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    5 Thanksgiving Air Travel Tips

    I recently took a trip with my family, which includes three small children, and we traveled by air. As I sat on the plane listening... Read more

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    In Beijing, Weather and Pollution Are a Deadly Combo

    Traffic and industrial emissions are largely responsible for severe urban haze in China, but weather also can make air pollution much worse. For a new... Read more

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    5 Food Tips That Could Save Your Life After a Heart Attack

    Every ten minutes in Australia someone has a heart attack. For 17% this will be fatal; the rest get a second chance. If you have... Read more

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    2 in 5 Teens Report Cyber Dating Abuse

    Two in five teenagers have experienced cyber dating abuse in the last three months, according to a recent survey. Cyber dating abuse involves the use of... Read more

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    Tangerine Compounds Protect Against Long List of Chronic Diseases

    All oranges have amazing health benefits.  Tangerines are a particularly popular orange and a handy treat.  Research shows tangerines may also have potent health effects... Read more

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    Family Fitness for the Holidays

    It might feel like you gain weight just thinking about the holidays, but don’t despair. The holidays don’t have to end up making you feel... Read more

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    Recipe: Pumpkin-Pie Oats

    Spice up your oatmeal with this autumn recipe! A half cup of pumpkin has 100% of your daily requirement of vitamin A. It also boasts 4... Read more

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    Water Wars Begin in California as Thieves Tap Fire Hydrants

    By J. D. Heyes, contributing writer to Natural News Western states have been suffering through one of the country’s worst droughts on record, but conditions... Read more

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    Black Friday Protest

    The Doctor is in, more good advice from my mom, Dr. Linda Edelstein. Read this BEFORE you begin your holiday shopping! I’ve been invited back... Read more

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    Gluten Free Stuffing Recipe for Thanksgiving

    Recent research shows that people who practice gratitude experience fewer illnesses, enjoy greater health and feel more loving, optimistic and forgiving. Viewed in this light,... Read more

  • In this photo taken Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, Shirin Vala, 65, who is an essential tremor patient, uses a Liftware Spoon to eat without spilling at her home in Oakland, Calif. Just in time for the holidays, Google is throwing it’s money, brain power and technology at the humble spoon. Not surprisingly, the company that has brought the driverless car and Internet glasses is bringing a unique improvement to the utensils. Built with hundreds of algorithms, these specially designed spoons make it much easier for people with tremors and Parkinson’s Disease to eat without spilling. The spoons sense a shaking hand and make instant adjustments to stay balanced. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

    Google’s Latest: A Spoon That Steadies Tremors

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.— Just in time for the holidays, Google is throwing its money, brain power and technology at the humble spoon. Of course these... Read more

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    Healthy Recipes for Thanksgiving

    It’s almost Thanksgiving, one of my favorite holidays of the year. It’s a time to gather together with family and friends and be thankful for... Read more

  • Children exhibit signs of psychotic illness in very rare cases. (liz west, CC BY 2.0)

    Rise in Anti-Psychotic Scripts for Kids Is a Serious Worry

    News this week that as many as 100,000 prescriptions for anti-psychotics were written for Australian children in 2013 is cause for concern. Though the drugs... Read more

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    Bad marriage, broken heart?

    Older couples in a bad marriage – particularly female spouses – have a higher risk for heart disease than those in a good marriage, finds... Read more

  • People sit in front of the city's skyline shrouded in a dense blanket of toxic smog in Hong Kong on April 15, 2013. (Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images)

    Statins: Widely Used Drugs May Protect People From Air Pollution

    By Brian Bienkowski, Environmental Health News One of the most widely prescribed drugs in the United States may have an extra benefit: protecting people from air... Read more

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    Is Low Vitamin D Deadly?

    A study of 96,000 Danes adds yet more evidence suggesting a vitamin D deficiency can raise the risk for cancer and death. “We have conducted... Read more

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    In Beijing, Weather and Pollution Are a Deadly Combo

    Traffic and industrial emissions are largely responsible for severe urban haze in China, but weather also can make air pollution much worse. For a new... Read more

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    2 in 5 Teens Report Cyber Dating Abuse

    Two in five teenagers have experienced cyber dating abuse in the last three months, according to a recent survey. Cyber dating abuse involves the use of... Read more

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    Water Wars Begin in California as Thieves Tap Fire Hydrants

    By J. D. Heyes, contributing writer to Natural News Western states have been suffering through one of the country’s worst droughts on record, but conditions... Read more

