Health & Fitness

Which Cancer Drugs Actually Work? Many Unanswered Questions Threaten Patients and Families

by Diana Zuckerman, PhD, president of the Cancer Prevention and Treatment Fund Many new cancer treatments cost $10,000 each month or more, and yet three out of four are not proven to extend life, according to a recent study. Of course, survival isn’t the only possible benefit of cancer treatment. But, unfortunately, most of these medications […]

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Dig In and Grow Your Own

by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition As senior science advisor to Elements Behavioral Health, the largest national residential addiction-treatment program, I’m in the process of integrating a natural, whole-foods-based nutrition program to support lifelong recovery. Presently, I’m also working with Malibu Vista, a women’s mental […]

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New Ways to Use Pumpkin

5 New Ways to Use Pumpkin

 by guest blogger Peggy Kotsopoulos, registered holistic nutritionist, culinary consultant, and author of Kitchen Cures: Revolutionize Your Health with Foods that Heal While pumpkin is the quintessential representation of fall, this orange gourd has many more uses (and benefits!) beyond the notorious jack-o’-lantern. Health Perks of Pumpkin Pumpkin is rich in beta-carotene, a powerful antioxidant […]

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How Effective Is Your Cold Remedy?

by guest blogger Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc, integrative medicine pioneer Let’s face it: Beyond making us feel miserable, even a minor cold can be a major disruption, especially since we rarely take the time to allow ourselves valuable rest. Inherently, we know that work, errands, obligations, and other parts of life have to wait until […]

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6 Toxic Chemicals Lurking in Baby Products

by guest blogger Ava Anderson, natural-beauty expert and safe-cosmetics advocate According to the nonprofit Environmental Working Group (EWG), “the EPA has determined that infants up to age 2 are, on average, 10 times more vulnerable to carcinogenic chemicals than adults, and from age 2 to 15 they are 3 times more vulnerable to carcinogens than […]

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Ebola vs. Climate Change, Fear vs. Courage

Recently, I’ve seen a lot of social media humor and sarcasm around the fearful public response to ebola as compared to people’s generally unafraid responses to climate change. People are wondering why everyone is freaking out about a difficult-to-contract disease and not freaking out about the end of civilization as a result of climate change. […]

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Yoga for Running Recovery

by Holly Walck Kostura, devoted Iyengar yoga student and teacher I remember so well how liberating it felt to run: my feet pounding the earth, the fire building in my quadriceps, and the air blowing across my skin. My mind always felt so spacious after a run; all the ruminations of the past and worries […]

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Stop! Take a Moment…

It’s that time when the end of the year comes crashing through like a raging river of candy (Halloween), food (Thanksgiving), and shopping (Christmas). It’s so easy to get swept up in its waters. Whether you love it or hate it, the river is coming and you can’t really fight it, you just kind of […]

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