Are Your Lungs Shrinking?

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When it comes to physical health, there are few things more important than “lung power.” Great martial artists like Bruce Lee knew physical strength and robust health depend on your lungs.

The strong men of my father’s era knew it too. Part of what gives you the capacity to live robustly is getting enough oxygen. But without your awareness, you are probably losing lung capacity.

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10 Tips to Overcome Morning Stiffness

In Featured Article, General Health by Natural Health Dossier4 Comments

Do you find it difficult to get out of bed in the morning because of too much pain? Does it take an hour or two for your body to “warm up” and your joints and muscles to loosen before you can tackle the tasks of the day? If you answered yes, you are not alone.

According to the American College of Rheumatology, fibromyalgia affects 3 to 6 million Americans.

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Fermented Foods and Gut Health

In Diet and Nutrition, General Health by Natural Health Dossier1 Comment

When was the last time that you ate balao-balao, magou, nham or kimchi? If you have no idea what I’m talking about, join the club! Many people have never heard about or tried these fermented foods eaten around the world.  Other fermented foods, which are more familiar to Westerners are yogurt, sauerkraut, and sourdough bread.

Throughout ancient history, fermented foods have played a role in sustaining thriving civilizations, and many cultures continue to consume these health-promoting traditional foods. 

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The Key to Fitness is Advancing to the Next Level

In All Health Watch, Featured Article, General Health by Natural Health Dossier10 Comments

Our caveman ancestors had to be ready to run from a predator or chase after prey at a moment’s notice. They needed a strong heart and lungs to generate lots of power very quickly in order to survive.

In modern times, you don’t have to run from predators but you do need to have access to that extra power if you are being chased by someone or if you need to make a quick getaway.

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3 Exercises to Improve Low Back Strength

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It has been said that up to 80% of the U.S. population will suffer from some type of low back problems throughout their lifetime. And there are many causes — including instability, strains, injuries, and accidents. Among adults, low back pain is often caused by overuse and muscle strain or injury. Proper treatment can help you stay as active as possible and enable you to understand that some continued or repeated back pain is not surprising or dangerous.

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Blood Glucose — Know Your Number!

In Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Featured Article, Heart and Cardiovascular by Natural Health Dossier10 Comments

When it comes to blood sugar, the closer you can keep it to the normal range of 80 to 89 mg/dL the better.  For years I have been warning that blood sugars even in the 90 to 100 range show that you are becoming insulin resistant and on your way to diabetes.  A recent study done on 47,000 Kaiser Permanente patients validated this observation.

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