Health

Dying From Cancer: Could Your Location Determine Your Fate?

A view of a close up of a lung x-ray of a cigarette smoker in an undated photo. (Photo Courtesy of the American Cancer Society via Getty Images)
A view of a close up of a lung x-ray of a cigarette smoker in an undated photo. (Photo Courtesy of the American Cancer Society via Getty Images)

Cancer death rates are steadily rising in certain parts of the U.S. in grim contrast with the declining death rate across the nation as a...


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    4 Types of Mental Clutter to Clear Out This Winter

    While it might not officially be time for spring cleaning just yet, we might be feeling the effects of too much clutter in our lives. And, the... Read more

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    Can Breakfast Help Keep Us Thin? Nutrition Science Is Tricky

    Cereal makers have happily encouraged the belief that eating breakfast can help keep us thin and bring other benefits, partly by paying for studies that... Read more

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    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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    29 Foods to Boost Creativity

    What we eat can affect our creative energies. The usual suspects—processed foods high in trans fats, artificial ingredients, and excessive amounts of sodium and sugar—can... Read more

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    You Might Be Working Yourself to Death (Really)

    A lack of flexibility in high-stress jobs may literally be a matter of life and death, experts warn. A new study shows that people with... Read more

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    Filter Out the Noise

    Without our realizing it, much of our day can be quickly filled with a deluge of distractions from devices. In the moment, they may seem like the most... Read more

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    The BodyFix Method: Break Bad Habits That Break Down the Body

    In life, it can be easy to fall into bad habits. An injury may lead to a limp, the limp creates bad posture, and that... Read more

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    Foods to Eat More, Not Less in 2017

    As another year rolls around, we often turn our thoughts to resolutions and personal goals, which typically includes promising to give up something. Whether it’s... Read more

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    How Meditation Can Fix a Bad Habit (Video)

    Could meditation be the secret to quitting smoking? This psychiatrist thinks so. Is there anything that meditation can’t help fix? From making us kinder and happier to actually improving... Read more

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    Do You Really Need to Take Vitamins for Stress?

    Several years ago a major drug company claimed that its vitamin pills helped to relieve stress from the “complications of everyday life” and gave their... Read more

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    Treat Osteoarthritis Pain by Improving Sleep Habits

    Osteoarthritis pain related fatigue can be combated by improving sleep habits, according to research. Osteoarthritis pain can contribute to fatigue by keeping the sufferer awake at night... Read more

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    Get FIT – Adventures & Events in and Around NYC

    Week of January 20-27 Kitchen Pharmacy: Home Remedies for Common Ailments In this class, chef Celine Beitchman will teach students how to create natural, homemade... Read more

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    Daily Habits Damaging Your Vision and Eye Health

    Our eyes put up with a lot. Hours in front of the TV or computer, ambient low lighting in a restaurant, squinting into the sun... Read more

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    22 Ways to Shrug Off Winter Colds

    Have you ever wondered why colds and other respiratory infections are four times more common during winter than summer? Cold weather is mostly to blame... 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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    Are Our Busy Doctors and Nurses Losing Empathy for Patients?

    Every day, doctors, nurses, and other health professionals are presented with situations that demand empathy and compassion. Whether telling a 40-year-old man with cancer he... Read more

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    You Might Be Working Yourself to Death (Really)

    A lack of flexibility in high-stress jobs may literally be a matter of life and death, experts warn. A new study shows that people with... Read more

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    Foods to Eat More, Not Less in 2017

    As another year rolls around, we often turn our thoughts to resolutions and personal goals, which typically includes promising to give up something. Whether it’s... Read more

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    Do You Really Need to Take Vitamins for Stress?

    Several years ago a major drug company claimed that its vitamin pills helped to relieve stress from the “complications of everyday life” and gave their... Read more

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    Get FIT – Adventures & Events in and Around NYC

    Week of January 20-27 Kitchen Pharmacy: Home Remedies for Common Ailments In this class, chef Celine Beitchman will teach students how to create natural, homemade... Read more

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    Are Our Busy Doctors and Nurses Losing Empathy for Patients?

