- May 1st, 2013
Aromatherapy can help fight stress, lift your mood, and alleviate aches, pains, burns, and even cellulite. How does it work?
- March 1st, 2013
High levels of stress follow as naturally after progress as exhaust after traffic—pick up a magazine at Barnes and Noble and see if it doesn’t contain an article mentioning the subject. Four out of five Americans report a need to reduce stress in their lives, often resorting to tranquilizers. Why, in such a prosperous age, is it necessary to sedate so many?Understanding the physiology of stressBy Richard A. Swenson, MD
- January 1st, 2013
From the end of November to the beginning of January, most of us rush around nonstop, trying to fit in dozens of events, activities, and responsibilities. But it’s important to take care of yourself while you’re taking care of everyone else.
Here are a few take-care-of-you ideas:
- January 1st, 2013
For many Americans, the holiday season is stressful. If turning to food is your solution to feeling better, you might be setting yourself up for a heavy 2013.
- November 1st, 2012
In a recent study, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that excessive belly fat is as deadly as smoking a pack of cigarettes a day.
Pittsburgh neurosurgeon and author of The Longevity Factor, Joseph Maroon, MD, FACS, recommends the following tips to reduce belly fat, thereby promoting improved health and potentially increasing longevity:
- July 1st, 2012
I’m going to tell you a secret—something that the smartest, most cutting-edge health professionals already know and talk about amongst themselves. This information isn’t widely known or accepted yet, but it will be, at which point we will all shake our heads, look back, and say, “What were we thinking?”
Get ready to be shocked.Get ready to be shocked: high cholesterol doesn't cause heart disease.By Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS
- February 1st, 2012
No matter how delicious the food, how festive the decorations, or how joyous the holiday activities, when Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanza, Ganapati, and New Year’s Eve are over, many of us are left with stress and remorse.How to shift your mind into a positive gear after the holiday cheer.by Elaine Seiler
- January 1st, 2012
When lives burst at the seams with activity and present many conflicting priorities, multi-tasking lets us compress more events, more decisions, and more outcomes into each precious hour. And although clearing our to-do list feels good, there is a price we pay for living continuously on overload.The key is not so much about what you breathe in as what you breathe out.Sussanna Czeranko, ND, BBE
- November 1st, 2011
Think about the time you spend indoors versus the time spent outdoors. If you’re like most Americans, you probably spend much more time inside an artificial environment working, cleaning, caring for the household, in transit, watching TV, or surfing the Internet.
- October 5th, 2011
Chronic stress feeds the cortisol fire in our bodies. In response to stress—either physical or psychological— the adrenal gland kicks into gear and produces cortisol to help the body cope.Laurie Heap, MD