problems including bladder and rectal

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How Dangerous Is Household Dust

(Just Now) Their health effects are unknown. The researchers said you could reduce your exposure to the chemicals in dust by washing your hands and your children’s hands frequently – always before eating. They advise using plain soap and water and avoiding fragranced and antibacterial soaps.

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Serratiopeptidase: Enzyme to Fight Heart Threat

(9 days ago) To support heart health, I also recommend fish oil (add oily fish such as wild Alaskan salmon to your diet, or take fish oil supplements, two to three grams daily of a product containing both EPA and DHA) and 90-120 milligrams a day of coenzyme Q10. Andrew Weil, M.D.

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HDL Cholesterol & LDL Cholesterol Heart Health Andrew

(9 days ago) The buildup of cholesterol on artery walls narrows the vessels, slowing or blocking the flow of blood. If a coronary artery – one supplying the heart – is completely blocked, the result is often a heart attack.Total cholesterol, HDL (high-density lipoprotein) and LDL (low-density lipoprotein) levels are influenced by heredity, diet, weight, exercise, age, gender, alcohol consumption, and

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Are Hot Tubs Unhealthy

(3 days ago) High levels of chlorine or bromine used in hot tubs can irritate the skin, nose and respiratory system. Hot tub folliculitis is a rash caused by a bacterial infection that is commonly experienced after soaking a poorly sanitized hot tub, and can occur even if the water looks clean. Stay clear of tubs if the water is murky or green or doesn’t

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Dr. Weil's Head-to-Toe Wellness Guide

(2 days ago) Dr. Weil's Head-To-Toe Wellness Guide. Huperzine A. More research is still needed, but huperzine A has shown improvements in memory and mental function versus placebo in a few randomized trials. Dosage used in these studies was either 200mcg twice daily or 100-150mcg two to three times a day.

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How Safe Are Fitness Trackers

(2 days ago) Andrew Weil, M.D. | August 22, 2017. clock. 2 min. Fitness trackers that tell you how many steps you’ve taken daily, check your heart rate and count your calories use low-level radio frequency waves to transmit the information collected to your computer or smart phone. The question of whether or not this poses any danger to your health is one

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Ultra-Processed Food And Your Health Weekly Bulletins

(5 days ago) Ultra-Processed Food And Your Health. For the record, ultra-processed foods associated with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) include those mentioned above as well as sugary cereals and ready-to-eat meals which often contain an abundance of added sugar, fats, and salt but little in the way of vitamins and fiber.

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Sugar-Free Side Effects

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Are Annual Physicals Necessary

(1 days ago) The question of whether or not regular (although not necessarily annual) physical exams are worthwhile has triggered recent medical debate. The latest opinion was advanced in the January 5, 2016 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine by David Himmelstein, M.D., a professor at the City University of New York School of Public Health at Hunter College.

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Living with Liver Disease

(5 days ago) When dealing with these two complex and potentially serious conditions, Dr. Abramson and I agreed that your team should include conventional medical specialists, an integrative physician, and other health practitioners in order to implement some of these strategies …

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How Healthy is Hemp

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Is High HDL Risky

(Just Now) Information on this website is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for the advice provided by your physician or other healthcare professional. You should not use the information on this website for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease, or prescribing any medication or other treatment.

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Are Glandular Extracts Good for You

(6 days ago) A prescription form of animal thyroid extract is used by a few doctors to treat hypothyroidism, but most now use synthetic hormones. However, health food stores stock many products containing glandular extracts. Manufacturers claim that they can enhance immune function, correct hormonal imbalances, treat allergies, and combat inflammation.

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Medicate With Mastic Gum

(Just Now) I discussed your question with Tieraona Low Dog, M.D., an internationally recognized expert in the fields of integrative medicine, dietary supplements and women’s health and an authority on botanical medicine.She told me that researchers have found that mastic gum kills many of the oral bacteria that cause bad breath and promote cavities, which is why it’s included in a variety of

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A Threat From the Zinc in Denture Adhesive

(8 days ago) Small amounts of copper are essential for normal growth and health. Along with iron, copper is required for the formation of red blood cells; it also influences the functioning of the heart and arteries, helps prevent bone defects such as osteoporosis and osteoarthritis, and promotes development of healthy connective tissue.

