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  • Bruce Cryer, Image: Bruce Cryer  
    on His Love Affair With the Heart  

    Bruce Cryer has been called a Renaissance man because of a varied, four-decade career as a singer, actor, dancer, publisher, author, marketing executive, teacher and coach. In New York City, he played The Boy for 800 performances in the world’s longest running...

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  • 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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  • Jeffrey Rediger on the Science of Miraculous Recoveries, Image: Board-certified psychiatrist Jeffrey Rediger is an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School and medical director of McLean Southeast Adult Psychiatry and Community Affairs at McLean Hospital, near Boston. He holds a Master...

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  • Rachel Jones on Grief, Image: Rachel Jones on Grief  
    In the Healthcare Front Lines  

    After earning a journalism degree from Columbia University, Rachel Jones spent four years as a reporter in Caracas, Venezuela, including a year and a half as a correspondent for The Associated Press. Her articles have...

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  • Nadine Clopton, Image: Nadine Clopton  
    on Advancing Regenerative Organic Agriculture to Health Care   

    During the last century, the rise of chemical-based agriculture has severely changed the way food is produced, and we have failed to recognize its unintended consequences. Research has revealed that if we continue...

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  • Lissa Rankin, Image: Lissa Rankin  
    on the Mysteries of Healing  

    Mind-body physician Lissa Rankin, a New York Times bestselling author and founder of the Whole Health Medicine Institute in the San Francisco Bay Area, takes readers on her decade-long journey in her latest...

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  • Mark Mincolla on, Image: al;sfdjlweufkjasldkuMark Mincolla on  
    the Healing Power of Our Superconsciousness  

    For 40 years, nutritional therapist and quantum energy healer Mark Mincolla, Ph.D., has integrated ancient Chinese energy healing techniques with emerging nutritional science in what he calls Electromagnetic Muscle Testing, an approach that...

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  • Jeffrey Smith on the, Image:  courtesy of Duke University Sanford School of Public PolicyJeffrey Smith on the  
    Threat of Gene-Edited Microbes   

    When most people didn’t know what a GMO (genetically engineered organism) was 25 years ago, Jeffrey Smith, the founder and executive director of the Institute for Responsible Technology, was one of the leaders of...

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  • Frank Bruni, Image: courtesy of Duke University Sanford School of Public PolicyFrank Bruni  
    on Living With Afflictions  

    One day in late 2017, Frank Bruni, a writer for more than 25 years for The New York Times—including as a White House correspondent, op-ed columnist, Rome bureau chief and restaurant critic—woke up with partial loss of sight in his right eye. He found out that his condition was...

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  • Jeffrey Bland on:, Image: quangho/Shutterstock.comJeffrey Bland on:  
    Rejuvenating Our Immune System  

    Known worldwide as the founder of functional medicine, Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D., began his career as a professor of biochemistry at the University of Puget Sound, in Tacoma, Washington. In the 1980s, he was chosen by Nobel laureate Linus Pauling to serve as director of nutritional research at...

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  • Ann Armbrecht, Image: photo courtesy of Bryce YoukAnn Armbrecht  
    on the Business of Ethical Botanicals  

    Writer and anthropologist Ann Armbrecht explores the relationship between humans and the planet, notably through her work with plants and plant medicine. Her book The Business of Botanicals: Exploring the Healing Promise of Plant Medicines in a Global Industry tells the stories of the people...

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  • David Perlmutter, Image: photo by  Peter RussellDavid Perlmutter  
    on the Role of Uric Acid in Metabolic Health  

    Board-certified neurologist David Perlmutter, M.D., has written five New York Times bestsellers, including Brain Wash, Grain Brain and Brain Maker. His latest book is Drop Acid: The Surprising New Science of Uric Acid—The Key to Losing Weight, Controlling Blood Sugar, and Achieving Extraordinary Health. ...

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