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Life Lessons from an Eating Disorder Survivor

Temimah Zucker | Posted 09.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Temimah Zucker

You can spend your time meeting society's standards but your confidence will not follow. When you wipe off all the makeup, when you can remove the mask and still smile back at your reflection -- this is when you can feel at peace. It is our actions and behaviors, our morals and characters that should provide self-worth, not someone's assessment or a number on a scale.

Back to School for the Soul

Rupa Mehta | Posted 09.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

Whether it's finding time just to be you, becoming proactive about challenging your brain, or taking a step outside, September can be an exciting and motivating time of the year. Just remember that you are the navigator of your own life.

My Love Letter to the Ocean

Rachel Verlik | Posted 09.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Rachel Verlik

Beach week in September is when I unplug from work demands. The work email and phone are turned off, and I let myself stop for a week. No logistics, no juggling of multiple priorities, no racing out the door. I put my umbrella in the sand, grab a pile of books and sit by the ocean.

Cancer Prevention: What Comes First?

Bill Couzens | Posted 09.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Bill Couzens

In order to stop cancer before it starts, we must undergo a multifaceted cultural shift. Cancer prevention is a boundless canopy covering expansive territories of all facets of human health, lifestyle, the environment and social issues to include poverty.

Obesity Due to SSRIs Is Not a Chronic Disease

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 09.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

Although sensible, their recommendation did not consider that most of the drugs now prescribed for depression, anxiety and bipolar disorders and other mental illnesses can cause weight gain.

The Joys And Challenges Of Adopting A Child, After Raising Five Of Your Own

The Huffington Post | Sahaj Kohli | Posted 09.17.2014 | Healthy Living

After raising five children of their own, Kay and Curtis Webster made the decision to adopt more. The Websters joined HuffPost Live host Caroline M...

The Pros And Cons Of The Paleo Diet

John Berardi, Ph.D. | Posted 09.17.2014 | Healthy Living
John Berardi, Ph.D.

The concept is this: Humans evolved on a diet very different from today's eating habits. Therefore, the Paleo proponents argue, to be healthier, leaner, stronger and fitter, we must re-think our diet and remove some of the food groups we consider basic.

Why Do You Eat the Food You Eat?

Margaret Marshall | Posted 09.16.2014 | Food
Margaret Marshall

You can be accepted by another person's culture quickly by eating their insider food. It's as important as knowing their language and customs. This concept is invaluable in today's culture where the world is smaller and business is conducted on a global scale.

One Way To Help Your Children Handle Stress And Anxiety

The Huffington Post | Sahaj Kohli | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living

It’s hard for anyone to deal with stress and anxiety, but it’s especially hard for children. Michele Kambolis, a clinical therapist and author,...

Revolutionary Way to Be Healthy, #4: Celebrate What's Good

Pilar Gerasimo | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Pilar Gerasimo

I am convinced that one of the healthiest and most revolutionary things we can do is simply find something right about ourselves, and celebrate that. Here are a few ways you can begin getting some more celebration-worthy encouragement now.

Evolve to Dissolve

Sister Jenna | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Sister Jenna

Consciousness has always been tricky to decode. None of us have ever seen consciousness but we know it exists inside each of us. When our attention is drawn towards evolving, our inner capacity of thinking on a more subtle and gentle level amplifies.

3 Ways to Master the Art of Happiness in 90 Seconds or Less

Ritu Riyat | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Ritu Riyat

Change can be evaluated in many ways, and depending on your opinion, the experienced change can lead to happiness or misery. After three days of silence and 30 hours of meditation I discovered that the key to happiness is accepting change.

5 Moves For Stronger Legs -- No Equipment Necessary

Nora Tobin | Posted 09.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Nora Tobin

This workout routine helped to keep me energized throughout the day, strengthened and toned my legs and made me feel much better about myself when I got back to town. It also curbed my cravings and helped me make better food choices.

Successful Strategies To Find The Right Therapist

Robi Ludwig, Psy.D. | Posted 09.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Robi Ludwig, Psy.D.

Once you've made the right choice, the therapeutic relationship can be one of the most life enhancing, rewarding relationships and experiences you'll ever have.

WATCH: Why This Actress Thinks Health Starts With 'Listening To Your Body'

The Huffington Post | Sahaj Kohli | Posted 09.13.2014 | Healthy Living

It can seem like everyone has an opinion about what you need to live a healthy lifestyle -- but sometimes, a healthier life is as simple as listening ...

There Is No Greater Truth Than Love

Scott Stabile | Posted 09.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Scott Stabile

Love is not a choice. It exists, everywhere and in each of us. We all know it well. To act from love, however, is a choice. To make love a priority, no matter what, is a choice. To commit oneself to being a messenger of love is a choice. The single best choice anyone of us can make.

Change Your Diet With the Seasons: Foods to Choose This Summer

Katherine Patton | Posted 09.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Katherine Patton

Many of us, especially athletes, have our staple meals and snacks that we turn to on a daily basis to fuel us through exercise and the day-to-day grind. Keeping meals and snacks consistent is a good way to stabilize energy levels and maintain digestion, but as the seasons change so does the temperature and availability of many foods, likes fruits and vegetables.

The Snake Oil in Spine Surgery: One Spine Surgeon's Perspective

Michael A. Gleiber, M.D. | Posted 09.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael A. Gleiber, M.D.

Many folks responded to a paid advertisement promising "Great results" and "Little to no down time," and take the bait. They bought the snake oil.

Whole Wheat-ifying School Lunch: Could It Work?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 09.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

A donut made with whole-wheat flour is just slightly healthier that the refined wheat one, but that doesn't make it into a healthy food, and the whole wheat-ification might confuse us into forgetting it's a food to consume rarely.

10 Amazing Benefits of Drinking More Water

Hannah Helsabeck | Posted 09.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Hannah Helsabeck

Up until about three years ago, my beverages of choice included Diet Coke, coffee, juices, but rarely a glass of water. The only time I resorted to...

The Importance of Sleep

Stephanie Preusse | Posted 09.10.2014 | Parents
Stephanie Preusse

Being woken up in the middle of the night on occasion is one more moment, one more memory, one more incredible experience I get to have with my son. I wouldn't trade these moments for anything in this world -- not even several blissful hours of much needed sleep.

WATCH: Why Men Feel They Can't Show Emotion

The Huffington Post | Sahaj Kohli | Posted 09.10.2014 | Healthy Living

According to a recent study, most men would choose electric shock therapy over being alone with their thoughts. Andrew Smiler, professor of psycho...

Raw and Real

Rebecca Perkins | Posted 09.09.2014 | Fifty
Rebecca Perkins

There are times that life is a hard struggle and right now is one of them. I get overwhelmed with the persistent, jabbering, all consuming thoughts in my head and I'm exhausted. Utterly exhausted.

Nutrition for Rheumatoid Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 09.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

When you think about rheumatoid arthritis, you should look at it from the perspective of what you should take in or eat and what you should remove from your life and diet in regards to helping your body become healthier.

Important Life Lessons Children Learn Through Sports

Laura Usky | Posted 09.09.2014 | Parents
Laura Usky

If you have kids in organized sports I'm sure you'll agree they have learned these lessons and many others besides making lasting friendships with teammates and invaluable memories of childhood.