Health & Fitness

What an Extra $10 at Your
Farmers Market Can Do

by guest blogger Susan Sink, vice president of development and external affairs for the American Farmland Trust We all have seen it: endless miles of malls, parking lots, and red lights in a world scaled for bulldozers and cars but not humanity. The sprawl of unchecked development eating into the fertile lands closest to our […]

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What Would Wendy Davis Do?
The REAL Threat to Women’s Health

by Diana Zuckerman, PhD, president of the National Research Center for Women & Families Do laws in Texas, Virginia, and Alabama requiring women’s health clinics to provide hospital-type surgical facilities show how much these states’ legislators care about women’s health, as Texas’ Governor Perry and others have claimed? Or is the goal to limit women’s […]

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Yoga for Improving Your Posture

by guest blogger Holly Walck, devoted Iyengar yoga student and teacher “I just went to for my annual checkup and I was a half-inch taller than last year, before I started to practice yoga!” Yoga teachers near and far often hear this exclamation by surprised students. It speaks of one of those moments when, as […]

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5 Shocking Facts about Your Cosmetics

by guest blogger Ava Anderson, natural beauty expert and safe cosmetics advocate I decided when I was 14 that I would work to clean up the beauty industry. After learning about the use of toxic chemicals in personal care products during a news segment, I spent a year researching the products I was using and […]

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How Fracking Affects Your Farmer’s Market

by guest blogger Harriet Shugarman, executive director and founder of ClimateMama and a mentor and climate leader for the Climate Reality Project As we become more careful about what we put into our bodies, options and opportunities to be more health conscious abound: organic, non-GMO, gluten free…the list goes on. Will we soon be adding […]

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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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