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By Alyssa Shaffer
woman drinking juice The claim is that it clears your body of toxins and can help you lose weight. But is a cleanse really necessary, and more important, is it safe? Photo credit: iStock
The alternative medicine expert says...On occasion, a cleanse can be useful.
Your body generally does a good job of flushing out toxins it absorbs from the environment, but sometimes it doesn't work as efficiently as it could. When this happens, you may feel tired or irritable, and an occasional juice cleanse can help your body get back on track. A cleanse involves eliminating solid foods and drinking your nutrients in the form of fruit and vegetable juices. A good cleanse lasts about three days, during which you drink anywhere from 48 to 72 ounces of a variety of freshly squeezed produce, such as spinach, kale, beets, carrots, apples and pineapple, and ideally nut juices (like cashew or almond milk) for protein and healthy fat.
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By Cheryl Solimini
back-to-school health tips Send your kids back to class healthy by making sure to schedule these important checkups. Photo credit: Getty Images
Head-to-Toe Physical Examination
Why: To track healthy development and pinpoint problems. Essential if your child will be involved in school sports.
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When: Every year on his or her birthday (if before September) or in summer
Who to See: Pediatrician or primary-care physician say ahhh! Send your kids back to class healthy by making sure to schedule these important checkups
(kids under 10 getting it for the first time need 2 doses, at least 4 weeks apart)
Why: Kids are at a higher risk of hospitalization from flu complications. when Every year in October through January
Who to See: Pediatrician or primary-care physician
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Plus: booster for tetanus and diphtheria (Tdap) if 5 years
Some women clearly have the genius-shopper gene: They feed their families for pennies, swoop up beautiful clothes for half off an already quadruple discount, and their shopping radar leads them to the one item at the flea market that's worth 10 times the asking price. Some of them are such wise buyers that they've made a career out of it. Read, learn and save as they share their wealth of knowledge. Photo credit: Sandy Maranesi; Hair & Makeup by: Scott Wiseman; John Cizmas
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Speciality: Saving on toiletries
When a member of her church introduced this stay-at-home mom to clipping coupons, she not only started racking up the savings, but she found that many drugstore items could be hers entirely for free. She ended up with a plentiful stockpile and began donating the excess to the needy. "I pay about 20% of what I used to at the drugstore," Leanette says. For her best tips, turn theRead More »from Secrets of 6 Top Super Shoppers