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Is It a Cold of Flu?

With flu season peaking in January or Feburary in the United States (but starting as early as October), it is not suprising to hear coughing, sneezing and doctors saying they have, "no more appointments available until a few weeks out." It seems that the media reports a "worse than last year" flu epidemic every year, yet the masses are still conflicted about the best ways to protect the body from getting such sicknesses. Vaccination or not? Antibiotics or homeopathic route to wellness? While the education on all sides of the sickness issue may cause mountains of confusion, this article will

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Health

Want More Energy? Maximize Kidney Function & Health

Located in the small of the back and shaped like beans, the kidneys not only store electrolytes, minerals and salts, they eliminate toxins and wastes from the blood in the form of urine. Optimal kidney functioning is extremely important for anyone who desires to achieve and maintain overall body health. When problems arise and the kidneys become dysfunctional, the body can experience lethargy, a loss of appetite, drowsiness, muscle cramps and flu like symptoms. The way to increase kidney function is by making some adjustments in your diet and lifestyle. (more…)

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The 10 Best and Fastest Ways to Rid a Cold or Flu

Whenever you feel that tightness or slight tickle in the back of your throat, or your nose getting a little stuffy, it is important to take steps to try to avoid a full-blown cold. While you may not be able to stop every cold in its tracks, there's a good chance that, if you take the proper steps, you'll be able to get rid of a cold before it starts or, at least, reduce its severity. The key is to take action at the first sign of cold or flu and then keep nursing your body back to optimum health

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Fitness

10 Amazing Benefits of Exercise and Fitness

1. Exercise Super Charges Brainpower Not only does exercise improve your body, it helps your mental function. Exercise increases energy levels and increases serotonin in the brain, which leads to improved mental clarity. All that makes for a more productive day and happier employee which equate to better employee retention. People who are active and who exercise are much more productive at work. Improved productivity not only makes you a better worker, it makes things better for everyone in the workplace. Companies with less wasted work hours and less sick time end up with lower health care costs -- and

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Top Germiest and Dirtiest Places In the Home

Where are the germiest places in your home? Common household objects and surfaces are dirtier than you think! After many years of swabbing and analyzing over 30 household items in hundreds of different homes, measuring the levels of yeast, mold, coliform bacteria (which includes Salmonella and E. coli) and Staph bacteria, a study from the National Institute of Health found the following locations and items in the average home to harbor most bacteria per square inch: (more…)

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