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Holistic Medicine

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.

Putting The Mind And Soul Back Into Psychiatry

Allen Frances | Posted 12.02.2014 | 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 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...

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

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 11.21.2014 | 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 11.20.2014 | 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 11.15.2014 | 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.

Vitamin D vs. Common Cold: And the Winner Is...

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 11.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

Now that winter is basically knocking at our door, many of us will have to face the most common and dreaded disease in America: the common cold. Upper...

Diversifying the Healthcare Workforce: Holistic Admissions Makes a Difference

Santa J. Ono | Posted 11.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Santa J. Ono

Whether it's new tests, tools and treatments or the reforms in the ways people access and pay for care, health care is always evolving. Yet we're still struggling to change the health care workforce.

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...

Nature vs. Nurture: Is Your Body a Slave to Your DNA?

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 10.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

As technology becomes more accessible, it's become easier for individuals to attain in-depth DNA reports in addition to their family history. Knowledge is power, and understanding both your genetic make-up and lifestyle is the key.

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.

Cognitive Function and Its Impact on Chronic Pain

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 12.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

We all know that pain can cause all kinds of issues with our brain function, including making it hard for us to think or behave as we used to behave p...

Softer Care For Harder Cases, Of Ebola And Everything Else

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

As for Ebola containment, holistic thinking is clearly essential. Control of an outbreak is not limited to treating the sick, but managing the social network of every index case.

The Nature of Medicine, and the Medicine of Nature

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 12.10.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Over time, the nature of medicine has changed. There is ever less time with patients. There is ever more reliance on technology and drugs. These can offer powerful benefits, but at times there are kinder, gentler modalities to get the same job done.

Stop Exercising, Doctor's Orders!

Michael Finkelstein, MD | Posted 12.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Finkelstein, MD

So stop exercising, and pick up a shovel to get your garden ready for next year. Hike with friends up the mountain. Dance by the seaside, and let the sound of the waves stir your heart. Soak up the clean, refreshing air, and deepen your appreciation for the gifts of the natural world.

How To Vacation Your Way To A Better You

SmarterTravel | Posted 11.23.2014 | Travel
SmarterTravel

Do something good for yourself on your next getaway. Book a trip that will have a lasting impact on your health and well-being. Maybe it's a yoga retr...

When Your Adult Daughter Moves Home After a Breakup

Amy D. Cohen | Posted 11.17.2014 | Women
Amy D. Cohen

Walking away from a relationship that isn't fulfilling you anymore is a huge right of passage for our daughters. And if they trust us enough to come to us for help during this journey, how lucky are we?

Nutrition for Rheumatoid Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 11.09.2014 | 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.

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...

This Form Of Medicine Works To Prevent Ailments, Not Just Treat Them

The Huffington Post | Sahaj Kohli | Posted 08.26.2014 | Healthy Living

A truly effective healthcare system focuses not just on treatment, but on prevention of chronic diseases. James Maskell, host of The Evolution of M...

Finding A Holistic Way To Treat An Anxiety Disorder

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 08.25.2014 | Healthy Living

40 million Americans suffer from general anxiety disorder, but just a third of them receive treatment. How do those with anxiety deal with panic attac...

Signs That Thyroid Disease May Have Been Missed by Your Doctor

Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD | Posted 10.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD

You needn't have a medical background to know my symptoms were not normal. My hairdresser was watching my hair fall out by the handfuls for months, and she kept asking me about potential thyroid issues.

Are There Other Options Besides Medications for Gout and Osteoarthritis?

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 10.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

Obesity and being overweight are linked to higher disease state complications and progression of both gout and osteoarthritis. So getting yourself into target weight is important for joint health.

What If Buildings Could Function As Medicine?

Matt Murrie | Posted 09.29.2014 | Impact
Matt Murrie

If both medications and the environment make physiological and neurological changes in us, could it be possible to design the environment to both engender and habituate attributes and behaviors in ourselves in order to prevent, or even reverse, diseases and disorders?

Healthy Family, Healthy You

Michael Finkelstein, MD | Posted 09.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Finkelstein, MD

Remember: The whole point of getting well is enjoying our time on this planet, and harmonious relationships are key to our overall health. When we nourish our family relationships, we ultimately nourish ourselves.