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over the counter drugs

Risk of Over-the-Counter Drugs and Medical Conditions

Risk of Over-the-Counter Drugs and Medical Conditions  Over-the-counter (OTC) medications are amazingly effective. 81 percent of adults turn to over-the-counter drugs at the first sign of a minor ailment. However, elders and those with chronic medical conditions can react adversely to OTC drugs.    Drugs for pain-relief, headaches, upset stomachs, and more are
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weakened immune system

5 Signs of a Weakened Immune System

5 Signs of a Weakened Immune System A weakened immune system can bring about a whole slew of problems. Anemia, long-lasting sinus infections, and disorders such as lupus and diabetes are just a few of the complications brought about by having a compromised immune system. A weakened immune system is a cause for many issues, so it’s important to get it
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Why Is Vitamin D Such an Important Supplement?

Why Is Vitamin D Such an Important Supplement?

Vitamin D is one of the most common supplements that people take, so you've most likely heard about it before. You may know we get it naturally from the sun, or that most people are deficient in vitamin D. But do you know why it's so important — why it's such a commonly used supplement?   It's Difficult to Get To start, it isn't easy to obtain an adequate amount of …
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Why Your Gut is Considered a Second Brain

Why Your Gut is Considered a Second Brain

If you're familiar with holistic medicine, you may have already heard the opinion that your gut is considered a second brain. It's true that your stomach doesn't have brain waves—and isn't making decisions for you—but it positively can influence your overall wellbeing. When illness arises, many who practice holistic medicine look at the gut for answers. Neurons in the …
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Can Supplements Boost the Immune System?

Can Supplements Boost the Immune System?

With all the fears surrounding coronavirus, many are wondering how to protect themselves. Although nothing can prevent you from contracting COVID-19 entirely, many experts suggest staying healthy with wholesome diets, regular exercise, and frequent handwashing, as well as avoiding close contact with others while in public. But what about the immune system? Can supplements act …
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How to Take Supplements Effectively

How to Take Supplements Effectively

So, you've talked to a doctor, been to the pharmacy, and now you're home with your new supplements. Before you can start healing your body or boosting your immune system, you'll need to take those supplements.
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meditation and holistic medicine

Five Ways Meditation Helps Your Body

Meditation has become a buzzword and a household name, gaining popularity through numerous apps and classes. These promise to guide you through breathing and mental exercises aimed at calming the mind. But meditation goes beyond mental cognition to benefit the total body, which makes this trendy practice popular in holistic medicine. There are many different benefits of …
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S.A.D and How Supplements & Outdoor Time Can Help

Beating S.A.D With Supplements and Outdoor Time

Do you feel like you get more depressed in the winter? If so, chances are you are not crazy! Great news, right? What’s better - there are simple ways to beat seasonal depression. First, let’s backtrack. Why are you getting sad during the winter in the first place?  Seasonal Affective Disorder Chances are, you are suffering from something called seasonal affective disorder. In
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How To Tell If You Have Hypothyroid

How To Tell If You Have Hypothyroid

Dr. Stephen Smith, an Integrative Medicine Physician, tells us all about the problematic hypothyroid condition. In this article: What Is Hypothyroidism? What Are the Causes of Hypothyroidism? What Are the Symptoms of Hypothyroidism? What Is the Thyroid Stimulating Hormone Test? What Are the Free T3 and Free T4 Tests? How Do You Treat It? Hypothyroid
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Follow This MTHFR Diet For Natural Treatment

Follow This MTHFR Diet For Natural Treatment

An MTHFR diet is an effective natural treatment for MTHFR mutations. MTHFR gene mutations can change the way your body metabolizes and converts nutrients, affecting many bodily functions such as hormone levels, cognitive function, and digestion. Read on to learn what foods to load up on for an effective MTHFR diet. Follow This MTHFR Diet for Natural Treatment: Healthy Eats to
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Benefits of Functional Medicine | What Is Functional Medicine

Benefits of Functional Medicine | What Is Functional Medicine

What is functional medicine? While many doctors focus on treating the signs and symptoms of a disease, functional medicine practitioners take a more in-depth look at your symptoms. For example, doctors often treat inflammation by prescribing anti-inflammatory drugs. Functional medicine is different from conventional medicine as it focuses on the root cause of the disease. What
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Lymphedema Symptoms and Natural Treatment

Lymphedema Symptoms and Natural Treatment

Lymphedema (also known as Lymphatic Obstruction) is a condition characterized by the swelling of a body part (usually the arms or legs) due to the build-up of excess lymph fluid. Lymphedema in legs and arms is often caused by the dissection of or damage to one's lymph nodes during cancer treatment. Continue reading below to know more about lymphedema symptoms, causes
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