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Vacation First Aid

Before you head off on a summer road trip, put together a first-aid kit. Think basic and then pack your first-aid supplies in a handy, portable case that will fit easily into your car or suitcase. 

Aged Garlic Extract Is Awesome

OK, so you’ve used garlic countless times to ward off vampires. Who amongst us hasn’t?

Sinus Soothers

Sinusitis is an inflammation of the air-filled cavities in the head and face. This condition can result from bacterial, viral, or fungal infection—or it may stem from an allergy. In acknowledgement of the inter-relationship between the nasal and sinus passages, otolaryngologists (ear, nose, and throat specialists) often refer to the condition as “rhinosinusitis.”

Vitamin D3 Is Important In Autoimmune Disorders

Vitamin D has a well-established role in calcium metabolism and bone health, but recently there has been a great deal of research looking at the effect of vitamin D on other body tissues, especially immune cells. It is now known that there are vitamin D receptors (VDRs) located in the nuclei of all immune cells, including antigen-presenting cells, natural killer cells, and B and T lymphocytes.

Acid-Blocking Drugs Increase Heart Disease Risk

Proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) are a group of drugs whose main action is blocking the secretion of gastric acid. They are dominant medical treatment of peptic ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), andindigestion. Popular examples include Nexium, Prilosec, Protonix, Prevacid, and Aciphex.

Healing with Reiki

Reiki (pronounced RAY-kee) is a safe, gentle, and nonintrusive healing technique. It was developed by a Japanese Buddhist priest, Mikao Usui, who brought it to thousands of students and eventually opened a Reiki clinic in Tokyo in 1922. Reiki was once taught as a part of ancient Buddhist philosophy and while Reiki is spiritual in nature, it is not a religion.

Early Musical Training May Aid Speech Development

Those piano lessons you had as a kid can pay off later in life. Researchers have found the strongest evidence yet that musical training in youth can help prevent declines in the ability to comprehend speech. 

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