- November 1st, 2014
The last two decades have witnessed a huge increase in depression diagnoses. At present, 1 in 10 Americans takes antidepressant medication—and many of these individuals are taking multiple pills to treat more than one psychiatric illness. Few people will even raise an eyebrow anymore upon hearing about a friend or family member being diagnosed with depression.Lifestyle Choices That Create Mind-Body BalanceBy Gary Null, PhD
- September 1st, 2014
Researchers of the nonprofit Physicians Committee recently released six guidelines for cancer prevention, promoting a plant-based diet to provide an antioxidant boost and maintain a healthy weight. Here’s what their study recommends.
What: Skip the dairy aisle
Why: To reduce the risk of prostate cancer
- September 1st, 2014
Discover which daily habits could be contributing to signs of aging—including fine lines and wrinkles.
STOP MULTITASKING: It can cause more stress, releasing free radicals and damaging cells.
PASS ON SUGAR: Too much can cause dark circles, uneven tone, puffiness, and bigger pores.
- 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
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
- 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.
- 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