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Your health is on a continuum. On one end you have optimal health, and on the other, you have chronic illness. Your adrenal health works in the same way. You can be one step away from healthy and functioning, or you can have full-blown Addison’s disease, also known as chronic adrenal insufficiency. This creates a [...]

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Before the advent of modern medicine, people used herbs and spices to effectively treat everything from colds to cancer. What worked then still works. Pharmaceuticals can sometimes treat symptoms but never cure the problem and often have serious side effects. Working with Nature--of which your body is a part--can assist your body in healing itself. [...]

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Some people are so intensely allergic to peanuts that the smell from someone else's breath can cause a reaction--sometimes a life-threatening one. People who suffer from this and other allergies must be constantly vigilant about every substance with which they come into contact, whether through touch, inhalation, or ingestion. The Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection [...]

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A great deal of research has been dedicated to the study of twins, to learn the effects of nature versus nurture. Identical twins pose a unique opportunity to see the differences and similarities of two individuals who are genetically the same. Aside from science and the rational side of twins, there is the deeper, intangible [...]

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I’m big on personal development (PD), and one of my favorite concepts is the Slight Edge Principle, because it helped me recover from depression. The Slight Edge Principle begins with the premise that every day, we’re all faced with relatively simple decisions to make. Then, it goes on to say that successful people make good [...]

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The use of foam rollers as part of an exercise regimen has become common. As time goes on, techniques on how best to use them become more creative and effective. Susan Stanley is a Tier 4 personal trainer with Equinox fitness clubs. She offers the following advice on using foam rollers to your best workout [...]

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Nutella hazelnut spread is delicious--no doubt about it. But is nutella healthy for breakfast? Hardly. It's more a spreadable candy bar, no mistake. As part of its marketing blitz, Ferrero, the maker of Nutella, sponsors events like the "Better Breakfast Challenge" to inform school children about nutrition and the importance of breakfast. But Nutella itself doesn't belong [...]

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