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Detox and Women’s Health

By Frank Lipman, MD A note from Marcelle: There’s a lot of buzz about detox right now, and we’re glad of it. Detox should be part of every woman’s effort to take control of her health. To help you learn how, we’ve asked Dr. Frank Lipman to share his perspective. Frank specializes in detoxification; he’s […]

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Could Coffee Be Good for You?

by Dixie Mills, MD Medical school requires one to be alert and awake, so of course I relied on a cup of coffee to do just that. After I got pregnant however, I lost my taste for it completely. Now don’t get me wrong – I still enjoy a good decaf latte – on a […]

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Caffeine Withdrawal

Caffeine Withdrawal – Doing it with Ease

Can you imagine a morning without coffee? Many women can’t, but caffeine can have so many negative effects on your body that I always recommend my patients try to cut back (or cut out entirely) the amount they are consuming. But quitting cold turkey may prompt more uncomfortable symptoms than you want to handle, making […]

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Caffeine's Health Benefits

The Caffeine Controversy — What’s the Buzz?

Many women I talk with today are confused about the conflicting voices constantly chiming in on caffeine  – and you may be too! Does caffeine harm or help your body?  Does coffee cause breast lumps?  Hot flashes?  Ulcers?  Does it help liver disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s?  How much is safe?  What constitutes an addiction […]

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Is Your Caffeine Boost Causing You to Sink?

There’s an awful lot in the media these days about caffeine, isn’t there? Is it good for you? Bad for you?  How much is too much? Are you addicted to the taste or the effect? It’s hard to tell from all the conflicting reports. Some headlines will tell you that caffeine is good for you, […]

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List of Common Toxins

A List of Common Toxins

Your toxic body burden: stresses on the detox system Your body faces a toxic burden from countless sources, including but not limited to: Environmental toxins  Outdoor pollution  Indoor pollution  Carpeting, especially when new  Combustion by-products (e.g., carbon monoxide)  Dust, at work or at home  Mold and mildew  Manufactured wood products, especially in new house construction […]

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Feel Better in Two Weeks — Try a Quick-Cleanse

How long has it been since you felt truly great? Stop for a moment and take inventory of how you feel right now. Are you feeling tired, bloated, moody, flabby, achy or spaced-out? Do your clothes fit a little tighter than you might like? Are you suffering from allergies or chemical sensitivities? Or are you […]

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Lymph System Health

The Lymph System and Your Health

Like Cinderella, the lymph labors quietly in the shadows to clean up the mess made by virtually all the other systems of the body. Widely regarded as a lesser sister to the circulatory system, the lymphatic system is actually a crucial player in your body’s ability to ward off disease and heal from injury. The […]

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Lymphoma and Lymphedema

Similar words describe different lymphatic system diseases Medical terms can be confusing, especially those that sound a lot alike, but mean very different things.  You might not be aware that lymphoma and lymphedema, though both impacting the lymphatic system in your body, are very different diseases. Most of us first become aware of the lymphatic […]

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