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Getting to the Root Cause of Disease

It’s All About Metabolism by Linda Sechrist Attempts to tender lay explanations of how to attain and maintain better health have become fragmented and compartmentalized, with complex scientific cause-and-effect explanations of disease regularly reduced to isolated infographics and sound bites in the media. But understanding our body’s sophisticated, self-regulating, self-correcting and interdependent physiological systems, which work in collaboration with each ... Read More »

Community Spotlight: Yoga on High Foundation

Bringing the Healing Power of Yoga to Those in Need by Susan Post For centuries, yogis have known about the healing benefits of practicing yoga. Not only can it help ease anxiety, depression and insomnia, it also helps practitioners to become more in touch with their bodies. Now, as more research causes modern science to validate yoga’s soothing ways, it ... Read More »

Fall Harvest Foods Provide a Range of Health Benefits

by Trudy Pieper, ND Fruits and veggies are packed with powerful antioxidants which can lower the risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes-related damage and even slow down the body’s natural aging process caused by free radical damage. Free radicals are unstable molecules that feed off healthy molecules in order to survive. Oxidation, caused by factors such as stress or chemicals, ... Read More »

Apples Get An A+

It’s a Nutritional Superstar by Tania Melkonian Nutrient density—an acknowledged characteristic of apples—is considered the most significant qualification for a superfood. “It’s one of the healthiest foods,” advises Case Adams, from Morro Bay, California, a naturopathic doctor with a Ph.D. in natural health sciences. Apples’ antioxidant power alone could elevate it to status as a superior superfood. Eating apples could ... Read More »

Raisins Lower Blood Pressure and Diabetes Risk

Researchers from the University of Kentucky have determined that snacking on raisins can decrease high blood pressure and reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes. For 12 weeks, 46 men and women snacked on either processed snack foods or raisins. At the beginning and at end of each month, the researchers tested for blood glucose, diabetic risk markers and blood ... Read More »

Pre-K Education Linked to Better Health 26 Years Later

In addition to an increased likelihood of achieving academic success, children that participate in game-based educational training also have significantly lower risk of future cardiovascular disease, according to University of North Carolina researchers in a paper published this spring in Science magazine. Launched in the 1970s, the Carolina Abecedarian Project studied more than 100 children beginning when they were just ... Read More »

Yoga Boosts Hearts, Shrinks Waistlines

Two scientific reviews of human clinical research have found that hatha yoga significantly reduces heart disease risk factors. Researchers from Germany’s University of Duisburg-Essen reviewed 44 studies involving more than 3,000 people. Overall, the studies found that hatha yoga significantly reduced both systolic and diastolic blood pressure. Yoga participants also showed lower respiratory and heartbeat rates, significantly reduced triglycerides and ... Read More »

Eat Better, Feel Better

Dr. Mark Hyman on Eating to Fight Disease by Judith Fertig In the groundbreaking new documentary film, Fed Up, Dr. Mark Hyman prescribes a major overhaul of the diets of all family members in communities across America to prevent far-reaching unwanted consequences. Hyman practices functional medicine, which takes a whole-system approach to treating chronic illnesses by identifying and addressing their ... Read More »

Hit the Ground Walking

How to Make Walking Work for You by Lane Vail Hippocrates called walking “man’s best medicine,” and Americans agree: According to the U.S. Surgeon General, walking is America’s most popular form of fitness. It’s free, convenient and simple. Recent studies show that 10,000 daily steps helps lower blood pressure, shed pounds and reduce the risk of heart disease and Type ... Read More »

Beets Beat Down Blood Pressure

Two small studies have linked beets with lower blood pressure. A study from the University of Reading, in England, gave a beet-fortified bread or bread without beets to 23 healthy men. Those that ate the fortified bread experienced reduced diastolic blood pressure and less artery stiffness during the six hours afterwards. Australia’s Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute studied 15 ... Read More »

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