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The Promise of Regenerative Medicine

Someday, medical science will allow us to infuse damaged or aging organs with new cells, or to manufacture made-to-order organs on a 3-D printer. These emerging techniques to revitalize worn-out body parts are...

GOOD HEARTS START YOUNG GOOD HEARTS START YOUNG
Boosting Kids’ Cardiovascular Health

Wwas drawn into the dynamics of couples’ counseling three decades ago when she saw how in her own marriage, petty disagreements could turn into full-blown arguments with the potential for...

Linda Carroll Linda Carroll
on Skills That Make Love Last

Psychotherapist Linda Carroll was drawn into the dynamics of couples’ counseling three decades ago when she saw how in her own marriage, petty disagreements could turn into full-blown arguments with...

Pain Relief for Pets Pain Relief for Pets
Prolotherapy Gives Joints New Life

Brian Engler, of Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania, was asked to provide hospice care for a senior Akita. Tadao was underweight, weak, arthritic and had been severely neglected. He needed a...

SACRED VESSELS SACRED VESSELS
The Lifeblood of Heart Health

When people think about heart health, what generally comes to mind is the fist-sized muscle that pumps and oxygenates the body’s lifeblood. However, the heart of the matter is not the pump itself...

A Feast for All Seasons A Feast for All Seasons
Embracing the Rainbow Year Round

No matter where we live, eating seasonally in winter doesn’t have to be boring or limiting; a culinary adventure awaits the home chef that’s willing to leave avocados and asparagus to their rightful seasons and embrace the winter rainbow of...

The Happy Thyroid The Happy Thyroid
Seven Ways to Keep It Humming

Much of our day-to-day well-being—how energetic we feel, how clear our thinking is and how our body processes food—is governed by the activity of the butterfly-shaped, thumb-sized thyroid gland at the base of the throat. When it’s working as it should, life is good. However, about one in...

Gut Check Gut Check
Feeding the Immune System

Rducing stress, sleeping enough, exercising and getting sunlight are all known strategies for improving the body’s ability to protect itself from harm. However, the most important factor in building a rock-star immune system is...

Mouth Matters Mouth Matters
A Holistic Approach to Oral Health

"The mouth is the doorway to the body,” so the saying goes, and today we know just how true that is. Years ago, the biannual trip to the dentist was typically a simple “drill-and-fill” operation, with other health concerns not given a second glance. Now, emerging research shows that when we...

NATURAL HEALING FOR HANDS NATURAL HEALING FOR HANDS
Getting a Grip on Pain

Most of us take our hands for granted until buttoning a shirt or opening a jar becomes a daunting task. Getting a grip on that pain and loss of function with holistic solutions can be a...

When Workouts Don’t Work When Workouts Don’t Work
Why Less Is Sometimes More

Exercise is a proven component in losing weight and preventing cardiovascular disease and diabetes, but not all exercise regimens yield the same results for everyone, especially when...

GREEN THERAPY GREEN THERAPY
Ecopsychology and the Nature Cure

For clients of family therapist Christian Dymond, the path to wellness begins on his 10 acres of woods and meadows in Milton, Vermont, walking alongside him, sitting by a babbling brook, watching squirrels gather nuts or the sun slowly set, breathing in the piney air. There is a sense of...

TIDYING UP THAT BUCKET LIST TIDYING UP THAT BUCKET LIST
Deciding What We Really Want

Many people have a bucket list of things they want to make sure they experience in this life. Tidying up that bucket list when it no longer reflects a person’s values and deepest desires...

WHEN OLDER PETS GET QUIRKY WHEN OLDER PETS GET QUIRKY
Dealing With Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome

As dogs and cats get older, they may slow down or have other physical issues. Some experience cognitive decline which resembles Alzheimer’s disease in humans. It presents differently in every pet and can include numerous symptoms that begin...

BEYOND CALCIUM BEYOND CALCIUM
Full-Spectrum Bone Health

Our bones are the foundation that supports our bodies and the quality of our lives. Unlike the brick and mortar and bedrock of a building, the human skeletal system is living tissue that breaks down and rebuilds; this constant remodeling demands...

THE MERRY VEGAN THE MERRY VEGAN
People-Pleasing Holiday Sweets

The holidays may send too many sugar plums and frosted gingerbread figures dancing in the heads of people with dietary restrictions. Anyone that chooses to ...

INHALING THE JOY OF LIFE INHALING THE JOY OF LIFE
Conscious Breathwork

Our first breath is instinctual and belly-deep, but as we grow into life, everyday stress and trauma can bring us into the shallows. Mindful breathing can help guide our breath back to its original, healthy rhythm. Both the brain and organs...