Health & Fitness

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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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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