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Live Better and Longer

Live Better and Longer

Dinner is served. Grandmother Sally, alert and happy, is facing her first meal, in some time, at her son’s California ranch style home. Her son Clyde is a comfortably settled dairy cattleman who loves his wife Lela’s cooking, a bit too much—Uncle Clyde believes in...

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There Is Sunshine In My Soul

There Is Sunshine In My Soul

Studies show that up to 90% of the vitamin D in our bodies is obtained from our skin being exposed to sunlight. Exposure to sunlight converts cholesterol in the skin to vitamin D, which is then absorbed into the bloodstream by the capillaries. As it passes through the...

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Are You Being Short-Changed?

Are You Being Short-Changed?

Sleep expert Dr. James Maas asks these three questions: Do you need an alarm clock in order to wake up in the morning? Do you hit the snooze button a few times before finally getting out of bed? Do you sleep extra hours on the weekend? If so, consider yourself one of...

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An Unsung Biological Hero

An Unsung Biological Hero

If I were to offer you an all-natural supplement that helps to prevent undesirable clotting, improves your antibody function and mental processing, increases endurance, reduces skin wrinkling, and perks up every cell in your body, how much would you be willing to pay...

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How Vitamin D Helps Obese Individuals

How Vitamin D Helps Obese Individuals

Chronic inflammation is one of the major factors to obesity’s deadly medical complications. After all, pot-belly fat cells generate pro-inflammatory chemicals. For obese individuals acute exercise activates inflammatory triggers inside the body. Furthermore, obese...

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Good Friends Improve Immune Efficiency

Good Friends Improve Immune Efficiency

Psychological influences not only influence the effectiveness of the flu vaccine, but directly impact the immune system itself. For example, studies show that loneliness appears to have a significant impact on physical health, being linked detrimentally to worse sleep...

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The Neglected Remedy

The Neglected Remedy

Sing or hum a song. Not only does singing improve one’s mood, but humming and singing can actually prove therapeutic! Nasal nitric oxide is known to be broadly antifungal, antiviral, and antibacterial. Concentrations of nitric oxide in healthy sinuses are high and...

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Could Vitamin D Protect You from Influenza?

Could Vitamin D Protect You from Influenza?

Ideally, before the flu season begins, find out your vitamin D status. A study involving 18, 883 participants, 12 years and older, found that people with the lowest blood level of vitamin D reported having significantly more recent colds or flu. The analysis adjusted...

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