Health & Fitness

Yoga for Men, Part I: Forward Extensions

by guest blogger Holly Walck Kostura, certified Iyengar Yoga teacher Dear Male Yogis, I am a female yoga practitioner and teacher, and I confess that for a very long time, I didn’t understand the challenges you face, particularly with forward bends. As my teaching skills developed, I began to observe the keen differences between the […]

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Bug Spray

by guest blogger Ava Anderson, natural-beauty expert and safe-cosmetics advocate Did you know that what we put on our skin can be absorbed directly into our bodies? Our skin is often a gateway to the bloodstream, which is why products like nicotine and estrogen patches work. Unfortunately, our skin lacks the benefit of the body’s […]

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5 Simple (and Free!) Habits for Glowing Skin

by guest blogger Lisa Bronner, writer of the blog Going Green with a Bronner Mom Put that credit card away! Before you spend another dime on the latest and greatest beauty potions, strengthen the foundation of your skincare routine with these five free—or nearly free—practices for glowing skin. The truth is, if you don’t have these […]

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Sweet Success from Across the Pond

by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition Back in November, I received a call from the producer of Good Morning Britain, the UK equivalent of U.S. morning shows like Today. The show was launching a “sugar-free” campaign, a segment in which three women would be selected […]

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Protecting Our Rights to Pure Water, Clean Air, and a Healthy Environment

  by guest blogger Maya K. van Rossum, the Delaware Riverkeeper Bernie Sanders, what is your position on ensuring people have a right to get a healthy glass of water out of their household faucet, one free of industry contamination and toxins? Hilary Clinton, do you agree children have a right to a healthy breath of […]

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Maria’s Five Favorites: Summer Protection

Tomorrow is the official start of summer—my all-time favorite season! I love it all: the BBQs, the long days, the warm nights, the fireflies, the ocean breeze, and the SUNSHINE, birds, and bees! But like most good things, too much can be harmful for you. So how do you protect yourself safely and naturally from […]

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Yoga for That (Nagging, Aching) Pain in Your Butt

“The science of Yoga is the eradication of sorrows.” —Prashant Iyengar, yoga teacher, author, and son of Guru B.K.S. Iyengar There are some things in life that we cannot change and others that we can. I recently moved to a new state and learned that if I want to register my car in said new […]

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Friends with Benefits—Getting to Know Your Gut Microbiome

by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition When we’re hungry, we often hear familiar growling sounds emanating from deep inside our abdomen, reminding us it’s time to feed our body. Experiencing these rumblings, you may stare at your tummy and wonder what’s really going on in […]

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