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The Link Between Heart Disease, Cancer and Your Emotions

Research in the field of mind/body medicine conducted by scientists such as Dr. Hans Eysenck shows that approximately 99 percent of the people who die of cancer (as well as heart disease) suffer from chronic, serious depression, anger or a combination of both emotions.
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During winter months, as we find ourselves staying indoors longer, we are also more apt to breathe drier air. Dry air can increase the risk of air-borne infections, include cold and flu bugs, because of how dry air reduces the normal moisture of the sinuses. To avoid this risk, take steps to improve the humidity levels of your home and workplace. You can accomplish this easily by placing more plants in your home and workplacer, and by investing in a humidifier. Ideally, your home environment should have a humidity level of between 40 and 60 percent. You can check this by purchasing a hygrometer, which measure indoor humidity levels and is available at most hardware stores. If humidity levels are below 40 percent, then the use of a humidifier may be essential. Caution: For best results, be sure to clean the tank and pan every three to four days to prevent mold.

Yesterday's Health Tip

Do you suffer from PMS? Then you might want to consider using the herb chaste berry (also known as Vitex agnus-castex). This traditional herb is widely used by women throughout Asia and Europe to prevent and relief symptoms of PMS, and its benefits in this area have also been substantiated by research. In one study, published in the British Medical Journal, researchers ffound that dried chaste beery extract significantly reduced all symptoms of PMS except bloating. Caution: Should you decide to use chaste berry, be sure to first inform your doctor about your decision. Read more health tips...
What Can be Done for GERD?
GERD, which stands for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, is becoming increasingly common in the United States. GERD is also referred to simply as acid reflux and heartburn. People with GERD frequently experience the liquid contents of their stomach backing up (refluxing) into their esophagus. continued inside...

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