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  1. The Benefits of Probiotics – The 100 trillion bacterial cells found in the human body serves many biological functions needed for survival. Learn the crucial roles of these “friendly” bacteria to your health and where to get the best sources of good bacteria.
  2. The Secret to Beautiful Skin – Looking for the secret to beautiful skin? The key is eating the right foods that nourish the organs that keep your skin healthy. Find out the best foods to eat to get radiant, blemish-free skin — they may surprise you!
  3. Look and Feel Younger by Avoiding the Top Contributors to Aging – It is a proven fact that sugar increases insulin levels, which can lead to one of the many contributors of premature aging. Find out other causes of premature aging and how you can add more healthy years onto your life.
  4. Healthy Lifestyle Reduces Menopause Risks – Women who are reaching menopause could significantly reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease through healthy eating and daily exercise. Learn how to dramatically cut your risk of cardiovascular disease by making some simple lifestyle changes.
  5. Premarin Alone Increases Strokes – A group of women stopped estrogen replacement therapy after finding out the pills may be increasing their risk of a stroke. Find out when it’s safe to take estrogen and the consequences of taking it unnecessarily.
  6. Broccoli for Prostate & Breast Cancer – A chemical produced when digesting such greens as broccoli and kale can stifle the growth of human prostate cancer cells. 3,3′-diindolylmethane (DIM) acts as a powerful anti-androgen that inhibits the proliferation of human prostate cancer cells.
  7. Antibiotics may Increase Breast Cancer Risk – Women who used antibiotics had more than double the risk of breast cancer as women who did not take any. Find out how the bacteria in your gut may play a major role in this connection, and how to protect yourself.
  8. Mammograms Risky for Obese Women – A recent study found obese women are more likely to be inaccurately diagnosed with abnormal mammogram readings in comparison to lighter women. Why does the medical profession still feel mammograms are necessary?
  9. Twelve Reasons to Avoid the South Beach Diet – If you or anyone you care about is on, or has considered, “The South Beach Diet,” read the top twelve reasons why I strongly urge you to avoid this popular but irresponsible and dangerous diet.
  10. How to Shop for the Right Food in Your Regular Grocery Store in 10 Easy Steps – You know that you should be buying organic vegetables, free-range meat and other healthy foods, but don’t have access to a health food store or are working on a tight budget. Sound familiar? Find out how to shop for the best-quality food no matter where you are or what your budget with these 10 simple principles.
  11. They Changed the Size of Your Clothes and You Didn’t Even Notice – Have you gone shopping for clothes lately and found that your size in clothing dropped a couple sizes even though you’ve put on a few pounds? Well, this is just one more way that Americans are quietly accepting their increasing waistlines. Find out how more retailers are accommodating overweight people, plus learn how you can regain your normal weight by following a few basic principles.
  12. Antioxidants and Free Radicals: What to Eat to Protect Your Health – You should be eating antioxidants everyday in order to protect against the potential damage that excess free radicals can create. But what are the best sources? Find out my top two recommendations to fortify your diet with health-boosting antioxidants.
  13. How to Avoid the Coming Alzheimer’s Epidemic – Alzheimer’s disease is increasing at an alarming rate, even though it is not a “normal” part of aging. Follow these steps to minimize your risk of developing Alzheimer’s.
  14. Nine Steps for Healthy Living Can Reduce Women’s Cancer Risk – The more dietary recommendations post-menopausal women followed, the higher their protection against the development of cancer. Find out the nine recommendations by the American Institute on Cancer Research on cancer prevention. Also, learn how to change your lifestyle and take a proactive approach to cancer.
  15. Healthy Heart Equals Less Risk of Alzheimer’s – A healthy heart throughout your middle years could mean a decreased risk of developing Alzheimer’s in your later years. Find out how your heart health is closely related to age-related diseases and learn about eight steps you could take to reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s.
  16. Progesterone Reduces Premature Births – Progesterone may be useful in preventing premature births, as a study found that the hormone reduces the risk of pre-term birth among women with high-risk pregnancies by more than one-third.
