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Vote for Your Thoughts

By Laurie Gerber   |  5Comments|

You have the right to vote for which thoughts you want to listen to and which ones you want to ignore. Usually it’s easier to convince my clients they can choose how to act than to convince them they can change how they think. Thinking just seems so automatic that we believe we can’t change it. The truth is we are not very talented at controlling our minds because we don’t practice, and we don’t… Read More >


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The Lupus and Gluten Connection

By Guest Blogger   |  53Comments|

Today I am healthy, vibrant and pain free, but it wasn’t always this way. A few years ago, I became afflicted with intense, severe muscle pain and joint swelling, leading to hospitalization. It wasn’t until I discovered I had a severe gluten intolerance that I was able to turn it all around. My symptoms began with random traveling joint pain. Then more joints started to ache. My feet were so swollen that my shoes would… Read More >


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New Year’s Intentions

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Each year at this time I sit down and write many drafts of my new year’s resolutions. This year I’m changing it up a bit. Instead of resolutions, I’m writing intentions. Instead of making a long list (most of which I don’t stick to or even remember for that matter), I’m focusing on the power of three. After all, three is a holy groovy number. Rather than burying my intentions in my journal, I’m posting… Read More >


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Does Sugar Feed Cancer?

By Guest Blogger   |  23Comments|

Does sugar feed cancer? Well, yes and no. Um, OK – yes. All cells use sugar – aka glucose – for their primary fuel source, so sugar does indeed feed all cells. But if you’ve ever had a PET scan, you know that before you get your scan, you get to drink a lovely shake of radioactive glucose or get an injection of a similar concoction. Cancer cells are very greedy; they like to gobble… Read More >


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Autism, ADHD, Asthma and Allergies: What’s Going on With Our Kids?

By Kenneth A. Bock MD   |  18Comments|

I want to begin my first post here by talking about something that is very basic to the perpetuation of our society: our children. The specific question I want to ask is simple but key: What the heck is happening to our kids? Why am I starting with this question? Let me give you some background information. In the United States and other industrialized, developed nations, epidemics of malnutrition and common childhood infectious illnesses are… Read More >


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Love List: TEDWomen

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Sisters (and bros), I just got back from the first ever TEDwomen conference in DC and wow did I feel proud to be a gal. Empowering women and girls is a portal to peace, innovation, prosperity and economic stability. I was reminded that educating and investing in women and girls is a brilliant idea worth spreading. Women are writing new and improved rules for finance, business, art and politics, and we’re doing it while refusing… Read More >


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11 Tips for Healthy Holiday Air Travel

By Guest Blogger   |  5Comments|

The holidays are upon us and with them comes stress in many forms: what to buy, who to visit, what not to eat, etc. Traveling is another biggie, but this year you can do it right. Check out these tips you can use to keep healthy and sane when traveling by air this holiday travel season: 1. Pack patience. Now that the TSA has added heightened security measures and airlines have tacked on more fees,… Read More >


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President Clinton’s Momentous Intervention in the Health Debate

By Dr. T. Colin Campbell   |  9Comments|

These are momentous times for sharing with the public the exceptional benefits of a whole foods, plant-based diet. By now, many people have seen President Clinton’s comments on CNN and elsewhere about the dramatic turnaround in his personal health when he adopted this dietary lifestyle. Some of us have been doing research, clinical practice and writing about this dietary lifestyle for many years, sometimes having to overcome considerable skepticism (my own experience in experimental research… Read More >


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Yoga for Artists: Unleash Your Creativity

By Guest Blogger   |  6Comments|

I have been in the art world for nine years as a critic, curator, theorist, philosopher and artist. Most of my endeavors place me in front of a computer writing reviews, press releases, essays, catalogues and the like. This has caused my erector spinae to shorten and my rhomboids to extend beyond their normal limits. These muscles are imperative for a straight spine and an open heart but are consistently put at risk by my… Read More >


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Voting with Our Food Choices

By Wayne Pacelle   |  2Comments|

In September, the House Energy and Commerce Committee conducted a hearing on this summer’s massive egg recall, and witnesses included the owners of the factory farms that spawned the salmonella crisis and a couple of the downstream victims – consumers who ate foods containing eggs contaminated with salmonella and nearly died. The testimony of some of the victims was chilling, and it even prompted one congressman, Rep. Michael Burgess, R-Texas, to declare he’s now switching… Read More >


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Are You Drinking the Green Juice?

