Health & Fitness

Yoga for an Immune System “Boost-Up”

by Holly Walck, devoted Iyengar yoga student and teacher There are countless studies that show that yoga improves immune functioning, most recently the one mentioned in a post here by Dr. Eliaz that describes “how yoga is actually working to benefit us on the genetic level.” The online Oxford English Dictionary defines immunity as “the […]

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Food Addiction is Real

by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition     One year ago I launched my book, The Hunger Fix: The Three-Stage Detox and Recovery Plan for Overeating and Food Addiction (Rodale 2012), on Katie Couric’s show. Within five days it became a New York Times best […]

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3 Toxic Cosmetics You Should Replace Now

by guest blogger Ava Anderson, natural beauty expert and safe cosmetics advocate I always say that it is all about the ingredients, and I recommend using products without harmful ingredients in order to reduce your daily, weekly, yearly, and lifetime body burden of chemicals with known and suspected disease implications. Since up to 60 percent of […]

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Oxygen: The Forgotten Nutrient

by guest blogger Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc, integrative medicine pioneer Breathing is essential to life. And because it’s automatic, we don’t have to focus on breathing the way we do eating or walking, so we rarely think about it. But maybe we should. Taking in oxygen is fundamental to good health, and for all […]

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Natural Ways to Boost Your
Immunity for Fall

by guest blogger Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc, integrative medicine pioneer Cold and flu season is approaching, and the sooner you begin your immune-boosting regimen, the better your chances of staying vibrant and healthy all year long. We all know the commonsense measures: Get enough sleep, practice good hygiene and healthy stress reduction, eat lots […]

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An Open Letter to President Obama
Regarding Syria

Dear President Obama, I’ve tried very hard to support you all these years. I attended your first inauguration. (It was very cold.) I voted for you twice. I even paid a lot of money to have my picture taken with you. You were charming. Presidential. I told you I believed in you. All these years […]

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3 Major Food System
Problems—in Cartoons

Excerpts from the new book Eat Drink Vote: An Illustrated Guide to Food Politics by Marion Nestle, PhD, MPH, Paulette Goddard Professor in the department of nutrition, food studies, and public health at New York University I have long believed that much of the excitement and enjoyment of studying food and nutrition derives from the […]

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Saying Goodbye to Summer

Hi everyone! I hope you enjoyed my 14 days of summer meditations. For those of you who followed along, thank you. Even though summer doesn’t officially end until the autumn equinox, Labor Day always feels like the “official” end, so I hope you have a great one today! In case you missed the series—enjoy! 14 […]

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