You Can't Beat a Strong Immune System

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There's a great deal we don't know about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), but we do know if you're a senior or someone with a significant health condition, you're at greater risk for complications. What's the common denominator in people who seem to have major problems with COVID-19: a weakened immune system – either weakened naturally by age or...

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Antibiotics, GI Health and Asthma: Connecting the Dots

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Asthma is in the news right now because it is among the health conditions listed as possible risk factors for COVID-19 complications. It makes sense, of course: If the virus gets into the lungs of an asthmatic, who already has problems with breathing due to asthma, it could make things worse – much worse, depending on how powerfully the virus takes...

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The Art of Juicing (and Pureeing)

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We know that the process of cooking vegetables destroys valuable micronutrients by altering their shape and chemical composition; but is it possible to eat enough raw vegetables to get the nutrition your body needs? That's where juicing can be valuable. The benefits of juicing are wide and varied, beginning with the fact that you can consume the most...

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Smartphones Aren't Smart for Your Neck

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Ample evidence suggests smartphone use promotes forward flexion of the neck, rounding of the shoulders and overall poor posture; what some have labeled "text neck" or "tech neck." But how bad is it? New research links excessive smartphone use with chronic neck pain leading to cervical disc degeneration, even at an earlier-than-normal age. (As you get...

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Less Vitamin D, More Back Pain

We've heard a lot about vitamin D lately for its immune-boosting benefits, but it also plays a role in back pain, specifically if you don't get enough of it, and particularly if you're a postmenopausal woman.

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It's OK to Eat Eggs

Confused about whether eating eggs is a good or bad thing when it comes to your heart health? After all, eggs are a rich source of essential nutrients; but they're also a source of cholesterol, too much of which can clog your arteries and increase heart attack / stroke risk.

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