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Potassium Rich Foods                      Measure                                    Potassium Almonds                                               2 ounces                                         412 mg Apricots, dried                                     10 halves                                         407 mg Avocados, raw         ...

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The condition is caused by what is called ‘‘Hypothalamitis’’ –– over-activation of the Hypothalamus area in the Central Nervous System. The Hypothalamus is situated in the mid-brain, from which place it controls practically every organ in the body, mainly through the Endocrine system. In particular, it influences the Sympathetic Nervous System (ANS) and the Immune System, where most of the symptoms of ‘‘Hypothalamitis’’ arise. In all, the Hypothalamus controls energy levels, the sleep cycle, muscular function, circulation, temperature, the gut and defense against infection. The key function of the Hypothalamus is to coordinate the actions of the Nervous system, the...

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Some institutions require flu shots for employees.  Not much of a choice there.  However, the public in general can make informed and educated choices about flu shots.  An M.D. recently posted information about the near fatal reaction he had from his flu shot.  It put him in a paralyzed situation for three months following his shot.  Of course, he indicated he would never do a flu shot again.  Since most people get ill after receiving the annual injection for a while and unfortunately some even experience long term debilitating effects, why do the shot? Alas, I know the answer.  Television,...

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I am opposed to most diet plans because of the expense (you have to buy their foods), the recommended calorie reduction foods(the starvation mode), and other strange recommended supplements to make your body do strange things. Of course, nobody wants to up their metabolism by exercise so it seems easier to eat properly. Increasing metabolism by mild or moderate exercise or simple walking would suffice but doing some type of muscular activity daily would be a super way to lose weight properly. It is an old process to calculate daily calories but frankly it is important. Most people eat way...

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            I am amazed at the high numbers of individuals that still are totally dependent on their physician for health advice.  Some physicians have gone to great extents to study natural medicine post Medical School and many have not. Many docs are still depending on a pharmaceutical reps advice. Unfortunately, patients are getting caught in the pharmaceutical “jaws” and have difficulty getting away from poor and often unfounded MD information.   Too many of the prescription medications that we take are very habit forming.  If not physically habit forming, then psychologically.  We need to take more responsibility in resolving our own...

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