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The next time you're tempted to add a little salt to your food, you might want to think twice.

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D-Ribose: The Heart and Energy Booster

Chances are you haven't heard of it. Most people haven't, including many doctors. I'm talking about an important nutrient known as D-Ribose. And those in the know, including many of the world's top athletes, make sure to include it as part of their daily nutritional supplement regime because of the wealth of benefits it provides.
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Health Tip of the Day

Are you one of the many people who start each year resolving to exercise more regularly, only to see your resolution go up in smoke within a few weeks? If so, you may need to change the type of exercises you are doing and opt to walk more instead. That's because research has shown that, of all forms of exercise, walking is the one that most people stick to once they make it part of their daily routine. Moreover, walking is a exercise that provides numerous health benefits without the wear and tear associated with other forms of exercise. For best results, make it a point to walk for at least 30 minutes a day, or to take at least 10,000 steps (you can easily monitor how many steps you take by wearing a pedometer), and to make walking more enjoyable, seek out a walking partner.

Yesterday's Health Tip

If you are prone to having high blood pressure, it may be because you are spending too much time alone. Research has shown that the simple act of socializing with others while engaged in activities you enjoy can help to restore blood pressure to healthier levels. So, instead of isolating yourself, make it a point to regularly spend time with friends and family members whose company you enjoy. You can also obtain similar health benefits by engaging in altruistic activities such as volunteering some of your free time to helping out others. Read more health tips...
No Back Surgery! Maybe Traction or Epidurals?
I have had great success with traction in my patients that also commit to ongoing physical therapy and "back school" - learning how to sit, walk, and exercise in ways that strengthen back muscles and improve flexibility. Epidurals will work temporarily for 30 percent of people. continued inside...

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