Health & Fitness

22 Surprising Facts for Earth Day

by guest blogger Nicole Cherie Jones What’s the dirtiest crop? How many plastic water bottles do we throw away each year? Here are 22 reasons to live eco-consciously year-round, plus savvy swaps you can make to celebrate Earth Day every day. 1. Plastic microbeads in conventional scrubs and toothpastes don’t break down and aren’t filtered […]

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The Case of the Stinky Shoes

The other night, I walked into my teenage daughter’s bedroom to say goodnight and my eyes-in-the-back-of-my-head alarm went off. “What is that smell?” I asked. The odor was a bit like fire, petroleum, and toxic chemicals, mixed with an electrical malfunction. Generally bad stuff. Dangerous stuff. “I’ve been smelling it too,” she said. We both […]

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Hitting the Reset Button

by guest blogger Robyn Hessinger, intuitive, medium, Reiki master, and founder of Inspired Guidance Sometimes we just need a fresh start. Whether it’s in our career, our relationship, or even just our day. When this happens, often the best solution is to hit the reset button. For example, the other morning I was scheduled to […]

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5 Kitchen Cures to Help You Feel Vibrant

by guest blogger Peggy Kotsopoulos, registered holistic nutritionist, culinary consultant, and author of Kitchen Cures: Revolutionize Your Health with Foods that Heal How you look and feel is a direct reflection of what you eat. Food shapes the way you think, the way you process information, the clarity of your ideas and thoughts. It influences […]

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Support Earth Month by Taking the Non-GMO Challenge

by guest blogger Courtney Pineau, acting director of the Non-GMO Project For the past 44 years, people across the globe have celebrated our beloved planet during Earth Month in April. Originating from the first Earth Day, which occurred on April 22, 1970, this monthlong celebration serves as a reminder of the many steps we can […]

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No More Pap Smears?

By Diana Zuckerman, PhD, president of the Cancer Prevention and Treatment Fund If you’re a woman over 21, that headline probably got your attention. After all, who likes Pap smears? Wouldn’t it be great to never need one again? Well, don’t get too excited because the alternative could be worse, if a Food and Drug […]

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Ayurveda and Yoga for Kapha Season

by guest bloggers Jeff Perlman and Holly Walck Part I of our Ayurveda & Yoga Series The three doshas (vata, pitta, and kapha) are combinations of the five great elements in our universe. The elements are further understood by the qualities of nature that surround us, such as hot and cold, wet and dry, heavy […]

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The Skinny on Fats

by guest blogger Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc, integrative medicine pioneer Humans have a complicated relationship with fat. On the one hand, we need this critical nutrient to survive. In fact, we are biologically programmed to detect fats in our food choices. A recent study conducted in the U.S. and the Netherlands found that many […]

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