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Do You Suffer from Hidden Allergies?

The term "allergy" refers to an exaggerated or unusual response by the body to substances that are harmless, and even helpful, to most other people. According to most practitioners of holistic medicine, the incidence of allergies is much higher than is commonly believed, but in many cases allergies are merely nuisances. But for other people, contact with a substance they are allergic to can produce toxins in the body that can result in a host of health conditions, many of them quite severe. Unfortunately, the majority of allergy sufferers tend to be unaware that they are allergic in the first place, or else they are unable to identify the substance(s) causing their allergic response.
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Health Tip of the Day

Do you have trouble falling asleep? If so, the problem may be due to your diet. To improve your ability to get a good night's sleep, try these dietary solutions: Eliminate all alcoholic and caffeine beverages. Eliminate sugar and simple carbohydrate foods. Increase your intake of fresh vegetables and whole grains. Eat more protein foods, such as lean meats, poultry, fish, and eggs, to regulate insulin levels and avoid insulin spikes that can interfere with sleep. Eat meals rich in carbohydrates for dinner, but also include foods rich in tryptophan, such as turkey, chicken, nuts, and seeds. Tryptophan helps to boost your body's production of the sleep hormone melatonin. Avoid eating two hours or more before you go to bed.

Yesterday's Health Tip

Do you suffer from joint pain? If so, you might want to try drinking three or four glasses of green tea each day. That's because new research has found that an ingredient in green tea, known as epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) can help prevent the production of chemicals in the body that can cause the inflammation responsible for triggering joint pain. Moreover, since green tea is also rich in antioxidants, by making it a part of your daily health routine, you will also be protecting yourself from a variety of other health problems caused by free radical damage. Read more health tips...
What is Sitosterol and What Does it Do?
Beta-sitosterol belongs to the family of plant sterols. Plant sterols are found natrurally in small quantities in many fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, cereals, legumes, vegetable oils, and other plant sources. Another group of compounds related to sterols and known as plant stanols, occur in even smaller quantities in many of the same food sources. Both stanols and sterols are essential components of plant cell membranes and resemble cholesterol. continued inside...

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