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How Intermittent Fasting Might Help You Live a Longer and Healthier

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A few years ago, my wife, Diana, and I became interested in the research on intermittent fasting for various health benefits, and decided to try...


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    The Practice of Doing One Thing at a Time

    There’s a Japanese term, “ichigyo-zammai,” that basically means having full concentration on a single act. Zen master Sunryu Suzuki described the practice of being fully... Read more

  • (goodmoments/shutterstock)

    How Cinnamon Lowers Blood Sugar and Fights Diabetes

    Diabetes is a disease characterized by abnormally high blood sugar. If poorly controlled, it can lead to complications like heart disease, kidney disease and nerve... Read more

  • (Minerva Studio/Shutterstock)

    A Good Night’s Sleep Is Like Hitting the Jackpot

    Working on getting a better night’s sleep can lead to optimal physical and mental well-being over time—but quality of sleep is more important than quantity... Read more

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    Recipe: Fruit Nachos

    Wait! What are fruit nachos you ask? This new way of snacking on fruit is great when entertaining, as an after school snack or whenever... Read more

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    Cholesterol: It’s All Good

    You’ve heard it repeatedly, there are two kinds of cholesterol: the “good” high-density lipoprotein (HDL) and the “bad” low density lipoprotein (LDL). Now, a researcher at... Read more

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    How Touch Can Shape Babies’ Brain Development

    Skin-to-skin contact with parents and caregivers may help newborns shape how their brains respond to touch—a sense necessary for social and emotional connections, a new... Read more

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    Exercise May Improve Fatigue Caused by Cancer

    Cancer-related fatigue can last throughout treatment and into remission, but a new study has found that exercise may be the key to fighting this exhaustion... Read more

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    Can a Dying Patient Be a Healthy Person?

    The news was bad. Mimi, a woman in her early 80s, had been undergoing treatment for lymphoma. Her husband was being treated for bladder cancer... Read more

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    Too Busy to Workout? Try This.

    One of the biggest reasons people don’t exercise is because they believe they’re too busy. Finding the time to exercise can be a real scheduling... Read more

  • (wavebreakmedia/Shutterstock)

    What We Want Most From Relationships But Rarely Get

    Most couples come to see me to learn better communication skills—or at least that’s what they say in the first session. What gets described as communication... Read more

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    Why Artificial Turf May Truly Be Bad for Kids

    If you want to get a soccer mom’s attention, bring up the subject of artificial turf, the preferred playing surface for kids—or at least preferred... Read more

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    Breathing Yourself to Sleep

    Fifteen years of insomnia drove Anandi to despair. Her life and health were in pieces. She discovered using the breath as a healing tool and... Read more

  • (Stock-Asso/Shutterstock)

    The Compassionate Way to Health and Fitness

    Most of us have an ideal when it comes to fitness. We want to be super fit, thin, or healthy, and we strive for it... Read more

  • (Syda Productions/Shutterstock)

    Are You Cutting Back on Salt?

    World Salt Awareness Week on 20-26th March is a good time to focus on how much salt you are eating and the effect it is... Read more

  • (didesign021/shutterstock)

    Can Hearing Loss, Ringing and Vertigo Be Healed Naturally?

    Can we heal hearing loss, ringing and vertigo naturally?  Studies show that with the right nutrients, we can help repair hearing and ringing in the ears;... Read more

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    These Two Types of Tuna Are Carrying More Mercury

    Mercury concentrations in Hawaiian-caught bigeye and yellowfin tuna are steadily rising and mirror increases in North Pacific waters that have been linked to atmospheric mercury... Read more

  • (Robert Przybysz/Shutterstock)

    How Touch Can Shape Babies’ Brain Development

    Skin-to-skin contact with parents and caregivers may help newborns shape how their brains respond to touch—a sense necessary for social and emotional connections, a new... Read more

  • (somsak suwanput/Shutterstock)

    Why Artificial Turf May Truly Be Bad for Kids

    If you want to get a soccer mom’s attention, bring up the subject of artificial turf, the preferred playing surface for kids—or at least preferred... Read more