    Every day, doctors, nurses, and other health professionals are presented with situations that demand empathy and compassion. Whether telling a 40-year-old man with cancer he... Read more

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    Older Adults Benefit From Moderate Post-Lunch Napping: Study

    Cognition in older adults may be improved by napping after lunchtime, according to a study. The researchers analyzed self-reported data on napping habits alongside cognitive... Read more

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    Doctors Could Use Our Social Lives to Boost Health

    To encourage healthy habits and actions, doctors should leverage patients’ engagement with their friends and families—rather than increasing their interactions with medical professionals. In a new perspective... Read more

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    Children Learn Empathy Growing Up, but Can We Train Adults to Have More of It?

    “I just get so angry when he says he will call and then doesn’t,” says Ellen about her boyfriend. Her empathic friend might respond: “Yes,... Read more

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    Pleasing Wall Street but Not Patients and Taxpayers: Pharma’s Plan for 2017?

    2016 was not a good year for Pharma’s image. Early in the year, Martin Shkreli, founder of Turing Pharmaceuticals, refused to justify the company’s price... Read more

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    The Body’s Best Defense, on Overdrive

    When you catch an infection, your body responds with redness, swelling, and pain. This is called inflammation. It’s how our immune system gets rid of... Read more

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    Giving Peanut-Based Foods to Babies Early Prevents Allergies

    Most babies should start eating peanut-containing foods well before their first birthday, say guidelines released Thursday that aim to protect high-risk tots and other youngsters,... Read more

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    Scientists Discover New Human Organ (Video)

    Researchers have declared that a digestive system mass long thought to be disparate bits and pieces is, in fact, a single organ. They’re calling it... Read more

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    Use the Power of Monday to Stick to Your New Year’s Resolutions

    If you’re looking toward 2017 in hopes that it will be a happier, healthier, more financially secure year than the one coming to a close,... Read more

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    5 Ways to Simplify Your Life

    I recently had a bout of vertigo, which kept me out of the kitchen for a while. When I started cooking again, I realized that... Read more

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    Unhealthy Body Weight and Metabolic Syndrome Increase Prostate Growth Rate

    Men with metabolic syndrome are at higher risk of prostate growth and cancer. The new data come from a five-year study, published in the journal “Urology” in... Read more

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    Can Exercise Prevent Age-Related Hearing Loss?

    Everyone knows that exercise helps keep weight off and is good for your heart. Now, scientists say it also appears to prevent age-related hearing loss... Read more

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    Glyphosate for Breakfast?

    Glyphosate is by far the most heavily used chemical weed killer in human history. It’s so pervasive, it’s difficult to avoid ingesting it on a... Read more

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    How Learning a New Language Improves Tolerance

    There are many benefits to knowing more than one language. For example, it has been shown that aging adults who speak more than one language... Read more

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    Don’t Cut the Cord Too Fast; a Pause Benefits Most Newborns

    Don’t cut that umbilical cord too soon: A brief pause after birth could benefit most newborns by delivering them a surge of oxygen-rich blood. New... Read more

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    Brain Changes Seen in Pregnancy, May Help Preparing for Baby

    Pregnancy affects not only a woman’s body: It changes parts of her brain too, a new study says. When researchers compared brain scans of women... Read more

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    Can Breakfast Help Keep Us Thin? Nutrition Science Is Tricky

    Cereal makers have happily encouraged the belief that eating breakfast can help keep us thin and bring other benefits, partly by paying for studies that... Read more

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    29 Foods to Boost Creativity

    What we eat can affect our creative energies. The usual suspects—processed foods high in trans fats, artificial ingredients, and excessive amounts of sodium and sugar—can... Read more

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    Almond-Crusted Cauliflower Recipe

