Health

  • The Beauty Bar: Quercetin

    Packed with anti-inflammatory polyphenols and carotenoids, quercetin offers superb free-radical protection and even cancer-preventing potential.

    By Jolene Hart
  • Eco Home Fabrics

    With more eco-friendly fibers crowding out toxic textiles, choosing the most sustainable home decor can cause eco-peril. Here’s how to thread through natural materials, courtesy of Caroline Howell, founder of GreenBeanie, a California-based eco-home consulting firm.

    Organic cotton

    By Vicky Uhland
  • When Fido Freaks

     

    Sudden loud noises—think thunder, alarm clocks, and doorbells—can cause anxious pets to tremble, pace, cry, drool, and generally go nuts.

    By Cara McDonald
  • Neurofeedback For Migraine Headache

    Randi Byrne, of California, first got chronic, debilitating migraine headaches in her 20s. By her 40s they were controlling her life. She spent most weekends in bed, missing family outings and events. “I couldn’t take care of my family, I couldn’t do anything,” she says.  

    The conventional Rx:

    By Diana Roome
  • The Kids Aren't Alright

    Life has improved significantly since 1975, the year Captain & Tennille topped the charts and super-curly perms and pantsuits were everywhere. The US has made tremendous advances in scientific research and medicine (and, as many would argue, in fashion and music, too).

    Think your kids are better off than you were? Think again. Half of American children now suffer from chronic illnesses that can be traced to technology overload, processed foods, sedentary lifestyles, and stress. We give parents easy solutions to overcome today's health pitfalls.
    By Sarah Tuff
  • The Antiaging Solution

    Growing old is part of the natural course of life—feeling old doesn’t have to be. And while you can embrace the former, no one says you have to accept age-related illness or more than your fair share of fine lines, fatigue, and creaky joints.

    18 surprising tricks to turn back the clock
    By Vicky Uhland
  • Mercury on the Rise

    Confession: I’m a nutritional Girl Scout, the kind of shopper who stands in the aisle squinting at food labels. When I was pregnant, I knew I was supposed to limit my intake of certain kinds of fish—no shark, swordfish, mackerel, or tuna—because they contain higher levels of mercury, which can harm developing fetuses.

    Protect yourself from this dangerous environmental poison.
    By Cara McDonald
  • Ask The Doctor: ADHD

    Answered by: Mark Hyman, MD, is author of The UltraMind Solution (Scribner, 2009) and founder of The UltraWellness Center in Massachusetts.

    How can I treat my son's attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) without drugs?
  • Yes, You Can Prevent Weight Gain

    Although 30 minutes of moderate exercise five times a week can help strengthen bones and lower disease risk, it still may not be enough to thwart weight gain, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Researchers determined that middle-aged women need at least 60 minutes of moderate exercise every day to stave off excess pounds.

    by Melaina Juntti