Health & Fitness

Oh My, Blood!

Whenever I go to a spa, I want to try things that I’ve never tried before. So this time I signed up for a holistic iridology session, where they look at your eyes and tell you about your health. But as the naturopath and I were talking, she thought looking at my blood might be a little more helpful, so I agreed. When I say looking, I really mean LOOKING.

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Green Cleaning Myths

by guest blogger Deirdre Imus. It can be difficult—almost impossible—for the average person to make sense of the various labels on green cleaning products, and to decipher what’s good, what’s bad, and what’s truly awful. After all, the terms “all-natural” and “organic” can easily refer to substances that are indeed both natural and organic—and also bad for your health.

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What’s Behind the Secret Epidemic of Hypothyroidism

by guest blogger Isaac Eliaz, MD. Most of us don’t ever think about our thyroid. This gland is located in the neck and produces hormones that regulate energy metabolism, control protein synthesis, and adjust the body’s sensitivity to other hormones. The thyroid is also involved in detoxification, growth functions, immunity, and more. Given all of these critical actions, it makes sense to take care of such a precious and sensitive area of health.

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Secret Scents: The Hidden
Chemicals in Fragrance

by guest blogger Alexandra Scranton. If you are diagnosed with a skin allergy to fragrance, or want to avoid fragrances for precautionary health reasons, how can you avoid them? It’s a lot tougher than you might think, but there are steps you can take to stay fragrance free. Here’s what you need to know…

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Yoga to Still the Head
and Open the Heart

by guest blogger Holly Walck. This yoga sequence is designed to cultivate a profound stillness in the body and the mind and open the doorway to the heart. Go on, walk inside; it’s a very nice place to visit and you can stay as long as you desire. As my husband says regularly, “Every day with yoga is like a vacation.”

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The Other Energy Crisis: Yours

by Isaac Eliaz, MD. We are having an energy crisis in this country, and it’s not just about fossil fuels. Our frenetic modern lifestyles require constant momentum. We simply don’t have the time—or desire—to be still, regardless of how fatigued we feel. As a result, energy has become a commodity that we buy and ingest. Coffee is the elixir of productivity, and every city block has a Starbucks to ensure we get our fix.

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Strong Mind, Stronger Body

by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD. Researchers have estimated that more than 80 percent of resolutions eventually fail in the short term. January’s joyful hope seems to transform into a February failure. But, it’s March! Spring is in the air, and you can easily restart your fitness fire, or keep it going stronger if you’re already on track. Here’s the secret.

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6 Ways to Keep Cancer at Bay

by guest blogger Deirdre Imus. Today is the last day of February and National Cancer Prevention Month, and I thought we should take one more moment to pay special attention to how we can do right by our bodies, and make sure our loved ones do the same. With the National Cancer Institute projecting that one in two adults will get cancer in his or her lifetime, here are some key steps you can take to keep cancer at bay.

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