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Improve Your Odds Against Heart Disease

Manage stress If stress isnt properly controlled or managed, it can lead to further physiological damage like high blood pressure. This, in turn, will greatly exacerbate your chances of heart attack or stroke. Try starting with simple relaxation techniques like controlled breathing and meditation. Focus on each breath entering and exiting your lungs, and imagine your stress leaving you every time you exhale. Exercise Its becoming ever more obvious that most of us arent getting the proper amount of exercise, especially this time of year. Wit...

Feed Your Immune System

Garlic Garlic contains chemical compounds that are antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, and even anticarcinogenic. Studies have also shown that it can help lower cholesterol, blood pressure, and reduce the risk of blood clots and stroke. Fresh garlic is best, as these beneficial nutrients are lost within one hour of smashing the cloves. Add fresh garlic to your daily diet instead of supplements for this reason. Mushrooms Mushrooms are loaded with nutrients and minerals like vitamins B, C, and D, calcium, protein, and fiber. The nutrients f...

4 Every Day Foods That Could Kill You

Microwave popcorn Chemicals that can be found in the lining of the bag itself have been linked to human infertility, and in animal testing they have caused various types of cancer including liver, pancreatic, and testicular. Studies have shown that the process of microwaving can cause these chemicals to vaporize and therefore migrate into your popcorn.   Milk produced with artificial hormones Some, but not all dairy farmers treat their cattle with growth hormones to increase milk production, and thereby profits. These hormones can also i...

A Must Read Testimonial

Last week we received an email from a customer sharing their story and results from using OraMD Extra Strength. Keep in mind that these results may not be typical, but were so outstanding nonetheless that they asked us to feature it. It is a true testament to the fact that dedication to good oral hygiene practices combined with the bacteria fighting power of OraMD Extra Strength can yeild amazing results over time.   -TESTIMONIAL- For the first 9 months, results seemed painfully slow and my periodontist felt that any improvement she could ...

National Dental Hygiene Month

October is National Dental Hygiene Month, and we at THP would like to take a few moments to remind or inform you of how to keep your mouth in mint condition with good oral hygeine and OraMD

Odd Home Remedies And Kitchen Cures

Headaches Whether you realize it or not, you clench your jaw when youre under stress or anxiety. This puts pressure on the muscles that connect your jaw and your temples and will usually lead to a headache from the tension. Try putting a pencil or a pen between your teeth to naturally relax your jaw. Make sure you dont bite or chew on it though, because youll be right back where you started. Hypertension New research from the University of Florence in Italy suggests that people who are already on a medication to help lower blood pressure sa...

Fight Back Against Chronic Pain

Reduce Stress According to a 2009 poll by the American Pain Foundation, 56% of people who have suffered from back pain or muscle strains over the past year said that it was made worse by stress over the economy. In another poll in the journal of the International Headache Society, those who suffer from migraines say that stress is the number 1 trigger for their head pain. People typically react to stressors by tensing up the muscles in their shoulders, face, and neck, which can cause and worsen pain over time. Also, the same parts of the bra...

Natural Answers For Allergies

There are over 40 million Americans that suffer from seasonal allergies, and whats worse is that most of the medications that help alleviate these symptoms have harmful side effects. Fortunately, there are some answers hiding in nature that are much safer than drugs, and have little to no side effects. Quercetin Quercetin is a plant pigment that can inhibit cells that produce histamine. Its naturally occurring, and can be found in various foods like citrus fruits and onions. Dont plan on getting enough of it through your diet though, the am...

Suds or Duds: Health Benefits of Beer

For decades weve known that there are health benefits to drinking a glass or two of wine daily. Historically, moderate alcohol consumption has been linked to increasing good cholesterol, decreasing blood clots, and promoting blood vessel dilation. New research suggests that there may be just as much, or potentially more benefit from beer as there is from wine. NOTE: This should not be misconstrued as a reason to start drinking if you dont already, but the moderate approach (2 drinks per day for men, and 1 per day for women) can yield benefi...

Stop Snoring Naturally

Cut Out Dairy Dairy products are not only difficult for the body to digest, but they can cause weakness in the muscles in the wind pipe and cause snoring. Dairy leaves behind a trail of mucus in the body, and that dampness can weaken the soft palate. It also is a leading cause of fatty tissue around the neck, which can also lead to snoring. Go Bananas Research from the University of New England in New South Wales, Australia indicates that a compound that is found in bananas can help keep the throat open and reduce airway pressure, thus redu...

What Your Food Cravings Really Mean

If youre craving a steak or a burger: Cravings for red meat can signal a lack of iron, or conjugated linoleic acid, which is a fatty acid that helps your body burn stored fat. A healthier option to replace iron is dark, leafy greens like spinach. This is especially beneficial if your diet is high in fat or carbohydrates. Try incorporating smaller amounts of red meat into your diet so that you dont go overboard when you do indulge. If youre craving baked goods: This usually indicates that your blood glucose levels are fluctuating. The stress...

Foods That Fight Allergies

Vitamin E Nuts, especially almonds, hazelnuts, and peanuts, are a good source of vitamin E, which helps to minimize inflammation. Eat a single one ounce serving of any of these nuts daily year round to help prevent symptoms. If you do have symptoms, increase the servings or add a few tablespoons of peanut butter as well. Omega 3s Cold water fish like salmon, mackerel, trout, herring, and sardines as well as walnuts and flaxseed contain omega 3 fatty acids, which help fight inflammation. Eat at least two servings of cold water fish each week...
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