Health

  • Once Upon a Babymoon

    No poolside margaritas or ceviche. No hot tubs or saunas. No horseback riding or waterskiing. Still, taking some time out as a couple before the baby arrives may turn out to be the vacation of a lifetime. It was for us.

    Indulge in a little pre-baby pampering.
    By Elizabeth Marglin
  • Isolated by Chaos

    Lisa Everitt first noticed something awry with her son, Mark, when he turned three. An active and happy infant, he was becoming anxious and depressed. Doctors fingered Everitt’s looming divorce as the source of her son’s moodiness, but the Colorado mom suspected a more profound problem.

    New strategies open the door to a better understanding of Asperger's sydrome.
    By Catherine Guthrie
  • Confessions of a Sugar Freak

    As far back as I can remember, I was tired. All of the time. No matter how much sleep I got, no matter how much coffee I drank, my fatigue simply overwhelmed me. I had a terrible time waking up. By late morning, I could hardly concentrate on my job. Mid-afternoon brought an intense urge to nap, and by early evening I was ready for bed.

    How I made the food-mood connection and eased my fatigue, anxiety, and depression.
    By Margaret Adamek, PhD
  • The Inside Scoop: Velvet Antler

    Antlers from deer, and sometimes elk, are “often used to increase blood counts, particularly in cases of anemia induced by chemotherapy,” says TCM practitioner David Scrimgeour, LAc.

    Although Rudolph’s red nose gets all the fame, his antlers deserve some attention, too. Velvet deer antlers are one of the principal ingredients used in Traditional Chinese Medicine, especially yang tonics that increase energy, warmth, and cardiovascular health
    By Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa
  • 8 Essential Flu Fighters

    If instead of ringing in the New Year you’re sneezing, wheezing, and coughing it in, ’tis the season to fortify your immune system. Along with getting sufficient sleep, washing your hands, and stocking up on fruits and vegetables, our experts recommend keeping the following herbs and oils on hand to prevent and treat colds this winter.

    Keep these remedies on hand to ward off winter bugs.
    By Gina Roberts-Grey
  • The Buff Brain

    You run marathons, regularly lift weights, and are the Pilates queen. But when’s the last time you worked out your brain? That gray matter needs exertion, too. More than that, it needs variety. Just as you exercise your entire body and all its muscle groups, likewise, you should exercise your entire brain to stay sharp (goodness knows it could use the help).

    Your mind needs a workout just as much as your body.
    By Dan Orzech
  • Ask The Doctor: Lethargy and Diet

    Absolutely. In a nutshell, you want to feed your body, use it, and give it adequate rest. Before tackling the diet question, I want to make sure you’re getting enough exercise, fresh air, and plenty of sleep. On top of that, make time for those you love as well as yourself. Now, back to your diet. Here are several things to consider:

    I’m feeling lethargic and just not very happy. Could my diet be to blame?
    By Jacob Teitelbaum, MD
  • Ask The Doctor: Do's and Don'ts for Enhancing Fertility

    Actually there are a number of things you can do—and certain things you shouldn’t do—to increase your chances of conceiving. First, here’s a list of what you should give up:

    I have been trying unsuccessfully to get pregnant for the last two years. What can my husband and I do?
    By Jacob Teitelbaum, MD
  • The New Law of the Jungle: It takes fair trade to save a village

    Each morning, I pour myself a cup of organic, fairly traded tea. I think the farmers who picked my tea were paid a fair and living wage and worked in safe conditions where child labor is forbidden. But how do I know if my choice is really making a difference in the lives of workers half a world away? 

    By Lauren Piscopo
  • More Ways to Support Fair Trade

    1. See fair trade for yourself.

    October is fair trade month, so follow these five tips to become a true jack of fair trade.
    By Lindsey Galloway