    Cauliflower is a great, versatile veggie—you can serve it mashed in place of potatoes, or even as a grain-free pizza crust. This simple but flavorful... Read more

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    13 Ways to Get More Antioxidants This Year

    With the holiday season over, now comes the time for all kinds of food resolutions, mainly focused on dieting. There are many reasons to think... Read more

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    Nutritious Golden Cauliflower Flatbread Recipe

    Bread is one of the world’s most ancient foods, and is enjoyed by cultures all over the world even today. It comes in different shapes... Read more

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    Yes, Too Much Sugar Is Harmful but Are Artificial Sweeteners Better?

    How much sugar should we eat? The World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that added sugars make up no more... Read more

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    It’s All Good: Any Exercise Cuts Risk of Death, Study Finds

    Weekend warriors, take a victory lap. People who pack their workouts into one or two sessions a week lower their risk of dying over roughly... Read more

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    Do Fitness Trackers Get You Fit?

    Pros of Wearable Trackers Dan Roberts, strength and conditioning coach: The distinction between a smart watch and wearable tracker is increasingly blurred, but the main benefit... Read more

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    How to Make Turmeric Tea

    Turmeric tea is a popular beverage throughout Asia and is known by some as “liquid gold.” Turmeric benefits are primarily due to its active compound called curcumin... Read more

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    Feta Cheese: Good or Bad?

    Feta is the most well-known cheese in Greece. It is a soft, white, brined cheese that is very nutritious and is an excellent source of... Read more

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    Caffeine: 10 Most Commonly Believed Misconceptions

    Caffeine is a bitter ingredient of coffee, chocolate, tea, many carbonated and soft drinks and many medicines. It affects the body through metabolism by stimulating... Read more

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    15 Tips From the Pros on How to Lose Weight

    We make ’em, we break ’em. New Year’s diet resolutions fall like needles on Christmas trees as January goes on. Genes can work against us... Read more

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    Triple Berry Creamsicle Smoothie Recipe

    By Derek Henry, Holistic Health Coach for Healing the Body  Imagine…blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries blended together with superfood ingredients that creates a cool and creamy... Read more

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    9 Foods You Should Always Eat Organic

    While you maybe already be familiar with the Dirty Dozen, it’s a great time of year to make a new commitment to prioritizing organic —... Read more

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    A Holiday Treadmill Workout From Our Trainer of the Month

    With family visits, holiday parties, and festivities galore the holidays can be an extremely busy time of the year. Exercisers have plenty of excuses to put their... Read more

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    9 Ways Ditch the Coffee Addiction

    Oftentimes, it’s not the caffeine that makes giving up a coffee addiction so difficult, but the place it holds in our culture. Coffee is the... Read more

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    Fish Oil Pills for Pregnant Moms May Cut Asthma Risk in Kids

    Children whose moms took high doses of fish oil during their last three months of pregnancy were less likely to develop chronic wheezing problems or... Read more

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    Your Brain Benefits From Exercise in These 3 Ways

    Three things happen to the brain when we exercise, says Wendy Suzuki, professor of neural science and psychology at New York University. She offers a... Read more

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    Study: Consider Racket Sports and Swimming to Help You Live Longer

    There’s no shortage of evidence showing that being active can extend your life. Less widely known, however, is whether certain types of activities may work... Read more

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    Atrial Fibrillation Patients Improved Quality of Life With Yoga

    Atrial fibrillation patients doing yoga improved their quality of life and lowered their heart rate and blood pressure, a study found. Nurse and doctoral candidate Maria... Read more

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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    ‘Female Ginseng’: A Famous Chinese Herb for Body Rejuvenation

    Dong quai is one of the most famous herbs in traditional Chinese medicine. Sometimes called “female ginseng,” its thick, brown roots are best known for... Read more

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    Thunder God Vine Treats Cancer and Joint Pain, but at a High Price

