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Doctors Have a Moral Responsibility to Discuss Alternatives to Conventional Medicine

Michael Finkelstein, MD | Posted 05.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Finkelstein, MD

A growing number of scientific studies underscore the need for more training in and, by extension, dialogue about alternatives to conventional medicin...

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...

Driven to Heal: One Man's Road From Diagnosis to a Vibrant Life

Elan Barnehama | Posted 04.03.2015 | Books
Elan Barnehama

In 1997 Jon Chandonnet was set to receive his Master's Degree from MIT and begin a job with a promising tech startup. He was disciplined, focused, ex...

Why I Stopped Eating Clean

Erin Williams | Posted 04.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Erin Williams

Clean eating is certainly a very loaded term. If what I'm eating is clean, then other food must be dirty. If what I'm eating is good food, and not bad food, I can feel better about myself. Clean eating comes with a side serving of superiority. It means that should you stray and eat a food not considered clean, you will end up with the horrible after-taste of guilt and shame.

How Becoming an Active Patient Likely Saved My Husband's Life

Suzanne Foglio | Posted 03.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Suzanne Foglio

When my husband was diagnosed with Stage IV Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma back in 1999, we were devastated. Like the millions of other people around the worl...

7 Ways to Your Dream Body Right Now

Erin Joy Henry | Posted 04.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Erin Joy Henry

We are all susceptible to negative self-talk, but the quicker we can learn to shift those thoughts back to the positive track the more we will stay on course to truly show up shining for every moment in our lives.

#1 Key to Lose Weight

Kerry Tepedino | Posted 03.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Kerry Tepedino

When you're surrounded by people who have accomplished what you want to accomplish with your weight, who are committed to transformation, and who will support you without judgment... you will change the entire direction of your life.

Slow Medicine Sees the Body as a Plant, Not a Machine

Michael Finkelstein, MD | Posted 03.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Finkelstein, MD

For many years, I have been an avid gardener. Not only does gardening have numerous health benefits related to breathing fresh air, touching mineral-r...

Thriving in Uncertainty

Nicole Glassman | Posted 02.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Nicole Glassman

I was steps away from the Far Away Café only it wasn't far enough away. The name evokes a tropical location, bongos and Pina Coladas. Instead, it w...

From Farm-to-Face, Green Cosmetics and Skincare: An Interview With Brenda Brock

Omega Institute | Posted 02.01.2015 | Style
Omega Institute

Brenda Brock is founder of Farmaesthetics and a well-regarded trailblazer in the green cosmetics movement. Read her take on the changing face of skincare and discover a DIY green gift idea for the coming season.

Slow Living Is Healthy Living

Michael Finkelstein, MD | Posted 01.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Finkelstein, MD

Across time and throughout the world, human beings have swung a pendulum from one end of the spectrum to another in an attempt to find balance. It's p...

Paradoxically, Slow Medicine Is the Best Quick Fix for Your Health

Michael Finkelstein, MD | Posted 01.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Finkelstein, MD

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Mark Hyman, M.D. -- a leading functional medicine doctor and author of numerous books, including The Bloo...

Fitting Into Your Skinny Jeans: Does it Really Matter?

Jenn Hand | Posted 12.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Jenn Hand

Remember that health goes much deeper than whether or not you are a size 2 and 110 pounds. Looking within allows you to find lasting wellness and health. And isn't that what we all really want?

The Common Principles of Slow Food and Slow Medicine

Michael Finkelstein, MD | Posted 12.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Finkelstein, MD

In our mad dash towards instant gratification and easy comfort, we continue to consume empty calories that yield chronic diseases that we address pharmaceutical interventions.

Change This One Thought and Lose Weight

Kerry Tepedino | Posted 12.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Kerry Tepedino

Your thoughts shape your body. Might sound weird, but it's true. You see, everything you do starts in the mind. So, when you emotionally eat, you had...

Symptoms of the Problem: When Doctors Are Reluctant to Use Conventional Medicine for Our Own Families

Michael Finkelstein, MD | Posted 12.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Finkelstein, MD

Doctors are people too, and we equally suffer from our own limitations, when it comes to our loved ones and ourselves. My hope is that as more and more physicians are asked to consider the alternatives that our patients request, we too will consider these alternatives more seriously.

Congressman Tim Ryan: We Need Salad Bars In Every Public School Across America

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.16.2014 | Healthy Living

With high rates of obesity, diabetes and other chronic diseases, heath care spending continues to rise, putting an enormous burden on the U.S. budget....

Shiva Rose on Her Last Parenting Fail, Most Embarrassing Mom Moment and Beekeeping

Stacie Krajchir | Posted 12.07.2014 | Parents
Stacie Krajchir

Regarded for her beauty, joyous spirit and inspiring sense of style, Shiva Rose is the embodiment of healthy and bohemian living. Her website was created out of a desire to celebrate a holistic, healthy, authentic life style without sacrificing taste and glamour. She took a moment to share some of her favorite moments of motherhood with me.

Slow Medicine Is the Medicine of the Future

Michael Finkelstein, MD | Posted 10.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Finkelstein, MD

Kenneth R. Pelletier, Ph.D., M.D.(hc) -- clinical professor of medicine in the Department of Medicine and professor of public health at the Universit...

How I Got Healthy, Part Two: My Dad's Last Words on How to Live My Life

Julie Sacks | Posted 10.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Sacks

My father said to me "live your life," and I believe he was telling me to be myself. It took a lot of strength to make radical choices and changes, but I feel more aligned with my authentic self than ever, more energetic and happy to face each day.

Why Conventional Medical Doctors Are Opting for Slow Medicine

Michael Finkelstein, MD | Posted 10.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Finkelstein, MD

I am always heartened to hear the stories of the pioneering doctors of integrative medicine, who were willing to risk their professional comfort and ease, in the interest of helping people truly get better.

Healing and the Power of Yoga

Kripalu | Posted 09.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Kripalu

I am grateful to be part of this ever-unfolding ancient healing path, and pleased to see these tools being incorporated into contemporary medical thought. Like two wings of a bird, these old and new approaches balance and support us in achieving the health and well-being we seek.

Restoring the Heart and Art of Medicine

Michael Finkelstein, MD | Posted 09.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Finkelstein, MD

After years of frustration churning through this system myself, unable to help patients get truly better, I left the world of conventional medicine and entered that of integrative medicine, which draws from the best of conventional, complementary, and alternative modalities of healing. My own journey led me beyond integrative medicine and into a realm I call "slow medicine."

Double the Giving, Double the Fun: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 09.10.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

July has been a busy month for Daily Giving, so we decided to double our efforts and give two grants a day for the entire month of July. These seed gr...

Thriving Through Cancer

Kathy Daniels | Posted 08.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Kathy Daniels

It is important to understand this is an ongoing process but one that is definitely doable. It's also important to understand there will be some situations in life you will have no control over. The only thing you can control is your reaction to them.