Health & Fitness

Stocking up on Seasonal Super Foods

by guest blogger Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc, integrative medicine pioneer Our relationship with food is constantly evolving. In the past few years, many of us have embraced localism, doing the extra work to find items that are locally grown and raised rather than shipped thousands of miles from foreign locations. We do this for […]

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Warning: This Birth Control Product May Be Hazardous to Your Health

by guest blogger Diana Zuckerman, PhD, president of the National Research Center for Women & Families “Was I just unlucky, or is this medical product not really safe?” That’s a question I get asked often, and was recently asked about Essure, a “permanent birth control” device made by Bayer. At first it seemed these women […]

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The Yoga of Fullness

by Holly Walck, devoted Iyengar yoga student and teacher Do you know that saying, “Don’t tempt the fates”? Well, in my last blog I asserted that a dedicated yoga practice had seated me in gratitude, which leads to contentment. I’d already planned my next assignment, in honor of the Thanksgiving holiday, to explore the concept […]

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You Are What Your Grandparents Ate

by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition At some point, you’ve learned that “you are what you eat.” Consume junk food and your risk for heart disease, diabetes, and cancer skyrockets. Grab an apple instead of a Twinkie, and your body rewards you with a strengthened […]

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This Holiday Season, Give Yourself
Less Stress

by guest blogger Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc, integrative medicine pioneer Stress is a fact of life, but between Labor Day and January 2, it comes in buckets. On the personal front, school starts, followed by Halloween, Thanksgiving, winter holidays, then New Year’s. Then there’s the task of “winterizing” your home. On the professional side, […]

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Yes, Organic Can Cost More. Here Are 10 Reasons Why It’s Worth It

What if you knew the government and certain businesses were messing with your brain? Well, they are. As Ellen Ruppel Shell writes in her book Cheap: The High Cost of Discount Culture, governments and some big businesses know that most people get the same buzz from a good discount as they get from gambling. But […]

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Yoga to Transform a Bad Day

by Holly Walck, devoted Iyengar yoga student and teacher When I was asked to write on this topic, the first thought I had was, “How can I write a blog about bad days when I don’t have them anymore?” It had been so long since I was unable to be seated in gratitude (which leads […]

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Bacteria’s Little Secret

by guest blogger Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc, integrative medicine pioneer We have been colonized, but it’s a good thing. Over the course of evolution, humans and bacteria have developed a close, symbiotic relationship. Our individual colonies of probiotic (beneficial) bacteria—called our “microbiota”—perform numerous tasks that benefit digestion, nutrition, immunity, neurological and emotional health, and […]

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