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Thriving in Uncertainty

Nicole Glassman | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Nicole Glassman

I was steps away from the Far Away Café only it wasn't far enough away. The name evokes a tropical location, bongos and Pina Coladas. Instead, it w...

From Farm-to-Face, Green Cosmetics and Skincare: An Interview With Brenda Brock

Omega Institute | Posted 12.02.2014 | 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.

Slow Living Is Healthy Living

Michael Finkelstein, MD | Posted 11.25.2014 | 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...

Paradoxically, Slow Medicine Is the Best Quick Fix for Your Health

Michael Finkelstein, MD | Posted 11.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Finkelstein, MD

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Mark Hyman, M.D. -- a leading functional medicine doctor and author of numerous books, including The Bloo...

Fitting Into Your Skinny Jeans: Does it Really Matter?

Jenn Hand | Posted 10.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Jenn Hand

Remember that health goes much deeper than whether or not you are a size 2 and 110 pounds. Looking within allows you to find lasting wellness and health. And isn't that what we all really want?

The Common Principles of Slow Food and Slow Medicine

Michael Finkelstein, MD | Posted 10.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Finkelstein, MD

In our mad dash towards instant gratification and easy comfort, we continue to consume empty calories that yield chronic diseases that we address pharmaceutical interventions.

Change This One Thought and Lose Weight

Kerry Tepedino | Posted 10.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Kerry Tepedino

Your thoughts shape your body. Might sound weird, but it's true. You see, everything you do starts in the mind. So, when you emotionally eat, you had...

Symptoms of the Problem: When Doctors Are Reluctant to Use Conventional Medicine for Our Own Families

Michael Finkelstein, MD | Posted 10.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Finkelstein, MD

Doctors are people too, and we equally suffer from our own limitations, when it comes to our loved ones and ourselves. My hope is that as more and more physicians are asked to consider the alternatives that our patients request, we too will consider these alternatives more seriously.

Congressman Tim Ryan: We Need Salad Bars In Every Public School Across America

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.16.2014 | Healthy Living

With high rates of obesity, diabetes and other chronic diseases, heath care spending continues to rise, putting an enormous burden on the U.S. budget....

Shiva Rose on Her Last Parenting Fail, Most Embarrassing Mom Moment and Beekeeping

Stacie Krajchir | Posted 12.07.2014 | Parents
Stacie Krajchir

Regarded for her beauty, joyous spirit and inspiring sense of style, Shiva Rose is the embodiment of healthy and bohemian living. Her website was created out of a desire to celebrate a holistic, healthy, authentic life style without sacrificing taste and glamour. She took a moment to share some of her favorite moments of motherhood with me.

Slow Medicine Is the Medicine of the Future

Michael Finkelstein, MD | Posted 10.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Finkelstein, MD

Kenneth R. Pelletier, Ph.D., M.D.(hc) -- clinical professor of medicine in the Department of Medicine and professor of public health at the Universit...

How I Got Healthy, Part Two: My Dad's Last Words on How to Live My Life

Julie Sacks | Posted 10.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Sacks

My father said to me "live your life," and I believe he was telling me to be myself. It took a lot of strength to make radical choices and changes, but I feel more aligned with my authentic self than ever, more energetic and happy to face each day.

Why Conventional Medical Doctors Are Opting for Slow Medicine

Michael Finkelstein, MD | Posted 10.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Finkelstein, MD

I am always heartened to hear the stories of the pioneering doctors of integrative medicine, who were willing to risk their professional comfort and ease, in the interest of helping people truly get better.

Healing and the Power of Yoga

Kripalu | Posted 09.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Kripalu

I am grateful to be part of this ever-unfolding ancient healing path, and pleased to see these tools being incorporated into contemporary medical thought. Like two wings of a bird, these old and new approaches balance and support us in achieving the health and well-being we seek.

Restoring the Heart and Art of Medicine

Michael Finkelstein, MD | Posted 09.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Finkelstein, MD

After years of frustration churning through this system myself, unable to help patients get truly better, I left the world of conventional medicine and entered that of integrative medicine, which draws from the best of conventional, complementary, and alternative modalities of healing. My own journey led me beyond integrative medicine and into a realm I call "slow medicine."

Double the Giving, Double the Fun: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 09.10.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

July has been a busy month for Daily Giving, so we decided to double our efforts and give two grants a day for the entire month of July. These seed gr...

Thriving Through Cancer

Kathy Daniels | Posted 08.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Kathy Daniels

It is important to understand this is an ongoing process but one that is definitely doable. It's also important to understand there will be some situations in life you will have no control over. The only thing you can control is your reaction to them.

19 Healthy Essentials You Need On Your Grocery List

Kim D'Eon | Posted 08.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Kim D'Eon

Cooking tasty and healthy meals from scratch is easy and can be super-quick if you're set up and ready to go. The key to success is having your kitchen stocked to rock.

Yoga Therapy's Potential: An Interview With Dr. Kausthub Desikachar

Rowan Lommel | Posted 08.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Rowan Lommel

I recently interviewed Dr. Kausthub Desikachar by email. He began studying yoga when he was 9 years old under the guidance of his teacher and fathe...

Ayurveda: A Path to Wholeness

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest bloggers Jeff Perlman and Holly Walck "When something happens, I am not thrown off course, and when nothing happens, I do not lose my way....

How Yoga And Meditation Can Supercharge Your Health

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living

With the benefits of holistic health and mindfulness practices finally starting to be recognized by mainstream medical institutions across the country...

This Ancient Martial Art Can Fight Disease, Calm The Mind And Slow Aging

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

Americans have no difficulty adopting ancient practices into their health regimens. Take yoga, the ancient mind-body practice and contemporary fitness...

8 Simple Steps to Optimal Health and Well-Being

Elaine R. Ferguson, MD | Posted 02.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Elaine R. Ferguson, MD

Superhealing allows you to draw upon a broad range of clinically proven techniques, tools, and processes that speak to your needs and preferences. The superhealing approach affirms and recognizes that your essential nature is derived from your spirit, the foundation of all health and well-being.

The Amazing Way This Hospital Is Fighting Physician Burnout

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

Hospitals have procedures and alerts in place to deal with practically anything that could possibly go wrong: "Code Red" for fire, "code blue" for med...

10 Questions to See If You're a Primal Mom

Lacy Arnold | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Lacy Arnold

Trying to fit in fitness and health when you're running on zero sleep, covered in spit up, and feel like you live in your mini-van can seem as hard as setting up house on Mars. Actually setting up house on Mars might be easier!