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Tips for Lowering Toxins in the Home  

Millions of Americans are spending more time in their homes as employers embrace work-at-home arrangements following the pandemic. Many families have redesigned living spaces to accommodate one or more offices, and as they...

Assessing Heart Health in 2023, Image: Assessing Heart Health in 2023  
A Functional Medicine Approach   

Heart disease, also known as atherosclerosis, accounts for one in seven deaths in the United States and is the leading cause of...

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Oversitting Hurts Health Over Time  

All the sitting and inactivity of driving, binge-watching TV series, working desk jobs with virtual meetings and using drive-thru services can contribute to...

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Nexus for Consciousness, Healing and Hope  

In 1994, the same year Jeff Bezos founded Amazon and Deepak Chopra laid the first bricks on his path to enlightenment, Sharon Bruckman created Natural Awakenings magazine. Each a visionary. Each ahead of their time. By the late 1990s Americans had...

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Healthy Eating Tips to Ease Chronic Inflammation   

Putting more thought into what we eat and why may be among the most important factors in determining how long we live. Researchers in Norway recently compared the long-term effects of a typical Western diet to an optimal one, and their findings can...

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Tips to Preserve Memory at Any Age  

Although it is completely normal to feel like our memories are failing us as we get older, this is not the time to panic. Regardless of age, it is always possible to learn, store and recall information, and there are numerous...

More than Skin Deep, Image: triocean/Shutterstock.comMore than Skin Deep  
Healing the Heartbreak of Psoriasis  

Psoriasis affects approximately 3 percent of the U.S. population. According to Dr. Mark Hyman, founder of the Institute of Functional Medicine, the condition involves terrible suffering from...

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Benefits of an In-Home Personal Trainer  

It’s a new year—the perfect opportunity to set positive intentions for a fresh start. One of the most popular New Year’s resolutions is to be healthier, but according to research, only...

Hidden Dangers in Pet Food , Image: Monika Wisniewska/Shutterstock.comHidden Dangers in Pet Food   
The Scary Truth About Toxic Ingredients  

Among the many reasons to switch from ultra-processed diets to fresh food for our furry family members, unwanted toxins are high on the list. Because pet food manufacturers are...

Welcoming the Unknown, Image: ktahaziz/AdobeStock.comWelcoming the Unknown  
Tips for Embracing Possibility  

Ushering in a brand-new year can be filled with hope, but it can also feel as daunting as a blank sheet of paper. We might pause at the...

Milton Mills, MDMilton Mills  
on Optimizing Health with a Plant-Based Diet  

Milton Mills, M.D., practices internal medicine and critical care in underserved communities in Washington, D.C., and Northern Virginia. He advocates switching to...

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Tips for Cutting Down on Paper Waste  

Junk mail is wasteful. In our digital age, email and the internet have become the preferred modes of communication. When a shiny, multipage magazine or catalog arrives in the mail, we...

The Perils of Plastic Clothing, Image: Rodica/Shutterstock.comThe Perils of Plastic Clothing  
Embracing Slow Fashion and Sustainable Fabrics  

Most clothes made today contain plastic. The non-biodegradable polymer is a major component of elastic waistbands and nylon sneakers. But by far, the largest fossil-fuel culprit is...

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A Holistic Solution to Impaired Mouth Syndrome in Children  

One of the first things we notice when we meet someone is their smile, so it is easy to understand why children with crowded teeth might be self-conscious when they encounter new people. But the condition is not just...

Put a Healthier Twist on Favorite Recipes, Image:  losangelai/AdobeStock.comMerry Brunching
Put a Healthier Twist on Favorite Recipes
When hosting a holiday brunch, it may be tempting to serve breakfast and lunch classics like quiche, eggs Benedict and huevos rancheros, but many of these dishes can be full of hidden calories, unhealthy fats and too much sodium. With a few easy...

12+ Quick Fixes for Anxiety, Image: finde zukunft/Unsplash.com12+ Quick Fixes for Anxiety  
Simple Year-Round Strategies for Mental Well-Being  

t is an all-too-human experience to have anxiety—feeling fear or apprehension about what might happen. A survival mechanism for our species, it can easily get out of hand in times of uncertainty, morphing from...

Good Vibrations, Image: Magic Bowls/Unsplash.comGood Vibrations  
The Healing Power of Sound  

For centuries, humans have employed sound in an attempt to heal and cure. The ancient Greeks believed in the power of music, using flutes, lyres and zithers to treat illness and vibrations to alleviate mental disorders. Even today...

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