Surprising Hidden Health Hazards of the Holiday Season

Here's how to sidestep some staples of the season that can leave you feeling less than merry (20 Photos)

Brenda Kearns on Nov 14, 2011 at 8:12AM

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Surprising Hidden Health Hazards of the Holiday Season

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Seasonal Save: Use Twinkle Lights Instead

Create the same inviting atmosphere with electrically-lit decorations instead. “Deck your halls with colored lights, then set out bowls of fresh potpourri to add a welcoming scent without sapping your health,” suggests Dr. Baillie-Hamilton. Choose a potpourri mix containing mint or citrus. These rejuvenating scents can boost energy as much as 20 percent, say researchers at Chicago’s Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Foundation. 


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