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Take a Cerebral Spin Take a Cerebral Spin
Cycling for a Healthier Brain

Hopping on a bicycle on a beautiful day or taking a spin class at the gym offers proven cardiovascular benefits like lowering cholesterol and blood pressure. Now, growing research shows that it also...

LOVING OURSELVES MADLY LOVING OURSELVES MADLY
Practice Intentional Self-Love

It’s not enough to wish for more self-love. We must be intentional about creating it and commit to loving ourselves by practicing these...

Beyond Sustainability Beyond Sustainability
Regenerative Agriculture Takes Aim at Climate Change

Most people have never heard of regenerative agriculture, but there’s plenty of talk about it in the scientific and farming communities, along with a growing consensus that regeneration is a desirable step beyond...

Healing Harmonies Healing Harmonies
Music As Medicine

From ancient Mongolian shamans that used drumming for physical and emotional healing to modern, board-certified music therapists that work with special needs kids, science now confirms what we’ve always known: Music makes us...

Toning the Vagus Nerve Toning the Vagus Nerve
Relief for Pain, Anxiety and Inflammation

Research is helping doctors connect the dots between seemingly unrelated conditions like irritable bowel syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia, revealing a common denominator: the multitasking vagus nerve, the longest in the...

Feeding Healthy Habits Feeding Healthy Habits
A 10-Step Guide for Helping Children Thrive

It’s not easy raising children in today’s media-saturated landscape. From TV and video games to internet and mobile devices, our kids are exposed to a steady stream of persuasive marketing messages promoting...

Vet Check Vet Check
Treating the Whole Pet

About 10 years ago, Kim Krouth’s dog, Buckeye, was suffering from severe allergy symptoms. The mixed-breed shepherd was licking and biting her paws until her toe pads were...

Beyond Antibiotics Beyond Antibiotics
Pets Can Heal With Natural Approaches

Like people, pets can develop allergies to medications that are overprescribed, including antibiotics, which also have a long list of side effects—many of which are...

Alice Robb on: Alice Robb on:
The Transformative Power of Dreams

We know that sleep is good for mental and physical health, but whether dreams can play a role is a fascinating topic. When we journey into that state, science journalist Alice Robb feels we can...

The Pure Joy of Play The Pure Joy of Play
Why Kids Need Unstructured Fun

Not so long ago, kids would be shooed out the door to play and told to return home at meal time. But the rising use of digital devices and kids’ highly scheduled sports and school activities, as well as...

Healing From Genetically Altered Foods Healing From Genetically Altered Foods
Another Reason to Go Organic

Twenty-five years ago, the first genetically modified (GM) crop came to market in the form of a tomato engineered for a longer shelf life. Today, as much as...

SUMMER EATING SUMMER EATING
The Herbal Connection

Summer is an ideal time to add a healthy dose of fresh, organic herbs to make cool salads, luscious smoothies and other hot-weather eats and treats. Herbs are not only a flavorful addition to any meal, they are also...

FOREST BATHING FOREST BATHING
Mother Nature’s Rx for Body and Mind

In 1982, the Japanese government coined the term Shinrin-yoku (“taking in the forest atmosphere” or “forest bathing”) to inspire people to visit and appreciate national parks. Today, that walk in the woods has become a medically recommended...

The Grace of Abundance The Grace of Abundance
Five Practices to Create a More Abundant Life

Abundance means plenty—a flowing of love, vitality, wealth, joy, prosperity, success and more. GRACE is an acronym representing five practices that can magnify abundance in...

CROPS IN THE CITY CROPS IN THE CITY
Urban Agriculture Breaks New Ground

The average American meal travels 1,500 miles to reach its plate, according to the nonprofit Center for Urban Education About Sustainable Agriculture. Yet, enterprising green thumbs across the country are bringing the farm back to plate’s reach, growing hyperlocal food in...

Nontoxic Lawn Care Nontoxic Lawn Care
Protecting Pets and the Planet

Warmer weather has arrived, and so begins many homeowners’ annual quest for a well-nourished, weed-free lawn. However, the grass isn’t always greener—or healthier...

Man On CounterNature’s Toolbox
The Key to Prostate Health

The prostate is about the size of a walnut, yet this tiny gland can be the source of major problems for many men. Most potential health risks are preventable and treatable with...