  • (Ostancov Vladislav/Shutterstock)

    These Two Types of Tuna Are Carrying More Mercury

    Mercury concentrations in Hawaiian-caught bigeye and yellowfin tuna are steadily rising and mirror increases in North Pacific waters that have been linked to atmospheric mercury... Read more

  • In this Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017 photo, Matt Garlock, of Mansfield, Mass., poses for a photo in a bar in Somerville, Mass. The 29-year old has trouble making out what his friends say in loud bars, but when he got a hearing test, the result was normal. Scientists have been finding evidence that loud noise, from rock concerts, leaf blowers, power tools and the like, damages our hearing in a previously unsuspected way. It may not be immediately noticeable, and it does not show up in standard hearing tests. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

    Now Hear This: Loud Sound May Pose More Harm Than We Thought

    Matt Garlock has trouble making out what his friends say in loud bars, but when he got a hearing test, the result was normal. Recent... Read more

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    How High Heels Hurt Your Body

    Are high-heeled shoes bad for your feet? Many people understand that high heels aren’t the healthiest choice when it comes to footwear, but still love them... Read more

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    6 Tips to Treat Seasonal Dry Eye

    If your eyes feel like the Sahara desert or your vision seems blurrier than usual, don’t panic. It may just be seasonal dry eye. “The... Read more

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    Excessive Antibiotic Use in Newborns Can Permanently Damage Lungs’ Defenses

    Doctors have long understood that antibiotics that protect infants from infection also can disrupt the normal growth of their gut bacteria. However, a new study... Read more

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    Caffeine May Boost Enzyme That Shields Us From Dementia

    Caffeine—and 23 other compounds—may have the potential to boost the power of an enzyme in the brain shown to protect against dementia, according to a... Read more

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    Surprising Side Effects of Tylenol

    You know Tylenol can relieve a headache, but are you aware it can cause other side effects, such as increased risk of death or heart... Read more

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    Bacon, Soda, and Too Few Nuts Tied to Big Portion of US Deaths

    Gorging on bacon, skimping on nuts? These are among food habits that new research links with deaths from heart disease, strokes and diabetes. Overeating or... Read more

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    Why Sleep Could Be the Key to Tackling Mental Illness

    We are only beginning to unravel the genetic and biochemical basis of mental illness – a vague term including conditions as diverse as anxiety, depression,... Read more

  • A man reads the labels of food products at at a Whole Foods Market in New York. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    New Study: People Buy for Ingredients, Not Claims

    Things are looking up in the world of consumer food purchasing, and the trend should have a positive impact on our health. According to the... Read more

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    Colorectal Cancer Rising Among Millennials

    Colorectal cancer mostly strikes middle-aged and older people, but new research shows a disturbing rise in cases among young adults. A recent study by the American... Read more

  • In this photo taken Feb. 1, 2017, Dr. Mark Whitten performs a short eye surgery procedure on patient Christianne Krupinsky in Washington, to insert a Raindrop inlay, a disc implanted in the cornea to reshape it for better close-up focus. This new kind of eye implant corrects presbyopia, the need for reading glasses that eventually hits all of us, usually starting in the 40s. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

    New Help for That Bane of Middle Age: Blurry Close-Up Vision

    Squinting while texting? Always losing your reading glasses? An eye implant that takes about 10 minutes to put in place is the newest in a... Read more

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    The Risks of Cellphone Radiation for Children—and How to Protect Them

    Kids today are using and owning cellphones at younger ages than ever before. While cellphones may be a great way to keep tabs on your... Read more

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    Which Vegetable Oils Are Best?

