Health & Fitness

Five Things To Avoid To Prevent
Breast Cancer

by guest blogger Isaac Eliaz. Over the past decade, real progress has been made in the prevention and treatment of breast cancer. Even though we are making headway, it’s important to remember we may never completely prevent or cure this disease. We must stay vigilant to continue refining and redefining our breast cancer approaches for greater prevention and survival rates. Here are 5 risk factors that can be eliminated or reduced to help prevent the development of breast cancer.

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Better Bacon

by guest blogger Coach Mark Smallwood. We do love our bacon. When the rumor of an “unavoidable bacon shortage” hit the airways late last month, American citizens went what can only be described as hog wild. There isn’t really a bacon shortage, but the cost of pork will most certainly be rising globally in 2013. But two small changes to how we look at production and consumption could make a big difference in our food future.

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I Ran My First 5K!

Excuses, excuses, excuses. I’ve had them—and good ones, too. But perhaps it was the specter of turning 50 that made me want to start running for my life. I’ve written before about how I started running and about my magic running shoes. And slowly but surely, I’ve gotten a little bit stronger every run—which only occurred weekly if I was lucky.

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6 Ways to Beat a Food Addiction

by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD. Food addiction is real; it affects more people than you know, and manufacturers actually design food products so that they are as addicting as possible. Yes, that perfect combination of salty, sweet, and savory was created to make sure you keep reaching for more. That’s why I wrote The Hunger Fix, because I want to change the game that is rigged against you. Here are 6 ways to beat food addiction:

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Imagine a World without Cancer

I just finished a new book (published by Rodale!) by Margaret I. Cuomo, MD, called A World without Cancer, and I highly recommend it. As a doctor, Cuomo is able to explain cancer—its origins in the body, its treatments, its potential cures, and the challenges of finding solutions—with a clarity that is refreshing and highly informative. While we’ve spent billions in research, and people have donated time and money, run races, and sold lemonade, it’s actually shocking and disturbing how little progress we’ve made.

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The 7 Best Natural Cold
and Flu Prevention Tips

by guest blogger Mark A. Moyad. Here are some of my favorite tips for natural cold and flu prevention. These are some basic, inexpensive, and effective things to do from head to toe to prevent cold and/or flu symptoms from getting you this season. These tips can also potentially reduce the severity of infections if you happen to get one.

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What’s Good for Your Health
Is Good for the Planet!

We are in a constant cycle of exchange between nature and our bodies—the air we breathe in and out, the food we eat and expel, the products we put on our skin and surround ourselves with and then dispose of, the medicines we take, which then permeate our bodies and leave our bodies, as well. We now know that there is an impact on everything, between everything. It’s science, physics (especially!), and medicine. It’s also philosophy.

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Toxic Shampoo: Read before Applying

by guest blogger Isaac Eliaz. Like so much in modern life, shampoos and hair care products often contain too many ingredients that were born on a chemist’s bench. These chemicals are absorbed through the skin and into the bloodstream, and from there they can wreak havoc on organs, tissues, and cells. If we live anywhere near modern civilization, it’s pretty much impossible to avoid all exposure to harmful, health-robbing toxins. But we can make smarter choices about what we purchase, consume, and lather onto our bodies. Here’s a list of common chemical offenders found in many shampoos:

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