Health & Fitness

Does Your Deodorant Stink?

by guest blogger Ava Anderson, natural-beauty expert and safe-cosmetics advocate We use it every day, sometimes more than once. Did you ever stop to wonder what’s really in there? A large percentage of what we roll, spray, and drag over our underarms is absorbed through the skin, an area that (like the groin and scalp) […]

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Five Spring Resolutions

I don’t know about you, but it feels like the whole year has gotten off to a very late start. For example, traditionally on St. Patrick’s Day we are supposed to plant peas around here, and my garden, as of this writing, is still covered by a good six inches of hard packed, ice-ridden snow. […]

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Living to 100: Lessons From Aunt Eva

by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition Recently, the oldest woman in the world, Misao Okawa, celebrated her 116th birthday by devouring a slice of birthday cake as the staff at her Osaka nursing home surrounded her with hearty applause and congratulations. The cake had three […]

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Ayurveda: A Path to Wholeness

by guest bloggers Jeff Perlman and Holly Walck “When something happens, I am not thrown off course, and when nothing happens, I do not lose my way.” —Sri B.K.S. Iyengar, Light on Life Ayurveda (“the knowledge of life”) originated in India more than 5,000 years ago, and is a natural healthcare system that looks to […]

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Just say NO to Nanos!

by guest blogger Ava Anderson, natural-beauty expert and safe-cosmetics advocate What are they? Nanoparticles are miniscule particles, measured in billionths of a meter, that have introduced a new generation of potentially risky and broadly used ingredients into personal care products. Many of these ingredients’ health effects are not fully studied or understood, and are largely unregulated. […]

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Dance-Inspired Workout Wear

by guest blogger Nicole Cherie Jones, associate product editor at Rodale’s After more than 10 years as a professional dancer with the New York City Ballet, Marisa Cerveris began teaching Pilates and ballet—and taking yoga classes—and discovered she couldn’t find activewear that fit all her needs. “I wanted to look professional and stylish without being […]

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The Magic of Esalen

I remember hearing about Esalen when I was little, usually mentioned by hippies and in the same sentence as the word “gestalt.” I associated that word—gestalt—with my sister bringing back new ideas from her days in Haight-Ashbury, ideas my mother then adopted, which eventually led to mysterious bouts of anger and tears, followed by a […]

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Checking in on Your February Health and Wellness

by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition Six weeks into the New Year, many of you may be wondering, “What happened to my resolutions to improve myself?” Even if you don’t believe in making January 1 self-improvement commitments, you might be starting to fret, knowing that […]

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