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Holistic Eye Care

How we eat and exercise, the environment we live in, our emotional and mental issues, and even our belief systems all affect how healthy our eyes are.

In the O-Zone

In effectively treating everything from infections to Lyme disease to herniated disks, ozone therapy is proving its value to patients in more than 50 countries.

Weight-Loss Saboteurs

If you’re among the many of us that can’t keep pounds off, the cause may lurk in an imbalance in gut bacteria, thyroid function, immune response or exercise method.

Holistic Dermatology

Food allergies and gut parasites can dull our complexion, but through switch-ups in diet and using holistic facial products, we can restore a healthy natural glow.

Affordable Complementary Care

Using an acupuncturist or massage therapist usually means digging into our own pockets and purses, but some pioneering insurers are covering complementary practitioners and supplements.

Heal Adrenal Fatigue Naturally

When enervating schedules and obligations sideline healthy habits, our adrenal glands can stop functioning efficiently, zapping our mojo.

Workplace Wisdom

In a movement largely driven by employees, companies have started to embrace mindfulness training and even meditation courses to transform the work environment.

Stay Sharp

The latest research points to simple lifestyle changes that produce remarkable results in staving off or slowing up Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.

One-Person Pamper Party

In these stressful times, it’s critical to practice the ancient art of self-pampering in salons, spas and our own homes.

Chiropractic to the Rescue

It’s about so much more than spine alignment. Recent studies document that chiropractic care can effectively address a wide range of conditions including some that defy other approaches.

The Modern Shaman

Shamanism has emerged from Earth’s jungle and forest peoples to offer contemporary society an integrative worldview with rich healing potential.

Salt Air in the City

The red eyes, sneezes and runny noses of nasal allergies respond to a surprising treatment—microscopic salt particles circulating inside a specially designed room.

Make Time for Downtime

In this stressful era, deliberately taking time off from work, email, texting and other demands is critical to our basic well-being.

Tress Stress

Everything from stress to illness to pollution can lead to hair loss, but we can keep our hair healthy and strong with smart eating and shopping strategies.

Spark Up Your Love Life

If you’re among the two out of five women that feel they simply lack sex drive, some simple approaches can get a lagging libido back into action.

Solutions for a Sluggish Thyroid

Low energy, slow metabolism, poor immunity—if this sounds all too familiar your thyroid may be what’s ailing.

Farm-to-Hospital

Hospitals—infamous for poor-tasting and less than healthful food—are beginning to use on-site farms and greenhouses to boost patient nutrition and community well-being.

The Eyes Tell Our Story

Doctors schooled in functional medicine and other holistic approaches use eye exams to detect underlying conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes.

Your Mouth Tells a Story

A whole-body approach to dentistry goes beyond treating tooth decay to exploring the links between oral bacteria, jaw musculature and diseases such as hypertension and dementia.

The Rise of Functional Medicine

Instead of focusing on symptomatic diagnoses of heart, liver, respiratory or other conditions, functional medicine looks deeply into our personal history and the body’s interlinked systems to heal the whole person.

Good Reasons to Try Acupuncture

Research reports how acupuncture is particularly powerful for back pain, headaches, allergies and digestive problems.

Heavenly Scents

Using essential oils to blend your own distinctive fragrances, we both tap into their healing powers and avoid the toxins found in most commercial perfumes.

Dangers in the Cosmetic Bag

Made-in-USA cosmetics commonly include toxic ingredients banned in the European Union; a nifty phone app can help us know when to take a pass.

Natural Facial Essentials

No official standards exist for ‘natural’ or ‘organic’ skincare products with the single exception of USDA certified organic, but we can learn to give our skin the TLC it needs.

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