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viruses

Viruses and Viral Infections: What Works/What Doesn’t

Viruses are strange critters. Scientists debate whether they are even alive, since they lack the machinery of living cells and can’t produce energy or replicate on their own. Nevertheless, these minuscule microbes, which are 100 times smaller than bacteria, are …

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Just Good Medicine

Since I opened Whitaker Wellness in 1979, the type of medicine we practice has been called many things, including preventive, holistic, functional, integrative, complementary, and alternative. I prefer to describe what we offer at Whitaker Wellness as simply good medicine.…

healthy holiday

Tips for a Healthy Holiday Season

As the song goes, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” And while it’s true for many, the holidays can be a bit taxing. In preparation for a busy next couple of months, here are a few tips to …

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Discussing Nutritional Supplements With Your Doctor

Discussing nutritional supplements with your doctor can be a little intimidating. Many conventional physicians just don’t understand the role supplements can play in optimal health. And some are biased against them altogether. Let’s look at where this bias comes from …

drug-free approaches to depression

Safe, Drug-Free Approaches to Depression

Folks, America has a drug problem. It’s true. One out of every six people in this country currently takes a psychiatric medication. And the majority of these meds are antidepressants. Fortunately, safe, drug-free approaches to depression are available and …

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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 …

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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 …

Skin Health

Protect Your Skin From the Inside Out

I’ve talked a lot in the past about the important role that sunshine—and the vitamin D it produces—plays in the grand scheme of health. But too much of anything can be bad. We’ll talk a little later about the proper …

Peyton Manning

How-To Heal Like a Pro and Get Back in the Game

Two-time Super Bowl champion, five-time league MVP, 14 Pro Bowl appearances, Sports Illustrated’s 2013 Sportsman of the Year, leader in career touchdown passes and passing yards: Peyton Manning is one of, if not the greatest NFL quarterbacks of all time.…