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7 odd, natural ways to boost your health

By: Sidney Stevens on March 1, 2012, 5:32 p.m.
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Ice swimming

Heat seekers and sun-worshipers may want to skip this one, but many people swear by the curative powers of diving into bone-chilling waters. In fact, ice-swimming advocates claim a brisk dip invigorates the immune system, wards off colds and flu, elevates your mood, improves circulation, and eliminates toxins from your body. Just be sure to get your doctor’s go-ahead before taking the plunge if you have a heart condition or other serious health problems.