  • In this photo taken Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, Shirin Vala, 65, who is an essential tremor patient, uses a Liftware Spoon to eat without spilling at her home in Oakland, Calif. Just in time for the holidays, Google is throwing it’s money, brain power and technology at the humble spoon. Not surprisingly, the company that has brought the driverless car and Internet glasses is bringing a unique improvement to the utensils. Built with hundreds of algorithms, these specially designed spoons make it much easier for people with tremors and Parkinson’s Disease to eat without spilling. The spoons sense a shaking hand and make instant adjustments to stay balanced. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

    Google’s Latest: A Spoon That Steadies Tremors

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.— Just in time for the holidays, Google is throwing its money, brain power and technology at the humble spoon. Of course these... Read more

  • Children exhibit signs of psychotic illness in very rare cases. (liz west, CC BY 2.0)

    Rise in Anti-Psychotic Scripts for Kids Is a Serious Worry

    News this week that as many as 100,000 prescriptions for anti-psychotics were written for Australian children in 2013 is cause for concern. Though the drugs... Read more

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    Bad marriage, broken heart?

    Older couples in a bad marriage – particularly female spouses – have a higher risk for heart disease than those in a good marriage, finds... Read more

  • People sit in front of the city's skyline shrouded in a dense blanket of toxic smog in Hong Kong on April 15, 2013. (Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images)

    Statins: Widely Used Drugs May Protect People From Air Pollution

    By Brian Bienkowski, Environmental Health News One of the most widely prescribed drugs in the United States may have an extra benefit: protecting people from air... Read more

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    Is Low Vitamin D Deadly?

    A study of 96,000 Danes adds yet more evidence suggesting a vitamin D deficiency can raise the risk for cancer and death. “We have conducted... Read more

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    How Cranberries Stop Cancer

    Powerful research about the role that cranberries can play in preventing and stopping cancer… This video was originally published on www.GreenMedInfo.com. Join their free GreenMedInfo.com... Read more

  • Models walk the runway at the Lela Rose fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2014 at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City on Feb. 9, 2014. (Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

    More Toxins in Clothes Than Previously Believed

    STOCKHOLM, Sweden—Clothes contain much more toxic chemicals than previously known, according to a study by the Swedish Chemicals Agency. When manufacturing clothes, large amounts of... Read more

  • The AAA estimates that 94.5 million people will travel during the holidays. (Shutterstock*)

    Tips for Healthy and Stress-Free Holiday Travel

    Over the river and through the woods, people will be heading off to visit family and friends for the holidays between now and New Year’s... Read more

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    What Texting Does to the Spine

    Sixty pounds is roughly the weight of four adult-sized bowling balls. Or six plastic grocery bags worth of food. Or an 8-year-old. It is also,... Read more

  • Various prescription drugs on the automated pharmacy assembly line at Medco Health Solutions, in Willingboro, N.J., on June 14, 2011. Some low-cost generic drugs that have helped restrain health care costs for decades are seeing unexpected price spikes of up to 8,000 percent, prompting a backlash from patients, pharmacists and now Washington lawmakers. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    Soaring Generic Drug Prices Draw Senate Scrutiny

    WASHINGTON—Some low-cost generic drugs that have helped restrain health care costs for decades are seeing unexpected price spikes of up to 8,000 percent, prompting a... Read more

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    The Case for Napping at Work

    Most Americans don’t get enough sleep. More and more employers are trying to help address that.   This video was originally published on www.theatlantic.com…... Read more

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    World War I Records Reveal Myths and Realities of Soldiers With ‘Shell Shock’

    During World War I, severe post-traumatic reactions reached an epidemic scale that surpassed anything known from previous armed conflicts. The centenary of the Great War... Read more

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    Great American Smokeout: Smoking Is Major Factor in Alzheimer’s Disease

    Alzheimer’s disease, a severe form of dementia, affects an estimated 5.2 million Americans, according to 2013 statistics. Approximately 7.7 million new cases of dementia are... Read more

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    Nobody Exercises When It’s Cold

    Buffalonians are struggling to dig themselves out of five feet of snow this morning. Danish tourists in Atlanta told the AP they were surprised the... Read more

  • Grace Gibbon, 4, enjoys a swing at the Thompson St. playground in SoHo on Monday. Temperatures reached into the 70s for the first time this spring. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)

    ADHD Pandemic Causes Researchers to Fidget

    You can’t catch attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Yet the diagnosis and treatment of this behavioral condition is spreading like a contagion — surging as... Read more

