Health & Fitness

Shifting into Wellness

by guest blogger Karen Stewart Brown, cofounder and designer of Stewart+Brown Living in a coastal town in California, our mornings usually start off chilly. However, by late afternoon, the coastal fog burns off and the days are warm. For me, my dressing philosophy is dictated, not only by my years of working in the fashion […]

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Climate Change, Fracking, and Our Children’s Health and Future

by guest blogger Harriet Shugarman, executive director and founder of ClimateMama and a mentor and climate leader for the Climate Reality Project I feel like I live in a parallel universe. The much-anticipated United Nations International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report came out on September 27th, with dire warnings about our current […]

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8 Toxin-Filtering Houseplants

by guest blogger Maria Luci, associate editor at Maria’s Farm Country Kitchen When we think of poor air quality, we often picture smoggy cityscapes and jam-packed highways, but there’s another place where we should be focusing our attention on air pollution: our own homes. Due to the airtight nature of many houses and apartments today, […]

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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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