Is Healing Your Body a Full-time Job? Tips for Easing the Overwhelm

November 15, 2011
By Guest Blogger

Does this sound like a typical week? A doctor’s appointment, a massage, acupuncture, daily yoga, therapy, 25 daily supplements, morning green juice, daily meditation, cardio, cooking, and that’s after cleaning the house, getting the kids to school and finishing the sales presentation. Wow, I’m tired just thinking about it. Healing your body from illness can seem like a full-time job on top of your regular life ? a job you didn’t even apply for. How… Read More >


Crap In. Crap Out.

November 8, 2011
By Laurie Gerber

Crap in, crap out. It’s just time to stop eating crap. I know it’s obvious, but what you put in affects what you get out, and I am not talking only about your bowels. When you eat dead, processed, sugared, preserved crap, how could you possibly expect to feel good, lively, clear-headed and brave? It just doesn’t match. Although I know you are all shaking your heads in agreement, here is what’s really going on… Read More >


Music Has Charms to Soothe a Savage Breast

November 3, 2011
By Guest Blogger

“Mommmmmmmm, the police are here again! The neighbor is complaining and wants you to stop the music!” Stop the music? That’s like asking Kris Carr to stop juicing! It’s blasphemy. Four years ago, six of us crazy sexy forty-something suburban housewives went out on a limb, bucked convention, defied stereotypes and started our own rock ’n’ roll band. There was only one glitch. Not one of us could play an instrument. But that didn’t stop… Read More >


One Size Does Not Fit All

October 24, 2011
By Guest Blogger

I’m fat. Not size-14, average-American-woman fat. Really fat. And I am healthy. Why? I would say I am healthy because I strive to maintain a vegan diet. This was not always the case. I used to have high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, migraine headaches (weekly) and a general fear of my body caving in on me. I got some test results, and I was upset. I didn’t want to take medication for the rest… Read More >


MD vs. NMD for Baby

October 21, 2011
By Kristen Suzanne

Just before Kamea’s 4-month birthday, we took her for a wellness visit with her naturopathic medical doctor (N.M.D.), whom she had been seeing exclusively for all wellness visits. We’ve been happy with him and look forward to having him be Kamea’s primary doctor. In addition to being a pediatrician, he’s our family doctor, too. Whenever I have questions with my own health, this doctor knows I’m breastfeeding and is familiar with my family, so it… Read More >


Low-Fat Diets: Grossly Misrepresented

October 12, 2011
By Dr. T. Colin Campbell

For more than two decades, many commentators have discussed and cussed so-called low-fat diets and gotten away with talking nonsense. It is time to look at some facts. Virtually all of these discussions are based on recommendations of reports of the National Academy of Sciences during the 1980s when the initial suggestion was made to reduce total dietary fat to 30 percent (from the average of 35-37 percent of calories). I know because I co-authored… Read More >


Tart Cherry Juice: Natural Lunesta

October 5, 2011
By Jennifer Reilly RD LD

There’s not a soul out there who can argue against the need for sleep. Not only is it beautifully rejuvenating both physically and mentally, but it also boosts your metabolism, quiets any tendency toward the “F-its,” and helps you choose healthier foods during the day. Without adequate rest (seven or more hours a night), your body is stressed and responds by making more cortisol. This gives you a quick burst of energy, which is perfect… Read More >


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 >