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Party Healthy

We can avoid the worst consequences of too much holiday partying, eating and traveling with this advice from a naturopath to touring musicians with demanding schedules.

Supercharge Your Immune System

Immune system disorders are skyrocketing, but we can boost our daily protection by eating carefully and using supplements to restore a whole system balance.

Safe Drinking Water

Americans worried about water purity are turning increasingly to pricey and polluting bottled water, but cheaper, greener, home-based options abound.

Multifaceted Chiropractic

Once known primarily for spinal adjustments, chiropractors today are embracing functional medicine, nutrition, acupuncture and other natural approaches to further healing.

Meditative Melodies

Combining music with our meditation practice can lift our spirit and enhance healing.

Forever Flexible

Applying smart holistic strategies, we can sidestep the all-too-common creaky knees, sore hips, and other arthritic pains of getting older—all without meds or surgery.

Multilevel Healing

Staying healthy is more like cultivating a garden than fixing a car, say proponents of a multidimensional approach to healing that incorporates beauty, nature and loving connections.

Better Options Than Opioids

As the dangers of opioids become increasingly apparent, study-supported options such as acupuncture, meditation, yoga and CBD oil are gaining ground in treating chronic pain.

All-Natural Beauty

Half of American women say they want all-natural skincare products, and the growing demand is transforming a beauty industry long reliant on unnatural chemical formulations.

Healing the Hard Stuff

Although gentle, natural modalities effectively treat a host of major health issues, people that happily use them as a first resort to ward off illness often turn to mainstream medicine by default when confronted with a serious problem.

Personalized Health Care

What began 25 years ago as holistic healthcare has evolved into functional medicine that looks at underlying causes of disease and incorporates genetics for customized diagnoses and non-drug treatment strategies.

Touching the Earth

Simply going without shoes for 30 to 60 minutes a day drains the body of inflammation, pain and stress and generates greater well-being, research shows.

Sunshine on Our Shoulders

Wait a few minutes before slathering on natural sunscreen or covering up with long sleeves. It turns out we need five to 10 minutes of direct sunlight a few days a week so that our bodies can produce the vitamin D we need.

Rising Above Adversity

By choosing self-direction instead of self-pity, we can turn difficult times into opportunities to grow and even thrive.

Meditation That Works

Meditation has many forms and functions, but with a little knowledge and experimentation, we find can find what works best for us.

Dial Down Stress

In these anxiety-inducing times, eating a gut-healthy diet, exercising at the right intensity, and practicing mindfulness can keep illness at bay.

Understanding Nutraceuticals

Unlike most other supplements, nutraceuticals are sold solely in medical offices and typically offer, for a higher price, clinically tested precise formulations of vitamins, minerals and herbs.

12 Happy Holiday Tips

Shuck seasonal overwhelm with these simple strategies, from eschewing perfection to designating a binge day to building a snow fort.

Preventing, Reversing and Managing Diabetes Naturally

When we’re aware of the physical and emotional components of diabetes, it’s easier to make the lifestyle changes that ward it off.

Sacred Silence

People seeking a deeper experience of life and self are increasingly turning to silent retreats offered by many spiritual centers and religious traditions.

Choosing a Chiropractor

Chiropractors today draw from more than 140 different techniques, which is why it’s important to find a practitioner with an approach that resonates with you.

Floating Away Stress

Floating in a sensory isolation tank induces a deep state of relaxation that can bring on healing, stress relief and even ‘Aha!’ moments of creativity.

Get a Good Night’s Sleep

If you seldom feel rested upon awakening, simple strategies from diet to sleep position can help overcome what may be an undiagnosed case of sleep apnea.

Live Cancer-Free

Understanding cancer’s physiological and emotional roots gives us powerful tools to build a life free of the disease and related fears.

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