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How To Create An Optimally Healthy Home Environment

When it comes to your health, your home environment is just as important as your diet and lifestyle choices. This is especially true today, considering the ever increasing supply of toxic chemicals and pollutants that exist in our outdoor environment (air, soil and water). The range of diseases that have been linked to such toxins and pollutants is both extensive and growing, so you certainly don’t want to be exposed to them in your home, as well.
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Health Tip of the Day

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.

Yesterday's Health Tip

Did you know that crying is good for you and can help keep you healthy? It's true. Research shows that crying can boost immune function, reduce levels of stress hormones, help relieve depression, and enhance our ability to think more clearly. 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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