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Fight Back Against Fall Stress

Fight Back Against Fall Stress
Returning back to our full time job or adjusting the kids back to school, fall can be a hectic time of year that can increase your stress levels. Returning to work after a vacation, transitioning your children to a new school, even fighting a busier rush hour as schools reopen, can all contribute to increased stress levels," explains Amazon best-selling author Paul Huljich. Paul is one of America's leading stress management experts and author of Stress Pandemic, 9 Natural Steps to Break the Cycle of Stress & Thrive (2 nd Edition; Mwella Publishing). "People who cope with stress in unhealthy ways end up creating significant personal health problems and more stress for themselves." My advice is to become aware of the activity that is spiking your stress levels and take steps to actively manage both your and your family's ways to cope with the increased stress in your lives." Don't fall...
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All About Rooibos Tea

All About Rooibos Tea
  Rooibos is a plant native to South Africa; its name translates from Afrikaans to English literally as “red bush.” It has a sweet, nutty flavor. In addition to using the plant as a drink and tea, it is also used for cooking and baking, and in some cosmetics to promote healthy skin. WHAT ROOIBOS TEA DOES Africans have used rooibos for centuries—the plant contains high amounts of antioxidants and minerals, including iron, calcium, zinc, and magnesium. Rooibos is also effective in treating skin ailments. Recent studies have shown that because of rooibos’ high levels of zinc, alpha-hydroxy, and superoxide dismutases, it’s a particularly effective treatment for acne both when taken orally and applied topically. Rooibos is also known for its calming properties to help promote relaxation and a good night’s sleep, but it won’t make you drowsy during the day. THE SIDE EFFECTS OF ROOIBOS TEA People with liver or kidney disease...
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Can Vitamin D Work Without Magnesium?

Can Vitamin D Work Without Magnesium?
Extensive research has shown that vitamin D deficiencies play a major role in the development of dozens of diseases, including breast, prostate, and colon cancer, as well as diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, osteoporosis, psoriasis and mental illness. While many people are beginning to realize the health benefits that vitamin D has to offer in the prevention of disease, they may not be getting the full benefits from vitamin D without also supplementing their diets with magnesium. According to Carolyn Dean, MD, ND, magnesium expert and Medical Advisory Board member of the nonprofit Nutritional Magnesium Association ( nutritionalmagnesium.org ), "Magnesium is a vital nutrient because it converts vitamin D into its active form. "The effectiveness and benefits of vitamin D are greatly undermined in the absence of adequate levels of magnesium in the body. Magnesium acts with and is essential to the activity of vitamin D, and yet most Americans do not get...
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Pain Relieved by Topical Analgesic

Carpal-Tunnel-Syndrome
Researchers at the National Research Centre for the Working Environment in Copenhagen, Denmark, compared the effectiveness of Biofreeze topical analgesic and a placebo gel on reducing chronic pain and symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome in slaughterhouse workers. Compared to the placebo gel, carpal tunnel syndrome pain was relieved by topical analgesic, Biofreeze Pain Reliever by 31 percent. Carpal tunnel syndrome, a painful condition of the wrist and hand associated with repetitive movement and overuse, affects as many as 3 percent of the population. The painful symptoms result from median nerve entrapment due to inflammation of the tissues in the wrist. While prevention through education and ergonomic changes are ideal, many who suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome seek treatment for their pain. “Using Biofreeze to acutely reduce the pain associated with carpal tunnel syndrome may also help facilitate therapeutic exercise or other interventions, such as physical or occupational therapy,” said Lars L. Andersen,...
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Choose the Correct Massage Oil Viscosity

viscosity
When considering what massage lubricants you want to keep in stock, there are several factors to keep in mind. The type of modality you practice most often, whether scent (or lack of scent) is important, and whether or not any of your patients have allergies are just a few of the points to think about when it comes to deciding what products to keep on hand. Perhaps one of the most important factors is the viscosity of the oil or cream you are using. Different types of massage require different amounts of glide or surface tension and your choice of lubricant will make a big difference in the effectiveness of your work. It may be useful to consider exactly what viscosity is. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines it as: “Resistance of a fluid to a change in shape, or movement of neighboring portions relative to one another. Viscosity denotes opposition to flow. Viscosity...
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Delicious Orthodontic Friendly Recipes

Delicious Orthodontic Friendly Recipes
World-renowned chef John Besh is joining forces with the American Association of Orthodontists in October to remind kids and adults alike that that although certain foods are a 'no-no' during America's busiest candy and treat consuming month, there are delicious alternatives of delicious orthodontic friendly recipes. As a special service to those wearing braces or who are having other types of orthodontic treatments, and to help promote awareness of National Orthodontic Health Month in October, Chef Besh is offering tasty, easy-to-prepare, orthodontic-friendly recipes. The list of foods to avoid includes caramels, nuts, taffy, lollipops, taco chips, popcorn, corn on the cob, whole apples, and more. Why? Because consuming these kinds of hard, sticky, crunchy, and chewy foods endanger braces and other orthodontic devices that are designed to move teeth and align jaws.  A broken device could mean teeth stop moving, or a tooth is moved in the wrong direction. Either could require...
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