    For more than 65 years, doctors have told their patients that they could lower blood cholesterol levels and prevent heart attacks by substituting polyunsaturated fats from... Read more

  • All over the country, students are breathing in air pollution that can cause major health issues. And the problem isn't just big city schools. (AOL Screenshot)

    4.4 Million Children Breathe Dangerous Pollution at Schools (Video)

    When it comes to their kids’ health, parents probably don’t think too much about air pollution. But maybe they should. A new report from the... Read more

  • A new study suggests more than half of Canadians, especially those with health conditions, are worried the foods they're buying are not what labels claim. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    Majority of Canadians Concerned About Food Fraud, Study Finds

    TORONTO—A new study suggests more than half of Canadians, especially those with health conditions, are worried the foods they’re buying are not what labels claim—and... Read more

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    Anorexic Woman Who Fought Force-Feeding Dies at 30

    An anorexic and bulimic New Jersey woman has died three months after a judge granted her request to refuse force-feeding. Her court-appointed lawyer, Edward D’Alessandro... Read more

  • Greenpeace activists fly a kite displaying a giant corn cob to protest against the cultivation of genetically modified maize. According to Greenpeace, the US company Monsanto disseminated transgenic seeds of the type MON810 on the field. (Michael Kappeler/AFP/Getty Images)

    15 Things You Should Know About Monsanto

    I’m sure you’ve probably heard of Monsanto but just in case you haven’t let’s recap some of the things you should know about this company. Monsanto is... Read more

  • (goodmoments/shutterstock)

    How Cinnamon Lowers Blood Sugar and Fights Diabetes

    Diabetes is a disease characterized by abnormally high blood sugar. If poorly controlled, it can lead to complications like heart disease, kidney disease and nerve... Read more

  • (Image: Bio-K+'s blog)

    Recipe: Fruit Nachos

    Wait! What are fruit nachos you ask? This new way of snacking on fruit is great when entertaining, as an after school snack or whenever... Read more

  • (Rawpixel.com/Shutterstock)

    Cholesterol: It’s All Good

    You’ve heard it repeatedly, there are two kinds of cholesterol: the “good” high-density lipoprotein (HDL) and the “bad” low density lipoprotein (LDL). Now, a researcher at... Read more

  • (Unsplash)

    Too Busy to Workout? Try This.

    One of the biggest reasons people don’t exercise is because they believe they’re too busy. Finding the time to exercise can be a real scheduling... Read more

  • (Stock-Asso/Shutterstock)

    The Compassionate Way to Health and Fitness

    Most of us have an ideal when it comes to fitness. We want to be super fit, thin, or healthy, and we strive for it... Read more

  • (Syda Productions/Shutterstock)

    Are You Cutting Back on Salt?

    World Salt Awareness Week on 20-26th March is a good time to focus on how much salt you are eating and the effect it is... Read more

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    9 Tips on How to Beat Your Sugar Addiction

    With the recent news of how the sugar industry has been misleading consumers for years, and the fact that sugar is commonly hidden in packaged... Read more

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    Gluten-Free and Vegan: Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

    There are two types of people in this world: those who like oatmeal raisin cookies and those who don’t. If you fall in the former... Read more

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    No1 Change to Improve Your Blood Pressure

    When it comes to blood pressure and maintaining healthy levels, there are many lifestyle changes you can make. The most popular advice is to limit... Read more

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    Getting More Fit Can Happen at Any Age

    New research shows that you can improve athletic performance with proper training, even if you are over 100 years old. Traditional feeling among scientists is... Read more

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    Probiotics, Bacteria, and Our Health

    By Tyler Ardizzone, OrganicLivingMagazine.com The human body is home to over 500 different strains of bacteria that serve specific functions. Bacteria of the same name may even... Read more

  • Clockwise from Top R (Harry How/Getty Images; Petr Svab/Epoch Times; Digital Media Pro/Shutterstock; Olympian Alexandra Allred; Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Sport: More Than a Game, It’s a Life Coach

    Consider the stereotype of the dumb jock: He puts so much effort into sculpting his body that there’s no time for improving his mind. Yet... Read more

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    10 Sneaky Tips To Help You Lose Weight

    Many of us would love to lose those few extra pounds. The problem is that restricting what we are eating sounds difficult, and we aren’t sure... Read more

  • Chris Slate of Slate Fitness assists a client in Brooklyn, New York. When you are exercising properly by taking hard workouts to strengthen your muscles followed by easy workouts to allow your muscles to heal, you are also strengthening your immunity. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    How Exercise Affects Your Immunity