  • Talking with parents about their health and finances can be successful if done with care and compassion. (George Doyle/Photos.com)

    It Pays to Have an Eye for Emotions

    Researchers from the University of Bonn found that people who are good at recognizing the emotions of others earn more money in their jobs Attending... Read more

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    Musicians Show Advantages in Long-Term Memory

    A peek inside the brains of professional musicians has given University of Texas at Arlington psychology researchers what may be the first links between music... Read more

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    Tangerine Compounds Protect Against Long List of Chronic Diseases

    All oranges have amazing health benefits.  Tangerines are a particularly popular orange and a handy treat.  Research shows tangerines may also have potent health effects... Read more

  • (Shutterstock*)

    Family Fitness for the Holidays

    It might feel like you gain weight just thinking about the holidays, but don’t despair. The holidays don’t have to end up making you feel... Read more

  • (Shutterstock*)

    Recipe: Pumpkin-Pie Oats

    Spice up your oatmeal with this autumn recipe! A half cup of pumpkin has 100% of your daily requirement of vitamin A. It also boasts 4... Read more

  • (Shutterstock*)

    Gluten Free Stuffing Recipe for Thanksgiving

    Recent research shows that people who practice gratitude experience fewer illnesses, enjoy greater health and feel more loving, optimistic and forgiving. Viewed in this light,... Read more

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    Healthy Recipes for Thanksgiving

    It’s almost Thanksgiving, one of my favorite holidays of the year. It’s a time to gather together with family and friends and be thankful for... Read more

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    9 Reasons to Drink Lemon Water in the Morning

    Did you know that lemons have more potassium than apples or grapes? This interesting fact is just one of the many reasons why drinking lemon... Read more

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    New Report Will Reveal Which Yogurts Are Healthy, and Which Are Best Avoided

    I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Mark Kastel, co-founder of The Cornucopia Institute, about their long-awaited and much-needed Yogurt Report. The interview took place... Read more

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    How to Pick a Healthy Breakfast Cereal

    The most healthful cereals are made with whole grains and not much else. If you’re trying to lose weight, control cholesterol or diabetes, or just... Read more

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    Pumpkin Seeds Do a Body Good

    In a 2010 study, the Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Foundation of Chicago wanted to know what aroma men found most arousing. Out of... Read more

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    8 Easy Ways to a Healthy Thanksgiving

    At first glance, the idea of healthy eating and Thanksgiving may seem incompatible—I have certainly experienced “food comas”, the result of overindulging, that chained me... Read more

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    Coconut Brownie Recipe

    By Derek Henry, Holistic Health Coach for Healing the Body Let’s be truthful…the world always seems a bit brighter when chocolate is involved. The only... Read more

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    Anti-Cancer Cranberry Juice Recipe

    Recipe for DIY (do-it-yourself) whole food cranberry cocktail with 25 times fewer calories and at least 8 times the phytonutrient content. This video was originally... Read more

  • Ab curls will help to strengthen your rectus abdominis muscle and obliques. (Model: Alana Ford / Photo by: Willis Lim)

    Workout of the Week: Everyday Pilates

    Pilates is a restorative type of exercise. The more you do it, the better your body will feel and operate. By practicing Pilates movements on... Read more

  • Your living room has many workout possibilities. (BananaStock/BananaStock/Thinkstock)

    Revamp Your Workout for Colder Months

    Being a New York native, I know how tough it can be to find the energy to get up and work out when it’s freezing... Read more

  • 7 Strategies to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

    The season of celebrations is upon us, filled with delectable foods that often seem impossible to resist. Starting with Halloween candy through to the Thanksgiving... Read more

  • Images of golden root and an elderly Siberian lady. The benefits of golden rod long known in Russian folk medicine are now being proven in tests and spreading around the world. (The Siberian Times)

    US Scientists Prove What Siberian Grannies Have Known for Generations About Magical Arctic Herb

    Californian academics have confirmed golden root (Rhodiola rosea) DOES increase lifespan by 24 percent (well, in fruit flies anyway, and hopefully in humans). From The Siberian Times: Researchers surmise that the... Read more

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    New Study: Jogging Keeps You Young

    A new study by researchers at Humboldt State University and the University of Colorado, Boulder is shedding light on an unexpected benefit of jogging in... Read more

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    Pumpkin Protein Pancakes

    I absolutely love Fall themed recipes. Probably because Autumn is the only season on the East coast that I can properly tolerate, and this is... Read more