  17. Why Soy Can Damage Your Health – From the potential of severe allergic reactions and kidney stones to cancer and pregnancy complications, soy is not the “health food” it has been advertised as. Check out this important compilation of the top articles on the dangers of soy.
  18. The Only Way to Optimize Your Weight Permanently: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach – If you haven’t permanently reached your optimal weight, read this article by Dr. Kendra Pearsall providing straightforward facts on why a “whole” approach is really the only approach for permanent success.
  19. The #1 Way to Succeed on a Healthy Diet: Address Your Emotional Issues – Emotional challenges can sabotage your food choices and make your motivation to diet difficult to maintain. Learn how to overcome these challenges and set your sites for true health success.
  20. Eating to Fight Boredom, Stress and Loneliness – Many people, especially women, eat to quell feelings of boredom, loneliness or stress, only to feel guilty or unhappy. According to a recent U.K. study, 43 percent of adults eat to try to change a negative mood, and a new breed of eating disorder patients may be evolving.
  21. 10-Minute Exercise Schedule Good for Your Heart – Setting aside just 30 minutes of moderate exercise a day could improve your cardiovascular health. Find out how the combination of exercise and a good nutrition program hold the keys to warding off many chronic diseases such as heart, depression, diabetes and cancer.
  22. How to Stay Healthy While Working in an Office — Six Important Tips – Many of us spend more than one-third of our day in an office environment, often sitting at a desk or working on a computer. While these long hours may be good for business, you may sense that they’re not so good for your health. Use these tips to make your workspace a healthier, more enjoyable place to be.
  23. How Men and Women Dish Out Rejection – Rejection is quite a difficult for anyone to face. Read about how we deal with this obstacle in our everyday lives.
  24. Stress Affects Your Immune System: Clearly Defined Patterns Revealed – While psychologists have known for some time the impact of stress on the body’s ability to fight infections, they have now found it could actually break down the immune system. Discover the most dangerous life stressor and learn some effective tools to coping with stressful events in your life.
  25. Important Information for Women Considering Breast Implants – Breast implants often rupture and can result in serious complications. If you are considering breast implants, this is a must-read.
  26. Women Don’t Get Enough Vitamin D — How That Could Ruin Their Health – A new article by the leading vitamin D researcher in the world who explains how the current vitamin D standards are atrociously inadequate.
  27. Why do Women go Through Menopause? – It was no accident that your grandmother helped your mother raise you: It actually helped your mother survive and have more children. Find out how the “grandmother hypothesis” is impacting the lives of daughters and grandchildren.
  28. Vitamin D Deficiency is Major Health Risk – An increasing number of cases of vitamin D deficiency have been surfacing among Americans, particularly African Americans. Discover the many health consequences associated with vitamin D deficiency and learn how you can test your vitamin D levels to make sure you’re in the healthy range. Also, see where to get the best natural source of vitamin D if you live in a climate without sufficient sunshine.
  29. Fish Provides Heart-Healthy Benefits for Diabetic Women – Eating fish can lower the risk of heart disease for diabetic women. Find out some ideal ways to add these heart-healthy benefits to your diet.
  30. Estrogen Replacement Can Be Healthy or Dangerous – Many menopausal and post-menopausal women are putting themselves at an increased health risk by taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Discover how to treat symptoms like hot flashes without causing harm to your body.
  31. Endometriosis and Women’s Health – 5.5 million American women live with endometriosis, a painful disease that could cause infertility. Find out how naturopath, Carolyn Dean, explains the important roles estrogen and progesterone play in this disease and learn about the simple and natural alternatives to turning the tables on this disease.
  32. How to Treat Yeast Infections Naturally – One of the most common reasons why women seek medical attention is because of vaginal infections, most often yeast infections. But you may be able to avoid going to the doctor by using these natural remedies to treat and prevent this pesky problem.
