Health & Fitness

The Power of Medicinal Mushrooms

by guest blogger Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc, integrative medicine pioneer Is it too early to start thinking about cold and flu season? Not at all. Vacations are over, the kids are back in school, and doctor’s offices have already ordered this year’s flu vaccine. The inevitable wave of viral infections can’t be far behind. Even […]

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The F-Words

 by guest blogger Selene Yeager, health, fitness and cycling expert and the author of Get Fast: A Complete Guide to Gaining Speed Wherever You Ride It’s a Sunday in early August 1997. I’m 28 years old and I’ve just woken up the morning of my very first road bike race. And I’m cowering under the […]

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How Yoga is Like Apples

by Holly Walck Kostura, devoted Iyengar yoga student and teacher photos by T. Maxová, shot on the lush grounds of a private retreat located on the French Riviera and owned by a family of Karma yogis How is yoga like apples? The answer is simple: From one small seed grows a multitude of fruit. Apple […]

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Toxic Chemicals Don’t Belong in Feminine Products. Period.

by guest blogger Erin Switalski, executive director of Women’s Voices for the Earth I’m impressed to see all of these fun and empowering ads for tampons and pads lately.  From Hello Flo’s viral First Moon Party to P&G’s tear-jerking Like a Girl, these videos are giving the subject of menstruation a lot more serious attention […]

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Defend Your Natural Rights

by guest blogger Maya K. van Rossum, the Delaware Riverkeeper Our rights to free speech and religious freedom are among the many fundamental rights guaranteed by our federal and state constitutions, which we fiercely fight to protect in the United States. But while our Declaration of Independence talks about the right to life and the pursuit […]

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Light on Iyengar: My Little Yoga Story

I first started taking yoga 17 years ago. How do I remember that number exactly? Well, I was pregnant with my now 17-year-old daughter and really wanted to find a yoga teacher who could help me through the pregnancy. And that leads one quickly to Iyengar yoga, since it is the most cautious and health-focused […]

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Can the War on Cancer Be Won? A Surprising Answer

By Diana Zuckerman, PhD, president of the Cancer Prevention and Treatment Fund The “War on Cancer” might finally be making good progress—certainly more progress than most of the wars around the world today. We are making real strides in terms of learning about the causes of cancer, the risks and benefits of various tests used […]

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10 Easy Back-to-School Breakfasts

With the return of school comes the age-old question, “What do you want for breakfast?” We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day—or at least it’s the first meal of the day, and the day always seems to go better when it starts with a good meal. I still remember […]

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