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    Coconut Yogurt Recipe

    By Derek Henry, Holistic Health Coach for Healing the Body Consuming beneficial probiotics through a wholesome food source is becoming much more difficult given our... Read more

  • A low-carb diet high in healthy fats can benefit your waistline and your heart, suggests new research. (tetmc/iStock/Thinkstock)

    Shift in Gut Bacteria Observed in Fiber Supplement Study May Offer Good News for Weight Loss

    URBANA, Ill.–Most Americans don’t get the daily recommended amount of fiber in their diet, though research has shown that dietary fiber can cause a shift... Read more

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    Eat a Cranberry Day 2014: 9 Health Benefits of Cranberries

    Thanksgiving is coming up and cranberry sauce is a staple of a traditional Thanksgiving feast. Did you know that cranberries have enormous health benefits? to... Read more

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    Watsu: The Most Relaxing Bodywork You’ve Never Heard Of

    Imagine floating in warm water.  Your eyes are closed and the sounds of the outside world have receded.  You are gently stretched by the drag... Read more

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    What Can You Let Go Of?

    The Autumn season and Metal element in the body is governed by our Lung and Colon meridians. They have a reciprocal relationship of receiving (or... Read more

  • Acupuncture treats physical symptoms by treating imbalances in energetic systems. (BananaStock/BananaStock/Thinkstock)

    Treating Parkinson’s With Acupuncture

    NEW YORK—A friend of mine has suffered from Parkinson’s disease for over 20 years, and Western medicine proved ineffective. When he came to see me... Read more

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    Deconstructing Pumpkin Spice

    Before “pumpkin spice” became a flavor synonymous with seasonal lattes, cinnamon, cloves, and other warming herbs were valuable medicines used to keep out the cold... Read more

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    How to Stay Healthy This Winter Following Eastern Medicine Guidelines

    While mainstream medicine recommends eating right, exercising and getting your flu shot to stay healthy during cold weather months, Eastern medicine takes this advice a... Read more

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    Fitness Trackers: Motivation or Pure Distraction?

    Last year my husband got a Fitbit, one of those electronic gadgets that tracks the number of steps you take in a day, monitors your... Read more

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    Thank You To All Veterans !

    There are many veterans in this country who have served bravely and suffered for it, and I want to say THANK YOU!  I’m also happy... Read more

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    Let Your Expectations Fall Away

    Fall has returned! In this season, nature lets go of its abundant creation of the past year in a grand final display. Leaves turn brilliant... Read more

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    Eat Your Way to Better Energy

    We all want to feel our best—to have bright eyes and a bushy tail. Whether we’re squirrels or humans, one important component of feeling good... Read more

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    5 Cold Prevention & Treatment Tips

    During this last month, I have had so many people coming into my Chicago acupuncture office complaining of colds, that I thought I’d post some... Read more

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    Diet Theories for Health: Chinese vs Western- Part II

    An old Chinese Proverb says,  He that takes medicine and neglects diet wastes the skill of the physician. The Chinese have used food and Chinese... Read more

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    Tea Time

    I have not always been a tea drinker.  It’s a taste I’ve acquired over the years, and now when I think about tea, it brings... Read more

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    The Wonderful Chinese Herb Astragalus

    Astragalus is actually a genus of plant with over 2000 species. Its name, “Huang qi” means “yellow leader” because this long yellow tap root is... Read more

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    3 Surprising Sources of Stress (No, Make It 4…)

    Stress is a natural part of your life.  You know when your stress levels are maxing out when you feel overwhelmed, you have deadlines looming, your... Read more

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    Evidence Shows Acupuncture Helps Cancer Patients

    A new meta-analysis finds evidence that acupuncture is effective in controlling cancer related symptoms. Acupuncture has now been proven to relieve cancer related pain, nausea... Read more

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    Chinese Medicine Teaches Us That Autumn Is the Season to ‘Let It Go’

    I was watching Thintervention on Bravo and saw Jackie (Trainer Extraordinaire) insist that the overweight, exhausted participants run holding the amount of their excess body... Read more

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    A Walk in the Woods Boosts Immunity

    There’s no doubt that a walk in the woods feels good. Whether it’s the California redwoods, the boreal forests of Minnesota, or the pine forests... Read more

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    8 Ways to Be Genuinely Happy

    We all know a few of those people who seem to be genuinely happy.  They’re upbeat, optimistic, joyous, and grateful.  Are they for real?  Is... Read more