By Gabrielle Bernstein   |  13Comments|

Juice has gotten trendier with each passing year, and for good reason. When I found myself choosing green juice over my morning coffee I knew I was hooked. One juice in particular has recently captured my attention: a new brand called Liquid Pump, a creation of The Pump Energy Food, a New York City staple. Liquid Pump is not your grocery store’s juice. It’s made fresh every morning at The Pump, it’s non-pasteurized, and it… Read More >


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Is Your House Ready for Guests?

By Alejandro Junger, MD   |  16Comments|

My son — a very important guest to us — was born last month. For nine months, my wife and I had been asking ourselves: Will our house be clean and ready for his arrival? Before this, I’ve been working at cleaning the planet (one person/body at a time) telling anyone who would listen that what is making everybody sick isn’t bad genes, bad luck or bad karma. It’s bad food and lots of toxins.… Read More >


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3 Causes of Illness (and 10 Tips to Overcome Them)

By Guest Blogger   |  20Comments|

Some people who eat a very clean diet think that a “perfect” diet = perfect health. It would be easy to believe that if you just maintain an extra clean diet most of the time, all bodily ills can be avoided. Unfortunately this is just not the case. While what you do and don’t eat plays a huge role in how good you feel, it is not the only factor in staying symptom- and disease-free.… Read More >


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Oh, Poor Me – No Junk Food in My Childhood?

By Guest Blogger   |  10Comments|

While growing up, food is what set me apart from my peers. Naturally, being the daughter of Dr. Joel Fuhrman, author of the best-selling books “Eat to Live” and “Eat for Health,” is going to result in some pretty unconventional school lunches and after-school snacks. As a young child, it didn’t take me long to figure out that my friends were being packed ham sandwiches and chips, and I was not. My parents only packed… Read More >


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Survival Guide to Being a Gluten-Free Vegan

By Guest Blogger   |  10Comments|

So you’re vegan and gluten-free? No wheat? No meat? What to eat? Well, a lot actually. Instead of Bread -Starchy vegetables can take the edge off of bread cravings. Try a baked sweet potato with a drizzle of coconut oil or extra virgin olive oil and a sprinkle of nutritional yeast flakes. -Most gluten-free breads actually contain eggs. I recommend making your own. I’ve tried a few gluten-free flours on the market, and I like… Read More >


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The Secret to Making Your Detox Effective

By Frank Lipman, MD   |  4Comments|

What is detoxification? Detoxification is what your body does naturally to neutralize, transform or get rid of unwanted materials or toxins. Although it is mostly ignored by our current medical system, the detoxification system is a key component of our body’s functioning, constantly working and interacting with all the other functions of the body. So a good detox program improves and optimizes the function of your body’s own built-in detoxification systems. This is done by… Read More >


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Open Letter to Dr. Mercola

By Gabriel Cousens MD   |  26Comments|

Dear Dr. Mercola, Thank you for your excellent, thoughtful, and sensitive discussion on vegetarianism and the China Study. I have been researching and exploring the benefits of a plant-source-only diet for over 38 years (since 1973). Given the length of my practice and the scope of my experience, I have come to some working conclusions on the interrelated topics of diet, health, and longevity. I am writing this for the people who have become confused… Read More >


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Replacing the “Guinea Pig”: Safer, Humane Chemical Tests

By Wayne Pacelle   |  2Comments|

In June 2010, the Environmental Defense Fund and its partners in the campaign to reform U.S. law to regulate chemicals made an impassioned plea for American consumers not to be treated like “guinea pigs.” I’d like to remind our friends and colleagues in the environmental and consumer protection communities that advocates for animal protection – while respecting the interests of all animals and believing that none of them should be treated like disposable lab equipment… Read More >


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Integrative Cancer Treatment

By Guest Blogger   |  7Comments|

This Oct. 6 marked a landmark day I have been dreaming of. Five years ago I was told that if I had surgery and did chemo and radiation, I had a good chance of living another five years. Well here it is. Although I did do some chemo – a decision I question frequently – I did not do surgery or radiation and live with my breast cancer tumor every day. I am not cocky… Read More >


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Be a listener not a fixer

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Recently, I stumbled upon a big ole pot of wisdom after doing some inner detective work and reflecting on the lessons I’ve learned through my fabulous coaching practice. It’s pretty simple. People don’t want you to fix them. They want you to LISTEN. Not only is being a fixer-upper a drag for others, it’s a major energy drain for you. My friends and family don’t need me digging into their business night and day, they… Read More >