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Try Frequent Blinking for Healthier Eyes and Better Vision

If you're keen on taking optimal care of your eyes and vision, I encourage you to adopt the habit of blinking softly as often as possible.

Frequent and gentle blinking is essential to maintaining healthy eyes and optimal vision because it allows your eyelids to keep your eyes coated with three beneficial layers of tears: Read more about Try Frequent Blinking for Healthier Eyes and Better Vision

 

Winter Cleanse

Traditional cleansing programs that call for freshly pressed juices, raw foods, and even room temperature water with lemon juice, maple syrup, and pepper may work for most people when the weather is warm, but how do you experience an effective cleanse without feeling exceedingly cold and frail during late fall, winter, and early spring? Read more about Winter Cleanse

 

Garlic - A Natural Treatment For Warts and Corns

Warts are considered non-cancerous skin growths - different strains of the human papilloma virus (HPV) cause warts to form on different areas of the body. Warts that form on the fingers are typically called "common" warts, while those that appear on the soles of the feet are called plantar warts. Read more about Garlic - A Natural Treatment For Warts and Corns

 

How to Improve Blood Flow in Your Hands and Arms

Originally published in July of 2015

As a follow-up to a previous article on optimizing blood circulation in your lower extremities, this article serves to explain several physical steps that you can take to ensure healthy blood circulation in your arms and hands.

Before I get to some specific suggestions, here is a list of some of what you can accomplish by optimizing blood circulation in your upper extremities: Read more about How to Improve Blood Flow in Your Hands and Arms

 

Two Simple Strengthening Exercises to Keep Your Elbows and Wrists Healthy

Even among fitness enthusiasts, I've consistently found that many people neglect the tendons that control their wrists and elbows - this is a big mistake, as these tissues are not well perfused with blood, so when they are injured, they can take many months to heal. All of us constantly use our wrists and elbows, but most of us only tune into this reality if we injure one of these areas.

To build and maintain strength in the tendons that attach to and move your wrists and elbows, please consider making the following exercises a part of your everyday life:

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The Roots of Rheumatoid Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, Lupus, and Other Autoimmune Illnesses

You have countless immune cells in every corner of your body that are constantly working to keep you healthy by identifying, packaging, and eliminating harmful substances that have made their way into your blood.

If your immune system falters and begins to identify some of your own tissues as being harmful or unnecessary, it will work to attack and eliminate these tissues through an inflammatory response that can cause pain and discomfort in many forms - this is how autoimmune illness develops. Read more about The Roots of Rheumatoid Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, Lupus, and Other Autoimmune Illnesses

 

How to use Acupressure to Improve Blood Flow to Your Legs and Feet

Have you noticed that your fingernails grow more quickly than your toenails? If not, the next time you clip your fingernails and toenails on the same day, take note of how quickly they grow. I'm confident that you'll find that your fingernails need another trim at least a few days before your toenails do.

Are you curious about why your fingernails grow faster than your toenails? The answer is simple: Read more about How to use Acupressure to Improve Blood Flow to Your Legs and Feet

 

Shoes and Sandals for Healthy Feet

A few summers ago, I mentioned that we purchased Keen Newport Sandals for our boys to give their growing bodies optimal support from the ground up.

I've since received many notes from readers who have found Keen's H2 model to be helpful for a wide variety of physical problems surrounding the feet, ankles, knees, hips, and even the lower back region. Read more about Shoes and Sandals for Healthy Feet

 

Optimal Cushioning For Your Feet

Few health challenges are as frustrating and slow-to-heal as plantar fascitis. Since feet are rarely given time to completely rest, many sufferers experience gnawing pain for several months, and in some cases, years. Read more about Optimal Cushioning For Your Feet

 

An Oft Overlooked Cause of Joint Pain

When people ask me about Achilles tendon or wrist pain, one of the first things I do is evaluate the muscles higher up that lead to the site of pain.

In the case of Achilles tendonitis, I test the calf muscles (gastrocnemius and soleus) for length and presence of adhesions, and in the case of wrist pain, I check the forearm flexors and extensors closer to their origin near the elbow joint. Read more about An Oft Overlooked Cause of Joint Pain

 

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