Understanding Your Health
Dietary Supplement Safety

Supplement Safety: Is Your Multivitamin Really Boosting Your Health?

With the population aging and an increasing number of people facing chronic conditions ranging from heart disease and diabetes to cancer and autoimmune issues, consumers are increasingly hitting the health food store in search of a magic pill to cure what ails them. About one out of three Americans report …

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Nutrition and Kids
When Your Kid Wants to Go Vegan

When Your Kid Wants To Go Vegan

When your kid says, “Mom, I want to be a vegan,” alarm bells might sound in your head. What if he’s not getting enough protein for his activities? Will she get enough iron to support her growing body? Since a vegan diet excludes all animal products, including meat, fish, poultry, …

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Integrative Medicine
What is Cupping Therapy?

What Is Cupping Therapy?

Cupping has become a hot topic in recent years with news of models, movie stars and Olympic athletes using cups to ease aches and pains and enhance health and well-being. But cupping isn’t just for celebrities. “It can be beneficial for almost anyone,” says Ruth Lehmann, an acupuncturist at Henry …

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MInd-Body-Spirit
Yoga Therapy Explained

Yoga Therapy Explained

When it comes to health and fitness, yoga has already hit the mainstream. Studies confirm that practicing yoga can help keep you fit, toned and pliable. Now, a growing number of physicians are recognizing the benefits of yoga for achieving psychological, physiological and even spiritual healing. According to Julie Levinson, …

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Integrative Medicine
Massage Therapy 101

Massage Therapy 101

There are more than 300 different types of massage. Depending which type you choose, getting a massage could be the fastest way to help you relax and work muscles that are sore from work, play or the stresses of everyday life. Massage Basics You might think of massage as a …

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Integrative Medicine
what does your tongue color say about your health

Q & A: What Does Your Tongue Say About Your Health?

At some point, you might have looked in the mirror, inspected your tongue and noticed changes in color, texture or coating. But have you ever thought about examining your tongue for a glimpse into your overall health and well-being? Since ancient times, Chinese medical practitioners have looked at patients’ tongues …

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Women's Health
Acupuncture for Women: Menstruation to Menopause

Acupuncture for Women: From Menstruation to Menopause

Whether you struggle to get through the day because of painful menstrual cramps or to sleep through the night because of your menopause symptoms, integrative medicine therapies like acupuncture may help you find relief in any stage of your life. Acupuncture and Women’s Health Acupuncture has been used extensively for …

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Living a Healthy Lifestyle
Overindulged Over the Holidays? How to Reset

Overindulged for the Holidays? How to Reset

If holiday potlucks and parties and the seemingly endless tables of appetizers, buffets and desserts gave you the gifts of stomach distress, weight gain and a general feeling of, “Why did I do that? Again?” don’t let it ruin your New Year. Maria Conley, a registered dietitian nutritionist with the …

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Understanding Reproductive Health
Sturggling with Infertility? Acupuncture May Help

Struggling with Infertility? Acupuncture May Help

If you’re having difficulty getting pregnant, you’ve probably done a lot of research, sought the advice (and support) of friends and consulted a doctor who specializes in infertility. What’s next? You might want to consider seeing an acupuncturist. Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine practice that regulates the body’s flow …

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Healthy Habits

Want to Age Gracefully? Adopt These Habits Now

The concept that “good genes” are the key to aging gracefully is simply not true. There’s a lot you can do to stay in top shape as you get older. In fact, the real secrets to avoiding chronic illness, having a good quality of life and maintaining your appearance lie in simple …

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