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What You Must Know About Dry Eye

While the condition known as dry eye may sound like a minor problem, it can cause tremendous discomfort, even pain. Worse, this disorder can lead to eye fatigue, blurred vision, and difficulty driving, especially at night. In a healthy eye, lubricating tears continuously bathe the cornea—the dome-shaped outer surface of the eye. These tears provide a layer of liquid protection from the ...

What You Must Know About Food and Supplements for Optimal Vision Care

As children, we were told to eat our carrots if we wanted good eyesight. Carrots contain beta-carotene, which the body can convert into vitamin A—a necessary nutrient for optimal vision. For most of us, that’s were our knowledge of vitamins and eye health stops. Over the last twenty years, many studies have demonstrated that certain foods and natural supplements can play a major role in the ...

What You Must Know About Hashimoto’s Disease

In the United States, it is estimated that over 20 million people have thyroid problems. And of this number, the most common thyroid condition is Hashimoto’s Disease—a form of hypothyroidism in which the body’s immune system attacks its own thyroid gland. Despite millions of people having this disease, many suffer with life-changing symptoms for years without being diagnosed. And even after ...

What You Must Know About Homeopathic Remedies

Go to any pharmacy today, and you’ll find dozens of homeopathic products that provide relief from a host of health issues—from stress to sinus congestion to jet lag. The fact is, homeopathy has become a widely accepted way of treating many common emotional and physical disorders. And why not? Homeopathic medicines have no known side effects, are easy to take, and are reasonably priced compared ...

What You Must Know About Kidney Disease

While the news that you or a loved one has kidney disease can be shocking, for over 26 million Americans, it is a reality. After the initial diagnosis, patients and families usually have a myriad of questions about treatment options. What You Must Know About Kidney Disease is designed not only to answer these questions, but also to provide the up-to-date information you need to cope with this ...

What You Must Know About Liver Disease

One of the leading causes of death in the United States, liver disease ranks fourth as a killer of people between the ages of 45 and 64. Unfortunately, without an annual blood test, it can progress silently until the organ’s ability to function has been greatly compromised. When a diagnosis of liver disease is given, the road that lies ahead is unfamiliar to most patients and may seem ...

What You Must Know About Memory Loss and How You Can Stop It

Leave it to one of America’s best-selling physician/authors to tackle one of the country’s fastest-growing health concerns. With over 77 million baby boomers living in the U.S., memory loss is quickly becoming a major issue. Although the common belief is that these irritating lapses in the ability to remember are a normal part of aging, current scientific research indicates otherwise. In fact, ...

What You Must Know about Statin Drugs & Their Natural Alternatives

Over 100 million Americans suffer from elevated cholesterol and C-reactive proteins—markers linked to heart attack and other cardiovascular disorders. To combat these problems, modern science has created statins. While over 20 million people take these medications, up to 42 percent experience side effects, and up to 70 percent eventually stop treatment. Here, for the first time, is a guide that ...

What You Must Know About Strokes

No one is ever prepared for a stroke. It just happens, and when it does, the results can be life altering. From difficulties with communication to weakness, numbness, and cognitive difficulties, a stroke can have a wide range of consequences. For most people affected by a stroke, a flood of questions come afterward: How did this happen? What do we do next? What are our options? How long will ...

What You Must Know About the Hidden Dangers of Antibiotics

While the news about taking too many antibiotics is now common knowledge, there is another underlying danger that the public is not aware of. As beneficial as this class of drugs are, there is a widely prescribed family of antibiotics that is highly destructive.  Called fluoroquinolones, they are better known under the names Cipro and Levaquin (as well as four others). What You Must Know About ...

What You Must Know About Thyroid Disorders and What to Do About Them

It is estimated that one in twenty people have a thyroid problem, with the majority of sufferers being women. To make matters worse, many who are affected by thyroid dysfunction are unaware that they have a problem, and typically, they go undiagnosed for years. In the meantime, they experience a variety of symptoms, including fatigue and weight gain or loss, forgetfulness, sleepless nights, ...

What You Must Know About Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs & More

Almost 75 percent of health and longevity is based on lifestyle, environment, and nutrition. Yet even if you follow a healthful diet, you probably don’t get all the nutrients you need to prevent disease. In What You Must Know About Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs & More, Dr. Pamela Smith explains how you can maintain health through the use of nutrients. Part One of this easy-to-use guide discusses the ...

What You Must Know About Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs and So Much More—SECOND EDITION

Almost 75 percent of your health and life expectancy is based on lifestyle, environment, and nutrition. Yet even if you follow a healthful diet, you are probably not getting all the nutrients you need to prevent disease. In What You Must Know About Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs and So Much More, Second Edition, Dr. Pamela Smith explains how you can restore and maintain health through the wise use of ...

What You Must Know About Women's Hormones

Hormonal imbalances can occur at any age—before, during, or after menopause—and for a variety of reasons. While most hormone-related problems are associated with menopause, fluctuating hormonal levels can also cause a variety of other conditions, and for some women, the effects can be truly debilitating. What You Must Know About Women’s Hormones is a clear guide to the treatment of hormonal ...

What's in Your Blood and Why You Should Care

Like most people, you probably get a blood test and keep your fingers crossed until the results come back. But while these tests focus on key components of your blood, they provide only a limited view of what’s going on in your body. Blood tests don’t tell you about heavy metals or unwanted pathogens that maybe coursing through your body. They don’t tell you how strong your immune system is or ...