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  • Fitness  (19)
    • All About Cramps 

      By Anahad O’Connor for NYTimes: For many avid runners, side stitches can be a maddening problem: the cramplike spasms set in suddenly and can ruin a good…

    • Building Smarter Beings 

      By Riddhi Shah of the HuffingtonPost: Over the last decade, interest in the science of meditation has skyrocketed. We now know more than ever before about…

    • Diet, Lifestyle and Sleep 

      By Nedeltcheva AV et al: “The barriers to maintaining healthy body weight are complex and include physiologic, psychological, and social factors”…

    • Ernestine at 74 

      Ernestine Shepard was shopping for swimsuits with her sister in 1992 when they realized they weren't in such great shape; so at the age of 56...Ernestine took…

    • Face Yoga for Lips 

      Here's more facial yoga from Anneliese Hagen, author of The Yoga Face. She demonstrates these simple exercises, practiced in front of a mirror, that can…

    • Face Yoga with Ranjana Kahn 

      Here is a version of face yoga that feels like yoga, from Ranjana Kahn.

    • Face Yoga: Chin & Neck Tightening 

      Here's another set of facial yoga exercises from instructor Annelise Hagen to help tighten your chin and neck.

    • Facial Yoga: Minimize Eye Wrinkles 

      Here's more facial yoga from yoga teacher Anneliese Hagen, author of The Yoga Face.  She says that these simple exercises, practiced in front of a mirror, can…

    • Facial Yoga: Minimize Forehead Wrinkles 

      What to do about forehead wrinkles?   Beyond bangs and botox...try facial yoga!   Watch this video; these exercises are surprisingly easy to do.

    • Facial Yoga: Sculpt Your Cheeks 

      Yoga works wonders for your body, so why not your face?  Yoga teacher Annelise Hagen, author of The Yoga Face, demonstrates simple moves that she says will…

    • Grow Your Brain 

      "Walking for 3 hours per week for only 3 months caused so many neurons to grow that it actually increased the size of people's brains." Increase your…

    • Having Trouble Sleeping? 

      Tone up your hand-eye coordination with this BBC Science & Nature game: Sheep Dash! Then learn a little more about sleep from the BBC over here.

    • Laser Therapy 

        Due to the success of our Laser Treatment pilot program, we would like to know how best to expand our services. Please fill out this survey and en…

    • Little Bit of Exercise, Big Benefits 

      ScienceDaily: A new University of Colorado Boulder study shows that a small amount of physical exercise could profoundly protect the elderly from long-term…

    • Little Things That Make a Big Difference: Balance Exercise 

      By Cathie Dunal, MD, MPH: One of my patients, a lovely lady of about 60--let’s call her Sandra--had a bad fall a few years ago. It was an icy February, and…

    • Power Plate Benefits: Lose Weight and Visceral Fat 

      From MedicalNewsToday.com (2009): Power Plate Exercise Aids In Weight Loss, Reduction Of Harmful Visceral Fat:  (Cathie's note: This research confirms…

    • The Big Picture: Sleep 

      A simple idea for increased productivity...watch this TED talk by Arianna Huffington...and sleep! -- Cathie .

    • Video Games For Exercise  

      By Nancy Shute: Parents who fear that video games are turning their children into tubs of lard can now say with confidence that playing Dance Dance Revolution…

    • Walk -- To Remember! 

      From The New York Times: In healthy adults, the hippocampus — a part of the brain important to the formation of memories — begins to atrophy around 55 or…

  • News & Reviews  (24)
    • "No Is a Complete Sentence" 

      From Judith Orloff MD: Define and honor your empathic needs. Safeguard your sensitivities. Here's how. If someone asks too much of you, politely tell…

    • 'Stand Up to Cancer' or Prevent It? 