    Modern medicine often dismisses the value of herbs in treating illness. But a traditional Chinese herb known as thunder god vine (lei gong teng) is... Read more

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    Understanding Tongue Diagnosis in Chinese Medicine

    The art of tongue diagnosis in Chinese Medicine may be one of the most interesting tools in my field. It isn’t the oldest technique, pulse diagnosis has... Read more

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    Acupuncture Beats Drug for Gastritis Relief

    Acupuncture relieves gastritis and is more effective than the drug ranitidine, an antihistamine. Researchers from Chenzhou First People’s Hospital investigated the efficacy of acupuncture and... Read more

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    9 Things You Need to Know About Cupping

    The Rio Olympics are on, and there’s nothing better than watching your favorite athletes competing at the highest level in the world. All the competitors have trained... Read more

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    Apricot Kernel: Chinese Herb for Cough and Source of a Controversial Vitamin

    Crack open an apricot pit and you’ll find a seed that looks, smells, and tastes a lot like an almond. Apricot kernels are used to... Read more

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    Anxious? Acupuncture Can Help

    Do you have anxiety? Acupuncture can provide relief, it takes the connection between the body and mind into consideration. Chinese medicine is practiced with the belief that imbalances... Read more

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    Licorice Might Help You Lose Weight

    Who really needs another article about weight loss plans and products? We’re inundated with advertising on weight loss supplements and the last thing we need... Read more

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    13 Truths About Weight Loss

    Weight loss is a popular topic and a multi-billion dollar industry for a reason. I have found that it is the rare person who is... 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

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    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

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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

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    Gratitude Good for Your Mind—and Our World

    Studies show that consciously counting our blessings has verifiable health benefits. But if giving thanks is so great, why do our blessings often seem so... Read more

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    3 Top Ways to Get Rid of a Cold Fast

    By Derek Henry, Holistic Health Coach for Healing the Body  As the winter season approaches in North America, our immune system becomes more taxed with... Read more

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    8 Best Essential Oils for Sore Throats

    Did you know that essential oils can actually help make a sore throat go away quicker or avoid one all together? Sore throats can happen anytime of... Read more

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    Soaking in the Wonder of the Emerging Moment

    Lately I’ve been using the image of an empty cup to find a more peaceful state of mind. One of the most peaceful, meditative states... Read more

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    8 Tips for Treating Thyroid Problems Naturally

    Every week I get questions about hormone imbalance and a slow metabolism.  These are conditions that are chronically plaguing both men and women all across America.   What... Read more

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    Don’t Believe in Herbal Medicine? 10 Things to Change Your Mind

    Most people either think herbal medicines are useless or use them in the same way as drugs. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve... Read more

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    Functional Health Properties of Vinegar

    Vinegar has been produced and sold for thousands of years, dating back to before the 6th century. Vinegars flavored with fruit, honey, and malt were... Read more

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    Top Environmental Risk Factors for Dementia Identified

    “Dementia” is an umbrella term covering an array of neurological diseases and conditions that develop when neurons in your brain die or cease to function... Read more

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    The Best Essential Oils to Treat Anxiety

    Anxiety is a tough battle to face day in and day out, which makes having a natural solution, such as an essential oil blend, important. ... Read more

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    4 Types of Mental Clutter to Clear Out This Winter

    While it might not officially be time for spring cleaning just yet, we might be feeling the effects of too much clutter in our lives. And, the... Read more

  • Delete any apps or accounts that eat your time but provide little value. (Rido/Shutterstock)

    Filter Out the Noise

    Without our realizing it, much of our day can be quickly filled with a deluge of distractions from devices. In the moment, they may seem like the most... Read more

  • body fix method (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    The BodyFix Method: Break Bad Habits That Break Down the Body

    In life, it can be easy to fall into bad habits. An injury may lead to a limp, the limp creates bad posture, and that... Read more

  • (Luna Vandoorne/Shutterstock)