    Most competitive athletes follow a stress and recover training program, and so should you, even if you don’t compete in sports. To make muscles stronger,... Read more

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    How to Reduce the Arsenic in Your Rice by 80%

    By Michael Edwards, Organic Lifestyle Magazine In the past year, many articles have been published to raise concern about the alarming levels of arsenic found in rice. Although... Read more

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    Apple Cinnamon Pancake

    You might not think pancakes are a healthy recipe, but by using a whole-grain flour, low-fat yogurt and fresh apples, they become a healthy breakfast... Read more

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    3 Simple Ways to Lose Belly Fat

    If you’re like many other people, losing the fat around your midsection is the biggest problem area in your weight loss journey. You’ve watched the... Read more

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    Should We Be Worried About Gluten?

    Should everyone be concerned about consuming gluten? Gluten-free, like fat-free and low-carb, is a dietary fad that claims to promote weight loss and enhance health... Read more

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    5 Easy Tips To Walk Off Excess Weight

    Most people opt for running, strength training or HIIT when they decide to get in shape. They don’t realize that walking can help them lose... Read more

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    Beyond Team Sports—Fun Activities That Promote Fitness

    Despite the message you may be getting from the copious minivan stickers you pass on your morning commute, not all moms are soccer moms, and ... Read more

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    What to Eat During Spring According to Chinese Medicine

    A solar term is a period of approximately two weeks based on the sun’s position in the zodiac. There are 24 solar terms in a... Read more

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    How to Live in Harmony With Spring According to Chinese Medicine

    A solar term is a period of approximately two weeks based on the sun’s position in the zodiac. There are 24 solar terms in a... Read more

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    Why Getting Dirty Is Good for Your Health

    When I think of my childhood, I think first of all the hours I spent playing in the dirt. To my childhood self, there was... Read more

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    6 Easy Tips to Get Your Body Ready for Spring

    The 24 solar terms are two-week periods that make up a climate-based calendar system invented by the ancient Chinese over 2,000 years ago. This article series... Read more

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    How Exercise Works According to Chinese Medicine

    I grew up in a swimming pool. My dad was a swimmer both in college and during World War II, and he expected us kids... Read more

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    3 Healthy Ways to Celebrate Valentines Day!

    Valentine’s Day is coming soon! Flower vendors, candy manufacturers and jewelry stores are all bombarding us with ideas about ways to show our love. In Chinese... Read more

  • A newborn baby in a Chinese-inspired costume to mark the Year of the Rooster lays in a cot at Paolo Memorial Hospital in Bangkok on January 27, 2017. (AFP / Lillian Suwanrumpha)

    Year of the Rooster: What’s in Store?

    Today is the beginning of the Year of the Yin Fire Rooster. The Chinese New Year starts on the first New Moon of the year... Read more

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    Conscious Beauty and Well-Being: Caring for the Body During ‘Major Cold’

    In most places around the world, Major Cold begins when the sun reaches the celestial longitude of 300 degrees and ends when it reaches the... Read more

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    Attracting Good Fortune in the Year of the Fire Rooster

    This year, the Chinese New year falls on January 28th when we enter the year of the Fire Rooster. The name sounds rather exciting doesn’t... Read more

  • People donning early- and mid-20th century fashion dance while the Hot Jazz Jumpers band plays on the Second Avenue station in Manhattan on Dec. 14, 2014.  (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    12 Simple Things You Can Do Right Now for Better Health

    Sometimes life gets in the way of taking care of your health. You get lazy or busy or distracted. One day, you wake up and... Read more

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    Relax … The Season Encourages It

    If your New Year’s fitness goals are already floundering, you might not be entirely to blame, according to traditional Chinese medicine. A big reason may... Read more

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    Acupressure Points for Better Sleep

    Quality sleep is crucial for good health. Massaging the following acupressure points as a bedtime ritual can help you release tension and get better-quality sleep... Read more

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    What We Can Learn From the Ancient Chinese About Our Bodies and Seasonal Changes

    In this series, Moreen Liao, an expert in Eastern and Western herbal therapies, shares ancient wisdom on how to better understand the ways in which... Read more

