Chronic pain breakthrough – What I learned from Alaska’s brown bears

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We trust our remedies, especially the sort in pill form, to the extent they are backed by peer reviewed clinical studies. While not so many of us consider the Alaska griz our “peers,”—pause for good-humored joking around…—bears are really smart. In fact, they seem to know some things we’ve forgotten. What’s this got to do with chronic pain? Read on Friday …

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Boost your thyroid hormones—Start with simple solutions

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Thyroid disease and thyroid hormone imbalance is one of the most common health problems we face today, especially women. This little, butterfly-shaped gland at the base of our necks affects our lives in so many ways. As the master control center for the metabolic functions of every single cell in your body, when even one of the half dozen or …

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Why weight loss is making you fatter

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We are so attached to the eat less, exercise more weight loss model. We quickly reject the very thought that something might work better than counting calories, eating like a bird, better willpower or running marathons. Allowing yourself that one more bite launches an uncomfortable reaction, upset, angst, worry, and fear of failure. But maybe you should eat more calories …

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Acid indigestion? Little-known truths you need to know.

Health starts and ends with digestion—if we are not digesting properly then no matter how hard we try to give our body what it needs to heal and repair, the nourishment never gets to its destination. All those beautiful proteins, omega-3 fatty acids, fresh veggies chock full of vitamins and minerals… if they don’t get absorbed in the intestine, then …

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Cleanse your colon; heal your leaky gut

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All disease begins in the gut.” ‒Hippocrates As true today as when it was first said 2,000 years ago, but we’re only now coming to understand how connected our gut health is to practically every health situation from autism spectrum disorder, to chronic fatigue syndrome, to eczema, to obesity, and of course indigestion and yeast infections. While recent research is …

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Allergies? Eat Your Antihistamines ;-)

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Sneezing, sniffling, swollen, itchy eyes got you down? You’re far from alone. We’re in full “break-up” mode now with spruce, willows, and birch pollen a-plenty plus our unseasonably warm, dry weather—as amazing as has been these gorgeous Alaska days—is stirring up dust with all of last fall’s pollen and other roadside hazards. As if that’s not enough, seasonal allergies exacerbate …

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7 Secrets to Health Success

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Words from the Health Champions “I learned that the only way you are going to get anywhere in life is to work hard at it. Whether you’re a musician, a writer, an athlete or a businessman, there is no getting around it. If you do, you’ll win—if you don’t, you won’t.” –Bruce Jenner, former U.S. track and field athlete and …

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What Vitamin is Behind Door #2?

Choosing between vitamin #1, vitamin #2, or vitamin #3? Might as well be like Door Number 1, Number 2, or Number 3!   Now if you don’t already know the correct answer, the probability of guessing it right goes down with each choice. For example 4 offered possibilities give you a 25% chance of guessing right. Isn’t it mind boggling …

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Inflammation—Disease Cause or Cure?

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You “catch” a “bug” and your immune cells overwhelm and eliminate the infection. Your child skins their knee; immune cells clear dead/damaged tissue and debris and carefully coordinate healing. Cured. But what if the inflammation continues? Normally, short-term inflammation is a temporary redness, heat, swelling, tenderness, and pain. Even fever is the normal inflammatory response to infection or injury and is an …

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