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Can Collagen Powder Improve Dry Winter Skin?

Jan 18, 2019
Dr. Don Colbert

There are a lot of claims out there regarding collagen supplements. Here’s what the science says when it comes to collagen powder and dry, winter skin.

Love or hate winter weather, one thing’s for sure, it can wreak havoc on your skin.

Can collagen powder help?

If so, what’s the best way to consume it?

There are a lot of claims out there regarding collagen supplements. Here’s what the science says when it comes to collagen powder and dry, winter skin.

WINTER WEATHER AND YOUR SKIN

There are many reasons why winter is hard on your skin. They include:

  • Cold air and low humidity. Winter’s cold and dry air can be intensely drying for the skin, vastly reducing the amount of moisture retained.
  • Heaters and indoor fires. Heated indoor air is often dry during the winter. Heaters, forced air, fans and indoor fires all reduce the humidity.
  • Harsh winds.Winds are often stronger during the winter and spring, and this further dries out skin.
  • Coffee and caffeinated teas...




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Paleo vs. Keto: Differences and What They Have in Common

Jan 18, 2019
Dr. Josh Axe
p>Both Paleo and keto are overall low-carb, low-sugar diets that tend to be nutrient-dense, but there are important differences.

Health magazine called 2018 the year of “high-fat fads, meat-only meals, and Bible-inspired eating.” What are two of the most popular diets that contributed to this reputation? The ketogenic diet and the “Carnivore diet” (aka the Paleo diet).

Given the fact that millions of people are now proponents for these two low-carb diets, let’s talk about Paleo vs keto: which of these massively popular eating plans is best, and is it possible to do both Paleo and keto at the same time?

What Is the Paleo Diet?

The Paleo diet is essentially a way of eating that seeks to ditch modern convenience/processed foods in favor of natural, nutrient-dense foods that were eaten by our hunter-gatherer ancestors...



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Protect Yourself and Your Family From Radon in Your Home

Jan 18, 2019
News Staff

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Surgeon General’s office estimate radon is responsible for more than 20,000 lung cancer deaths each year in the U.S.

Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer after cigarette smoking. If you smoke and live in a home with high radon levels, you increase your risk of developing lung cancer. Having your home tested is the only effective way to determine whether you and your family are at risk of high radon exposure.

Radon is a radioactive gas that forms naturally when uranium, thorium, or radium, which are radioactive metals break down in rocks, soil and groundwater. People can be exposed to radon primarily from breathing radon in air that comes through cracks and gaps in buildings and homes. Because radon comes naturally from the earth, people are always exposed to it.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Surgeon General’s office estimate radon is responsible for more than 20,000 lung cancer deaths each year in the U.S. When you breathe in radon, radioactive particles from radon gas can get trapped in your lungs...





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Fat: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Jan 17, 2019
Dr. Corinne Weaver

Human biology hasn’t changed; what has changed is our circumstances, and not for the better.

Dietary fat serves many important functions and is good for the body when the right fat is consumed. Also, having excessive adipose tissue—body fat—does not denote that a person lacks self-control or will power, but is the result of an inappropriate diet. Humans evolved with a “famine reflex” that caused metabolic changes to conserve fat and ensured survival when food was scarce.

Humans depicted in Baroque traditional art, that by today’s standards would be considered, “fat,” lived before industrial vegetable oils and seed oils became the norm in most processed food, and before our intake of processed omega-6 linoleic acid doubled or tripled, while our intake of omega-3s from plants and marine animals fell tenfold.

Luckily, we can control this to a great degree. The key is to reduce your omega-6 intake and to consume undamaged, unprocessed omega-6 in the form of plant seeds and tree nuts, not vegetable oils, while simultaneously increasing omega-3 intake, especially marine based versions...





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4 Tips to Help Prevent Rotator Cuff Tears

Jan 17, 2019
News Staff

Along with some exercises you can do to strengthen the muscles supporting your shoulders.

Your shoulders shoulder a heavy load (pardon the pun). They are among the body's most complex and mobile joints, enabling us to push, pull, lift and carry — movements we use every day in countless ways, both routine and extraordinary.

But their very complexity and range of motion also make shoulders highly vulnerable to injury, according to Grant Garrigues, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at Rush University Medical Center who specializes in diagnosing and treating shoulder issues...





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Boric Acid Uses and Remedies for Fungal, Yeast and Eye Issues

Jan 17, 2019
Annie Price via Dr. Josh Axe

Boric acid is so effective for so many things, it’s even used in pest control!

It may sound like a dangerous chemical, but boric acid (BA), derived from boron, is actually an antifungal cure-all of sorts. How so? Well, BA is the key ingredient in a variety of effective and affordable home remedies for some of the most common fungal infections, including athlete’s foot and vaginal yeast infections. And that’s not all.

Do you suffer from frequent eye irritations? An eyewash made at home with BA as the key ingredient can be used to cleanse and fight irritations and infections of the eye. Boric acid eyewash quickly provides soothing relief and helps remove pollutants from the eye.

You might have heard of boric acid being used as a natural pest control as well. It’s true. People have been fighting cockroaches with BA for nearly a century. It’s one of the most effective cockroach control agents ever developed, and it can be used as an alternative pest control for roaches and other unwanted invaders...





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Celery Juice: Is This Hot "New Year's" Weight Loss Trend the Real Deal?

Jan 16, 2019
Lorie Johnson

Celery is chock full of healthy folate and potassium as well as vitamins K and C and has virtually no fructose, the type of naturally-occurring sugar found in fruits and vegetables. 

(Cleveland, OH) -- Is there anyone in America who's not on a diet right now?  After indulging in holiday must-haves during the last two months, most of us are doing an about-face. Everyone seems to be trying to shed the pounds packed-on after eating things like Halloween candy, pecan pie, Christmas cookies, ham and cornbread. 

Food manufacturers are well aware of the fact that consumers are now eager to try anything that promises weight loss with very little effort.  

This year, the hot, new "miracle drink" is celery juice. It's trending on social media and featured in grocery stores and coffee shops. But does it work?

Health experts say it depends on the type of celery juice. There's a big difference between celery juice and juiced celery.  

In general, processed celery juice in cans and bottles often contains harmful added sugar...





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