Health & Fitness

Fat Is Not a Feeling

  by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition Recently, Facebook came under fire for offering the emoticon “fat” as an option under “feeling ___” when posting on the site. Since I rarely use emoticons when posting on my Dr. Pam Peeke page, I was shocked when […]

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Standing on the Frontlines: Parenthood Rx

by guest blogger Robyn O’Brien, author and former financial and food-industry analyst The last few weeks have brought about a flurry of headlines for 21st-century parents: A new food allergy study suggested that we should be feeding our babies peanuts after a prior study suggested the opposite. A Girl Scout troop in Houston, made up […]

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Yoga for Digestive Health: Detoxifying the Body, Mind, and Soul

  by Holly Walck Kostura, certified Iyengar Yoga teacher The sun is shining brighter and longer each day now, which always inspires me to go deeper into the cleaning of my home—probably because I can actually see the dust bunnies now. Your body lives in the physical structure called “home,” and it thrives when living […]

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Protecting Our Kids from Chemical Exposures—Like a Girl

by guest blogger Deirdre Imus, author and environmental health advocate Puberty is awkward. Everything starts to change, and you feel like a foreigner in your own body. It’s not an easy transition no matter when it happens, but for a number of girls, puberty is starting earlier than ever before—sometimes as young as 7 years […]

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Are We Asking the Wrong Questions about Campus Sexual Assault?

by guest bloggers Diana Zuckerman, PhD, president of the National Center for Health Research, and Brandel France de Bravo, MPH, director of communications at the National Center for Health Research The President of the United States has expressed concern that one in five college women are being sexually assaulted. In response, pundits who have no statistical […]

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Conquering Restless Legs Syndrome

by guest blogger Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc, integrative medicine pioneer The symptoms often come at the worst possible time: at night when you’re trying to sleep. You feel a throbbing, itching, or uncomfortable sensation in the legs that escalates until you feel an overwhelming need to move them. Shifting the legs relieves the discomfort temporarily, […]

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6 Organic Ingredients You WANT in Your Beauty Products

  by guest blogger Ava Anderson, natural-beauty expert and safe-cosmetics advocate Typically when writing about beauty and personal care products, I’m explaining which harmful ingredients to avoid—such as fragrances, phthalates, and parabens. But today, I’ve decided to change things up and discuss to the other side of the coin: ingredients you want. Natural beauty isn’t […]

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7 Tips for a Healthy You

by guest blogger Dawna Stone, certified health coach, winner of The Apprentice: Martha Stewart, and author of The Healthy You Diet We all strive to be healthier, feel better, and look younger. Leading a healthy life benefits us both physically and mentally. Some benefits include healthy weight, glowing skin, bright eyes, improved thinking, increased energy, […]

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