Holiday Stress-Reduction Remedies: Mindfulness and Meditation for Comfort and Joy

The holiday season is here, and many of us find ourselves with a long list of preparations that include: making travel arrangements, mailing stacks of “Season’s Greetings” cards, and planning meals for family and friends. While focusing our energy primarily on preparations to make the season merry and bright, we might attempt to push “negative” […]

PMS? Help is on the Way!

Are you tearful, irritable, and fatigued before your period? Do you experience bloating, breast tenderness, or swelling? How about food cravings — especially for sweets and chocolate when it’s getting close to “that time of the month”? If the answer to any or all of these questions is YES !@#$!, then you are most likely […]

5 Steps to Heal a Leaky Gut Caused By Ibuprofen Aviva Romm, MD and Mark Hyman, MD

Millions of Americans take over-the-counter painkillers like Advil or Aleve for any random ache, pain, or cold symptom, without a second thought. What most don’t know is that those drugs — called non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) — are responsible for over 16,000 deaths per year: that’s more deaths per year than caused by asthma or AIDS. […]

Aging and Inflammation: The Top 5 Things You Need to Know about Autoimmune Disease

Have you ever had the check-engine symbol light up on your car’s dashboard? We’ve all had it happen. It’s an early warning sign that something isn’t right, and we need to check in with our local mechanic. In the same way, your lab results and body’s symptoms are like that lit-up, check-engine indicator: they are […]

Meditation: Connecting to the Wisdom Within

In the foreword to Tulku Thondup’s book Boundless Healing: Meditation Exercises to Enlighten the Mind and Heal the Body, psychologist, science journalist, and Pulitzer-Prize nominee Daniel Goleman, PhD, explains what psychologists call the state of flow: “another mode of being — one where day-to-day preoccupations or anxieties fall away, where we are somehow lifted out […]

Green is in Fashion

It seems that the new color in fashion and decor is emerald green — it’s considered a must-have for updating your wardrobe and adding a pop of color to your home. When I heard that, I thought: in the world of nutrition we’ve always thought of green as the “it” color. Having said that, I […]

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