3 Tips to Avoid Travel Constipation

It’s that time of year when we pile into our car, punch in a distant location, and point ourselves toward our summer vacation destination. But, all too often, an uninvited guest is coming along for the ride…. travel constipation. It’s like your bowels decide to go on strike the moment you step out of your...

Is Your Bathroom Hiding a Dirty Secret?

Let’s talk about your bathroom. You probably spend much of your day there, from your morning routine to your evening wind-down. But how clean do you really keep it? Maybe you’re a neat freak, scrubbing every surface until it sparkles. Or perhaps you’re more of a “clean enough” type, giving things a quick wipe when...

MAIL: The “5 and 5 Plan” to Tackle Mental Health

“I’ve been feeling more anxious and depressed lately, and I’m not sure if it’s just a normal part of getting older. When should I seek help?” — Agnes Hi Agnes, Everyone feels a bit anxious or down sometimes. But if it’s been going on for a while and impacts your daily life, it’s definitely worth...

The TRUTH About Caffeine [Revealed]

Some people (like mainstream nutritionists) love to hate on caffeine, blaming it for everything from hyperactive kids to sleepless nights. But the truth is, in the right amount, caffeine can be a total game-changer for your mind and body. Surprised? Let me explain… First off, let’s talk about how caffeine works. Throughout the day, a...

“Miracle Mineral” Slashes Migraines

If you’re one of the millions who suffer from debilitating migraines, you know just how frustrating and life-altering they are. But new research reveals there might be an easy, natural solution to your problem right around the corner. If you’ve tried “everything” to ease your headaches before, but none of it was effective, you won’t...

Shortchanging Sleep Can Trigger THIS Disease

When did we decide that sleep is a luxury or that we should feel guilty about getting some quality shuteye when we need it? Was there a vote? Because if so, I missed it. But I wish it had never happened—because sleep is GOOD for us. In fact, it’s VITAL for optimal health. And not...

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Hidden Cooking Hazard Harms Your Health

Cooking can be a joy, right? First of all, whether you’re whipping up a wicked stir-fry or making a batch of your killer stuffed burgers, cooking is a creative outlet. Plus, you get a warm, satisfied feeling from providing vital nourishment for you and your family. But it turns out what you’re cooking IN could...

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5 Natural Solutions to Silence the Ring of Tinnitus

If you’re dealing with constant, maddening ringing or buzzing in your ears, you’re not alone. And you’re NOT nuts either. Tinnitus, a condition in which you hear phantom sounds that aren’t actually there, affects millions worldwide. And it’s about time we talk about what’s really going on in your brain and how you can tackle...

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“Nutrient Cocktail” Slows Brain Aging to a CRAWL

One moment you’re on top of the world, multitasking like a pro and keeping all the balls in the air. Got to stop at the grocery store? No problem, you remember every item you need WITHOUT a list. Four appointments on the books this week? Piece of cake, you don’t miss a single one. Heck,...

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Mail: Waking Up Stiff and Achy? Here’s Why

“My joints have been aching more than usual lately, especially in the mornings. What could be causing this, and what can I do to alleviate the pain?” —Evelyn Hi Evelyn, When a patient comes to me with similar symptoms, my first thought is they’re most likely dealing with arthritis. Typically, inflammatory arthritis, such as rheumatoid,...

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Live Longer with THIS Exercise Hack

Friend, chances are you should be exercising more. I get it—if you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a thousand times. You know exercise is vital for good health. But the MORE often people bug you about it, the LESS you feel like listening, right? Well, sometimes, a study is just too big to tune...

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Better Mental Health with the Belly-Brain Bond

Feeling down in the dumps lately? Well, guess what? It might not be all in your head—it could be in your gut! That’s right… It turns out “having a gut feeling” might be far more than just a figure of speech. According to new research, it’s time to pay more attention to what’s going on...

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The Produce Problem Putting YOU at Risk

Consumer Reports recently released the data from a jaw-dropping investigation into our food supply. Once you hear the details, you may never look at the produce aisle in quite the same way… After all, every fruit and vegetable in it could put you and your loved ones in danger. Let me explain… Pesticides are chemicals...

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“Golden Elixir” Dodges KILLER Dementia”

It’s no secret that what we eat is central to our overall health and longevity. But a new study has revealed a surprising link between one common kitchen staple and a lower risk of dying from dementia. The study, published in the journal JAMA Network Open, is one of the first to investigate the relationship...

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5 Fixes for Short-Term Memory Loss

Are you worried that your short-term memory isn’t quite what it used to be? It’s a complaint I hear often. Little slips, like losing your keys or not being able to recall what you had for breakfast, are enough to plant a seed of doubt. But here’s the thing—you DON’T have to just sit back...

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Simple Supplement Shaves DAYS Off Your Cold

We’re beginning to see the light at the end of the spring allergy season tunnel. But don’t breathe a sigh of relief just yet. Summer colds are right around the corner. There’s nothing worse than feeling that little tickle in the back of your throat that signals a cold is creeping up on you. And...

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Mailbag: Foot Care for Folks with Diabetes

“As a senior with diabetes, I’m concerned about the health of my feet. What should I be doing to prevent things like neuropathy or foot ulcers?” – Mildred One of the first things I advise my own diabetic patients who are at risk for neuropathies and foot ulcers is also the most obvious. I explain...

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Exercise Reshapes You from the INSIDE Out

Before I get started, I want to take a moment on this Memorial Day to pay tribute to the brave men and women who gave their lives defending our nation and protecting our way of life. We will be forever grateful for your ultimate sacrifice. You already know regular exercise provides a wide range of...

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Unmasking Chronic Pain’s HIDDEN Threat

If you suffer from chronic pain, chances are you often feel isolated. But the reality is, as of 2021, more than 51 million (or 1 in 5) Americans were battling this type of enduring pain. So, you’re FAR from alone. Your risk rises with age. Twenty-seven percent of adults aged 45 to 64 have experienced...

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The Tiny, Tart Secret to a HEALTHIER Gut

Most of us have FINALLY gotten the message that our bodies have been desperately sending us all along… Good health relies on good GUT health. In fact, the microbiome in your digestive tract is connected to nearly every other aspect of your well-being. (I’ll have more on this bacterial treasure trove in just a minute.)...

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