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Diet Detox

A Good Spring Cleaning Flushes Out Fats and Toxins by Ann Louise Gittleman Spring—when the natural world reawakens and bursts with renewed energy—is an ideal season to clean up our act. A cleansing diet to eliminate toxins from our body is as much a rite of spring as sweeping debris …

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Dangers in the Cosmetic Bag

Choose Safe and Healthy Natural Beauty Aids by Kathleen Barnes We all want to look and feel beautiful, often enhancing our best features with assistance from cosmetics. Yet many of us may not be aware of the toxic ingredients contained in products we’re using. “When the Federal Food, Drug, and …

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The Eyes Tell Our Story

How Integrative Doctors See Into Whole-Body Health by Linda Sechrist To poets, the eyes have long been known as windows to the soul. Systemically trained ophthalmologists, optometrists and functional medicine doctors see these organs as a potential indicator of high blood pressure, diabetes, stress-related effects and nutritional deficiencies, as well …

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Don’t Get Ticked Off

Natural Ways to Avoid and Treat Lyme Disease by Linda Sechrist In 1977, two Yale School of Medicine scientists identified the infected blacklegged deer tick carrying the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi as the disease-transmitting organism of Lyme disease. Since 1982, this most commonly reported vector-borne disease in the U.S. has gained …

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Rethinking Breast Health

Natural Ways to Keep Them Healthy by Lisa Marshall Natural ways to keep the girls smooth, pain-free and firm, while reducing the risk of cancer We’ve been conditioned to narrowly define breast health in terms of pink ribbon campaigns, cancer awareness marches and cold, steel mammography machines. Nearly 30 years …

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Bodywork Goes Mainstream

Helpful Access Points to Health by Linda Sechrist The seed holds within itself hints of its magnificent maturity. So it is with the practice of whole- person health care, which has matured in language, sophistication, credibility and acceptance. In a single generation, we’ve seen its presence grow from the outer …

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Treating Autism Naturally

Plus Strategies for Prevention by Meredith Montgomery In The Autism Revolution, Pediatric Neurologist and Neuroscientist Martha Herbert approaches autism as a whole-body condition that can improve, rather than a static, lifelong genetic brain disorder. “It’s the way the brain is shifted into acting when faced with a combination of stressors—some, …

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Alternative Goes Mainstream

Today’s Complementary Trends Support Natural Health Care by Kathleen Barnes Who among us hasn’t at some time shifted to more healthy foods, enjoyed a massage, consulted with a chiropractor or naturopath, popped a vitamin C supplement or attended a yoga, Tai chi, qigong or Pilates class? Many of us also …

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Hormone Help for Guys

Natural Ways to Boost Vitality by James Occhiogrosso Without hormones, the body’s chemical messengers affecting every human biological system, nothing works correctly. Testosterone, in particular, is critically important for male development, starting in the embryo, through puberty and into old age. After reaching peak levels in a man during his …

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Natural Beauty — Head to Toe

A Holistic Guide to Looking Your Best by Frances Lefkowitz Is it true that, You’re only as pretty as you feel? Yes, says Alan Dattner, a New York medical doctor and pioneer in holistic dermatology. “The most important thing that people can do for beauty,” he says, “is to come …

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