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Pesticides In Food: What To Eat And What To Avoid (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Travis Walter Donovan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

With the latest news that ADHD in children is linked to common pesticides used on fruits and vegetables, it is more important than ever to be aware of...

Easing Sneezing, Naturally

Dr. Andrew Weil | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Andrew Weil

Wherever you happen to be sneezing, wheezing, honking, tearing up or otherwise suffering, here's some information on both conventional and natural ways to help alleviate allergic rhinitis.

Doctor in Your Pocket and On Your Screen

Lee Schneider | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lee Schneider

Epidemiologists in remote places could use their phones to monitor the spread of disease and alert public health authorities to direct resources where they're needed.

New Recommendation: Why You Need More Vitamin D

Dr. Andrew Weil | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Andrew Weil

Since 2005, when I raised it from 400 to 1,000 IU, clinical evidence has been accumulating to suggest that a higher dose is more appropriate to help maintain optimum health.

Healthcare: A Christmas Present of Epic Proportions

Philip Lee Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Philip Lee Miller

Here is your Christmas present -- a big lump of coal. You are ill and need help. You want the best. Whose wise counsel and help do you seek? You want someone who is sympathetic, skilled and competent.

Cell Phones and Cancer: How To Stay Safe

Dr. Andrew Weil | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Andrew Weil

Since cell phones show no signs of going away, it's vital to focus closely on the most recently published studies, the ones that show the effects of longer-term exposure.

TEDMED 2009: The Future Of Mind-Body Medicine

Alana B. Elias Kornfeld | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alana B. Elias Kornfeld

Our genes and nervous system are not fixed and can change, Deepak Chopra said. He added his own twist that psychological information is transformed into biological information.

The Moral Ferocity of Eating Animals

Dr. Andrew Weil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Andrew Weil

If you eat meat from factories you have not absorbed the reality of factory farms. If you truly understood what happens inside these windowless animal jails and abattoirs, you simply would not eat this meat.

Are You Depressed, Or Just Human?

Dr. Andrew Weil | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Andrew Weil

Occasional, situational sadness is not pathology -- it is part and parcel of the human condition. Beware of those who attempt to make money by convincing you otherwise.

Political Health Endgame: You Deserve Better Solutions

Philip Lee Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Philip Lee Miller

Our current medical model is based on disease and organ pathology. A disease management system. No overt disease and your doctor will dismiss you. It will not be covered by your insurance.

President Obama: Get Angry About Health Care Reform

Dr. Andrew Weil | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Andrew Weil

Is the Baucus plan, the one that manages the improbable feat of making the developed world's most expensive, least effective health care system even worse, indeed the only one with a prayer of passage?

A Dose of Clarity

Dr. Andrew Weil | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Andrew Weil

If the health care debate seems like a hopeless morass, it's largely because moneyed interests want it to look that way. Matt Taibbi reminds us that the most fundamental issue is simple: Who pays, and how?

The Health Care Conversation We'd Rather Not Have: How Other People's Money Protects Us from Difficult Choices

David Paul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Paul

Each Medicare patient feels entitled to have it with few strings attached. But the truth is that it is one more tax-funded program. Just like the stimulus money. Just like the wars. Just like everything else.

Much to Like. More to Come?

Dr. Andrew Weil | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Andrew Weil

There was much to like in President Obama's health care reform speech to a joint session of Congress. But we need to remember that medical insurance reform of any kind is doomed without medical content reform.

A Call to Action: Why Our Health Matters

Dr. Andrew Weil | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Andrew Weil

While there has been tremendous debate over access and payment, there has been less focus on the content of health care. Without a change in that content, we will never have a sustainable system.

Disease Mongering: Good For Big Pharma, Bad For You

Dr. Andrew Weil | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Andrew Weil

There is a growing trend to promote diseases to fit existing drugs. As a culture, we should be suspicious whenever we hear of a new "disease," and ask whether it may just be a marketing ploy.

Fear, Greed and X-Rays

Dr. Andrew Weil | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Andrew Weil

Fear and greed are potent motivators. When both of these forces push in the same direction, virtually no human being can resist. And doctors are human beings.

The Question No One Asks About Healthcare

Dr. Andrew Weil | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Andrew Weil

Given that we all want health and spend trillions to "care" for it, it's sobering how little thought we give to the true meaning of the term.

Should You Get Your Drug Information From An Actor?

Dr. Andrew Weil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Andrew Weil

Sally Field is a talented actor. But what qualifies her to promote Boniva, an osteoporosis drug that is of limited benefit, has worrisome side effects, and for which there are natural alternatives that merit careful consideration?

How Heavy is Your Fitness Footprint?

Carole Carson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carole Carson

We need to figure out how to reduce lifestyle-related diseases that trigger the need for expensive medical care in the first place. We need to lighten our fitness footprint.

Why I Am A Conservative On Health Care Reform

Dr. Andrew Weil | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Andrew Weil

Since when is it conservative to embrace new, overpriced, corrupt systems, like the health-destroying and ruinously expensive protocols of much of modern medicine?

Let's Take the Stomachache Out of Health Care Reform: One Patient's Story

Dr. Andrew Weil | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Andrew Weil

Simple, safe and inexpensive protocols should be the new foundation of American health care. It is the key to cutting the out-of-control costs that are sinking the system.

The Wrong Diagnosis

Dr. Andrew Weil | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Andrew Weil

Even worse than its stratospheric cost is the fact that American health care doesn't fulfill its prime directive -- it does not help people become or stay healthy.