Body and Mind Remedies for Eczema and Other Conditions

By Guest Blogger   |  12Comments|

In the past couple of months I experienced an unprecedented bad case of eczema. What started off as an innocuous patch of dermatitis, contained on one of my fingers, spread angrily all over my chest and stomach and onto my back, and finally, to each of my four limbs. It wasn’t pretty, and it eventually got me really down, which obviously did not help! Since becoming an almost organic vegan, my diet has been more… Read More >


Supplements: Part of the Cure for Modernity

By Kristen Suzanne   |  21Comments|

As a raw vegan chef, author and teacher, I’m often asked, “Is it necessary to take supplements if I’m on a balanced, organic raw food diet?” I used to assume not, based on the idea that a raw diet is the food that humans evolved to eat. Well, it turns out I was wrong. No matter how well you eat, I think it is essential to supplement. Here’s why: Paleolithic humans foraged from hundreds of species… Read More >


Embrace Your Rawsome Self

By Guest Blogger   |  10Comments|

A few years ago, I was introduced to a friend of a friend who happened to be a vegan. As a recently enrolled student at The French Culinary Institute, where meat and dairy reign supreme, I was in awe. I could never be as motivated and devoted as him, I marveled to myself. The idea of removing all animal products from my diet seemed like an impossible mountain to scale. Fast forward three years later,… Read More >


Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

By Guest Blogger   |  11Comments|

When I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis seven years ago, at the age of 28, it felt like my life was sent spinning downhill. My fear of how this disease would weigh on me, drag me down into inevitable disability, was echoed by the concerned family and friends who cautioned me to be careful, not to take risks, to take drugs, to abandon my dream of having children. How would I cope with one day… Read More >


An Apple a Day Melts the Pounds Away!

By Kathy Freston   |  15Comments|

Here’s the secret to weight loss: It’s all about crowding out, not cutting out. Crowding out is a term used in nutritional circles to describe how to eat in a healthy way so that you never even have the chance to feel hungry. You literally crowd out the junk you think you want to eat by choosing to eat key foods throughout the day so that you’re always satisfied. Isn’t that preferable to depriving yourself of foods and white-knuckling… Read More >


Empowered Health

By Guest Blogger   |  11Comments|

There’s something so annoying about getting sick. Whether it’s the common cold, flu-like symptoms or being hit with the cancer stick – it really is most inconvenient! And let’s be honest, it’s never a good time to get cancer. “I have things to do, thank you very much – you are mucking up my life plan, god damn you!” was my response to my “incurable” disease. I have never been one to do things by… Read More >


Are You Getting Enough Vitamin P?

By Pilar Gerasimo   |  5Comments|

Even small doses of pleasure can raise our levels of immune-boosting chemicals. Recently, at a healthy-living conference, I had one of those quickie checkups. In five minutes, you get a blood-pressure reading; a finger-stick blood draw; a computerized printout of your triglyceride, cholesterol and blood sugar levels; and a mini-analysis of your results from the attending health pro. Amazing! If you can access these kinds of tests at your fitness club or a local health… Read More >


Nurturing Your Feminine Side With Food

By Guest Blogger   |  8Comments|

I’ve had to have a lot of va-va-voom in the last couple of years. I’ve re-trained, moved countries, started speaking a new language, started a new job and created my own business. It hit me earlier this year that among all this drive and determination, I’d somehow left my femininity behind. I’d had to be strong, focused, determined and reliable — for all the right reasons. So much was going on; all good, but I’d… Read More >


Quantum Biology

By Dr. Brian Clement   |  10Comments|

During the last few months I have taken individual threads that have been hanging around in my mind for years and began to weave them into a book that I expect to finish by 2014. After four decades of working on the front lines of disease reversal and life prolonging with pure organic and plant-based methods, a vivid pattern of cause and effect has emerged. For so long, my mind labored in the arena that… Read More >


The Face of Diabetes; The Importance of Role Models

By Guest Blogger   |  10Comments|

When I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 1985 at 14 years old, I had just moved away from home for the first time. My hometown in Vermont was so small that we didn’t have enough kids for a high school, so my parents sent me to a private boarding school in New Hampshire. I loved my new school, Proctor Academy. I loved the green fields, white dorm houses and red brick buildings where… Read More >


