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Interval Training Revs Up Metabolism

Fewer Reps, Less Time, More Results by Lisa Marlene Labels may vary, but results are what count. Whether called high-intensity intermittent exercise (HIIE), interval or burst-style training, recent research proves that this form of exercise improves insulin levels. This is promising news for the estimated 50 million American adults who have abdominal obesity and are on the path toward metabolic ... Read More »

Central Ohio Experts Examine the Link Between Metabolism and Health

Local functional and integrative medicine experts weigh in on the link between metabolism and health, providing additional insights and tips for addressing well-being. Dr. Linda Cole, Integrative Psychiatrist – BrainEnergyMD (Gahanna) Many things in our lives can trigger inflammation. For Americans, however, our diet is number one for numerous reasons. Aside from food intolerances triggering immune reactivity and autoimmune disease, ... Read More »

Developing a Powerful Immune System

Dr. Julia Keiser, Chiropractor at Worthington Optimal Wellness Cut out sugar: Sugar weakens the immune system and provides a growth medium for viruses and bacteria Manage stress: Prolonged stress can contribute to chronic disease. The director of the Mind/Body Institute at Harvard University says that each time she consults with a newly diagnosed cancer patient her first question is, “What ... Read More »

Integrated Wellness Company Launches Meal Delivery Service

VidaFit, a Central Ohio organization providing healthful resources for wellness, now offers a meal program as part of their roster of services. The system, called True Food Delivery™, includes personalized meal plans, plus a nutritional counseling session. Each meal is made from 100 percent organic, in-season ingredients; it does not contain any added salt or sugar, is sourced from local, ... Read More »

Empower Yourself

Six Ways to Create the Life You Want   by Judith Fertig Pulitzer Prize winner Anna Quindlen had already reached the top of the New York Times bestseller list multiple times, yet she relates in her memoir, Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake, that she also yearned to be able to do a headstand but felt she didn’t possess the ... Read More »

Go for the Glow

Kimberly Snyder’s Detox Diet Creates Radiant Beauty by Judith Fertig Wise food choices, carefully timed consumption and naturally effective detoxification can help us attain red-carpet shape, professes wellness and beauty expert Kimberly Snyder, bestselling author of The Beauty Detox Foods. She aims for optimum health as the basis for achieving that all-desirable outward glow. Snyder says she once struggled with ... Read More »

Dr. Andrew Weil

On America’s Evolution toward Integrative Medicine by Andrea Schensky Williams Natural Awakenings had the opportunity to pose progressive healthcare-related questions to Dr. Andrew Weil, world-renowned author, founder and director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine and clinical professor of internal medicine at the University of Arizona on the eve of the sixth biennial Symposium of Integrative Medicine Professionals, held in ... Read More »

Screaming Green Halloween

How to Create Natural, Healthy and Cost-Conscious Fun by Avery Mack Slipping masks, sagging costumes and sugar hits can all contribute to cranky kids at Halloween. Healthier, greener and safer options will up the ongoing fun factor. Neat Costumes Hooray! Princesses and superheroes are more popular than witches and devils these days. With encouragement from parents, kids can enjoy a ... 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 »

Fix Your Gut

With Foods Naturally High in Probiotics by Kathleen Barnes Gas, bloating, stomach cramps, diarrhea and constipation—each of these digestive issues indicates an imbalance of “good” and “bad” intestinal bacteria. Chronic digestive discomfort is distressingly common. More than 60 million Americans suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), notes Dr. Mark Pimentel, director of the Gastrointestinal Motility Program at Cedars-Sinai Hospital, in ... Read More »

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