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Healing With Herbs: 12 Books on Gardening for Your Health

No Comments 20 May 2015

In an age when many of us are fed up with the side effects and expense of modern medicine, herbs are coming back as a natural solution for age-old problems. From simple salves for skin conditions to antibiotics you can grow in the backyard, plants can help alleviate the source of the pain we experience with illness, aging and mental health problems.

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Remove the Dangers Lurking in Your Beauty Products, Coffee, and Home

1 Comment 12 May 2015

Girls in this country are experiencing puberty earlier and earlier, and we think chemicals–plus the hormones in chickens, milk, and meat–may have something to do with it. Here's why you and your family should rethink certain common household items. From The Hormone Secret.

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Are You a Horrible Person for Getting Your Nails Done in a Salon?

No Comments 11 May 2015

Last fall, we told you why your corner nail salon was probably the stuff of nightmares—for you and its employees, who sit day in and day out inhaling a toxic stew of godforsaken chemicals and being woefully underpaid for it (if they’re being paid at all). Now comes a new reason to question the quest […]

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We’re All Full of Sh*t: Exploring the Microbial World of Our Poop

No Comments 07 May 2015

It's a universal human experience that all of us can think of some people who are just full of shit. But today, thanks to advances in the science of microbial ecology and DNA sequencing technology, we can find out exactly what kind of shit people are full of. In projects around the world, ranging from the $173 million NIH-funded Human Microbiome Project, to crowdsourced and crowdfunded efforts like American Gut, we are starting to understand exactly what microbes live in our feces and how they may shape who we are.

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The Truth about Your So-Called Healthy Wine Habit

No Comments 28 April 2015

Alcohol stresses your liver, which works hard to regulate your hormones, filter out the toxins and chemicals you ingest, and perform anti-cancer functions. Be nice to your liver and it will take good care of you–it's why I consider wine to be an indulgence, not a healthy habit. From The Hormone Secret: Discover Effortless Weight Loss and Renewed Energy in Just 30 Days.

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Moving through Grief: 11 Books to Guide the Way

No Comments 27 April 2015

Grief is a part of life, so goes the old saying. But when you're in the middle of it, whether it's a result of losing a loved one or perhaps another kind of loss like a layoff or divorce, it is easy to feel alone. It can seem like no one has ever felt the way you do. The emptiness and physical pain are so intense that on the worst days, it can feel like it will never end.

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5 Simple Steps to Calm Menopause Symptoms

No Comments 16 April 2015

Menopause is defined as 12 consecutive months without a period. What that term does not tell us is anything about the 10 to 15 years surrounding that inauspicious date and how it can hijack the quality of our life.

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Autism Awareness Month: 10 Books on Acceptance and Inclusion

No Comments 15 April 2015

April is Autism Awareness Month, a time when we recognize efforts for awareness, inclusion and self-determination for every person living with autism. This year, the Autism Society is going one step further to promote true acceptance and inclusion. Tens of thousands of people will be diagnosed with autism this year; it's time for everyone to appreciate the individual talents and gifts that all people regardless of abilities have to offer.

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How to Use Dietary Intervention for Autism Treatment

No Comments 07 April 2015

In Part Two of Unraveling the Mystery of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorder, I have tried to include all of the helpful tips that took me years to discover, through trial and error and endless research. Here is a selection of them.

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Are Double Chins Going to Become Extinct?

2 Comments 18 March 2015

Gobble, gobble: Your double chin days may soon be history. A new injectable drug promises to melt the fat from your neck, taking away that extra flap once and for all.

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Can Testosterone Help You Get Pregnant?

1 Comment 10 March 2015

It is well known that hormones affect a woman's ability to get pregnant. As we age, the hormones produced by the ovaries decline, and our chances of getting pregnant decrease. This decrease in ovarian function starts in our 30s, and by the time we are in our 40s it has decreased over 50%.

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21 Questions to Ask Your Doctor after Breast Cancer Diagnosis

No Comments 05 March 2015

After being tested for breast cancer, you'll want to ask these 21 questions from The Silver Lining: A Supportive & Insightful Guide to Breast Cancer at the time of your diagnosis.

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A 13-Step Plan for Quitting Smoking

No Comments 03 March 2015

You can beat one of the most powerful addictions out there (or help a loved one do so). Try my smoking cessation plan, shared in This Is Your Do-Over. It starts with finding a “buddy”–a spouse, friend, virtual friend, family member, even a coach that you pay–who will check in with you daily and help you stay the course.

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A Fibromyalgia Treatment That Actually Works

No Comments 11 February 2015

My pain and fatigue worse than ever, I decided to talk to my new doctor. Sure enough, my symptoms matched those of fibromyalgia. From Unraveling the Mystery of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorder.

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