Healing Ways

Be Supplement-Savvy: How to Choose Wisely for Optimal Health

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According to the U.S. Office of Dietary Supplements, nearly half of us regularly use some kind of dietary supplement, including vitamins, minerals and botanical herbs.

While mainstream media have recently targeted supplements with alarming coverage about their value and safety, James J. Gormley, former editor of Better Nutrition and author of User’s Guide to Brain-Boosting Supplements, helps set the record straight. In an open letter on the Citizens for Health website, at Tinyurl.com/LetterRebuttal, he contends the worst part about misleading articles is that they can scare readers away from benefits that safe supplements might offer. He notes that although nothing in life is 100 percent risk-free, supplements are inherently benign, while pharmaceutical drugs frequently have unhealthy side effects.

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Unexpected Upside: Media Gadgets Can Boost Family Connections

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Witness a gadget-obsessed family at the dinner table and it is easy to conclude that technology is fracturing family life: Mom’s emailing her boss; Dad’s watching a YouTube video on his tablet; Sister’s texting her boyfriend; Little Brother is playing Angry Birds on his smart phone. No one is talking with each other.

But dysfunctional dinner habits aside, it appears cell and internet technologies haven’t turned out to be as harmful as once predicted. 

Banishing Wheat Belly The Drawbacks of a Wheat-Dominated Diet by Lee Walker

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Dr. William Davis, author of Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight and Find Your Path Back to Health, is a preventive cardiologist who has gone against the grain to expose yet another genetically engineered monstrosity, shedding light on the dark side of today’s commercial wheat crops.

 

Dr. Oz’ 25 Greatest Men’s Health Tips

Patients are among my best teachers. They’ve taught me how to communicate clearly—and how to live a better life. On The Dr. Oz Show, I’ve learned that once people are emotionally involved, change happens quickly, especially if they feel that their behavior is letting loved ones down. Large-scale change seems daunting. We want simple routines that we can automatically follow. Adopt some of the steps described here, which work for me and that anyone can do, and you will like your life more in just a couple of weeks. Plus, you’ll live longer.

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Healthy Eating, Family-Style: No-Fuss, Stay-Trim Strategies

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An exhausting routine of early morning wakeups, making soccer practices and meeting work deadlines makes it understandably easy to put healthy family eating on the back burner. As more time-strapped families adopt drive-through dining, it’s no surprise that weight scales nationwide are buckling under the pressure.

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