Sugar Addiction: A Nation In Need Of Rehab

October 4, 2011
By Guest Blogger

Imagine how American society would function if drug dealers pumped 150 to 175 pounds of heroin per person per year into the veins of the elderly, the middle-aged and the young alike. Legally. Well, sugar, an addictive substance that speeds along the same brain pathways as heroin, enters the food supply in those quantities. The result of this sugar surge is that more than one in three adults now has either Type 2 diabetes or… Read More >


Benefits of Yoga and Mindfulness for People with Cancer

September 30, 2011
By Dr. Keith Block

Many people facing a diagnosis of cancer are looking for ways to release stress and tension. Yoga and mindfulness training that is, practices intended to cultivate present-moment awareness and relaxation are two of the best-studied options in this regard. But can such practices really help people with cancer?To answer this question, in this blog, I examine some of the most recent research findings concerning the potential benefits of yoga and mindfulness after a cancer diagnosis.… Read More >


Plant-Strong Keeps You Pant-Strong

September 16, 2011
By Guest Blogger

One of the most amazing things that happened to our father’s male heart patients while on his Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease diet was not that their cholesterol numbers went down, or their blood pressure numbers plummeted, or their weight dropped effortlessly, or their type 2 diabetes went away — it was that another part of their body was doubling in size. I could not believe this HUGE piece of evidence was not gaining more… Read More >


Widening the Circle: Being a Wellness Ambassador

September 14, 2011
By Jen Louden

You have a passion for all things healthy, green, raw, vegan – some or all of the above – and more! You’ve learned and are learning so much about green smoothies, dry body-brushing and kale crackers, it can start to make you feel a tad insane when people just. Don’t. Get. It. After all, it’s for their own good. You want soaring health and energy for them, and hey, it would be nice to be… Read More >


40 Hours That Are Critical To Your Health and Well-Being

September 5, 2011
By Guest Blogger

Just more than two years ago I made one of the biggest decisions in my life. My overall well-being was more positively impacted by that decision than by any other decision I’ve made. It had more of an impact than my decision to become a vegetarian and more impact than my decision to get daily exercise. Just more than two years ago I decided to quit my job. How you spend your 40 hours working… Read More >


Crazy Sexy Seaweed

August 30, 2011
By Guest Blogger

Here in the U.S., seaweed suffers from a longstanding, totally undeserved reputation as a slimy, slithery character. But adding seaweed to your culinary repertoire is not only sexy, it’s smart. Besides being alkalizing, seaweed is high in antioxidants, B vitamins, vitamin K, iodide, iron, and calcium. All this, plus it has anti-viral, cholesterol-lowering and potential estrogen-reducing and anti-cancer properties. Think you’re a seaweed virgin? Hate to break it to you, but you’ve probably already eaten… Read More >


Making the Most of Summer Markets

August 25, 2011
By Kevin Archer

The farmers’ markets here in NYC are riotously abundant now, and I have to contain my enthusiasm as I walk the aisles. I simply want to buy every vegetable and herb I see. I don’t have a garden this year, not having discovered a way to transport to Brooklyn the Hudson Valley garden I built last year. But I’m a long way from despair; my lack of a garden means that I can benefit from… Read More >


Making a Diagnosis is Less Important Than Asking These 2 Questions

August 11, 2011
By Frank Lipman, MD

After 30 years of practicing medicine, I have learned that for any chronic illness or ailment, treating underlying imbalances and dysfunctions is more important than making a diagnosis and naming the disease. Ultimately, asking the right questions is more important than giving a label to a set of observations. This is because most if not all chronic problems, from heart disease to arthritis, migraines to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), depression to fatigue, usually have multiple factors… Read More >


I ♥ My Brain

August 10, 2011|22Comments|

For many reasons I am in love with my brain, your brain, the brain. Yet until recently, I’ve known next to nothing about the most phenomenal organ in my body. Thanks to Jill Bolte Taylor’s book, “My Stroke of Insight,” I am on a new mission: Know thy brain. In doing so, I have a hunch that I will come to know myself at a deeper level. Have you read this book? If not, I… Read More >


Let’s Talk About Alcohol

August 5, 2011
By Leslie Carr Psy.D.