    How Meditation Can Fix a Bad Habit (Video)

    Could meditation be the secret to quitting smoking? This psychiatrist thinks so. Is there anything that meditation can’t help fix? From making us kinder and happier to actually improving... Read more

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    Treat Osteoarthritis Pain by Improving Sleep Habits

    Osteoarthritis pain related fatigue can be combated by improving sleep habits, according to research. Osteoarthritis pain can contribute to fatigue by keeping the sufferer awake at night... Read more

  • (Syda Productions/Shutterstock)

    Daily Habits Damaging Your Vision and Eye Health

    Our eyes put up with a lot. Hours in front of the TV or computer, ambient low lighting in a restaurant, squinting into the sun... Read more

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    22 Ways to Shrug Off Winter Colds

    Have you ever wondered why colds and other respiratory infections are four times more common during winter than summer? Cold weather is mostly to blame... Read more

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    How to Deal with Personal Dissatisfaction

    I have it, and I’d be willing to bet everyone reading this does too. Consider some of the ways we’re dissatisfied with ourselves: The more... Read more

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    8 Ways to Detox Your Body and Home This Winter

    My routine is very different during the winter compared to the summer. In the colder months, I exercise less, I crave warm comfort foods, and I... Read more

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    All-Natural Ways to Reverse Diabetes

    According to top medical doctors, nutritionists, scientists and now even the media, type 2 diabetes is a completely reversible condition. Yet millions of people all... Read more

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    Health Check: Is It Safe to Microwave Your Food?

    Today, every kitchen would seem “under-equipped” without a microwave, with its efficient ability to cook, defrost, and reheat a variety of foods. The handy appliance... Read more

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    Fuel for Change

    The New Year is traditionally the time to reflect on our life and the changes we want to make. But how many times have we... Read more

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    A Behaviorist’s Guide to New Year’s Resolutions

    Every year, you set out determined to stick to your New Year’s resolutions. But it’s likely that year after year, you fall off track and... Read more

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    The Practice of Year-End Reflection

    Every year, I like to close the year by reflecting on my past. I find that it deepens my learning, and it makes me more appreciative of... Read more

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    3 Ways to a Lucky New Year

    Here are 3 suggestions, if followed will hopefully increase your good fortune in the New Year 1. Edit Your Surroundings –  Look carefully at your surroundings... Read more

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    A Good Reason to Take Care of Your Teeth

    Good oral hygiene can largely contribute to overall health. Not only does brushing and flossing lead to a healthy smile, but oral hygiene affects many... Read more

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    Ring In The New Year With a Healthy Dose of Asparagus

    If you’re planning to ring in the New Year with a few celebratory drinks, here’s a tip for protecting yourself from paying the hangover price... Read more

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    Breastfeeding in Scandinavia

    In honor of the season, let’s venture to Scandinavia: the home of well-nourished children and the elf-like Swedish Santas called tomten. Santa traditions vary widely all... Read more

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    5 Commonly Misdiagnosed Conditions You Should Know

    The practice of medicine has been around for thousands of years, and there’s a good reason why they call it a practice: we are still... Read more

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    Pursuing a Detoxified Lifestyle

    Are the controversial agricultural chemicals like glyphosate, found in Roundup, used in almost all commercial farming, accumulating in our bodies? Senior Monsanto scientist Dan Goldstein... Read more

  • Researchers have declared that a digestive system mass long thought to be disparate bits and pieces is, in fact, a single organ. (AOL Screenshot)

    Scientists Discover New Human Organ (Video)

    Researchers have declared that a digestive system mass long thought to be disparate bits and pieces is, in fact, a single organ. They’re calling it... Read more

  • (IM_photo/shutterstock)

    Your Brain Benefits From Exercise in These 3 Ways

    Three things happen to the brain when we exercise, says Wendy Suzuki, professor of neural science and psychology at New York University. She offers a... Read more

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