Health

  • New Hope for MS

    Goldberry McClure’s multiple sclerosis (MS) diagnosis came as a mixed blessing. “In a way, I was relieved because I finally had an explanation for my overwhelming fatigue and muscle pain,” says the Fort Collins, Colorado, resident.

    Get your life back with these alternative therapies.
    By Jessica Cerretani
  • Ask The Doctor: Type 2 Diabetes

    My 42-year-old brother, Gregg, just found out he has type 2 diabetes, and I’d like to help him get healthy. What can he doto avoid taking prescription drugs?

    Answered by Julian Witaker
  • Spot of Tea for Stress

    When the going gets tough, the tough get brewing, a notion legions of tea-loving Brits have subscribed to for centuries. Now, a City University of London study shows that putting a kettle on the stove and sipping tea in times of crisis or unrest can reduce stress—and even make you feel calmer than before the trauma.

    By Melaina Juntti
  • No More SAD

    Every winter, thousands are affected by Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a depressive mood condition that sets in during the dark, winter months and lifts in the spring.

  • Heart Matters

    If you’re thinking, “Why should I worry about heart health?” here’s a reality check: A third of Americans already have some form of the condition. Even if you don’t have a family history of cardiovascular problems, you should take steps to protect your ticker. Why? Because your heart rules the health of every other system in your body.

    Heart disease is still the No. 1 killer of women. Try these 19 simple ways to lower your risk today.
    by Kate Hanley
  • Achieve Your New Years Health Goals

    Every January 1, it’s the same deal. I’m eager to write out a resolution list and get started on my goals, because this year I will drop 10 pounds, stress less, save more money, and be the most giving person I can be.

    Lose weight, stress less, and find happiness in 2010
    By Erin Quinn
  • Phyto Power

    Chemical warfare isn’t always a bad thing: Fruits and vegetables use their phytochemicals for protection as they grow, and once inside us, these same compounds have potent antioxidant and anticancer properties, says Michael Seidman, MD, director of wellness at the Henry Ford Health System’s Center for Integrative Medicine in Detroit.

    By Matthew Kadey, RD
  • Cold School

    We know: You thought you’d be safe from cold and flu season this year. You ate your immune-boosting sweet potatoes, got plenty of sleep, and hit the echinacea at the first sign of a scratchy throat.

    'Tis The Season For The Sniffles. Bone Up With Our Feel-Better-Fast Cheat Sheet.
    By Brooke Benjamin
  • Weather the Storm

    A few months ago, beset by a mounting sense of “It’s all too much,” I signed myself up for what I hoped would be a transformative yoga retreat at a monastery in upstate New York. I extracted myself from busy New York City life and spent the entire weekend sitting quietly at sunrise, blissing out in Lotus Pose, and eating three vegetarian meals a day prepared by kindly nuns.

    How to get out from under the stress cloud, for good.
    By Penny Wrenn
  • Yeast Infection Protection

    If you’ve ever had a vaginal yeast infection, you’re all too familiar with the telltale symptoms that make it so miserable: itching, burning, swelling, painful urination, and an unpleasant white discharge.

    Natural ways to prevent and cure Candida
    By Larissa Long