Author Archives: Elizabeth Clamon

Food to get you up and going in the morning

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It’s a Monday. It’s raining. And it’s 8 in the morning. Ugh. Could life get any worse? Luckily there are some easy and yummy ways that will wake you up better than coffee in the morning.

Energizing Foods

Apples

Ever heard the saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away?” Well, it turns out that apples can keep sleepiness away too. Packed with thirteen grams of natural sugar, apples are a great way to wake up — even better than coffee.

If you’re heading to an early morning lecture class and need your brain firing on all cylinders, be sure to pick up an apple on your way out.

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Arthritis Pain, What to do for Natural Relief

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Nature Arthritis Pain Relief

There are dozens of supplements that claim they’re effective arthritis treatments, but can they help improve your arthritis pain? Research shows some really may help and might even enable you to take lower doses of prescription drugs, says Nathan Wei, MD, a board-certified rheumatologist and director at the Arthritis Treatment Center in Frederick, Md. There are some other supplements, however, that you should probably leave on the shelf.  Inflammation could it be the Problem?

There are many things to keep in mind even about those arthritis supplements that may be helpful. For one, they aren’t free of side effects and they aren’t regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. That means you’ll have to do your own research to find out which ones are effective and to determine those that could interact with your other medications. Always discuss any supplements with your doctor before taking them to avoid potentially dangerous drug interactions.

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Cold and Flu Natural Remedies

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Your body is trying to tell you something when you get the flu! It’s usually your body’s attempt to cleanse itself of waste, toxins, and bacterial overgrowth that build up to a point where natural immunity can’t overcome them. Your glands are always involved, as is the endocrine system. These systems are on a 6 day cycle and a normal cold last about a week as your body works through all its detoxification processes. Try to work with your body, not against it, to get over a cold. Natural remedies are effective in speeding recovery and reducing your discomfort. In my experience, over the counter cold halt the body’s cleansing and balancing process, and generally makes the process and suffering last longer. Seasonal Detoxifying

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Healthy Energy Drinks With Apple Cider Vinegar, Homemade Recipes

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How To Make Healthy Homemade Energy Drinks With Apple Cider Vinegar:
Why buy expensive energy drinks that could send you to the hospital when the perfect energy supplement is right in your kitchen cupboard? Apple cider vinegar, that old standby, is known for its ability to add some pep to your step.
Beverages flavored with vinegar have been popular on and off for thousands of years. While you may not want to try drinking the stuff straight—the acid can irritate your throat and digestive tract—you can dilute it with water or seltzer to make a healthy, refreshing drink or turn it into a fancier refreshment called a shrub or a switchel. These drinks are the perfect way to enjoy the health benefits of apple cider vinegar any time of the day or night.
The most healthful type of apple cider vinegar to use is an organic, unpasteurized, unfiltered variety, such as Bragg’s Raw Apple Cider Vinegar, because it not only is a rich source of minerals and other nutrients, but also contains beneficial probiotic bacteria that can boost your immune system.

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If you have a source of fresh cider, you can even make your own apple cider vinegar, a fun late-summer or fall product for the hard-core foodie. But purchased vinegar is a great base for these beverages.

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When Pain Killers don’t work anymore! What now?

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For managing chronic pain, opioid drugs may not be the answer. Here are ways to find relief without relying on a prescription.

Key Takeaways

A recent NIH panel found that opioid painkillers are overprescribed for chronic pain.

Doctors should look more to exercise, diet, and alternative medicine for pain treatment.

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CDC Vaccine Schedule: Just How Many Shots are on the CDC Vaccine Schedule?

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World Mercury Project gets questions about the number of vaccines given to young children in America today. Different articles cite different numbers and the totals can be confusing. This article and chart are designed to clarify the vaccine schedule and explain why the numbers may not always “add up.”  To be accurate, wording about total numbers of vaccines should include phrases like, “may receive up to” or “typically” or “between X and Y” number of vaccines. The individual numbers for any given child will vary depending on the specific vaccines used in his pediatrician’s practice or clinic.

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