Plenty of resources exist for those of us who identify as alcoholic (Alcoholics Anonymous [AA] is free and world-wide, for example, and there are countless books available on the subject of addiction), but this post isn’t about that. This post is for those of us who probably don’t qualify for a diagnosis of alcohol abuse or dependence, but could stand to explore our relationship with what I like to call “Social K-Y.” Let’s face it:… Read More >


Help Your Healer Heal You

August 3, 2011
By Guest Blogger

The role of the patient has changed dramatically over the last several centuries. The Industrial Revolution created labor specialization and division in all spheres including healthcare. Suddenly, there was not one doctor but many subcategories responsible for different parts of the body. The structure of healthcare also changed significantly: hospitals became more accessible and seeing a doctor doesn’t require traveling long distance. Living in the wilderness without access to immediate medical help, our ancestors once… Read More >


Hypnosis and Your Journey to Wellness

August 1, 2011
By Guest Blogger

Chronic fatigue syndrome is a perplexing illness with no rhyme or reason. Some people get better; others do not. I am one of the ones who has never gotten my life back, or at least not yet. I have had some good years, but never in the past 26 years have I been without chronic exhaustion, pain, migraines or other strange body symptoms. Over the years, I have tried homeopathy, naturopathic remedies, different diets, acupuncture,… Read More >


Vitamin D – Oh, How I Love Thee!

July 29, 2011
By Jacki Glew MS RD LDN

You know you’re a nutrition nerd when you have a favorite vitamin. Mine is vitamin D. Until recently, no one thought to measure vitamin D. Why? Because it was thought to only be good for building bones … yawn. All of a sudden, vitamin D sprang out of nowhere and was all over the place. Why? Well, people finally paid attention to information about vitamin D that surfaced. Did you know that low vitamin D… Read More >


Turn Those Kids Upside Down for Fun, Focus, Confidence and Calm

July 28, 2011
By Guest Blogger

There was a time in the not-so-distant past when kids used to run out of the house after breakfast, then scoot home when the street lights came on in the evening. I know, because I lived that time. Activity-filled days for kids have been replaced by hours of watching videos and playing computer games. And when summer comes, that’s where the majority of the day is spent – staring at a screen. But there are… Read More >


Five Ways You’re Addicted to Sugar But May Not Know It

July 21, 2011
By Guest Blogger

It’s true! Some of us were born sugar lovers and we search high and low to get our hands on the sweet stuff, while others of us unknowingly feed a hidden addiction. For most of my adult life, I was a raging sugar addict but didn’t know it. My mindless consumption of sugar manifested in a handful of sneaky ways. Check out my tips for combating the five most common ways sugar sneaks into our… Read More >


Raw Food Strategies for Your Family

July 14, 2011
By Guest Blogger

Raw food is a plant-based diet consisting of fresh vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, sprouts, fermented foods, seaweed, live water, herbs and more. By definition, raw food is not heated above 104 degrees Fahrenheit. Raw food includes lots of fresh dishes and also foods that can be made in a dehydrator. Crackers, breads, cookies and things like kale chips can be made in a dehydrator. However, if you don’t have one, you can still make so… Read More >


Detoxification Through Yoga

July 12, 2011
By Guest Blogger

Yoga is a powerful system that can be applied in many different ways to produce various health-enhancing effects. As a yoga teacher and lifestyle expert, I have traveled the world for almost a decade studying and teaching these profoundly simple and effective techniques that can heal the body, restoring it to its natural state of radiance and vibrant health. One key to creating radiant skin and health is sweating, which purifies the cells, eliminating toxins… Read More >


14 Ways to Combat Corporatitis

July 11, 2011
By Frank Lipman, MD

In my integrative and functional medicine practice, hardly a day goes by when I don’t see several patients suffering with a touch of corporatitis maximus (CM). While you won’t find CM defined on Wikipedia or easily searched on Google, you will find it lurking in the minds and bodies of stressed-out, over-extended, over-committed employees of corporations, everywhere. So what exactly is CM? Well, to be honest, it’s a catchall phrase I use to describe the… Read More >


5 Easy Steps to an Alkaline Diet

July 7, 2011
By Guest Blogger

As we all know, Kris is a huge fan of the alkaline diet (see here, here and here). In her Top 15 Crazy Sexy Diet Tips, her second most important tip is to “Learn about pH, the acid/alkaline balance, and say goodbye to the standard American diet (SAD), acidic diet in favor of alkaline foods.” However, I know from experience that this is easier than it sounds. In this little tutorial I want to make… Read More >


Meditation: What It Is … and Isn’t

July 6, 2011
By Sharon Salzberg

When I first returned in 1974 from studying in India, I’d commonly find myself at a party or in a social situation where someone would ask me, “What do you do?” When I replied, “I teach meditation,” I’d more often than not hear them say “Oh,” as they sidled away. The implication of their reaction was very clear: “That’s weird!” Nowadays, largely because of scientific research into meditation’s effect on the brain and immune system,… Read More >