Gunning down my anxiety … with a 1884 riffle

Have you ever had a 130 year old killing machine in your hands with a stupid smile on your face even if you had no clue what you were doing? Maybe, if you’re an uneducated thug or a trigger happy redneck! … and then there’s me! 🙂 Last Sunday, the sweetest old man ever put…

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Boosting our Immune System

Virus, bacteria, fungus, parasites … you name it, they invade our bodies on a daily basis. Best way we came up with to deal with the destruction, infections and disease they cause is by attacking them with antibiotics, antiviral agents and chemotherapy. While using the big guns on the invading organisms, we damage and destroy…

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Hepatits A – not the end of the world!

What is Hepatitis A? Simply put, it’s an inflammation of the liver associated with damaged or dead liver cells. Symptoms: loss of appetite, fatigue, weight loss, fever, nausea, vomiting, dark urine (not always). Scary part is that a person is contagious 2 weeks before the symptoms even begin! What causes Hepatitis A? The American Liver…

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Are cherries as good as berries?

As a kid I couldn’t wait for cherry season! Man-o-man, wasn’t that an addictive fruit! I would eat so much it was always hard to climb down the cherry tree! I didn’t care about all the benefits of cherries, that I now know about. Back then, I just wanted any delicious fruit I could fist…

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Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism or under-active (lazy) thyroid is affecting a good majority of the population. Still most of the people suffering from it have no idea, as their doctor might overlook this “simple” yet devastating health condition.   “Sub-clinical” hypothyroidism is what doctors call it when you have no obvious symptoms and only slightly abnormal lab tests.…

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H. Pylori

Which of these facts scare you the most? – 1.That over 80% of us that are infected with H. pylori (Helicobacter pylori) show no symptoms 2. that is usually overlooked by doctors unless it develops into chronic gastritis, even though studies have already shown that 56% of people with pernacious anemia (very serious disorder that…

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Hormonal Imbalance

Did you know that you can develop a hormonal imbalance right from the womb? Sounds crazy, doesn’t it? How is that fair? Fair or not, it’s scientifically proven that we start producing hormones from the end of the second trimester in the womb. If the mother has daily stresses that her own system can’t cope…

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Kidney Stones

My mother said that passing a kidney stone was more painful than giving birth to both her kids. Do you know how many Americans develop kidney stones in a year? About 1 million. Once you had one, chances are you’re going to have more to follow. We’re talking about 70-80% chances here. The problem is…

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High Blood Pressure or Hypertension

Hypertension or high blood pressure is considered to be a silent killer as it sneaks up on a third of us, in the US, and puts an end to a life we most likely are not ready to give up. What is hypertension? The blood pressure in the arteries increases when the heart beats (systolic)…

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Endometriosis

What is endometriosis? Endometriosis – the buildup of endometrial (uterine lining) tissue outside the uterus — in or on the fallopian tubes, ovaries and pelvic area–. Symptoms include painful menstruation and frequent and severe bleeding. What causes endometriosis? It is believed to be caused by or worsened by estrogen dominance (too much estrogen in relation…

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