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pH Balance and Your Health (Part 1)

Acid-alkaline balance, also known as balanced pH, is one of the most vital factors necessary for achieving and maintaining good health. Too often, however, doctors ignore acid-alkaline balance. This is a mistake, one that can potentially lead to serious health problems for their patients. Is your body in balance; are you too acidic; or are you too alkaline? Let's begin by learning more about what pH and acid-alkaline balance really mean.
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Do you find yourself subjected to lots of stress? If so, an herbal remedy from the ancient system of healing from India known as Ayurveda might help. It's called ashwaghanda, and is sometimes referred to as "Indian ginseng." For thousands of years, ashwaghanda has been used by Ayurvedic physicians to improve fatigue, low libido, impotence, and memory problems, as well as various other disease conditions. In recent decades, new research has found that the same healing properties that make ashwaghanda useful for such conditions above also makes it an ideal natural remedy for helping the body cope with mental and physical stress. Just as importantly, no side effects or toxicity have ever been reported about ashwaghanda. If you want to try it, you can find it at most health food stores. A standard dose is between 1,000 and 3,000 mg one a day.

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Here's a surprising answer for minor hearing problems: gingko biloba. This common herb is more well-known for its ability to improve memory and overall brain function, but it can also be very helpful for improving your hearing. That's because it increases blood flow, which in turn can supply ear tissues with more of the nutrients and oxygen they need for good health. If your hearing problems persist, however, be sure to seek medical attention. Read more health tips...
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Simply put, triglycerides are a normally-occurring type of fat in your body. In fact, they are the most common type of body fat and are also present in your blood. Triglycerides are also the most prevalent form of fat found in foods. continued inside...

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