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Living Long and Well

Age-Defying Habits and the Fountain of Youth by Melinda Hemmelgarn At age 29, Betty Holston Smith, of Rockville, Maryland, weighed more than 200 pounds, smoked cigarettes and ate processed junk food. Now, almost 79 years young, she is a vegan ultra-marathon runner and an inspiration to anyone wanting to age …

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Natural Healing for Hands

Getting a Grip on Pain by Marlaina Donato Most of us take our hands for granted until buttoning a shirt or opening a jar becomes a daunting task. Getting a grip on that pain and loss of function with holistic solutions can be a game-changer. Inflammatory conditions like rheumatoid arthritis …

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Divine Sisterhood Supports All Women

by Martin Miron Vici Armsby is the creator and executive director of Divine Sisterhood Women’s Empowerment Center and the Compassionate Acts of Service Initiative. She is passionate about creating an inclusive sacred space in historic downtown Troy where everyone feels welcome and empowered. “The Empowerment Center is a place for …

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Well-Adjusted for Life

by Jay Workman Northeast Spine & Wellness has been serving clients in Clifton Park and Albany for more than 30 years. Founder Dr. Joseph S. Gulyas is a chiropractor and holistic healer with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from New York Chiropractic College and a Bachelor of Science degree from …

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Gut Check: Feeding the Immune System

by Julie Peterson Reducing stress, sleeping enough, exercising and getting sunlight are all known strategies for improving the body’s ability to protect itself from harm. However, the most important factor in building a rock-star immune system is nutrition. Here is a guide to the care and feeding of the inner …

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Wool Bedding Provides Better Sleep

by Cecilia Tkaczyk Wool does make a difference to the sleeping environment because it is thermally regulating, hypoallergenic and resists dust mites, is naturally fire retardant, sustainable and biodegradable. Wool is a hygroscopic fiber that takes up moisture in vapor form and is able to absorb 30 percent of its …

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When Workouts Don’t Work

Why Less Is Sometimes More by Marlaina Donato Exercise is a proven component in losing weight and preventing cardiovascular disease and diabetes, but not all exercise regimens yield the same results for everyone, especially when daily stress is a factor. While workouts are often intended to reduce the body’s physiological …

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