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Achoo! 10 Books for Fighting Allergies

No Comments 25 August 2015

Mold and ragweed season is right around the corner, which means it's time for fall allergies to kick into high gear for millions of Americans. And it's not just the seasonal pollen and spores that are a concern; we're constantly surrounded by potential food, drug and chemical allergens. If you don't want to resort to sleep-inducing antihistamines, what can you do to reduce your exposure and limit your body's reaction to unwanted invaders?

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Family Member with Autism? 8 Ways to Take Care of Yourself

No Comments 25 August 2015

Does this sound familiar? "For the past few years, I have stayed up almost every night until 2 or 3 in the morning searching the Internet for the next treatment breakthrough, for the cure for my 7-year-old autistic son. I'm drained, exhausted, depressed. I have no time for myself, no time for my relationships with my husband or friends… and I'm scared."

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Aromatherapy 101: Essential Oils for What Ails You

1 Comment 10 August 2015

Distracted? Take in the refreshing scent of eucalyptus. Anxious? Try lavender. PMS'ing? Ylang-ylang. This list of essential oils and their healing properties will help you fight whatever's ailing you. From 1 Pound a Day: The Martha's Vineyard Diet Detox and Plan for a Lifetime of Healthy Eating.

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How to Bring Sexy Back in Your 30s and 40s

No Comments 04 August 2015

You're wiped out, stressed, sleep-deprived, and have zero sex drive. Sound familiar? What you don't realize is that your job, kids, or age aren't always to blame—you may have a simple hormonal imbalance that can be fixed. Learn how author Sara Gottfried, M.D. had this epiphany and how she healed herself without prescriptions. From The Hormone Cure: Reclaim Balance, Sleep, Sex Drive, and Vitality Naturally with the Gottfried Protocol.

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Why Drinking Low-Fat Milk Can Make You Less Fertile

No Comments 04 August 2015

We're often told that skim milk is healthier than whole, but not if you're trying to conceive. Here's why, from Be Fruitful: The Essential Guide to Maximizing Fertility and Giving Birth to a Healthy Child. From Be Fruitful: The Essential Guide to Maximizing Fertility and Giving Birth to a Healthy Child.

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10 Books That Can Help Prevent Cancer

No Comments 22 July 2015

Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States; prevention is a concern for everyone. Eating well, avoiding tobacco, and exercising regularly have been proven to reduce the risk of getting cancer. In addition, eating a diet high in antioxidants, avoiding toxins, and healing chronic inflammation have all been shown to fight the disease, too.

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Get Out: 10 Guides for Exploring the Great Outdoors

1 Comment 07 July 2015

Summer is finally in full swing, which means long weekends galore—perfect for exploring the great outdoors. We have many choices for spending more time appreciating our natural resources: Take a walk through a wildlife refuge, go on a beach hike to an abandoned lighthouse, or backpack through a National Park, just to name a few. There are so many ways to explore nature all across the country.

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Why Menopause Is a Breakthrough, Not a Crisis

2 Comments 07 July 2015

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate," Marianne Williamson once noted in A Return to Love. "Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be?" From Yoga for Life: A Journey to Inner Peace and Freedom.

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The Real Reason Your Jeans Are Tight

No Comments 06 July 2015

Yes, you could lay off the Haagen-Dazs, but if you're in your mid-30s or 40s, your hormones could also be wreaking havoc on your waistline—and causing other annoying symptoms. Sara Gottfried, M.D. sheds light on perimenopause, the years of hormonal upheaval leading up to menopause. Who knew? From The Hormone Cure: Reclaim Balance, Sleep, Sex Drive, and Vitality Naturally with the Gottfried Protocol.

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The Miracle Drink You Should Try to Boost Your Immune System

No Comments 17 June 2015

Kefir is a dairy drink that contains a wide range of vitamins, minerals, and a variety of probiotic organisms (similar to those found in yogurt) that live symbiotically in our bodies and create a huge health benefit. From The Hormone Secret: Discover Effortless Weight Loss and Renewed Energy in Just 30 Days.

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Keep Calm and Read On: 10 Books for Stress Reduction

2 Comments 15 June 2015

Stress is a part of modern life. A little stress can be helpful—it can keep you alert and engaged with life. But chronic stress can be dangerous to your health by increasing risk of disease, as well as altering thoughts and behavior. Seventy-five to 90% of all doctor's visits are stress related.

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Why You Should Check Your Work Email on Vacation

No Comments 03 June 2015

If feeling disconnected and returning to hundreds of emails stresses you out more than a normal day at the office, then it's OK to plug in while on vacation–just a little. From This Is Your Do-Over.

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Healing With Herbs: 12 Books on Gardening for Your Health

No Comments 20 May 2015

In an age when many of us are fed up with the side effects and expense of modern medicine, herbs are coming back as a natural solution for age-old problems. From simple salves for skin conditions to antibiotics you can grow in the backyard, plants can help alleviate the source of the pain we experience with illness, aging and mental health problems.

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Remove the Dangers Lurking in Your Beauty Products, Coffee, and Home

1 Comment 12 May 2015

Girls in this country are experiencing puberty earlier and earlier, and we think chemicals–plus the hormones in chickens, milk, and meat–may have something to do with it. Here's why you and your family should rethink certain common household items. From The Hormone Secret.

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