How Blood Tests Can Solve the Mystery of Detoxification

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October 30, 2015

How Blood Tests Can Solve the Mystery of Detoxification by Paul D. Rothwell, M.D. With the Internet, it’s easier than ever to research information pertaining to contemporary health issues and personal wellness. From a clinician’s standpoint, this can create difficulty since there are more “snake oil” remedies and treatments available today than any time in modern history. The Internet can be full of questionable advertising tactics as well as suspicious…


Yoga Enters the Medical Mainstream

Yoga Enters the Medical Mainstream Research Proves Its Health Benefits by Meredith Montgomery After practicing internal medicine for 10 years in Boston, Dr. Timothy McCall became a full-time writer, exploring the health benefits of yoga. As the medical editor of Yoga Journal and the author of Yoga as Medicine: The Yogic Prescription for Health and Healing, he says, “In the late 90s, the conveyor belt of patient care continued to speed up and…

September 1, 2015

Swimming in Nature Splashing Safely in Lakes and Oceans

July 28, 2015

  Bostonian avid open-water swimmer Kate Radville is delighted that water constitutes 70 percent of the Earth’s surface. “The controlled environment of a swimming pool is convenient,” she says, “but splashing around outside in the beautiful summer sunshine is undeniably liberating.”   Enthusiasts are both attracted by the rugged beauty of wild water and humbled by its power, but without proper skill or knowledge, swimming in natural settings can be…


Cycling Savvy Keep the Hard Knocks Out of Biking

June 30, 2015

    by Randy Kambic   People are biking more than ever. Recreational bicycling ranked second to running as the favorite outdoor activity among both youths (6 to 24 years old) and adults (25-plus) in a recent Outdoor Industry Association study. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) further reports that from 2000 to 2012 the number of Americans biking to work rose from 488,000 to 786,000.   This positive…


Rethinking Recovery Holistic Approaches to Healing Addictions

Healing Addictions
May 29, 2015

by Lisa Marshall   Through 15 years of alcohol and prescription drug addiction, one prominent Virginia business owner tried it all to get clean: three inpatient rehab centers; talk therapy; Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA), spending roughly $200,000 in the process.   “I would follow through for about a year, and then start to feel like I was on top of things and get complacent,” says the 52-year…


Yoga for the Bros Men Find Yoga Builds Fitness

Yoga for Bros
May 29, 2015

by Meredith Montgomery   Five thousand years ago, most yoga teachers and students were men. Today, of the 15 million American practitioners, less than a third are males. However, this figure has increased in the past decade, with teachers in some areas reporting a balanced ratio of men and women in their classes.   Yet, even as professional athletes add yoga to their training regimen, Power Yoga founder Bryan Kest,…


Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle!

March 1, 2015

Simple Tips to Make Life Flavorful by Petra Colindres March is here! Most people associate March with the beginning of spring, the arrival of warmer weather, and the opening of farmers’ markets around our great state. Let there be health! What you may not know, however, is that the entire month of March happens to be National Nutrition Month. What is National Nutrition Month? It is a nutrition education and…


Interval Training Knocks Down Blood Sugar

December 29, 2014

Exercise Bursts are Fast and Effective by Lisa Marlene Labels may vary, but results are what count. Whether called high-intensity intermittent exercise(HIIE), interval or burst-style training recent research proves that this form of exercise improves insulin levels. This is promising news for the estimated 50 million American adults that have abdominal obesity and are on the path toward metabolic dysfunction due to a high-sugar diet that causes spikes and crashes…


Seven Tips for Holiday Fat Loss and Balanced Mental Health

December 1, 2014

by Keith Bishop The National Institutes of Health and the New England Journal of Medicine state that the average American adult will gain 1 to 5 pounds of fat each year during the winter holidays. Most people don’t lose these extra pounds after the holidays; therefore, year after year, the fat gain will add up to significant amounts. During the holidays, people may have to deal with memories of absent loved ones, family struggles,…


Chiropractic and Acupuncture Working Together to Provide Low Back Pain Relief

by Dr. Robynn M. Poortvliet Back pain is one of the most common and challenging medical problems affecting eight out of 10 people at some point during their lives. Lower back pain can be debilitating and is a difficult condition to diagnose, treat and study. According to the National Institutes of Health, the total annual costs of low back pain in America—including lost wages and reduced productivity—are more than $100…

October 1, 2014