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    The Best Time for Bedtime

    If you sleep a full seven to nine hours every night, does it matter when you hit the pillow? Yes, it does, according to Chinese... Read more

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    Prolong Your Life by Balancing and Preserving Your Life’s Essence

    It’s almost a new year–a time to reflect on the past and look forward to the future. It’s also a great time to take stock... Read more

  • A model used for the study of acupuncture points. (Photos.com)

    A Beginner’s Guide To Chinese Medicine

    Traditional Chinese Medicine, TCM, can treat many health issues. While Chinese Medicine is well known for pain relief, there is so much more it can do. Improved fertility,... Read more

  • (Emma Simpson/Unsplash)

    Chinese Medicine: 11 All-Day Energy Tips

    If you feel like Dorothy in the poppy field on her way to Oz, you’re not alone. People who struggle with fatigue experience it in... Read more

  • (goodluz/shutterstock)

    Chinese Medicine For Grey Hair

    During my weekend farmers market stop I found a surprise hiding between the asparagus and the zucchini.  A farmers table was filled with berries.  Strawberries,... Read more

  • (Tom Wang/Shutterstock)

    Chinese Medicine: A Holistic Option for Boosting Fertility

    A woman’s fertility peaks in her 20s, but the timing of life doesn’t always cooperate with family planning. Today, many couples aren’t ready to bring... Read more

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    Keep Colds at Bay and Stay Well This Winter

    JOHN TSAGARIS (Courtesy of John Tsagaris) Dr. John Tsagaris is an internationally renowned doctor of traditional Chinese medicine. An acupuncturist and herbalist, he has been... Read more

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    Exercise May Improve Fatigue Caused by Cancer

    Cancer-related fatigue can last throughout treatment and into remission, but a new study has found that exercise may be the key to fighting this exhaustion... Read more

  • (didesign021/shutterstock)

    Can Hearing Loss, Ringing and Vertigo Be Healed Naturally?

    Can we heal hearing loss, ringing and vertigo naturally?  Studies show that with the right nutrients, we can help repair hearing and ringing in the ears;... Read more

  • (Undrey/Shutterstock)

    4 Ways to Support Your Mental Health

    We all go through difficult periods that may lead to poor mental health. Performance reviews at work, conflicts in relationships, world issues, money worries, the... Read more

  • (Tom Ezzatkhah/Unsplash)

    How to Manage the Basic Anxiety of Life

    Underlying much of what we do is a sense of anxiety, uncertainty, fear, doubt, or dissatisfaction. And we react to this in so many unhelpful... Read more

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    Top 10 Ways To Stay Healthy This Winter

    Winter doesn’t have to zap your energy or pit you against this season’s new hard-to-beat bug. Stay well all winter long by following the action... Read more

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    The Way of Openness: Moving Away From Comfort and Security

    It’s human nature to desire comfort and security. Unfortunately, that tendency is what causes most of our problems. We humans tend not to like uncertainty,... Read more

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    Tune in to Your Body’s Wisdom

    Modern medicine has made some amazing advances over the last century. But there is still no match for our most powerful diagnostic tool: body wisdom... Read more

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    The 5 Best Herbs to Soothe Your Nerves

    Forget frazzled nerves, anxiety, restlessness, nerve-related headaches and pain. Herbs really shine when it comes to soothing nerves.  Here are five of my picks for... Read more

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    3 All Natural Energy Drinks

    Who doesn’t want at least five continuous hours of energy? Especially when winter makes us want to crawl into the deepest part of our beds... Read more

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    The Way to Finding Powerful Human Connection

    Human connection is not so common in our age of connectivity. We see lots of people, but find our little cocoons to hide in. As... Read more

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    The Surprising Health Benefits of Hot and Cold Showers

    By Derek Henry, Holistic Health Coach for Healing the Body People are constantly looking for better ways to improve their health that doesn’t require too much time... Read more

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    Conscious Beauty and Well-Being: What ‘Preservative-Free’ Really Means for Cosmetics

