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Free E-Book "Rise": 125 Milestones in the 5 Eras of the History of Integrative Health and Medicine

John Weeks | Posted 11.21.2016 | Healthy Living
John Weeks

At what point can an emergent movement look back and claim a history? And what is that history if, over the course of the time chronicled, separate st...

The Election Self-Care Detox

Dr. Karuna Sabnani | Posted 11.08.2016 | Politics
Dr. Karuna Sabnani

For the past umpteen months, we have all been inundated with dramatic news of one of the most heated and unusual elections in our lifetime.

Get Your Website in Shape!

Loolwa Khazzoom | Posted 10.18.2016 | Business
Loolwa Khazzoom

Holistic health practitioners, who make up the bulk of my PR clients, love to spread the word of healing, by educating people. This caring tendency often leads to websites that are packed with way too much information -- making it difficult to navigate the website or even figure out what exactly the practitioner does. Here are a few tips to ensure that your website is performing optimally.

Protein: Our Weight Loss Friend Or Foe?

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 10.17.2016 | Taste
Julie Chen, M.D.

My friend recently mentioned that he had lost a bunch of weight eating less protein but that seemed counterintuitive to what I've seen in my clinic an...

The Therapeutics Of Tea: Why L-Theanine Can Help Stop Stress

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 07.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

So far, L-theanine has shown minimal adverse side effects on young patients, making it an especially compelling form of therapy for researchers to look into in the future. If you're considering taking L-theanine, be sure to consult your doctor prior to beginning a new regimen.

Golden Milk! Can a Turmeric Latte Be Any Good?

Pradeep Aradhya | Posted 04.19.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Pradeep Aradhya

I was an American dreaming Indian fellow just out to get a fun morning cup-a-joe while on vacation. A Yelp search and a short drive later I walked in ...

A Natural Guide to Overcoming Sleep Issues

Sonima.com | Posted 04.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Sonima.com

If you're struggling with sleep issues and traditional advice hasn't made a difference, you might consider visiting a naturopathic doctor or other complementary health care practitioner for natural sleep remedies.

Are You Getting Your Dose? Magnesium's Many Benefits

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 04.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

Significant strides have been made to better understand the role of magnesium and its therapeutic effect on a number of medical conditions, making more effective treatments a likely potential.

The Dangers of a Bad Night's Sleep Are More Than You Think

Robin Berzin MD | Posted 03.23.2017 | Healthy Living
Robin Berzin MD

This wealth of science can be overwhelming, and for many it only adds to the anxiety of "not getting enough sleep." The good news is resetting your sleep is actually not that hard.

The Most important Pet and Planetary Advice You'll Read This Year

Barbara E. Royal, D.V.M. | Posted 03.06.2017 | Green
Barbara E. Royal, D.V.M.

My Top three ways to save your pets and save the world. At my clinic I see a different person nearly every 20 minutes. I am often impressed by my cli...

Expand Your Media Reach

Loolwa Khazzoom | Posted 02.16.2017 | Business
Loolwa Khazzoom

Just because you're in the field of holistic health does not mean you need to stay sequestered in holistic health media, or even in health media. By thinking expansively and creatively about who you are, what you do, and whom you serve, you can position yourself as relevant for a diverse cross-section of media.

Is Melatonin More Than Just a Sleep Supplement?

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 01.18.2017 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

Recent oncological research is now suggesting a correlation between melatonin and cancer: Studies have suggested it could have a potential ability to lessen the negative effects of cancer chemotherapy, enhance its therapeutic effect and reduce its toxicity.

The Future of Medicine: Evolution or Revolution?

Michael Finkelstein, MD | Posted 01.18.2017 | Healthy Living
Michael Finkelstein, MD

James Maskell, host of the Evolution of Medicine summit, took this thinking one step further, in our recent interview, postulating that the reason Western medicine is slow to incorporate more holistic models is that the medical structures needed for acute disease and chronic disease are "completely opposite."

Hidden Stressors in Daily Living

Mitchell J. Rabin | Posted 01.11.2017 | Healthy Living
Mitchell J. Rabin

As a stress management consultant, through dealing with clients over the course of years, I've discovered that the common causes of stress such as wor...

Maintaining Wellness, Starting From Your Gut

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 12.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

Diverse and constantly evolving, the gut is responsible for much more than just digestion. In recent years, growing evidence has shown that the gut plays a central role in your overall wellbeing, including supporting a healthy immune system and even affecting your risk for disease and obesity.

The Wisdom of Wellness With Ayurveda

Pamela Levin | Posted 11.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Pamela Levin

My first exposure to Ayurveda was about ten years ago when I attended many workshops on the Teachers Path at the Chopra Center. It resonated with me. ...

Making a Case for Food Sensitivity Testing

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 10.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

While the phrases food allergy and food sensitivity have been used interchangeably in the past, they're actually quite different.

Redefining Mental Illness

Jessica R. Dreistadt | Posted 10.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Jessica R. Dreistadt

Like any science, mental health treatment is continually evolving as researchers, practitioners, and native experts such as me vigorously seek new methods that will produce better results. For me, this experimentation has led to several ideas about mental health and its treatment.

Tiearona Low Dog Elevates the Meaning of "Integrative Medicine"

Michael Finkelstein, MD | Posted 10.19.2016 | Impact
Michael Finkelstein, MD

I recently had the honor of interviewing Tiearona Low Dog, MD, a thought leader in health care, whose credentials include Director of the Fellowship a...

Cancer Prevention Tips From the Women's Health Summit

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 10.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Don't procrastinate! Don't get cancer or other life-threatening illnesses. Get a doctor and get prevention and screening!

Herbal Medicine for the Top Three Pregnancy Woes

Maura Henninger, N.D. | Posted 10.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Maura Henninger, N.D.

Women have all different experiences of pregnancy. Some love it and feel the best they've ever felt, others not so much. Wherever they fall on the spectrum, my patients really benefit from the appropriate use of herbs to help them on the nine-month journey. Botanical medicine is a grounding, stabilizing force during pregnancy, much like the earth from which it comes.

I Chose Me: Back to Yoga

Julie Pham | Posted 10.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Julie Pham

I began to heal and surrendered myself to the experience. Just like yoga, life threw at me experiences that made me want to collapse but I released the need to control. I accepted it and "got comfortable with the uncomfortable."

5 Ways To Get Rid of Insomnia (Without Taking Drugs)

Thrillist | Posted 09.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Thrillist

By: Meagan Drillinger Credit: Shutterstock Listen, we can't lie to you. Sleep drugs are fantastic. Ambien, Lunesta... even regular old Advil PM. Th...

How to Stop Your Body From Attacking Itself

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 09.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

The immune system is your body's first line of defense against illness. It sends out cells to destroy invaders like bacteria and viruses. But for some people, this system turns on them, attacking healthy tissues and organs.

From the Ivory Tower Kitchen: Why Can't We Touch This?

Hari Pulapaka, Ph.D., C.E.C. | Posted 06.23.2016 | Taste
Hari Pulapaka, Ph.D., C.E.C.

The term "farm-to-table" may be used ad nauseum these days and it means different things to different people. One of the most powerful aspects of buying local ingredients is the opportunity it presents for one to touch them.