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Five Tips to Help You Get Better Sleep Now

(BPT) - The fact is, most people don’t get enough sleep. Getting the optimal amount of sleep each night not only leaves you feeling rested but has a profound impact on your overall health — affecting immunity, mental sharpness, weight management and much more†.

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Friday 03/27/2020
Company Steps Up to Keep Health Care Workers Healthy
Posted: March 27, 2020

(NewsUSA) - As the ongoing spread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) reshapes American lives by the day, and sometimes by the hour, the health and stability of the nation's essential work force, namely our health care workers and first responders, remains paramount.

Thursday 03/26/2020
Ignite Immunity, Clean Naturally With Lemons
Updated: March 31, 2020 - 2:30 am

(NAPSI)—If you’re among the increasing number of Americans keen on natural solutions to boost immunity these days, you may be glad to know the answer may be right in your refrigerator—or should be. Loaded with vitamin C and zinc, and with key antioxidant qualities, Limoneira Lemons can play a vital role in helping the immune system adapt to new threats and conditions.

Experts have cited lemons as a way to “reduce the risk of complications from a cold or flu, and reduce inflammation in the body.” Experiments have also found that lemon juice can destroy the bacteria of malaria, cholera, diphtheria, typhoid and other deadly diseases.

Lemons are also a boon to any kitchen or DIY beauty routine—plus, they’re a handy sustainability tool. Use them to make life simpler without investing in potentially toxic chemicals or overpriced solutions. In fact, beyond their immunity-boosting benefits, lemons provide natural antibacterial and antiseptic properties that let you clean and disinfect your home, naturally.

Here’s how to create a useful all-purpose cleaner for your kitchen and bathroom that can help your house smell spring fresh all year: Combine equal parts lemon juice and water in a spray bottle. You can use it nearly anywhere. For wood surfaces, create a polish by mixing one cup of olive oil and one-half cup of lemon juice. Test it first on a small spot.

For other “green cleaning” with lemon tips, visit www.Limoneira.com/cleaning.

 
 "A natural solution to boost immunity may be right in your refrigerator. Loaded with vitamin C, zinc and antioxidants, lemons can help your health and, when used as a cleaner, give your home a fresh smell.https://bit.ly/2UlE1Hm"

Get the Facts on Eating for Health And Boosting Your Immune System Naturally
Updated: March 28, 2020 - 2:33 am

(NAPSI)—Registered dietitian for California Strawberries, Colleen Wysocki, explains what factors play a role in immunity, eating for health, and how to boost immune systems naturally:

Are You Up to Date on the Latest Treatments For Your Heart? [Infographic]
Posted: March 26, 2020

(BPT) - Knowing the latest science and treatment options to reduce your risk for heart disease can save your life. Twelve million people are at risk due to elevated triglyceride levels, which may increase their risk for cardiovascular events. Many people continue to unknowingly take outdated therapies such as fenofibrates and niacin, which are no longer FDA-approved and have been proven ineffective. Luckily, there are new FDA-approved therapies that reduce cardiovascular events and those are represented in the latest medical guidelines. Patients should consult with their doctor and visit truetoyourheart.com for more information on how to best protect their hearts.

5 Tips to Spring Clean Your Spices
Updated: March 31, 2020 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) One area of the kitchen that is often overlooked when it comes to spring cleaning is the area home chefs keep their spices, whether it’s a cabinet, rack or drawer. Keeping your spices fresh and organized is a smart way to create faster, more flavorful meals.

5 Hacks for Greener, Happier Living
Updated: March 31, 2020 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) Whether you take shorter showers, reduce food waste or make eco-minded choices at the grocery store, adopting one simple habit can make a difference in protecting Earth’s natural resources. These simple, renewable lifestyle changes may even affect your personal mindset.

Add Joy to Spring Cleaning
Updated: March 31, 2020 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) While spring cleaning can be crucial in keeping your home in tip-top shape, especially for DIYers who find inspiration in the bright season for new home decor projects, the annual ritual can also feel overwhelming.

How to Find the Right Dog for Your Family
Updated: March 31, 2020 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) Adding a four-legged friend to the family is no small decision, and it’s easy to get distracted by sweet eyes pleading to be taken home. Becoming a dog parent is a major commitment, so it’s important to do your research and make well-informed choices before deciding on a new dog.

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