    Before you buy a product simply because it’s labeled as “preservative-free,” here are some guidelines to help you better understand why most cosmetics need some... Read more

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    Free Your Mind From Wanting People to Be a Certain Way

    One of the biggest sources of difficulty for every single human being is the desire for people to be a certain way. We can’t seem... Read more

  • (Elvira Koneva/Shutterstock)

    3 Ways to Speed up Your Metabolism With Essential Oils

    So many people today want to learn how to burn fat and lose weight fast but also safely and effectively. For that reason, essential oils for weight... Read more

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    Honey Found to Have Potent Anti-Influenza Effects

    Honey is appreciated the world over as one of nature’s most delicious foods, but did you know it may have potent anti-flu properties as well? ... Read more

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    Why You Need Oil of Oregano for Cold and Flu Season

    Oil of oregano could win an award for being one of the most effective natural treatments for the common cold and flu. (And by the... Read more

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    9 Natural Ways to Make Your Home Smell Amazing This Holiday Season

    You can smell the holiday season coming even before it arrives. Whether it’s the crisp scent of a fresh breeze on a chilly winter morning,... Read more

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    10 All-Natural Ways to Tame Your Hormones

    Hormones — such as estrogen, testosterone, adrenaline and insulin — are extremely important chemical messengers that affect many aspects of your overall health. Hormones are... Read more

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    Cooking With Adaptogens: Powerful Herbs and Fun Functional Foods

    During the Cold War, Soviet scientists began researching herbs that could give their soldiers, athletes, and even champion chess players an edge. They called these... Read more

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    Milk Thistle Heals and Protects the Liver and Acts as Poison Antidote

    In many ancient cultures, spiky plants known as thistles are a symbol for protection and respect. But there is much more to these weeds than... Read more

  • (Rawpixel/Shutterstock)

    The Practice of Doing One Thing at a Time

    There’s a Japanese term, “ichigyo-zammai,” that basically means having full concentration on a single act. Zen master Sunryu Suzuki described the practice of being fully... Read more

  • (Minerva Studio/Shutterstock)

    A Good Night’s Sleep Is Like Hitting the Jackpot

    Working on getting a better night’s sleep can lead to optimal physical and mental well-being over time—but quality of sleep is more important than quantity... Read more

  • (gpointstudio/Shutterstock)

    Can a Dying Patient Be a Healthy Person?

    The news was bad. Mimi, a woman in her early 80s, had been undergoing treatment for lymphoma. Her husband was being treated for bladder cancer... Read more

  • (wavebreakmedia/Shutterstock)

    What We Want Most From Relationships But Rarely Get

    Most couples come to see me to learn better communication skills—or at least that’s what they say in the first session. What gets described as communication... Read more

  • anandi-breathing

    Breathing Yourself to Sleep

    Fifteen years of insomnia drove Anandi to despair. Her life and health were in pieces. She discovered using the breath as a healing tool and... Read more

  • (Syda Productions/Shutterstock)

    Best Laid Plans: Why They Often Fall Short

    We’ve all been there: We get a new gym membership, sign up for a class, buy an e-book … and then don’t use it. Or... Read more

  • (Ollyy/Shutterstock)

    The Truth About Sleep Apnea

    Sponsored Content The American Academy of Sleep Medicine has called sleep apnea “a hidden health crisis costing America billions.” An estimated 30 million Americans suffer... Read more

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    5 Home Remedies for Gum Disease

    Gingivitis or gum disease is a type of infection of the tissues of the mouth that support the teeth. This condition differs from having a... Read more

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    How Suffering Can Work for You

    There are times in life when things fall apart, when we lose someone or something deeply important that made us feel connected, grounded, or safe... Read more

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    A Better Way to Treat Receding Gums

    Sometimes in medicine, a new technique is developed that is so effective, it makes the old way seem barbaric by comparison. Enter pinhole surgery, a... Read more

  • (Fizkes/Shutterstock)

    The Profound Effects Breathing Has On Our Body

    By Tyler Ardizzone, Organic Lifestyle Magazine How we breathe affects almost every process in the body, from digestion to memory to exercise recovery. It has a profound impact... Read more