10 Tips to Find the Right Doctor

By Lissa Rankin MD   |  9Comments|

You might have been raised to believe that doctors are gods and that you shouldn’t question us, but let me tell you the real truth, my loves. We docs are in the service industry — it’s our job to love, nurture, tend and care for you, and if we’re not doing that the way you deserve, you should fire our sorry asses! If you weren’t getting what you needed from your massage therapist, hairdresser, or… Read More >


You Know Tai Chi Looks Relaxing … Here’s Why

By Guest Blogger   |  1Comment|

Have you ever wondered what the connection is between the slow-motion choreography of tai chi and a calmer mind? There’s a natural process at work here, linking the mind and the body. If you understand that link, you can find lots of places in your life to embrace slowness and move toward more relaxation. The Speed of the Mind We live in a culture where the speed of the mind rules. We don’t move at… Read More >


Top 10 Tips (I Wish I Had Known) for Evaluating Integrative and Holistic Health Care Providers

By Guest Blogger   |  12Comments|

When I began my journey with a brain tumor at the age of 24, I knew nothing about cancer or how to choose quality integrative and holistic health care providers. After two awake brain surgeries in 1998 and 2011, four major integrative cancer care protocols and countless other therapies and providers, my experiences have taught me ways to navigate and make better choices. Some episodes and chapters have not been easy, yet I see challenges… Read More >


The Difference Between Raw Foods and Living Foods

By Tracy Piper   |  11Comments|

I was introduced to the Ann Wigmore Health Institute in Aguarda, Puerto Rico, in December 2010 by a dear raw food friend. While I went kicking and screaming, having to leave my office for two weeks, it ended up being the best thing I’ve done. I loved it so much I returned there in the summer, and I just returned from another two weeks there this holiday season. The institute taught me so much about… Read More >


Get the Lead Out (of Lipstick)

By Mia Davis   |  5Comments|

  Dear Cosmetics Industry: Please stop defending lead and other nasty chemicals in your products.  Love, Mia A $25 tube of department store lipstick should be safe, right? You might assume it is safer than $2 drugstore brand. Not necessarily … During the busy 2011 holiday season, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) quietly released its new data on 400 popular lipsticks sold in the U.S. These products are contaminated with widely varying levels of… Read More >


Clean Foods, Clean Living

By Guest Blogger   |  11Comments|

I’m a clean eater. What does that mean, exactly? Well, it’s about eating from nature’s bounty: fresh foods in their most natural state. Nothing with a label, nothing processed: purely nuts, seeds, fresh produce, healthy fats and lean proteins. Not sure what to make of this? How about whetting your appetite with kale cashew pesto with chia seed falafel; fresh spinach salad with roasted eggplant and avocado-basil dressing; and leek and tomato-apricot soup? I learned… Read More >


Does Your Comfort Food Really Meet Your Needs?

By Guest Blogger   |  8Comments|

Foods are strongly linked to our emotions and moods. Therefore, our day’s events can drive our eating habits. Due to our hectic lifestyles and chronic stress, many of us are turning to food to soothe, comfort and provide relief from intense feelings or low moods. We are bombarded daily by stressors, whether in our environment, workplace, family, relationships, financial or all of them. As these generally bring forth unpleasant feelings or low energy, we may… Read More >


Diabesity – A Reversible Epidemic

By Mark Hyman MD   |  3Comments|

What life threatening, life sapping, energy robbing condition affects one in every two Americans (that is, every other person) including 80 percent of those overweight and up to 40 percent of normal weight people?  What condition is responsible for more deaths from heart disease, cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes and dementia than anything else?  What condition also causes acne, infertility, sexual dysfunction and depression? What condition accounts for more then 70 percent of our $2.4… Read More >


What To Do When You Doubt Everything and Want To Stay In Bed

By Marie Forleo   |  8Comments|

Do you ever start questioning everything you’re creating, everything you’re working on and everything you’re working toward? Do you sometimes wish you could just pull the covers over your head and stay in bed all day long? Gurrrl, I feel you. Now before we go any further, I want you to know that you’re not alone. Millions of highly successful people go through periods of questioning what the heck they’re doing and crave a few… Read More >


The pH Diet and Your Fertility

By Michelle Schoffro Cook PhD   |  9Comments|

If you’re like most people, you probably have vague recollections of boring high school chemistry classes when you heard the word “pH.” Don’t let chemistry class stop you from accessing one of the greatest factors for health, including your reproductive health. Chemistry 101 All you need to know about pH to start reaping the health benefits of a more balanced body chemistry, is that it is a measure of acidity (think vinegar) or alkalinity (think… Read More >