• The Care-Giver Syndrome


    How to stay healthy and happy while taking loving care of somebody who is seriously ill.
    Jacob Teitelbaum, MD
  • Incorporate Fitness Into Your Everyday Routine

    From television shows to political campaigns, the hot topic of obesity is now on the minds of many, and the public is finally ready to take action. People understand the serious implications of being overweight and the illnesses that unavoidably stem from it—diabetes, heart disease, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, to name a few.

    “Sedentary Death Syndrome,” as the media calls it, is an epidemic.
    By Cara Lucas
  • Animal Acupuncture


    As a pet owner, you know when something isn’t right with your pet. He or she might be sleeping too much or not enough. Your pet might pace, bark, meow, or chirp at unusual times; the tone of their cry might sound distressed.

  • Autumn Safety Tips for Pets


    The temperatures have cooled off, the days are noticeably shorter, and the leaves have begun to turn colors; it’s autumn! And finally you can enjoy some time outside with your pet without feeling like a baked potato. However, along with the change of season, there is a new set of safety precautions to take for your pet.

  • Roast Your Way To Better Health


    While it's widely known that coffee contains antioxidants that are helpful in fighting the oxidation of cells, new research has found that the strength of the roast affects antioxidant values; the darker the coffee, the higher the potency of antioxidants.

  • Rising to the Challenge

    Diabetes used to be a fixed sentence: If you had type-1 you faced a lifetime of insulin injections, innumerable health problems, and the prospect of an early death; type-2 simply arrived with old age, along with arthritis and high blood pressure. These days, children as young as 6 have type-2 and many seniors face diabetes-related dementia.

    By Alan Reder
  • Tea Treatment


    A meta-analysis of several studies has concluded that green and oolong tea can help prevent diabetes and aid in managing type 1 and 2 diabetes.

    People who drank more than four cups of green tea per day had a 20-percent lower risk of developing diabetes than people who did not drink four cups of tea.

  • Are You at Risk For Autoimmune Disease?

    As amazing as our bodies are, we cannot completely withstand the constant assault posed by unhealthy diet, stress, and exposure to environmental toxins. Rising from modern lifestyles, these factors contribute to several of America’s serious health epidemics—and autoimmune disease is rising to the top of the list.

    Current perspectives consider a much wider segment of the population at risk.
    By Isaac Eliaz, MD
  • How Does Your Garden Grow?

    Ryan Harb and University of Massachusetts Amherst students are breaking ground on a sustainability project without actually breaking the ground. It’s called permaculture, a non-invasive philosophy that eased its way into mainstream society with a simple approach to sustainable gardening.

    University of Massachusetts Amherst breaks ground with one of the first permaculture gardens on a public university campus.
    By Cara Lucas