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5 Habits for a Healthier Brain, Vail Ranch Pharmacy in Temecula, CA
21
May

5 Habits for a Healthier Brain (and Life) - By Jennifer Jones

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I started having seizures when I was around 5—the kind of seizures you see in the movies: fall-flat-on-the-ground-shaking-like-you’re-electrocuted-eyes-rolling-to-the-top-of-your-head seizures. These kind of seizures are now called tonic-clonic seizures, but when I was a little girl, they were called “grand mal” seizures, which means “the big bad.” Perhaps they changed the name because calling something “the big bad” isn’t very hopeful for patients.

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What is Kefir and Why Is It So Good for You?
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May
15
Apr

Why We Need Probiotics - A Beautiful Symbiosis

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Do you cringe when someone mentions probiotics because you really don't want to think about those zillions of bacteria living in your gut? Swallowing down some more to add to the pile may not sound like an appealing thought, but the truth is that taking probiotics is probably one of the best interventions you can do to stay healthy or regain your health. That's because those four pounds of little critters in your gut are to a very large degree your immune system. They hold the keys to your very existence.

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27
Feb

Where do allergies come from?

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"Mommy, where do allergies come from?"

The question, from a boy sitting at a table near mine, caught my attention. Obviously a pro at handling the random curiosities of a young child, his mom said: "From flowers and grass and foods like peanuts."

The boy went back to his meal, seemingly satisfied with her answer.

I was not.

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Tasty, inexpensive, and versatile, chickpeas are a truly an amazing food!
28
Jan

5 Super Benefits of Chickpeas!

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Breaking scientific research now credits the humble chickpea with the ability to help prevent heart disease and reduce food cravings. According to a study published in the April 7th edition of the Canadian Medical Association Journal, a single ¾-cup serving of chickpeas, lentils or beans a day lowers levels of harmful LDL cholesterol by as much as 5 percent, leading to a 5 to 6 percent reduction in the risk of cardiovascular disease.

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25
Jan

Where Did Your New Year’s Resolution Go?

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How’s your New Year’s resolution coming? If you’re anything like me, you have inevitably put off your resolution at least once. Resolutions often dissolve as quickly as they are developed—for many of us, nothing really changes after New Year’s Day. The uncomfortable truth is that only 8 percent of people actually keep their resolutions, according to research by University of Scranton. The numbers beg this question: Why do so many of us fail at our resolutions?

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19
Dec

You know you have a gallbladder, but do you know where it is and what it does?

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Do you know where your heart is? Check. Know where your brain is? Check. What about your gallbladder? Hmmm. It's one of those organs that you don't think too much about unless something goes wrong.

Let's fill in some of these blanks.


Where Is Your Gallbladder?

When your gallbladder starts to hurt, you'll know right away where it is.

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14
Nov

Have you had your Pumpkin today? It's time for Pumpkin Everything!

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It's time for Pumpkin Everything! . . . Not only is fall's signature squash versatile enough to fit into all the above and more, it also packs some powerful healthy perks -- like keeping heart health, vision and waistlines in check, as long as you take it easy on the pie, that is.

A cup of cooked, mashed pumpkin contains more than 200 percent of your recommended daily intake of vitamin A, which aids vision, particularly in dim light, according to the National Institutes of Health.

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Upset Stomach? How About Some Burnt Toast?
12
Nov

Upset Stomach? How About Some Burnt Toast?

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With the holidays upon us and a bounty of celebratory foods and beverages available to us we decided to put together a little home remedy list for upset stomachs so we can all be a little merrier during the season. Happy Holidays!

Most often the reason for an upset stomach is indiscipline in dietary habits :
- Overeating
- Excessive consumption of alcohol
- Eating food high in greasy ingredients and spices
- Eating food high in spices
- Excessive consumption of coffee or tea
(Food poisoning is the other).

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27
Oct

10 Ways Cinnamon Can Spice Up Your Life!

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Who doesn’t love a sprinkling of cinnamon on fresh apple pie or atop a chai latte?  It’s just one of those spices that tastes fantastic.  But taste is not the only reason to love cinnamon.  Here are 10 health reasons (plus an extra reason) to love this super spice:

1. Numerous studies show that cinnamon regulates blood sugar, making it a great choice for diabetics and hypoglycemics alike.  That’s also great news for anyone who wants stable energy levels and moods.

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