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Holistic Medicine

The Wisdom of Wellness With Ayurveda

Pamela Levin | Posted 11.25.2015 | 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 m...

Making a Case for Food Sensitivity Testing

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 10.26.2015 | 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 10.26.2015 | 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 10.20.2015 | 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 10.20.2015 | 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 10.15.2015 | 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 10.05.2015 | 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 09.25.2015 | Healthy Living

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 09.21.2015 | 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 06.24.2015 | 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.

The Possible Disease-Fighter in Your Spice Rack: The Many Benefits of Turmeric

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 05.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

When it comes to most types of cancer, Southeast Asia tends to have lower rates of incidence compared to the rest of the world. (1) What's their secre...

Does God Make House Calls?

Don McNay | Posted 06.25.2015 | Books
Don McNay

The whole concept of miracles is something that I am still getting my arms around. I had major ones happen in my lifetime, but the first time I ever shared them in public was when I wrote the forward to Jim's book.

Can a Compound in Red Wine Help Fight Cancer? How Supplements Can Be Promising Disease-Fighters

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

The hope is that, in the future, cancer patients may be able to take a resveratrol-derived drug to help their bodies become more sensitive to chemotherapy -- and help those drugs destroy those cancer cells once and for all.

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

Elan Barnehama | Posted 06.03.2015 | 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...

Curing and Healing

Martin Marty | Posted 06.03.2015 | Religion
Martin Marty

Instead, back to Alcabes' question, "Is healing important?" which we might extend to ask: is it important to deal with this in a column on religion and American public life?

Treating the Root Cause of IBS: Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth

Maura Henninger, N.D. | Posted 06.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Maura Henninger, N.D.

The small intestine is full of bacteria, and that's a good thing: We need a robust population of bacteria in both the small and large intestine to stay healthy. But when there are too many of the wrong kind of bacteria in the inappropriate place, symptoms like the above arise.

Holism, Holes and Poles

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.30.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The trouble with holistic medicine, or integrative medicine, is less the holes that can be poked in it by self-proclaimed sentinels of evidence, and more our prevailing tendency to gravitate to diametric poles. The best way forward is the road less traveled, which lies, as it often does, in the middle.

Real Fish vs. Fish Oil: And the Winner Is...

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 03.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

Nowadays, we hear a lot from people that eating fish is good for us... but I also get a lot of questions from my patients on whether there is such a thing as too much fish.

25 Complaints My Son Will Share With His Future Therapist

Leyna Juliet Weber | Posted 02.21.2015 | Parents
Leyna Juliet Weber

For years, Elmo was a furry guy who existed only on T-shirts. When you finally saw him walk and talk, you practically sh*t yourself.

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.

Putting The Mind And Soul Back Into Psychiatry

Allen Frances | Posted 02.01.2015 | Science
Allen Frances

We must get back to treating the whole person, not just his brain circuits. The brain is involved in all we do and what we are, but it is also itself influenced by our psychology and social context.

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...

Turkey With Olives And Tzatziki? Why A Mediterranean Thanksgiving Can Improve Your Health

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 01.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

When the Mediterranean diet began making the rounds in the health and diet world, it immediately caught my attention. Could a traditional diet increase vitality, health, and lower the risk of heart disease or other medical conditions? Do we now have a reason to eat more Greek salads, olives and hummus?

The Picture of Health: My Secret Struggle to Convince Western Medicine I Was Sick

Sarah Jacobs | Posted 01.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Sarah Jacobs

People think I grew up with green juice in my sippy cup and kale chips alongside my chicken fingers. But it's just not so. It's been a long-time learning experience for me, too.

The Movember Momentum and You: How Mustaches Are Changing Men's Health Beyond Cancer

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 01.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

It doesn't matter what gender you are. Movember can be a great way to finally allow yourselves or your loved ones to open up and share any health concerns you may have, be they mental, physical, or preventative.