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Funny Tummy?

Probiotic Foods Can Fix a Troubled Gut

by KATHLEEN BARNES

Probiotic Foods Can Fix a Troubled Gut

Gas, bloating, stomach cramps, diarrhea and constipation—each of these digestive issues indicates an imbalance of “good” and “bad” intestinal bacteria...

The Healing Power of Story

How Telling Our Truths Can Set Us Free

by JUDITH FERTIG

How Telling Our Truths Can Set Us Free

After his deployment in Iraq, U.S. Marine Captain Tyler Boudreau returned home in 2004 with post-traumatic stress syndrome and an emotional war wound that experts now call a “moral injury.” He could only...

Musician with a Cause

Jack Johnson Plans Shows with the Planet in Mind

by MEREDITH MONTGOMERY

Jack Johnson Plans Shows with the Planet in Mind

Singer-songwriter Jack Johnson’s touring concerts have almost always doubled as fundraisers for local environmental nonprofits. “Early on, we recognized that we could not only fill a room, but also raise funds and awareness for nonprofit groups we believe in,” says Johnson. Then...

Paddle-Happy

Stand Up Paddleboards Spell Family Fun

by LAURESSA NELSON

Stand Up Paddleboards Spell Family Fun

Waterways are enchanting at any age, and SUP recreation naturally tends to inspire creative quests. Its physical and developmental benefits are...

Unleashing Unlimited Potential with Panache Desai

by APRIL THOMPSON

Born into an East Indian family in London, England, Panache Desai grew up steeped in spiritual practices like meditation. Though recognized by...

The Bionic Coach

High-Tech Boosts Healthy Routines

by LINDA SECHRIST

High-Tech Boosts Healthy Routines

When President John F. Kennedy said in 1961 that the U.S. should commit to sending a man to the moon and return him safely by the end of the decade, few suspected the bounty of technological spinoffs that...

Moveable Feet

How to Make Walking Part of Everyday Life

by LANE VAIL

How to Make Walking Part of Everyday Life

Hippocrates called walking “man’s best medicine,” and Americans agree: According to the U.S. Surgeon General, walking is America’s most popular form of fitness. It’s free, convenient and simple. The Foundation for Chronic Disease Prevention reveals that...

Living Off the Land

Low- and No-Cost Ways to Feed a Family

by AVERY MACK

Low- and No-Cost Ways to Feed a Family

Whether it’s membership in a food co-op, tending a backyard garden or balcony tomato plant or foraging in the woods for edibles, living off the land means cleaner, fresher and more nutritious food on the table...

It’s as Easy as 1, 2, 3

The Nutritional Supplement Pyramid

by Lee Rossano, C.N.C.

Which ones are right for you?

Have you ever been in a store and looked at all the Multi vitamins and wondered which one was right for you? It’s important to have a strong foundation in life and this is true for your...

Body Ease

Fluid, Flexible Movement Can Be Ours

by SARAH TODD

Fluid, Flexible Movement Can Be Ours

Bad habits are hard to break—and it’s even harder to eliminate those we are unaware of. Many people experience pain from unconscious physical patterns such as hunching over a computer keyboard or holding a musical instrument at an uncomfortable angle, but don’t know how to identify and change limiting positions. This calls for body movement re-education...

Whoa! to Limitations

Therapeutic Horseback Riding Strengthens Kids

by CYNDEE WOOLLEY

Therapeutic Horseback Riding Strengthens Kids

Zach “Zachman” Aldridge was born healthy, but at just 10 weeks, he was hospitalized at the hands of his birth father. Suffering from a brain aneurism, partial paralysis and multiple broken bones from shaken baby syndrome, Zach’s mother, Rebekah, was told that ...

Contraceptive Pill Chill

Dangers Include Cancer, Strokes and Fatigue

by KATHLEEN BARNES

Dangers Include Cancer, Strokes and Fatigue

For more than 50 years, women have appreciated the freedom that birth control pills offer. They simply take a little pill every day and rest easy, fairly assured that an unplanned pregnancy won’t occur. However, there’s actually a lot not to love...

Live Your Song

It Keeps Us in Tune with Ourself

by JILL MATTSON

It Keeps Us in Tune with Ourself

Listen to a traditional West African Griot story: When a tribal woman knows she is pregnant, she goes into the wilderness with a few friends to pray and meditate until they hear the...

Feng Shui Fashionista

Dressing with Conscious Intention

by GAIL CONDRICK

Dressing with Conscious Intention

WWardrobe consultants that apply the principles of feng shui to clothing believe the jacket we choose to wear carries as much impact as...

Trust Your Intuition

Listen to that Still, Small Voice and Let it Lead You

by LINDA SECHRIST

Listen to that Still, Small Voice and Let it Lead You

What if you could consistently tap into answers to life’s problems when you need them, knowing deep down that you are on the right track and that the decisions and choices you are making are...

Volleying Life

Gabrielle Reece on Her Balancing Act

by CHRISTINE MACDONALD

Gabrielle Reece on Her Balancing Act

Gabrielle Reece has been called one of the world’s most influential women in sports and one of its most beautiful athletes. In her 20s, she built a career as both a fiercely competitive pro volleyball player and a fashion model. Since then, she’s...

The Healing Power of Massage

From Body Repair to Reversing the Blues

by CASE ADAMS

From Body Repair to Reversing the Blues

In 1886, Dr. William Murrell stated in the British Medical Journal, “Massage is of such inestimable value in the treatment of many intractable diseases that it is regretted that so little is known about it in this country, and that it is so rarely employed as...

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