Health & Fitness

We Are Not a Type

  by Elizabeth Comeau, digital editor at Runner’s World and Zelle I was a gym rat. I was the woman who took every wacky class my gym offered; I swam laps in the morning with masters swimmers; I lifted weights with the frat boys in the afternoons; I did TRX in the corner by myself. […]

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Live, Laugh, Love

by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition On a gorgeous spring day 17 years ago, I met a new patient. Wearing a stylish wide-brimmed hat, which hid the early regrowth of her post-chemotherapy hair, as well as her signature strands of pearls, Michele sat calmly smiling. […]

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Taking on Arthritis

by guest blogger Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc, integrative medicine pioneer Joints work so well, we often take them for granted. These wonderfully engineered structures allow us to walk, reach, grasp, and perform dozens of other crucial activities. Yet we hardly even give them a thought—until a problem arises. Then we can only marvel at how […]

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Just Say No to “Fragrance” This Holiday!

by guest blogger Ava Anderson, natural-beauty expert and safe-cosmetics advocate It might smell delicious and divine, but that pleasant scent designed to evoke happiness and fond memories is most likely a concoction brewed from an unknown mashup from a list of 3,000 of potentially dangerous chemicals. Chemicals hidden under the term “fragrance” or “parfum” on […]

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How a Gas Glut got 100 People Arrested

“Climate Justice-FERC Action Day 1″ by Nick Lyell/Flickr, licensed under CC 2.0 by Sam Koplinka-Loehr, community organizer with Clean Air Council “Well, there’s a gas glut right now” is usually not the reason someone ends up in jail. And it definitely isn’t the sexiest reason to end up in jail. Gas glut sounds more like […]

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Ayurveda and Yoga: Balancing the Vata Dosha during the Holiday Season

by guest bloggers Jeff Perlman and Holly Walck   This time of year is cold and busy. The temperatures plummet across most of the country, and the holiday season has us on the run, trying to accomplish even more than usual. It’s the perfect storm for an imbalance of the vata dosha in the body and […]

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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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