Health & Fitness

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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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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