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To help take the guesswork out of when to seek prompt medical attention, the Mayo Clinic recently published a list of 10 symptoms you should never ignore. 10 Health Symptoms You Shouldn't Ignore

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NAET: Innovative Approach for Eliminating Allergies

According to Devi S. Nambudripad, D.C., L.Ac., R.N., Ph.D., "There is hardly any human disease or condition in which allergic factors are not involved. Any organ, group of organs, or portion of the body, may be involved and the allergic responses may show great variations." Between 30 to 40 million Americans are known to suffer from allergies of some sort, but Dr. Nambudripad estimates that an additional 50 million or more have hidden allergies they aren't aware of. "They may have other symptoms that keep them going from Health Coach to Health Coach, trying all sorts of different remedies without getting any relief, not realizing that the underlying cause of their condition is an allergic reaction," she says. Among the conditions she claims can be due to allergies are gastrointestinal disorders, migraine, hyperactivity, arthritis, asthma, anxiety, depression, backache, and chronic fatigue.
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Health Tip of the Day

During winter months, it's easy for your skin, especially on your hands, to become rough and dry. Here's an effective skin moisturizer you can make at home. In a bowl, thoroughly mix equal parts of plain organic yogurt and either almond, olive, or sesame oil. Then apply this mixture onto dry skin areas, massaging it into the area for a few minutes. Then rinse with warm water. Doing this once or twice a day can keep your skin healthy and moisturized throughout the winter.

Yesterday's Health Tip

If you are one of the millions of Americans who suffers from seasonal affective disorder (SAD) during the winter months, chances are you can dramatically improve your symptoms simply by supplementing with vitamin D. Often known as the "sunshine vitamin," vitamin D is significantly diminished during winter time unless people are able to enjoy being out in the sun on a daily basis. Scientists have found that supplementing daily with 2,000 to 3,000 IU of vitamin D3 (also known as cholacalciferol), the active, nontoxic form of vitamin D can significantly improve SAD symptoms in at little as three months' time. Note: Before taking vitamin D supplements, ask you Health Coach to conduct a blood test to see how much vitamin D is available in your body. Recent research shows that the majority of Americans are deficient in vitamin D, including people who live in warm, sunny climates. Read more health tips...
What is Syndrome X?
There are five parameters, or risk factors, that define Syndrome X, which is also known as Metabolic Syndrome, Reaves Syndrome, Insulin Resistance Syndrome, Dysmetabolic Syndrome, and "pre-diabetes." You must have three out of the five risk factors to be accurately diagnosed with Syndrome X. continued inside...

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