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Hypertension Myths

Hypertension Myths: What Works for High Blood Pressure?

There are a lot of hypertension myths floating around out there. Ask any doctor or patient about hypertension, and you’ll get the same answer: It raises risk of heart attacks, strokes, and premature death, and lowering blood pressure saves …

Works for me

Works for Me: Healthy Tips for a Healthy Life

Each month in my newsletter Health & Healing we run a feature called “Works for Me” where subscribers share health, wellness, and lifestyle tips. It’s a treasure trove of practical, useful information and this blog contains just a handful of …

Smart Snacking

Tips for Smart Snacking

Did you know that eating burns calories? It’s true—5 to 15 percent of your daily energy expenditure is used digesting, absorbing, and storing the food you eat. It’s called diet-induced thermogenesis and it’s one of the reasons why smart snacking …

Glutathione

Unlimited Glutathione Benefits

Vitamin C, vitamin E, beta-carotene, and other antioxidants are on everyone’s radar, so it’s ironic that we don’t hear much about the benefits of glutathione. After all, it’s the body’s premier antioxidant—and much, much more.

That’s probably because you …

detox

The Truth About Cleanses and Detox Diets

Cleansing and detoxing are all the rage. You can have fresh, organic juice cleanses delivered to your door, pick up a detox kit at your local health food store, or follow one of the many do-it-yourself programs endorsed by celebrities …

Tips to Get Healthy in 2017

It’s no secret that many New Year’s resolutions, however well intentioned, don’t stick. (Just notice the drop in attendance at the gym come March.) We claim we’re too busy to eat right, too tired to exercise, or come up with …

Tips for a Healthy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and now is the perfect time to reflect on the good things in our lives. I want you all to know that I count my patients and readers among my many blessings, and I’m …

health

It’s Your Health: Own It!

Every few years, I ask subscribers of my newsletter to participate in a little competition called the Health Achievement Awards, in which readers write about how Health & Healing has helped them improve their health and well-being.

I can’t tell …

Stroke

Stroke Recovery: What Works/What Doesn’t

The day started out like any other. J. recalled feeling dizzy when she first woke up, but she chalked it up to the flu that was going around and went back to sleep. When she woke up again, she had …