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The Gut-Brain Connection, Image: Photo Sukjai/AdobeStock.comThe Gut-Brain Connection  
How Food Affects Our Mood  

We’ve all heard the phrase, “You are what you eat,” but the connection is more than just physical because food impacts our mood, too. During the last decade, there have been an increasing number of studies exploring what’s called the...

The Digestion, Stress and Energy Connection, Image: The Digestion, Stress and Energy Connection  
How Emotional, Visceral and Structural Stress Short-Circuits Your Body's Digestive Healing Power  

One of the most frequent questions I am asked in my practice is, “How did I get this digestive problem?” Whether the patients I work with experience Crohn’s, ulcerative colitis, chronic constipation or GERD, the origin...

Making Forever Chemicals Go Away, Image: NorGal/AdobeStock.comMaking Forever Chemicals Go Away  
Manmade Compounds Pose Lasting Threat to Our Health  

Decades ago, environmental groups urged the banning of what are known as forever chemicals, which have been linked to cancer, compromised immune systems and hormonal imbalances, among other health issues. Today, although...

Gratitude is Good Medicine, Image: Tinnakorn/AdobeStock.comGratitude is Good Medicine  

Stress, work and family routines can trap us in a pattern of negative thinking that feeds on itself and creates stress and unhappiness. With our internal and external worlds being...

Caregiving Companions, Image: Sukjai Photo/AdobeStock.comCaregiving Companions  
The Many Benefits of Service, Therapy and Emotional Support Animals   

Animals offer support to humans in innumerable ways, acting as loyal companions, providing soothing therapy and emotional support, and being attentive service animals for invaluable medical assistance. As animals increasingly take...

The Colors of Healing, Image: Sukjai Photo/AdobeStock.comThe Colors of Healing  
Art Therapy for Kids  

Opening a brand-new box of crayons or making a happy mess with homemade salt dough can provide hours of fun for most kids, but art therapy—based in a clinical setting—can help children achieve...

Rachel Jones on Grief, Image: Rachel Jones on Grief  
In the Healthcare Front Lines  

After earning a journalism degree from Columbia University, Rachel Jones spent four years as a reporter in Caracas, Venezuela, including a year and a half as a correspondent for The Associated Press. Her articles have...

Staying Serene in Turbulent times, Image: miniartkur/AdobeStock.comStaying Serene in Turbulent times  
How to Turn Anxiety into Positive Action  

In this day and age, we have good reason to toss and turn in our beds at night. As our nation faces fears of climate catastrophes, acrid politics, stubborn inflation, unpredictable virus variants and hot-button issues like...

Skiing for Fitness and Pure Fun, Image: vitaliy_melnik/AdobeStock.comSkiing for Fitness and Pure Fun  
Tips for Enjoying Alpine and Nordic Styles  

Whether it’s the thrill of alpine skiing down the side of a high mountain with breathtaking views or the serene pleasure of Nordic cross-country skiing in a nearby park, strapping on skis and swooping off burns lots of calories, makes winter more...

Fall Beets, Image: everst/AdobeStock.comFall Beets  
Versatile Leaf-to-Root Eats  

Versatile, nutritious, colorful and flavorful, beets are quite the package deal. This easy-to-grow, multi-season vegetable is packed with nutrition and plays well with other ingredients. Beets can be...

The Joy of Movement, Image: New Africa/AdobeStock.comThe Joy of Movement  
Dancing Boosts Our Health and Happiness  

Whether it’s salsa, hip-hop, belly dance or ballet, finding our groove has proven to ease depression, support the cardiovascular system and improve overall joint function. By all accounts, dancing gives us a...

The Helpful Nature of Houseplants, Image: Anna/AdobeStock.comThe Helpful Nature of Houseplants  
  

Nestled among books on a shelf, soaking up sunlight by a kitchen window or filling the bare corner of a living room, nothing adds beauty and interest to a home quite like a living...

Sustainable Sanctuaries, Image: Алексей Кочев/AdobeStock.comSustainable Sanctuaries  
Supporting Human and Planetary Health at Home  

Nothing underscored the importance of a comfortable and versatile sanctuary quite like the pandemic. Stuck at home isolating, many families reconfigured their living arrangements to...

Nadine Clopton, Image: Nadine Clopton  
on Advancing Regenerative Organic Agriculture to Health Care   

During the last century, the rise of chemical-based agriculture has severely changed the way food is produced, and we have failed to recognize its unintended consequences. Research has revealed that if we continue...

Inviting in the Wild, Image: Photographee.eu/AdobeStock.comInviting in the Wild  

Amidst the whirlwind of our daily busyness, Mother Nature goes about her own affairs, conjuring everyday miracles from the humble trinity of tangled roots, dark soil and sunlight. On our way to our next task, we...

Reducing Radiation Risks, Image: NorGal/AdobeStock.comReducing Radiation Risks  
Ways to Lessen electromagnetic Exposure  

We are tied to our devices, continually connected via phones, tablets and computers, but this convenience comes at a cost. Many people are surprised to learn that our...

A Happy Halloween for Pets, Image: ShunTerra/AdobeStock.comA Happy Halloween for Pets  
Nine Ways to Keep a Dog or Cat Safe  

Halloween is celebrated on October 31, and as always on this fun holiday for humans, it’s important to take precautions to ensure furry family members wake up healthy, happy and safe on...

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