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Alternative Health

Sleep or How Little We Need Has Become a Symbol of Our Prowess

Jackie Stroka | Posted 10.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Jackie Stroka

Most of us fail to make good use of such an invaluable part of our lives. In fact, we deliberately do just the opposite. We think, mistakenly, that ...

There's a Reason Why Sleep Deprivation Is Classified As a Form of Torture

Jackie Stroka | Posted 09.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Jackie Stroka

Do We Want To Really Drag Ourselves Around Like Zombies? There's a reason why sleep deprivation is classified as a form of torture and is a common ...

Michael Jordan's Mindfulness Meditation Coach: The Secret Weapon of Phil Jackson, Kobe Bryant and You

Michael Sandler and Jessica Lee | Posted 06.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Sandler and Jessica Lee

Woo-woo or not, compassion is needed today more than ever, and perhaps mindfulness can help bring us there. Through Mumford's book, we can all learn to be Mindful Athletes in our day-to-day lives.

How Integrative Medicine Empowers Patients To Take Charge Of Their Health

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 05.04.2015 | Healthy Living

Integrative medicine, an approach to treating patients that aims to address the "whole person," is a burgeoning field in health care -- and for good r...

Mastering the Art of Receiving

Jovanka Ciares | Posted 08.27.2014 | Women
Jovanka Ciares

As women, we are natural givers. We give life, our times, our love, our energy, our creativity, ourselves. We naturally put the needs of others before ourselves. It's a quality that comes natural to most women. What's truly hard for us is receiving.

'Can I Take These Walnuts Out of My Vagina?': Navigating Alternative Healing*

Toni Nagy | Posted 05.04.2014 | Comedy
Toni Nagy

I just do what any normal person does when faced with an unknown ailment -- I look up my symptoms on the Internet, think for a moment that I have the Ebola virus, cry, realize I don't and it's just a bug bite, and then try to find a cure for the itching.

8 Quirky Things Millennial Men Will Try to Better Themselves in 2014

Kara Kamenec | Posted 03.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Kara Kamenec

Men do try to better themselves as part of their New Year's resolutions and to learn the latest ways I've consulted AskMen editors who provided some wacky, innovative, and clever methods from their annual 12 Days To Be A Better Man series.

Aromatherapy: Allowing Scents to Heal Us

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 08.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

It may be surprising to you that most of us are already unknowingly experiencing aromatherapy benefits. As we go about our daily life, we are exposed to many scents throughout our day. Some create positive mood and thoughts for us while some provide the opposite response.

The Mighty Oyster Mushroom: The Workhorse Of Gourmet Fungi

Paul Stamets | Posted 03.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Paul Stamets

Of all mushrooms commonly consumed, oyster mushrooms in the genus Pleurotus stand out as exceptional allies for improving human and environmental health.

Ayurveda for Detox With Dr. John Douillard

GAIAM TV | Posted 03.18.2013 | Healthy Living

In his video, Douillard focuses on using ayurvedic traditions to remove toxins from the body in order to feel healthier, happier and lighter. Feeling good allows us to show up for our lives with energy and strength.

Dealing With a Diagnostic Dilemma: What Would You Do?

Liz Sterling, M.A. | Posted 01.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Liz Sterling, M.A.

On Saturday, Dec. 1, I turn 55, and I pause at the irony of life bringing an uncertain diagnosis at this turning point. Have you had moments that you knew were turning points in self-discovery?

Creatine for Anti-Aging?

Donna Mincieli, PTI, RD | Posted 12.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Donna Mincieli, PTI, RD

Creatine has been widely used as a sports and exercise supplement since 1992. Numerous studies over 20 years have shown that it is one of the few sports supplements that actually works and is completely safe for healthy adults.

Agarikon: Ancient Mushroom For Modern Medicine

Paul Stamets | Posted 11.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Paul Stamets

I am convinced Agarikon and other polypore mushrooms hold yet-undiscovered medicines of incalculable value. If Agarikon's antivirals prove to be effective in clinical trials, I do not think it is an exaggeration to say we should save our old growth forests as a matter of national defense.

How Naturopathic Doctors Are Proving the Value of Integrative Medicine

John Weeks | Posted 08.13.2012 | Healthy Living
John Weeks

In search of the science to support whole person, integrative medical care, the emerging guild of board-certified integrative M.D.s may use a strategy favored by the naturopathic doctors 30 years ago.

Exhausted? Here's My Script for Stress by America's Pharmacist

Suzy Cohen, R.Ph. | Posted 06.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Suzy Cohen, R.Ph.

Many of you wear different hats. You have many "jobs" ranging from wife, mom, executive, daughter, house cleaner and church volunteer. If you've begun to feel overwhelmed, irritable and tired you may have adrenal fatigue.

Don't Lose Your Mind: 7 Ways To Prevent Mental Decline

Dr. Veronica Anderson | Posted 05.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Veronica Anderson

Avoiding mental decline can now be seen as a lifestyle choice and, given the research, should be started well before one's fourth decade to ensure a pathway towards becoming a centenarian with clear focus.