Health & Fitness

How to Counteract Cellphone Radiation

by guest blogger Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc, integrative medicine pioneer Despite a long and contentious debate, published research is increasingly pointing to cellphone use as a risk to your health. The level and types of risk remain uncertain, but considering that four billion people today rely on cellphone for daily communication, any risk is […]

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How Safe is Raw Milk?

by guest blogger Deirdre Imus, author and environmental health advocate Lately there has been some controversy brewing over milk—specifically raw milk, and its sale and safety. By definition, raw milk is milk that has not been pasteurized or homogenized. Proponents of the raw stuff insist it not only tastes better, but it’s also more nutritious since […]

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Learning How to Take Care of Yourself

I was lying on a table and she was hanging from two bars on the ceiling, skating over my back with her feet—a little like she was snowboarding or skating, only it was warm and there was a silky lotion and I could feel that her feet were not calloused like mine when I said, […]

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This Just In: Obesity Is a Disease

by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition In a landmark decision after years of arguments about whether or not obesity should be classified as a disease, the American Medical Association’s (AMA’s) House of Delegates voted to recognize obesity as a disease. As the dust settles […]

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Perfect Salmon

It never fails. If I ask my kids what they want for dinner, given anything, they almost always ask for salmon. I love it when they do because it’s so healthy, so easy, and so delicious! I’ve found a way to make it that makes everyone happy, and it’s totally quick. 1. The first key […]

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5 Nontoxic Ways to Get Ready for Baby

by guest blogger Robyn Jasko. I’m now 39 weeks pregnant and, I’ll tell you, it’s hard to have a “green” baby these days. From the high environmental impact of disposable diapers to the truckloads of stuff you need to get ready, these little bundles of joy can have quite the impact on the earth.

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A Simple Guide to Meditation

by guest blogger Isaac Eliaz. With regular practice, meditation helps break the cycles of anxiety and stress, replacing them with mental patterns that heal us instead. This is accomplished not by suppressing or rejecting negative feelings, but by relaxing and allowing these thoughts and emotions to simply come and go, without giving them weight or attaching any specific meaning to them.

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Yoga for Promoting Patience

by guest blogger Holly Walck. What follows is a sequence designed to bring you into what TS Eliot calls “the still point of the turning world”, the state of Yoga. The seated poses loosen tense hips and bring a sense of connection to the stability offered by the earth while the forward extensions quiet, soothe and heal frayed nerves.

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