Your Head-to-Toe Guide to Natural Health

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Brain, head, eyes

Brain: Feeling down? Acupuncture, Chinese herbs, Tai Chi, and yoga are known depression-fighters; SAM-e, full-spectrum lighting, prayer, gratitude, and positive affirmations may also help. For fatigue with depression, try acetyl-L-carnitine (an amino acid derivative). Take 500 milligrams two or three times a day.

Head: Biofeedback, a relaxation technique that sends brain-wave info to the user via headphones and fingertip electrodes, can prevent migraines. Magnesium supplements or herbs such as butterbur or feverfew may also help headache sufferers. 

  Eyes: Keep your vision sharp with bilberries, which are packed with antioxidants—even more than their blueberry cousins. Bilberry smoothie, anyone? 

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