Health & Fitness

Angelina Jolie’s Decision

by Diana Zuckerman, PhD. If we care about women’s health, we need to stop thinking of mastectomy as the “brave” choice and understand that the risks and benefits of mastectomy are different for every woman with cancer or the risk of cancer. In breast cancer, any reasonable treatment choice is the brave choice.

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Renew Your Vitality with a Spring Cleanse

by guest blogger Isaac Eliaz. This is a great time to clear away toxins that clutter our bodies. We may not be able to see them, but we can sure feel them. A spring cleanse and detoxification program offers us an opportunity to refresh and renew ourselves on every level.

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A Simple Way to Take Care of Yourself

by guest blogger Pam Peeke. It turns out that time is the major culprit that ignites our collective stress and anxiety responses. Some researchers have even gone so far as to call stress “a disease of time deficiency.” There are some very simple ways that you can take care of yourself, reduce stress, stay healthy, and enjoy life.

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It’s Spring! Make Stress a Stranger

by guest blogger Deirdre Imus. April is Stress Awareness Month—although it’s safe to say most of us are aware of stress every single day. The question of how best to manage stress remains. While some people choose prescription medication or self-medication (drugs and alcohol), others opt for more natural approaches: acupuncture, massage, talk therapy, or exercise. But new research points to an even better stress reliever…

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Tips for Surviving Allergy Season

by guest blogger Isaac Eliaz, MD. Allergies can be a sign of a poorly functioning immune system or even digestive problems. So, there’s actually no such thing as “just an allergy.” Every system of the body is interconnected, and allergic flare-ups indicate an inflammatory imbalance somewhere that needs to be addressed.

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Salt

Two days. That’s all it took. When I was at the spa in Australia, the chefs did not use any salt in their food, so for two days I was salt free. At first, I balked. Soup without salt can be a very sad thing at first. But a funny thing happened. By the end of the two days I had recalibrated my tastebuds and suddenly, I didn’t need salt.

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Yoga Twists to Strengthen and Cleanse

by guest blogger Holly Walck. Once, after reaching into the backseat of may car resulted in days of back spasms, I discovered how essential twisting postures were for the health of my back. As a bonus, twists cleanse the liver and kidneys. They strengthen the digestive system and give the body a much-needed wringing out after the heavier meals of winter and the rainy days of early Spring.

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Spring Healing Through the Arts

by guest blogger Pam Peeke. Healers come in many forms, from traditional doctors and nurses to complementary practitioners like acupuncturists, yoga instructors, and massage therapists. There’s now plenty of science to show a whole range of positive benefits from regular use of each of these modalities. Flash-forward to the present and we’re witnessing the emergence of a whole new group of healers—artists.

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