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    What to Eat This Fall According to Chinese Medicine

    There is a belief in Chinese medicine that you should treat any symptoms or imbalances first by eating the right foods; and if that fails,... Read more

  • Pumpkin is a native of the Americas, and was revered by tribes throughout the region as a valuable food and medicine.  (Shutterstock/mguttman)

    Pumpkin Seeds Do a Body Good

    In a 2010 study, the Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Foundation of Chicago wanted to know what aroma men found most arousing. Out of... Read more

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    The Remarkable Healing Properties of Pumpkin Seed

    Pumpkin seeds, like all edible seeds, pack an immense nutritional  and medicinal punch. After all, they contain future worlds within their compact structure. As Emerson... Read more

  • Dmitry Shchitov, 56: “It was like a test drive of my new approach to medicine.” (Vera Salnitskaya)

    One Man’s Ultimate Cure for Stress, Siberian-Style

    Surgeon who suffered health issues turns to daredevil ski action on “impossible” mountain slopes—to relax. From The Siberian Times: It is one of the world’s... Read more

  • Make holiday meals a collaborative effort so no one person has to make the whole thing. (Ryan McVay/Photodisc/Thinkstock)

    Tips for a Stress-Free Thanksgiving

    For most of us, November is best known for Thanksgiving Day, a time to reflect and give thanks for all that we have with our... Read more

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    Deconstructing Pumpkin Spice

    Before “pumpkin spice” became a flavor synonymous with seasonal lattes, cinnamon, cloves, and other warming herbs were valuable medicines used to keep out the cold... Read more

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    6 Bodily Tissues That Can Be Regenerated Through Nutrition

    It may come as a surprise to some, especially those with conventional medical training, but the default state of the body is one of ceaseless... Read more

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    Pineapple’s Amazing Healing Properties Revealed

    Enjoyed the world over as something of an icon of the tropical experience, the pineapple was used in indigenous medicine for a wide range of... Read more

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    Healing Holidays: Tao Garden, Chiang Mai

    Normally a cheerful, energetic soul, after working non-stop for several months in hectic London, I found myself listless, run down and in need of a... Read more

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    Raw Milk: Dangerous or Healthy?

    A dry brownie will make almost anyone reach for a glass of milk, but more and more evidence is mounting that drinking milk is not... Read more

  • One of the most unique aspects of homeopathy is the preparation of the medicine.
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    The Misunderstood H-Words of Natural Medicine

    Let’s clear up some confusion. Despite what you may have heard, “homeopathic” and “holistic” do not mean the same thing. Both words begin with H,... Read more

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    Reverse Insulin Resistance With These 8 Foods

    Over 80 million Americans have insulin resistance that can lead to diabetes.  And you could be on the road to diabetes for 10 years or... Read more

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    The Real Meaning of Halloween

    Halloween to most of us means candy, costumes and trick-or- treating. For New Yorkers it means one of the biggest parades of the year –... Read more

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    The Natural Medicine Cabinet

    By Kali Sinclair, Organic Lifestyle Magazine In our family, we haven’t taken antibiotics for more than twenty years. We no longer catch annual or biannual... Read more

  • Forgetfulness might be a sign that you need more vitamin B12, according to a report from Tufts University School of Nutrition. (ATIC12/iStock/Thinkstock)

    Forgetting Your Keys May Be a Stomach Problem

    Do you suffer from a sore mouth, fatigue, anemia, constipation, loss of appetite, numbness or tingling in the hands and feet, depression, confusion, and poor... Read more

  • Massage therapy has become one of the most popular types of alternative treatment in the United States.. (Wavebreakmedia Ltd/Wavebreak Media/Thinkstock)

    Healing Benefits of Massage Therapy

    According to Aetna, a health insurance provider, health care spending in the United States could reach $4.8 trillion by 2021. In order to improve health... Read more

  • A Medicine Buddha statue at the Rubin Museum of Art in Manhattan, Aug. 8, 2014. The Medicine Buddha is the central figure of Tibetan medicine. He sets the supreme example of compassion that all Tibetan doctors try to show their patients.
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    Tibetan Medicine: Compassion, Science, and Experience

    NEW YORK—When feelings of sadness and anxiety over a difficult family situation sent Dr. Suzanne Soehner to the office of a Tibetan medicine practitioner, she... Read more

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    Shampoo Is Dead, Long Live Shampoo

    The forefront of hair care today is to refrain from washing it every single day. A rinse in the shower is allowed but in this... Read more