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    Music and Your Brain (Video)

    Music predates language and speaks to us on a primal level. Thinking back to your adolescence, you probably associate key memories with the soundtracks that... Read more

  • (Antonio Guillem/Shutterstock)

    Increased Self-Awareness Makes Life Better

    The process of becoming self-aware includes loving ourselves enough to live our dreams and create our own reality. We are “pure love” when we are... Read more

  • (Andrey_Popov/Shutterstock)

    What We Should Know About Our Lymphatic System

    By Michael Edwards, Organic Lifestyle Magazine When you hear the term “circulatory system,” what comes to mind? Most of us think of the vascular system, the amazing... Read more

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    31 Time Savers to Free Up Your Week

    If you’re like most people, you’d like to find more time in your day to accomplish more tasks or achieve a goal that’s been on... Read more

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    How to Help Your Eyes Recover From Staring at Screens

    Sixty-five percent of Americans report having symptoms of digital eyestrain. And it’s no wonder. Almost 60 percent of us use digital devices for more than... Read more

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    Talk to Babies to Bridge Word Gap

    Infants can have conversations with mom or dad—it just may involve a smile or some gibberish instead of words. That’s a key lesson from programs... Read more

  • (Joshua Newton/Shutterstock)

    Wanting Someone Else to Fulfill Our Lives

    I have a friend who is lonely, who has such a good heart, and desperately wants to find a partner who appreciates that goodness to... Read more

  • (Ramon Carretero/Shutterstock)

    What’s The Difference Between Mindfulness And Meditation?

    A recent study found that meditating can give you more control over your emotions, even if you’re not naturally good at being mindful. Reporting in the journal Frontiers... Read more

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    Start Accepting Yourself, You’re Worth It

    Do you ever feel like you are simply never good enough? As a serial perfectionist, I’ve struggled for years with self-acceptance. On the one hand, never... Read more

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    Music predates language and speaks to us on a primal level. Thinking back to your adolescence, you probably associate key memories with the soundtracks that... Read more

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    Cherry Ice Cream In a Cup (Vegan)

    There is something to be said for making your own ice cream. Conventional ice cream is often loaded with sugar and artificial flavors and colors... Read more

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    Alzheimer’s disease has grown to be one of the most pressing and tragic public health issues facing the U.S. With no known cure and the... Read more

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    Some fruits can be a little more … challenging than others to cut. Pineapple and mango, for example, require a bit more finesse than an... Read more

  • CNN explains in a recent report that ‘all human eyes are brown’ since eye colors are based on a pigment called melanin which is brown but can appear to be blue, green, hazel, or brown depending on the amount that is present. (AOL Screenshot)

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  • The air pollution in Beijing has traces of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. (AOL Screenshot)

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    China’s smog could make it more difficult for people to fight off some infections. The air pollution has traces of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. A team from... Read more

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    How Thanksgiving Promotes Health and Happiness (Video)

    Each year on the fourth Thursday of November, Americans gather together with friends and family for a Thanksgiving feast — a ritual that many psychologists... Read more

  • Some people are born with a tiny hole in the upper part of their ear; this condition is called preauricular sinus which is considered a birth defect. (AOL Screenshot)

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  • A recent study suggests that women who had their last baby after the age of 35 enjoy greater mental acuity in their postmenopausal years. (AOL Screenshot)

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    Skin Patches May Help Kids’ Peanut Allergies, Study Says

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  • Regular exercise is a healthy antidote to stress and can help prevent heart disease - the biggest problem is that too many people get too little of it. (pyrozhenka/Shutterstock)

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    Easy Pumpkin-Blueberry Pancakes

    This recipe for pumpkin blueberry pancakes is a favorite of all who try it. It makes pancakes that are gluten-free, qualify as a genuine high-fiber food, and are... Read more

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    For many families, bath time is a struggle. For this reason, many parents will be glad to know that a daily bath may not be... Read more

  • Researchers have found the sunshine vitamin plays a key role in heart health. (uduhunt/shutterstock)

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