HEALTH LIBRARY

  1. Dangers of Sleeping Pills

    Dangers of Sleeping Pills
    Having trouble falling asleep at night?  You may be tempted to try sleeping pills to help send you off to la-la land.  What’s the harm, right?  Dr. Peter Hibberd tells us that short term use of sleeping pills can be a great way to help a person adjust their sleep cycle, particularly if they suffer from jet lag or work...
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  2. The Power of Vacation

    The Power of Vacation
    The term "power" is used with great frequency and, as a result, is often overused quite regularly as well.  However, when it comes to vacation, the term "power" is well used. The Japanese have coined a term, "Karoshi," which roughly translates into "worked to death" or "death due to overwork."   Yes, they have developed an actually term for people who...
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  3. Five Reasons Why You Should Go ‘Cuckoo’ for Coconuts

    Five Reasons Why You Should Go ‘Cuckoo’ for Coconuts
    Coconut consumption dates back thousands of years and it is still considered a superior food source in tropical regions. Nicknamed “monkey fruit” by Spanish explorers, it has been used to produce fuel, fiber and certain types of musical instruments. But the real power of the coconut is derived from the tender white meat inside of the tough brown husk that...
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  4. Kale: Health-Boosting Nutritional Superstar Is Easy To Prepare

    Kale: Health-Boosting Nutritional Superstar Is Easy To Prepare
    Despite its reputation as a health-boosting nutritional superstar, many people don’t take advantage of kale’s benefits because it is not a “mainstream” vegetable and they don’t know how to prepare it.   A member of the cruciferous family of vegetables, it originated in Asia Minor and descended from a wild cabbage. Kale packs a healthy punch with its abundance of carotenoids...
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  5. Incredible Health Benefits of Peppermint

    Incredible Health Benefits of Peppermint
    The sound of peppermint conjures images of old-fashioned ice cream and summer, and candy canes in winter—and of course, toothpaste and chewing gum.  By its nature, peppermint is refreshing because of its inherently high menthol content.  While it may be found growing perennially along Grandma’s picket fence, it can be found in a significant amount of products, potions, foods and...
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  6. Shop the Produce Aisle & Make Green Drinks to Lengthen Lifespan

    Shop the Produce Aisle & Make Green Drinks to Lengthen Lifespan
    Over the last few decades, five servings of fruits and vegetables have been the standard recommendation for daily consumption by many experts.  However, until now, conclusions based on research have been unconvincing as to whether meeting that recommendation actually benefits the health and to what degree.  According to a new, large study from Sweden, eating less than the recommended amount...
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  7. Tea Tree Oil Provides Natural Solutions For Acne

    Tea Tree Oil Provides Natural Solutions For Acne
    Tea tree oil, which is produced from the leaves of a plant that grows in swampy areas of Australia, has gained popularity as an inexpensive and chemical-free treatment for acne.  Celebrities flood the airways promoting expensive products like ProActiv and Americans spend millions of dollars each year on over-the-counter and prescription medications to control breakouts.  Some of the products sold...
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  8. Boost Your Immune System With Garlic’s Healthy Benefits

    Boost Your Immune System With Garlic’s Healthy Benefits
    Garlic is one of many examples of a centuries-old natural cure that is gaining fresh respect in the new millennium.  Aside from its reputation as a vampire repellent, garlic has been used as both food and medicine in many cultures for thousands of years.  Garlic is part of the onion family called Alliaceae, which also includes shallots, chives and leeks...
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  9. Multivitamins and Immune Support for a Strong Immune System

    Multivitamins and Immune Support for a Strong Immune System
    There is a reason that health conscious people love fruit and vegetable juices and powders.  First and foremost, fruits and vegetables are very good for you and contain a great deal of important vitamins, minerals and fiber, as well as anti-inflammatory agents.  In short, fruits and vegetables are amongst the best foods you can possibly consume. Another reason that fruit...
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  10. Maca Root: Mother Nature’s Aphrodisiac Can Boost Energy And Libido

    Maca Root: Mother Nature’s Aphrodisiac Can Boost Energy And Libido
    Often referred to as Peruvian ginseng, Nature’s Viagra or Mother Nature’s aphrodisiac, the maca root has been lauded by natural healers for centuries for its medicinal properties. It was used to boost stamina by Incan Warriors before going to battle and today it is noted for its ability to increase energy, elevate mood and improve libido.  The root, which looks...
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