Health & Fitness

From Mayhem to Mindful

by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition Several months ago, I had an opportunity to attend an extraordinary conference at Harvard University, entitled Meditation and Psychotherapy: Deepening Mindfulness with Thich Nhat Hanh. An advocate of all things meditation, I’d found that the foundation of most meditative […]

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Addressing the ADD/ADHD “Epidemic”

by guest blogger Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc, integrative medicine pioneer The holiday season brings a buzz of excitement and activity, but for those with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or its close cousin, attention-deficit disorder (ADD), this time of year can be particularly difficult. Stress, sugar, and cabin fever can worsen the symptoms of these increasingly […]

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Chem Fatale: Toxic Chemicals in WHAT?!

by guest blogger Cassidy Randall, director of outreach for Women’s Voices for the Earth WARNING: We are about to delve into an intimate and maybe uncomfortable topic: toxic chemicals in feminine care products. You’re probably thinking, “Seriously? Now I have to worry about toxic chemicals in THOSE, too?” The answer, unfortunately, is yes. (For now, […]

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12 Pilates Moves That Will Redefine
Fitness for You this Year!

by guest blogger Brooke Siler, celebrity Pilates instructor, owner of re:AB Pilates Studio and author of the recently launched The Women’s Health Big Book of Pilates What does being fit look and feel like to your innermost informant? Is it limited to shape, tone, and size, or is it based on quality of movement? Is it […]

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Stocking up on Seasonal Super Foods

by guest blogger Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc, integrative medicine pioneer Our relationship with food is constantly evolving. In the past few years, many of us have embraced localism, doing the extra work to find items that are locally grown and raised rather than shipped thousands of miles from foreign locations. We do this for […]

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Warning: This Birth Control Product
May Be Hazardous to Your Health

by guest blogger Diana Zuckerman, PhD, president of the National Research Center for Women & Families “Was I just unlucky, or is this medical product not really safe?” That’s a question I get asked often, and was recently asked about Essure, a “permanent birth control” device made by Bayer. At first it seemed these women […]

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The Yoga of Fullness

by Holly Walck, devoted Iyengar yoga student and teacher Do you know that saying, “Don’t tempt the fates”? Well, in my last blog I asserted that a dedicated yoga practice had seated me in gratitude, which leads to contentment. I’d already planned my next assignment, in honor of the Thanksgiving holiday, to explore the concept […]

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You Are What Your Grandparents Ate

by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition At some point, you’ve learned that “you are what you eat.” Consume junk food and your risk for heart disease, diabetes, and cancer skyrockets. Grab an apple instead of a Twinkie, and your body rewards you with a strengthened […]

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