  33. Fosamax Type Osteoporosis Drugs Noted to Cause Serious Eye Problems – Drugs commonly prescribed to osteoporosis and cancer patients may also cause serious problems in the eyes in some cases. There are natural solutions available so that you can avoid taking these potentially harmful drugs.
  34. Vitamin K May Help Build Strong Bones – Will the RDA for vitamin K actually help you build your bones, or do you need a dose that may by 50 times higher than the RDA to treat or prevent osteoporosis?
  35. Women Have Higher Risk of Dying from Osteoporosis than Breast Cancer – About one-quarter of people will get osteoporosis, and it kills more women than breast cancer. Here’s what you need to know to prevent this disease.
  36. Many Osteoporosis Sufferers Left Undiagnosed – Millions of Americans are living with osteoporosis and don’t even know it. Find out why so many people with warning signs of osteoporosis have gone undetected until a fracture occurs. Also, learn about the natural options that are essential to keeping your bones strong.
  37. Pregnant Women May Not Be Getting Enough Omega-3 – Omega-3 fat DHA is essential to the healthy development of your child, even during pregnancy. But, pregnant women may not be getting enough of this important nutrient.
  38. This Vital Vitamin Reduces Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, and Pre-eclampsia in Pregnancy by 30 Percent  From what is considered the first scientific trial that meets the most stringent criteria for “evidence-based inquiry” into vitamin D and pregnancy, it has been found that the nutrient can slash your risk of preeclampsia and certain pregnancy-related conditions.
  39. How to Avoid Having a Premature Delivery – There are simple steps that you can take to make sure your baby gets a healthy start to life. Find out some of the best ways to prevent premature delivery that all pregnant woman and potential parents-to-be must know.
  40. Adults With ADHD: Don’t Become the Next Drug Target … Here’s How to Treat it Naturally – Adults with ADHD are next in line as targets for the increasingly popular attention-deficit drugs. If you or someone you know, whether adult or child, is struggling with ADD/ADHD, don’t miss the three drug-free steps you can take to improve your ADHD naturally.
  41. Protect Yourself From Heart Disease With Simple Lifestyle Changes – Heart disease doesn’t have to be the leading cause of death in the United States. Learn the steps it takes to minimize your risk and strengthen your heart health.
  42. Six Ways Garlic Can Improve Your Health – Looking for something to fight viruses, fungus and bacteria while preventing heart disease and cancer? Try garlic, an incredibly inexpensive and simple way to improve your health.
  43. Why Junk Food is so Tempting, And How to Beat Your Temptation – What is it about junk food that keeps Americans coming back for more? If you’re tired of falling prey to junk food temptations, learn how to conquer your cravings once and for all.
  44. Are Thin People Healthier? – Is being thin healthier than being overweight? Find out the health effects of being very thin and learn a reliable method to help you achieve the optimal weight you were naturally meant to have.
  45. Is Insomnia Wreaking Havoc on Your Health? – Insomnia affects almost 40 percent of Americans with dire consequences to their health, public safety and even the economy. For anyone who has had trouble sleeping, this article will shed some light on the effects of a sleepless night and offers some tips that may help you finally achieve a good night’s sleep.
  46. Love, Heartbreak and Your Health – Is heartbreak for real, and does love actually give us happier lives? Find out the answers to both of these questions whether you’re happily in love or facing relationship hurdles.
  47. Five “Health Foods” to Avoid – You may be surprised to learn that these five foods that are commonly considered healthy are actually not good for your health. Learn what they are and find out some truly nutritious alternatives.
  48. Laugh and Smile Your Way to Health – Laughing and smiling has a positive impact on your health and mental outlook — be sure you don’t miss the bit of humor at the end of the article.
  49. The Potential Dangers of Sucralose (Splenda™) – The new artificial sweetener on the block is already in a wide range of products, some even sold in health food stores and manufactured by nutritionally oriented companies. But is it proven safe? Does it provide any benefit to the public? Does it help with weight loss? Are there any long term human studies? Has it been shown to be safe for the environment? The answer to all of these questions is unfortunately a resounding NO.