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Arizona Integrative Health Center

(3 days ago) The Arizona Integrative Health Center will use an integrative primary care model developed at the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine (AzCIM) at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, in affiliation with District Medical Group (DMG) and the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix. "Our Center’s foundation is built upon world-class education, research and

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Is Absinthe Dangerous

(8 days ago) In those days, absinthe was reputed to be a dangerous, addictive, psychoactive drug and was blamed for at least one grisly murder. It was said to cause delirium, epileptic attacks, vertigo, hallucinations and eventual insanity. On the plus side, absinthe was regarded as an intoxicating source of creativity for the artists and writers who

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Supplements for Living Well Supplements & Remedies

(9 days ago) Discuss any symptoms or health concerns with your physician, and inform them that you are taking dietary supplements. Supplements for Strong Bones Calcium and vitamin D are important nutrients for healthy bones. Calcium helps build bone mass and slow bone loss; vitamin D …

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Is Moringa The New Superfood

(7 days ago) Moringa is also reputed to provide medicinal benefits for some 300 disorders ranging from arthritis and asthma to heart problems, high blood pressure and all types of infections. In India, it also has a reputation as an aphrodisiac. While there’s little scientific evidence to back up many of the medicinal claims, one study did find that 3

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Best Bets For Memory Sharpening

(3 days ago) Kirk Erickson et al, “Physical activity predicts gray matter volume in late adulthood: the Cardiovascular Health Study.” Neurology, October 18, 2010, doi: 10.1212/WNL.0b013e3181f88359. Scott Small et al, “An in vivo correlate of exercise-induced neurogenesis in the adult dentate gyrus.”

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Liver Cleansing Foods

(2 days ago) It is found in most health food stores as “milk thistle,” “silybum,” or “silymarin.” Take two capsules of an extract standardized to 70-80 percent silymarin two or three times daily as the label directs. Schizandra (Schizandra chinensis) is widely used in traditional Chinese medicine. The plant is native to East Asia, and schizandra

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Coprinus Mushroom Benefits

(9 days ago) It protects skin health and can help reduce dryness and sensitivity. Andrew Weil, M.D. Learn more: All About Mushrooms. Source: Yousong Ding et al “Cytotoxic protein from the mushroom Coprinus comatus possesses a unique mode for glycan binding and specificity.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, August 22, 2017, doi: 10.1073

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The Self-Healing Benefits Of Meditation

(1 days ago) We’ve all read reports that stress can affect health and immunity including the body’s abilkity for self-healing; Dr. Weil has emphasized this repeatedly. An ulcer, for example, has direct correlation with emotional stress. An ulcer, simply defined, is the presence of certain bacteria in the stomach, plus stress.

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Can Chia Help With Weight Loss

(3 days ago) Chia’s health benefits stem from its nutritional profile. Its fiber may help lower LDL cholesterol and slow digestion, which can prevent rapid increases in blood sugar. The omega-3 fatty acids the seeds contain can help lower cholesterol, regulate blood pressure and otherwise benefit cardiovascular health.

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Getting the Most Out of Green Tea

(2 days ago) Different methods of preparing tea lend themselves to varied retention of tea’s health benefits. Iced tea is often made with more water and fewer tea bags than is the case when hot tea is brewed (usually one bag per cup of hot water). “Sun tea” is made by steeping tea bags in water for several hours in a glass container placed in the sun

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Best Thyroid Treatment

(Just Now) Information on this website is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for the advice provided by your physician or other healthcare professional. You should not use the information on this website for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease, or prescribing any medication or other treatment.

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The Gut Balance Revolution

(8 days ago) The concept of the “gut driving the bus” in health and illness, appears new and cutting edge but has long been practiced by Ayurvedic healers, in traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), and for decades naturopathy and functional medicine in the West. Science has now confirmed these traditional practices: “when in doubt heal the gut”.

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Drink Cocoa Daily

(6 days ago) If the health benefits of epicatechin are confirmed to be as impressive as they seem, it’s more likely that it will become available in supplement form rather than as a bitter cocoa drink. And if a supplement does become available, it won’t cancel out the risks posed by smoking, high cholesterol, a sedentary lifestyle and a high calorie

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Are Dairy Foods A Prostate Cancer Risk

(7 days ago) The lifetime risk of prostate cancer in the U.S. is 11.6 percent. It is the most common type of cancer among men, responsible for more than 30,000 deaths a year. Only lung cancer causes more male cancer deaths in the U.S. Fortunately, most prostate cancers are slow growing.

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Is Induction a Better, Safer Cooking Method

(8 days ago) Information on this website is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for the advice provided by your physician or other healthcare professional. You should not use the information on this website for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease, or prescribing any medication or other treatment.

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