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  • 50 Ways to Fight Colds and Flu

    A few weeks ago, as I was writing an article on deadline, I started to come down with the flu: fever, chills, runny nose. Doggedly, I tried to push on with my work, but my concentration was waning and my brain felt foggy. Defeated, I had to leave my office, take a Chinese herb formula for cold and flu, and crawl into bed with a cup of echinacea tea. That article ended up being three days late, but what I did was the most important part of fighting illness get plenty of rest.

  • Infographic: Baby Boomers Turn 50 Facts and Tips

    By the year 2015, 45% of the U.S. population will be 50 or older. However, staying healthy has become a prevalent trend for this age group. 82% of adults 50 and older use the Internet to research health and wellness. Since 1987, the amount of Americans heading to the gym age 55 and up has increased 266% (making it the fastest growing age group among gym members). Over the next decade, U.S. baby boomers will spend $1 trillion dollars on wellness-based services, a significant increase from the previous amount of $200 million.

  • 10 Foods You Should Always Have in Your Kitchen

    eggs - must have foods picture - LocateADocA person’s kitchen supply reflects so much about the person and his overall health condition. While it is very essential to be mindful of your health, it is also important to always have certain food in stock in case you need a grab-and-go meal. Listed below are some of the foods you must always have in your kitchen.

  • The Bipolar Diet -- Foods to Eat and Foods to Avoid

    Even though many doctors and psychotherapists prescribe medication to patients diagnosed with bipolar disorder, there are several ways to self-manage the symptoms of the disorder and keep its effects under control. Eating certain foods and taking certain types of supplements can help to reduce the risk of severe mood swings and other symptoms associated with bipolar disorder, and even though there is no specific “bipolar diet”, patients can improve their lifestyle and enjoy a better quality of life by optimizing their nutrition plan.

  • What are the Pros and Cons of Medical Marijuana for Anxiety Treatment?

    Medical Marijuana Picture - LocateADoc.comMedical marijuana refers to the use of the plant cannabis and its constituents, such as cannabinoids, in the management of certain medical conditions. Cannabis contains more than four hundred chemicals. However, the actions of only two chemicals - THC and cannabidiol have been studied until now.

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  • Infographic: Sedentary Lifestyle Stats and Info

    Sitting all day and leading an inactive lifestyle can have harmful, long-term effects on our health. Especially with office jobs, it is important to try to stay active!

  • Photo-of-breakfast-not-key-to-weightloss-LocateADoc

    Most of us grew up hearing that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It is also generally thought that eating breakfast helps one lose weight, or at the very least helps to maintain your weight. Recent health and wellness studies have brought that conventional wisdom into question. It is possible that eating early in the morning is simply a correlation, and not causation, of weight loss.

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