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Two Little Known Ways to Prevent Colds and Flu

It's been years since I've last experienced a cold or flu. Prior to that, I typically would experience at least a minor cold once a year or so, and though I would usually be able to recover from it within two-three days, I was never happy about the fatigue, aches and pains, coughs, and sneezing that were the hallmarks of my being ill. I attribute my ability to stay free of colds and flu for so many years, even in the midst of the cold, snowy winters where I live, when I am exposed to many friends and family members who get sick during that time, to a number of factors. But two of them have especially worked for me. I'm sharing them with you because they can work for you too.
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Health Tip of the Day

Want to protect your heart? Then eat more spinach. That's because spinach is rich in nutrients that help to lower homocysteine levels. In recent years, elevated homocysteine levels have been shown to be one of the highest risk factors for heart disease. Because spinach is rich in vitamin B6, folate, and betaine, all of which can significantly reduce homocysteine levels, it is an excellent "heart-healthy" food. For best results, be sure to eat only organic spinach and avoid overcooking. Lightly steaming spinach will increase the ability of your body to absorb the nutrients that spinach contains.

Yesterday's Health Tip

With winter on the way, many people start to use lip balms to protect against dry, chapped lips. However, most commercial lip balms can be bad for your health. That's because they contain potentially harmful ingredients such as petroleum and parabens, which can be swallowed once the lip balms are applied. Additionally, such ingredients can also seal in harmful bacteria on the lips, causing cold sores and allergic reactions. For a healthy alternative to commercial lip balms try applying alow vera gel to your lips.. Not only does aloe vera help to protect against dryness and chapping, it can also quickly reverse such symptoms, along with the pain that can accompany them. Read more health tips...
Non-Drug Treatments for Arthritis
I'm asked this question quite a lot in my medical practice. Yes, there are a number of non-drug options you can pursue to manage your arthritis, beginning with your diet. continued inside...

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