Hello Gyro

Hello Gyro Workouts Use Natural Body Patterns Aimee Hughes photos courtesy Gyrotonic.com “Imagine an exercise system that strengthens the body enough to be used in training world-class athletes, stretches more safely than any form of yoga and expands the core training concepts of Pilates into natural full-body movements like those used in everyday reaching and […]

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Functional Medicine for Pets

Functional Medicine for Pets Why the Best Vets Use It Shawn Messonnier Ermolaev Alexander/Shutterstock.com Many pet owners have chosen functional medicine for their own care, so they logically turn to it for their four-legged family members, as well. Most veterinarians are still unfamiliar with this approach to pet health care and may even discourage its […]

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Autism Risk Linked to Banned Chemicals

Autism Risk Linked to Banned Chemicals Prenatal Exposure Increases Odds A study from Drexel University, in Philadelphia, has linked autism spectrum disorder with prenatal exposure to organochlorine chemicals. The researchers examined 1,144 children born in southern California between 2000 and 2003 with mothers that had enrolled in a state-sponsored prenatal screening program. Blood tests were […]

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Weight-Loss Saboteurs

Weight-Loss Saboteurs Tackling Obesity’s Hidden Causes Lisa Marshall Alan Poulson Photography/Shutterstock.com Eat less, move more. These words have been the cornerstone of diet advice for decades, leading millions of Americans to greet the new year with vows to cut calories and hit the gym. In all, one in five U.S. adults are dieting at any […]

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Cranberries Reduce Urinary Tract Infections

Cranberries Reduce Urinary Tract Infections Healthy Holiday Staple Cranberries, a staple on most holiday tables, can help women reduce their risk of urinary tract infections (UTI). A recent study published in the journal Phytotherapy Research tested the impact of consuming whole-cranberry fruit powder on women that had experienced two or more UTIs in the previous […]

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Healthy Holiday Libations

Restorative Drinks Revive Good Cheer Judith Fertig nadianb/Shutterstock.com During jam-packed special occasions like holidays, our drinks should multitask, too. We need festive tipples to refresh us without overdoing it, restore equilibrium if we overeat or drink or revive us when we’re feeling low from a seasonal cold or flu. In addition to traditional offerings that […]

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Loving Large

Scientists Say We’re All Connected Linda Sechrist True love is not something reserved exclusively for soulmates, couples, children, friends or family. Observations by sages for millennia and by enlightened scientists more recently are increasingly aligned with the point of view articulated by renowned meditation teacher Jack Kornfield that true love and awareness—a sense of universal […]

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