Treatments and Techniques

Is It Better to Exercise or Rest When You’re Sick?


When you’re feeling under the weather, is it better to curl up in bed for some rest or push yourself to exercise? One of the...

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    Exercise to Boost Your Creativity

    For many, tapping into our creative side can be difficult, and at times, seemingly impossible. In fact, speaking with many people has led me to... Read more

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    Weight Gain, Fatigue Pose Problems for First-Time College Students, Says R.D.

    Going off to college for the first time often means a weight gain for the typical freshman, but for students with a chronic disease such... Read more

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    Low-Level Pesticide Exposure Linked to Parkinson’s Disease

    The risk of Parkinson’s disease clearly increases with exposure to certain environmental toxins, such as pesticides. Pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides are potent toxicants that may... Read more

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    How to Really Love Someone

    “Love,” like “Happiness” can be hard to explain. But the great writer Ernest Hemingway came very close to expressing the essence of love. “When you... Read more

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    African-American Hair: Dermatologists’ Tips for Everyday Care, Processing and Styling

    Unique in appearance and structure, African-American hair is especially fragile and prone to injury and damage. More than half of African-American women will cite thinning... Read more

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    Barefoot Running: The Videos

    Over the years I’ve mentioned the famous and fascinating running-related videos from Daniel Lieberman’s Skeletal Biology Lab at Harvard. But I haven’t done so in a while,... Read more

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    Break the Bad Habits

    Habits, both good and bad ones, are formed by repeatedly doing an action—over and over and over again. Researchers have discovered that when an action... Read more

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    Is Coffee Making Menopause Worse? 5 Easy Ways to Cut Down

    Battling hot flashes and night sweats? You may want to start weaning yourself off your morning coffee. A recent Mayo Clinic study has found that... Read more

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    5 Ways to Supercharge Your Cleanse

    So, you’re on the Be Well Cleanse. Congratulations! You’re changing your diet to remove inflammatory foods,  and you’re adding in nutrient-rich detoxing shakes and supplements... Read more

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    10 Reasons to Consider a Home Birth

    By Jonathan Benson, contributing writer to Natural News Where women choose to have their babies — either in the hospital or at home — is the... Read more

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    7 Ways to Improve Posture for Better Health

    Did you know that poor posture leads to illness and lost years of life? This infographic offers 7 simple ways to improve posture for health... Read more

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    Got Tummy Troubles? Try Giving Up Dairy.

    Classic symptoms of dairy sensitivity are mucus, respiratory problems, digestive problems (such as gas, bloating, diarrhea, or constipation), fatigue, joint pains, and skin problems from... Read more

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    Grounding Is a Key Mechanism by Which Your Body Maintains Health

    Have you ever noticed how good it feels to walk barefoot on a sandy beach, or in a forest? There is a reason for that—it’s... Read more

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    Creative Relaxation: The Healing Potential of Interactive Art

    There’s a growing body of medical research into the use of multimedia and gaming technologies for such tasks as stroke rehabilitation and pain management. I believe that aesthetics... Read more

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    Two Foods That May Sabotage Your Brain

    Could there be a food-based cure for schizophrenia, bipolar, and depressive disorders? It is my firm conviction that diet – both what it may be... Read more

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    Tips on How Parents Can Prepare Their Child for the School Year

    “It is never too early to start talking with and listening to your child about the upcoming school year,” says Dr. Amie Duncan, Ph.D., Division... Read more

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