- June 1st, 2014
You’ve probably heard the term autoimmune disease before. But to what exactly does that term refer? What distinguishes autoimmune diseases from other ailments? Are there ways to prevent the development of autoimmune diseases? What about ways to control a disease if one already exists in the body?Steps to prevent, heal, and protect the body from autoimmune disease developmentBy Aristotle Economou, DC, LAc, (AZ) DiplAc (IAMA), FIAMA
- March 1st, 2014
Finally, he said “Enough.”
In 2006, Pedram Shojai, OMD, was president of a large, successful medical group where he specialized in acupuncture treatment of back pain.By Craig Gustafson
- February 1st, 2014
As a naturopathic doctor, I work with patients with a wide range of health conditions. I have found that many symptoms of these conditions can be reduced or reversed by helping people improve their overall health, which often includes a change in diet and lifestyle. A particular example of this is conditions of the skin.Inside-out and outside-in solutionsBy Holly Lucille, ND, RN
- January 1st, 2014
Even if heart disease runs in your family, you can protect yourself against heart disease and beat the odds if you start now. Though cardiovascular disease remains the number-one killer in the United States, there are numerous ways to reduce the risk factors for heart attacks and strokes.
LIFESTYLE MATTERSPractical changes you can implement nowBy Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc
- May 1st, 2013
Imagining an action and doing it require the same motor and sensory programs in the brain. A recent study showed that people who imagined strength training exercises increased their strength by 22 percent, compared to 30 percent in those who actually did the exercises. If the same way, mentally rehearsing in detail a piano piece will also yield dividends in muscle memory.
- May 1st, 2013
There are a great many reasons people choose to go gluten-free, and they are doing so in record numbers. If you’re at the point of deciding to cut gluten out—either on a trial basis or as a permanent life change—here are some things you’ll need to know.
Reasons to go gluten-freeHow to get started on a gluten-free dietBy Carla Spacher
- November 1st, 2012
The holidays are just around the corner—what better way to celebrate the festivities than to stay in shape and in good health throughout the season’s hustle and bustle? Starting the new year without having to go on a diet or begin a new exercise plan is the perfect gift to yourself. And if you think you’re going to be too busy to work out this holiday season, guess again.Finding time to work out amid the busynessBy Beth Aldrich
- September 1st, 2010
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 clockBy Vicky Uhland
- June 1st, 2008
Not so long ago, you either had high blood pressure or you didn’t. Your blood pressure could even flirt with the high normal range without anyone getting overly worked up about it. The same held true for elevated-but-still-normal blood sugar levels.Precursors to hypertension, diabetes, and osteoporosis don't have to turn info full-blown disease. Here's how to stay healthy.By James Keough