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Love Is All You Need to Thrive

Aimee Raupp | Posted 07.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Aimee Raupp

When you are in optimal health -- mentally, emotionally, nutritionally and physically -- abundant health, vitality and joy can be yours. Plain and simple, my message is all about balance and prioritizing YOU.

Chronicles of Health Creation: Exit Interview With Integrative Medicine Clinic Pioneer Peter Amato

John Weeks | Posted 07.14.2014 | Healthy Living
John Weeks

After 17 years in the integrative medicine tough lands of coal country Scranton, Pennsylvania, Peter Amato is calling it quits with his ground-breakin...

The Pharmacologics of Exercise: Yes, Exercise Is Medicine!

Nicholas DiNubile, MD | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Nicholas DiNubile, MD

As health care is reformed in the United States, comprehensive strategies must be included to encourage more individuals of all ages to incorporate exercise into their daily routines, a cornerstone of personal health care reform.

My Cancer Brings All the Crazies to the Yard

Kevin Lankes | Posted 07.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Kevin Lankes

Real treatments are published, peer-reviewed, and independently verified over a number of years in order to ensure their safety and effectiveness. Cancer is tricky, because we can't at this point cure it, and that scares many people into thinking that's because traditional treatments don't work, when really it's just the best we can do at this point.

Kathleen Miles

Deepak Chopra On How To Modify Your Own Genes

HuffingtonPost.com | Kathleen Miles | Posted 05.02.2014 | World

Physician and best-selling author Deepak Chopra has an empowering message: You can actually modify your own genes through your actions and behaviors. ...

A Holistic View of Evidence-Based Medicine: of Horse, Cart and Whip

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.02.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Integrative Medicine is not an invitation to supplant evidence with wishful thinking. It is an invitation to a wider array of treatment options, and the prospect of effectively addressing patient need more of the time. Realizing such potential benefits -- at the Cleveland Clinic, or anywhere else -- requires both open mindedness and careful skepticism.

So You Think You Have A Food Allergy

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 06.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

For those of us who find pleasure in eating, it seems like a daunting task to have to avoid a food that we've enjoyed in the past. However, many of my patients feel so much better health- and energy-wise after eliminating the food allergen that they feel it is a worthwhile trade.

How to Take Fewer Prescription Drugs

Dr. Andrew Weil | Posted 06.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Andrew Weil

Nations that take far fewer drugs than we do are healthier. Why?

Alternative Paths to Wellness a Political Act With Winners, Losers

Sienna Craig | Posted 05.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Sienna Craig

Who benefits when governments appeal to UNESCO to endorse a traditional medicine as intangible cultural heritage? Who loses and who gains when the FDA determines what can and cannot be called a "medicine"?

Additional Information You Want to Know About Garcinia Cambogia

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

I was recently on a national TV show that focused on fastest fat-burning supplements. The main supplement in question was Garcinia Cambogia. What I lo...

Mindful Medicine

Ira Israel | Posted 05.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Ira Israel

This is what Mindful Medicine is: looking at the big picture, regarding the body as a holistic mechanism and interpreting symptoms on a grander scale. That doesn't mean that we should not treat our ailments; it just means that having expanded perspectives on how our entire organisms are functioning might keep us healthy longer.

Five Steps to Treating Candida Overgrowth, Naturally

Maura Henninger, N.D. | Posted 05.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Maura Henninger, N.D.

Most naturopaths will tell you that they spend a great deal of their time with patients treating yeast overgrowth, also called candidiasis, and the pe...

Creating a Community of Healers: Trauma Tapping Therapy in Congo

Rebecca Snavely | Posted 05.05.2014 | Impact
Rebecca Snavely

Nothing about Congo is black and white, but watching the women share their lives and care for each other and themselves, there are hues of hope in every story.

Herbal Brews Get Back To Their Roots

India Mandelkern | Posted 05.05.2014 | Taste
India Mandelkern

Herbal beers are thus vestiges of an age in which beer was consumed for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

A South Pacific Root Could Be Promising Against Bladder Cancer

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 02.28.2014 | Healthy Living

Scientists are finding promise of a bladder cancer treatment -- one of the most common cancers in the U.S. -- in a South Pacific root called kava. ...

Hoping for a Child of Her Own

Joy Huber | Posted 04.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Joy Huber

When I talked with Hope on the phone I could really feel her deep desire for a child of her own! This incredible woman had devoted her career to giving so much "hope" helping other children, and as the time drew near for her to have her own family, suddenly that window was closing unexpectedly and rapidly.

Tools for Fighting Prostate Cancer

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 04.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

By providing a nutrient-rich environment via our food and supplements and incorporating rest, relaxation, and exercise into our daily life, our body's ability to fight the negative genes in their expression are improved.

Chronic Pain: A Blanket of Darkness

Jim Moret | Posted 03.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Jim Moret

I understand how people can become so desperate for relief that they will try just about anything. After all, when traditional avenues are all but exhausted, what choice does a patient really have? All our son wants is relief from his debilitating pain so he can enjoy the normal life of a teenager. Every day his mom and I pray that something will finally work so we can, at long last, lift the darkness and bring him back into the light.

Vitamins Can Help Prevent Heart Attacks

Leo Galland, M.D. | Posted 03.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Leo Galland, M.D.

A series of articles published on Dec. 17 in a prestigious medical journal, The Annals of Internal Medicine, received a lot of press because of an edi...

Top 10 for Policy and Action in Integrative Medicine and Health in 2013

John Weeks | Posted 03.01.2014 | Healthy Living
John Weeks

In 2006, I began publishing annual The Integrator Top 10 lists for the emerging field of integrative health and medicine. Since 2011, these have shown...

Feeling Tired and Achy? Here's Another Perspective to Think About

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 02.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

Despite how common symptoms seem, there is no such thing as cookie-cutter medicine and each patient needs to be evaluated as though each case is in fact different, even if the symptoms seem common.

Salivary Testing for Hormone Levels: Good Idea or Not?

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 02.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

I would recommend using cortisol saliva testing if you need to figure out the severity of adrenal fatigue, but leave the other hormone testing to your serum tests, where the studies support more consistency to the results so that you get more for the money you are paying for your health.

Honoring How Powerful Consumers Known as Bravewell Implanted Integrative Medicine in the System

John Weeks | Posted 01.26.2014 | Healthy Living
John Weeks

That alternative medicine is a consumer movement is well known. Less known or appreciated is how a powerful group of consumers shaped the movement to implant these alternatives into conventional treatment.

In Response to 'The Biggest Medical Discovery of Our Lifetimes'

Omar Shakir | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Omar Shakir

It is a dangerous assertion that functional medicine treats the patient as a whole whereas conventional medicine does not.

Inspirational Patients Allowing Mind and Body Balancing to Guide Recovery

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 11.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

One of the most significant aspects of a therapeutic alliance between a physician and a cancer patient is the creation of a relationship that helps the patient to build and strengthen mental and physical fortitude.