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Staying Power

A Good Trainer Keeps Us On Track

by Debra Melani

Maintain your fitness

Maintaining one’s own fitness program can prove a challenge when the will to work out fizzles. Many people are getting help conquering roadblocks and staying on an effective path of regular exercise through an enduring relationship with a personal trainer....

Rethinking Cancer

A Brave New World of Effective Natural Therapies


Kill cancer, naturally

Susan Silberstein takes her message for preventing cancer and recurrences to medical and nursing schools, continuing oncology nursing education programs and universities from her BeatCancer.org headquarters in Richboro, Pennsylvania. The nonprofit organization provides...

Good Food on a Tight Budget

Tips to Get Top Value from Each Dollar


Eat better, spend less

For many, the recent economic downturn has affected the way we shop for food. Even families that cook dinner at home most nights are struggling to afford the ingredients to make healthy meals, says Laura Seman, a senior manager for Cooking Matters, a national program that...

Nature’s Antibiotics

Recover Health with Less Risk


Antibiotic alternatives

We live in a world of microbes: bacteria, viruses, fungi and other pathogens that can make us sick. Most of the time, our immune systems are able to fight off microbial attacks, yet we’ve all experienced unsettling...

Go Plastic-Free

Game On: Ways to Shrink Our Footprint


Shrinking our footprint

Besides the customary food and product packaging, plus store bags, consider all the nooks and crannies of our lives that plastic now permeates...

Kid-Smart Supplements

The Right Choices Help Children Thrive


Experts' top picks

As youngsters head back to the classroom, parents can get their children off to a smart start by giving them key supplements. Here are some experts’ top picks...

Yoga for Kids with Special Needs

Mind-Body Connection Helps

by Lisa Ballo, RYT

Total well-being

Yoga unites the mind and body through awareness and acceptance. As we practice, we learn to calm our minds and turn inward and connect with our physical body too. This mind-body connection serves...

Organic Hair Color

A Safer Alternative

by Beth Davis

Avoiding hazardous chemicals

It’s no secret that the right hair color can make any woman look and feel her best. In fact, it is estimated that a whopping 75 percent of American women color their hair. Men are also getting in on the action. The percentage of American males coloring their hair increased from...

Dealing With the Fear of Change

Having optimistic expectations when trying something new will help

by Melissa Gray

Focus on the Positive

DDid you know that one of the most common fears is the fear of change? As humans, we strive to connect with things that are...

A Green Night’s Sleep for Travelers

Pioneers Show the Way to Eco-Friendly Stays

by Avery Mack

True to Nature

W“When your company motto is 'true to nature’, you have to follow through,” says Tom Tabler, director of sales and marketing for the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa. “We look at everything, from the biodegradable ink pens in the guest rooms to the...

Savor Summer

Revel in Blissful Indulgences


Savor Life's Simple Joys

From freshly picked cherries to moonlit hikes, summer offers endless free gifts. Its lingering daylight reminds us to step outside, take a deep breath and savor life’s simple...

Banish Acid Reflux

Eating Alkaline Can Cure the Burn


The Acidification of the American Diet

Nearly everyone has some reflux, the upward backflow of the stomach’s contents into the esophagus connecting the stomach with the throat, or even up into the throat itself. When it occurs more than twice a week, reflux can progress from a minor irritation causing heartburn to gastroesophageal reflux disease, or...

Health Rules

Crazy, Sexy, Savvy, Yummy


Kris Carr's Easy Summer Recipes

IIn summer, when many fruits, herbs and vegetables are at their peak, it makes sense to harness their power for the family’s benefit. “Some people flock to plant-empowered living for better health, others because of their spiritual beliefs, to support animal welfare, respect the environment or best of all, because it...

Letting Kids Just Be Kids

They Thrive on Natural, Unstructured Fun


The importance of play for kids

WWell-meaning attempts to fill a child’s summer with enriching activities may do more harm than good. Why not let kids just be kids...

Relishing Raw Food

Supermodel Carol Alt on How Eating Raw Keeps Her Vibrant


Relishing Raw Food

CCarol Alt characterizes the latest stage of her 30-plus-year career as a “perfect storm of busy,” including the launch of her latest book, Easy Sexy Raw, and her roles in Woody Allen’s film, To Rome with Love, and the HBO documentary, About Face, exploring the relationship between...


Six Ways to Eat Safe

The Latest Facts about Organics, Pesticides, Seeds and More


Food facts that matter

Hot fun in the summertime begins with fresh, sweet and savory seasonal flavors brought to life in al fresco gatherings with family and friends. As the popularity of farmers’ markets and home gardening surges onward, it’s time to feast on the tastiest produce, picked ripe from America’s farms and gardens for...

Hypnosis and the Use of Neuroplasticity

Understanding the Brain's Amazing Abilities

by Frank Garfield and Cheryl Beshada

Strengthen neuro pathways

NNeuroplasticity is the latest flavor of the month in medical circles as science once declared that once brain cells were damaged they could not ever be repaired. We now know that the brain has an amazing ability to build bridges, bypasses and...


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