- July 1st, 2014
It’s the usual story: going on day three of your much-anticipated summer vacation and, well, you haven’t used the facilities. The gas, bloating, and cramping are kicking in. You’re starting to get uncomfortable and irritable. Suddenly, your relaxing vacation is feeling a lot less so. Your mind starts to race and you wonder what you can do. Take a laxative?Have successful summer travels by learning more about the condition that affects millionsBy Ed Levine, MD
- July 1st, 2014
The road trip is a universal ideal that has become glorified by American pop culture. From literature to music to movies, the journey boasts feelings of freedom, spontaneity, and discovery.A guide to having entertaining and relaxing road tripsBy Erica Tasto
- June 1st, 2014
As the dog days of summer steadily approach, we’re ready to gear up for picnics, beaches, and traveling—and so are our pets. When letting our pets tag along to summer events, we must remember to keep their health and safety in mind. Here are some tips to help keep your furry friends happy and healthy this season.
HYDRATETips and tricks for a healthy summer with your petBy Samantha Fischer
Last week I had the pleasure of interviewing actress Julie Benz for a feature story in the July/August issue of Natural Solutions. Spoiler alert: She’s on the cover! You might know her as Dexter’s wife, or the sexy lesbian from Desperate Housewives, or Mayor Amanda Rosewater in Syfy’s futuristic series Defiance.
- October 1st, 2013
Family vacations don’t have to cost a pretty penny. Instead, consider these tips:
>> Keep a local frame of mind
No matter where you travel, keep a local frame of mind! You’ll get the most real travel experiences while saving money. Also, avoid traveling in tour groups.
>> Ditch the book
- June 1st, 2013
Have you been meaning to take a family vacation, but haven’t been able to leave the office behind? With spring break long gone and Christmas break a distant memory, the time is now. We’ve heard over and again how important it is for your health to switch from work suits to swimsuits, yet it seems more and more of us never take that much-needed vacation.Fun and relaxing vacation destinations
- June 1st, 2012
Summer is finally here, and the warm weather invites you to venture out and explore the outdoors. While lazy days by the water might appeal to your inner beach bum, integrating some physical activity while you’re away can make you feel good inside and out.Explore these bike-friendly destinations for a summer getaway full of fun and fitness.By Cara Lucas, Brooke Holmgren, and Amy Vergin
- June 1st, 2012
Now that summer is in full swing, it’s time to plan a much-needed vacation. It doesn’t matter if your vacation includes boots, tents, and backpacks, or flats, swimsuits, and beach bags … there’s fun for everyone somewhere.Vacation boosts your mind and health.
- January 1st, 2012
Traveling can take a toll on your body, especially your skin. Below are a few tips, as provided by Dr. Howard Murad, a well-known dermatologist, on how to keep your skin looking beautiful and fresh during a getaway.The stress of travel may certainly keep you occupied this year, but that's no reason to neglect your skin!
- August 1st, 2008
Bites and Burns.
Apply shredded carrots and potatoes to the skin, says Paul S. Anderson, ND, instructor of naturopathic medicine at Bastyr University in Seattle. These root vegetables draw interstitial fluid out of irritated tissues and provide moisture for healing.
Traveler’s Diarrhea.Fight five on-the-road ailments with these foods.By Lora Shinn