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    Teas That Boosts Your Immune System

    Feeling low energy? Looking for a boost to your immune system? Herbal tea could be exactly what you need to help your body heal itself... Read more

  • Stretching can help alleviate arthritis pain. (byheaven/iStock/Thinkstock)

    Alternative Approaches for Joint Pain Relief

    Millions of people experience joint pain and inflammation on a daily basis. The prevalence of this problem warrants a paradigm shift in the current standard... Read more

  • School environments are not necessarily the healthiest places for children. Talk to your school community about ways to reduce toxins. (Maria Pavlova/iStock/Thinkstock)

    6 Back-to-School Tips for Healthier Kids

    It all happens so quickly. One minute you’re dropping the kids off at day camp and the next you’re sitting in an aisle of your... Read more

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    5 Thanksgiving Air Travel Tips

    I recently took a trip with my family, which includes three small children, and we traveled by air. As I sat on the plane listening... Read more

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    5 Food Tips That Could Save Your Life After a Heart Attack

    Every ten minutes in Australia someone has a heart attack. For 17% this will be fatal; the rest get a second chance. If you have... Read more

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    Black Friday Protest

    The Doctor is in, more good advice from my mom, Dr. Linda Edelstein. Read this BEFORE you begin your holiday shopping! I’ve been invited back... Read more

  • Pumpkin is a native of the Americas, and was revered by tribes throughout the region as a valuable food and medicine.  (Shutterstock/mguttman)

    Pumpkin Seeds Do a Body Good

    In a 2010 study, the Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Foundation of Chicago wanted to know what aroma men found most arousing. Out of... Read more

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    Dash of Turmeric With Breakfast Improves Memory

    A single gram of turmeric in the morning can improve the memory of people in the very early stages of diabetes who are at risk of... Read more

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    Is Controlled Crying the Best Way to Get Baby to Sleep?

    Controlled crying has been hotly debated since it was first recommended in a 1985 book about infant sleep problems. It involves letting a baby cry... Read more

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    10 Easy Tips to Keep Kids Healthy During the Holidays

    As the days grow darker and colder and the holiday season approaches, kids will end up spending more time off of school and stuck indoors... Read more

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    Turkey Bowl Football Games Cause Spike in Injuries

    Every year around this time, Loyola University Medical Center sports medicine surgeon Dr. Pietro Tonino sees a spike in sprains, contusions, broken bones and other... Read more

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    Warm Up Your Heart

    Most people know that you have to warm up skeletal muscles to help protect them from injury, but many do not know that warming up... Read more

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    8 Reasons Why Laughter Is the Best Medicine

    By Carrie Ciula, Organic Lifestyle Magazine “I don’t trust anyone who doesn’t laugh.” ~Maya Angelou Along with every notorious saying rides a bundle of truth... Read more

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    The Best Way to Help Your Body Protect Itself Against Any Virus or Bacteria (Including Ebola)

    By Derek Henry, Holistic Health Coach for Healing the Body With the threat of various viruses and bacteria spreading, including Ebola, there is a need... Read more

  • Portrait of King Edward VII. His successful appendicitis just before his coronation made the surgery fashionable. (Franz Raubicheck via the Library of Congress)

    Appendicitis Strikes Kings and Commoners Alike

    Today, surgery for appendicitis takes a back seat to bypass surgery or knee and hip replacement. But every day in North America at least one... Read more

  • Dr. John Anastasi in his office, Nov. 8. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Treating the Right Vein

    NEW YORK—When it comes to treating visible varicose and spider veins, many specialists can and do. Gynecologists treat because their clientele often run into vein... Read more

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    5 Ways to Make Space in Your Life

    In a culture that extols achievement and equates being busy with being important, dialing down and prioritizing “life” as opposed to “work” is not always... Read more

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    When to Say No to Your Doctor

    Every time you walk into a physician’s office, you run the risk of overtreatment: Tests you don’t need, medications that are ineffective (or dangerous), procedures... Read more

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    When It Comes to Aging Well, It’s Mind Over Matter

    For many, “aging” is synonymous with aches and pains, forgetfulness, loneliness, and ultimately death. Aging is inevitable, but research actually shows that how you think... Read more

  • Warm herbs stoke our internal fire. Shutterstock

    Deconstructing Pumpkin Spice

    Before “pumpkin spice” became a flavor synonymous with seasonal lattes, cinnamon, cloves, and other warming herbs were valuable medicines used to keep out the cold... Read more

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    Stress Makes You Fat

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