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How to Stay Well This Winter

You don’t catch a cold in the wintertime – colds catch you. Prevention is key to thwarting the winter’s chill and protecting yourself from the decrease in temperatures.   To help you prepare for and stay healthy during the upcoming cold winter months, here are some natural preventive ways to maintain your winter wellness. Get […]

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Early to Bed, Early to Rise

A blog post from Living In a Blue Zone – a website dedicated to Dr. Smith and family’s adventures in Nicoya, Costa Rico. Blue Zone: An area in the world where people live measurably longer lives.  In these regions, people reach the age of 100 at rates ten times greater than those in the United States. […]

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6 Natural Ways to Lower Internal Pain and Reduce Inflammation

Unlike a visual scar or broken arm, it’s hard for people to notice when you have aches in your body. To make it worse, inflammation means more than dealing with wretched internal discomfort because the pain also affects your mood. Unless you verbally tell others about your situation, they won’t know you’re suffering. Fortunately, the […]

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The Luxury of Four Wheels

From “Living in a Blue Zone” – a website dedicated to Dr. Michael Smith’s family adventures living in Nicoya, Costa Rica. Blue Zone: An area in the world where people live measurably longer lives.  In these regions, people reach the age of 100 at rates ten times greater than those in the United States. Currently, there […]

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3 Natural Ways to Treat Common Skin Problems

  Cruel weather, an imbalance of vitamins, and stress are all factors that contribute to common skin conditions. When not properly dealt with, skin conditions can leave unwanted and annoying discolorations and itching on the face and body.   While the natural treatments we share below will not eliminate common skin problems completely—like inflammation, itchy […]

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5 Delightful Brain-Boosting Drinks

With the right nutrients in your diet, you can overcome sluggishness, enhance your memory, and improve your body’s natural health. You might think healthy eating requires you to eat less-than-flavorful foods, but with the brain-boosting drinks below, you can enjoy a pleasant tasting treat and still get a full spectrum of health benefits. Here are […]

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3 Unhealthy Snacks Your Body Hates You For

  Do you ever notice how things seem so calm when you first wake up in the morning?   The start of the day is peaceful and calm. There’s less noise around you, and no one pressures you to do anything.   Fast forward to a few hours after sunrise when you’re faced with errands, […]

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SPECIAL UPDATE: Living in a Blue Zone

This special blog post is an important announcement from Dr. Michael Smith. Blue Zone: An area in the world where people live measurably longer lives.  In these regions, people reach the age of 100 at rates ten times greater than those in the United States. Currently, there are 5 Blue Zones. Dan Buettner researched these […]

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All About PCOS

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (or polycystic ovarian disease), also known as PCOS, is a common reproductive problem for premenopausal women. The ovaries enlarge and develop small cysts, which cause women to stop ovulating and become infertile. Those with PCOS may also have excess testosterone (male hormone). Typically, women with PCOS have it from adolescence, and the […]

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Why Statins are More Harmful Than Helpful

Why Statins Are More Harmful than Helpful

We’re going to go out on a limb and make a bold statement: Only those with abnormally high cholesterol due to familial hypercholesterolemia need statin drugs. Everyone else is better off without them, even if cholesterol levels are “high.” Statins have become a staple drug for far too many Americans over 40. They are an […]

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