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To Your Health

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 03.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Hamady

Patient: "Doctor, I don't feel well, and I'm not sure why." Doctor: "I want you to meditate for 20 minutes twice a day, exercise for at least 30 min...

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.

Anna Almendrala

Why Some Ebola-Ravaged Villages Are Resistant To International Aid | Anna Almendrala | Posted 08.04.2014 | Healthy Living

Health workers in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and Liberia are racing to contain the largest Ebola virus outbreak in history, but in some areas they ...

A Healing Balance

Carre Otis | Posted 10.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Carre Otis

My own path towards wellness has been a long and dynamic one. It's taught me that healing from the inside out takes time and there can be great value in various sources of guidance.

The Tim Tebow Of Performance, Coaching And Sex

Phil Shepherd | Posted 06.23.2012 | Religion
Phil Shepherd

in the church world, the biggest misnomer is that sex is somehow dirty or shameful, or less than sacred, sizzling and sexy! God created us with pleasure in mind.

Exploring the World of Alternative Breast Cancer Treatments

Hollye Harrington Jacobs | Posted 08.29.2011 | Healthy Living
Hollye Harrington Jacobs

One example of a Silver Lining in my life is the incorporation of complementary and alternative treatments to augment my conventional interventions.

Easing Menopause Symptoms With Food

Cathy Margolin, L.Ac. Dipl. OM | Posted 08.28.2011 | Healthy Living
Cathy Margolin, L.Ac. Dipl. OM

If you want to know how to turn down your body's internal "thermostat" you are in the right place. Alternative medicine, including food therapy, is a viable option for managing menopause symptoms.

How New Age Medicine Is Finding A Place In Mainstream Practice

The Atlantic | Posted 08.16.2011 | Healthy Living

There’s no official list of what alternative medicine actually comprises, but treatments falling under the umbrella typically include acupuncture, h...

Closing The Gap Between Traditional And Complementary Medicine

Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D. | Posted 08.14.2011 | Healthy Living
Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D.

Less than one in three people who use CAM have discussed that use with their doctors. And even fewer turned to a CAM at the suggestion of their doctor.

The End of My Mother's Life: There Must Be a Better Way

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

Western medicine seems short of effective interventions with many terminal illnesses. Until there is a better way, be kind and deal with the decision-making process as early as possible.

Changing Our Disease Care System To A Health Care System

Dr. Frank Lipman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Frank Lipman

Although we talk about "health care" reform, what we're actually talking about is "disease care reform." Doctors of western medicine are trained to treat disease -- they are not trained to keep people healthy.

True Health Care Reform: 10 Missing Pieces

Dr. Frank Lipman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Frank Lipman

If we don't change why we are unhealthy, not only are we unlikely to secure better medical outcomes, but it will probably bankrupt us too.

2 Questions To Ask That Are More Important Than A Diagnosis

Dr. Frank Lipman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Frank Lipman

After 30 years of practicing Medicine, I have learned that for any chronic illness or ailment, treating underlying imbalances and dysfunctions is more...

Growing Debate In SKorea Over Traditional Medicine

AP | HYUNG-JIN KIM | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

SEOUL, South Korea — Kim Nam-soo has stuck needles into generals, actors, tycoons and at least one president for more than six decades as South ...

The 'Voodoo' Eastern Medicine Vs. The Tested (And FDA Approved) Western Medicine

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

My biggest piece of advice for anyone looking closely at Eastern medical practices is to do research, keep an open mind and consult with your physician.

An Economy In Need Of Holistic Medicine | ANAND GIRIDHARADAS | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Western medical practices have attracted similar criticisms in recent years, for an emphasis on intervening in disease rather than preventing it befor...

Shannon's Story: Health Care and Our Need for Cultural Healing

Cynthia Boaz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Cynthia Boaz

We in the United States have a health care system that creates (rather than eases) burdens for those battling critical illness. We have it all backwards.

Lyme: Emerging Disease or Hidden Epidemic?

Michealene Cristini Risley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michealene Cristini Risley

Many people who have Lyme disease have sounded the alarm, yet the medical establishment is not listening. Why are there so many disbelievers in Western medicine?