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Cellulite. It's the curse of many women, as well as an increasing number of men. If fact, it's become so commonplace, that many people now think cellulite is a natural consequence of aging... but it's not. The Secret Cellulite Solution

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Understanding Your Body's Healing System - Part 2

According to Dr. Joseph Pizzorno, seven core healing systems maintain our bodies' strength and vitality, with all illness being directly due to weaknesses in one or more of these systems. Recognizing the importance of these systems allows physicians to focus on the source of disease instead of merely treating symptoms. At the same time, it makes it easier to promote overall good health, improve underlying systemic weaknesses or imbalances, and prevent disease recurrence. Moreover, understanding what these systems are and how they work also empowers the individual to take practical responsibility for his or her own health through adoption of proper diet, nutritional supplementation, and a healthy lifestyle.
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Health Tip of the Day

If you have trouble sleeping at night try sprinkling clean bed sheets and pillow cases with lavender water. That's because research has shown that the scent of lavender helps to promote greater feelings of relaxation, which in turn can lead to improved sleep.

Yesterday's Health Tip

Here's an interesting finding that can help you maintain a happy mood throughout the day and also cope with stress more effectively. According to David Katz, MD, MPH, director of Yale University's Prevention Research Center and of the Yale Preventive Medicine Center, research shows that taking time to give your spouse or loved one a hug before you leave for work each day will make you better able to calmly cope with events throughout the rest of the day that normally would cause you to become upset or stressed out. For best results, make it a deep and meaningful hug that last for more than a few seconds. Read more health tips...
No Back Surgery! Maybe Traction or Epidurals?
I have had great success with traction in my patients that also commit to ongoing physical therapy and "back school" - learning how to sit, walk, and exercise in ways that strengthen back muscles and improve flexibility. Epidurals will work temporarily for 30 percent of people. continued inside...

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