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Australian Dynamo You Can Use to Feel Great

As I write this, we’re heading into fall. On the other side of the earth, well, on the underside of the earth that is, they’re heading into spring. Springtime in Australia means time for one of the most useful plants on the planet. It’s called “tea tree.” Specifically, tea tree comes from a plant known as Melaleuca alternifolia, and this plant is one of 230 plants in the melaleuca family.  This plant has been used for hundreds of years by aboriginal tribes in the area, but over the past 70 years it’s been the subject of increased scrutiny. Fortunately, most of that attention is positive. Clinical trials of tea tree support the use of this plant and the toil it...

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4 Benefits Of Salt That'll Blow Your Mind

  You’ve probably grown accustomed to thinking salt is bad for you. Like many things, too much salt is bad for you, just like not enough salt can lead you down a path to poor health.   But while you might think I’m going to to talk to you about salt that you put on your food, the truth of the matter is I’m going to give you some health benefits associated with a very different kind of salt.  One that’s been used for 2,000 years to help people heal from a variety of ailments.  This kind of salt is known as Dead Sea salt; which is exactly what it sounds like, salt taken from the Dead Sea in Israel.  I...

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4 More Surprising Benefits Of Vitamin K-2

  One of the first supplements I developed for the Health As It Ought To Be brand was a vitamin K-2 formulation.  The story of how I came to discover the importance of K-2 is a long one, but suffice to say, out of all the supplemental vitamins on the planet I believe K-2 is one of the most important.  If I didn’t, then believe me, I wouldn’t have put my family through the added stress of trying to create a supplement while also working full time as a physician.  My guess is, if you’re familiar with me and my practice, you know the top 2 reasons to take vitamin K-2 are related to bone and heart health.  If you’re...

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How Eating At Night May Damage Your Skin

    Every now and then I come across a study that first makes me wonder, “Why in the world did this ever come up in conversation...let alone need to be tested?” And then, it makes me wonder if maybe we’d be better off studying something else. Considering what you’re about to see is only the first study, I’d say take the conclusions for what they are. Evidence that what and when you eat will affect your health either positively or negatively. A recent study, conducted by a team led by Joseph S. Takahashi, of the Department of Neuroscience at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, noted that test subjects who ate food late at night (as opposed to...

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Use These Antiviral Herbs to Fight the Flu

Antiviral Herbs to Fight the Flu Are a Great Replacement for the Flu Shot That is, if you want to avoid the flu shot. As more information about flu shots makes its way into the news, people are beginning to understand that they’re not always the best first-line of defense against the flu. They certainly can be effective, especially for people with compromised or weakened immune systems, but don’t think the flu shot is the end-all be-all when it comes to combating this seasonal menace. Worse yet is how the CDC estimates that this year’s flu shot is only going to be effective 18% of the time. That’s a pretty poor standard of performance, don’t you think? I mean, if a plumber...

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