      By Christina Pirello: Time and time again Americans are asked to donate to the cause of curing cancer. We write checks, walk, run, climb, row, swim, bike, host…

    • About Our Practice 

      Your health is your most valuable asset. We combine traditional medicine with complementary treatments and lifestyle approaches to seamlessly integrate your…

    • Antibacterial Personal Care Products Are Linked to Allergies in Children 

       From Science Daily (June 19, 2012) This study gives us yet another reason to use more natural products! Cathie— Exposure to common antibacterial chemicals…

    • Cycle of Symptoms 

      By Carolyn Dean MD, ND: I've observed a disturbing trend among some clients who consult with me. I've even heard similar stories from cab drivers and customer-s…

    • DNA + Lifestyle = New DNA 

      By Dr. David Katz, Director of Yale University's Prevention Research Center We have long known that lifestyle has a powerful influence on health across a…

    • Dr. Christiane Northrup on Aging 

      "Dr. Lydia Bronte, former director of The Aging Society Factor at Carnegie Corporation and author of The Longevity Factor, says most of us have 3 different…

    • Global & Personal Energies 

      "If you just painted all the black tarpaper roofs on apartment houses in New York City white -- if you just did that one thing -- it would save a huge…

    • Handy Travel Tips 

      By Cathie Dunal, MD, MPH: CLEAN YOUR CREDIT CARDS (and everything else you can think of!) You’re waiting at the airport and decide to eat.  You’ve…

    • Healthcare for a time of uncertainty 

      Healthcare can fail in a number of ways: it can fail to find a treatment, it can fail to find a diagnosis, or it can fail to be accessible. I’ve built my…

    • Healthiest Response to Radiation Concerns -- Donate! 

      In the wake of tragic news from Japan, Americans are buying iodine supplements to protect themselves from what they fear will be a radiation plume knocking on…

    • Hormone Replacement? 

      By Mehmet Oz, MD and Michael Roizen, MD: We wouldn't blame you if the latest round of horror story headlines about hormone therapy (HT) and breast…

    • Kids and Glasses 

      From ScienceDaily: Young children tend to think that other kids with glasses look smarter than kids who don’t wear glasses, according to a new study. Child…

    • Lower Alzheimer’s Risk 

      By Roni Caryn Rabin: Could HDL cholesterol — the good kind linked to lower heart disease risk — also protect people from dementia? A new study reports…

    • Meditation For ADHD Teens & Adults 

      Mindfulness meditation significantly helped three-quarters of the participants in a study described here by Dr. David Rabiner: Because of the wide spread…

    • Risks of Pill-Popping: Side Effects in the News 

      By Cathie Dunal, MD, MPH:  A few months ago we were astonished to learn that common medications—sleep meds like Sonata and Ambien, anxiety meds like Xanax…

    • Sick Pet Symptoms: Six Surprising Signs of Illness 

      Looking back, clues were there. Olivia, a robust Rottweiler/Shepherd mix, knocked at the door to come back in after just a few minutes outside in the yard she…

    • Snoring? Little Things That Make a Big Difference 

      Snore? Just a little chortle? Or, you know you snore loudly, but you think it isn’t a big deal-it’s not ruining your sleep? Think again! You may not…

    • Sprinting at 95 

      By David Muir & Joel Siegel: Ida Keeling is a 4-foot-6, 83-pound bundle of wonder, a woman defying the conventions of age. She takes only one…

    • The Importance of Vitamin D 

      By Cathie Dunal MD, MPH: The list of Vitamin D’s impact has expanded to both physical and psychological health: •. Lower rates of colon, lung,…

    • The Potentially Adverse Effects of Prescription Drugs 

      "Discovering dangers of prescription drugs after they have been marketed to the medical community and public is common. Generally, 51% of FDA-approved drugs…

    • The Trouble With Plastics 

      From All Things Considered by John Hamilton: Most plastic products, from sippy cups to food wraps, can release chemicals that act like the sex hormone…

    • Warnings About Statins Grow Louder 

      There are many alternatives to statins.  Please call and make an appointment if you'd like to discuss your options! -- Cathie By Tom Jacobs: Statins…

    • Your Brain on Blueberries 

      From Scientific American: Chemical compounds common to berries, tofu, tea and other foods can shore up memory and boost brainpower. What is blue, sweet and…

  • Nutrition  (20)
    • ADD Kids Helped by Food Sensitivity Diet 

      From NPR -- All Things Considered: Hyperactivity. Fidgeting. Inattention. Impulsivity. If your child has one or more of these qualities on a regular basis, you…

    • Apples & Onions & Pesticides 

      By Scott Hensley for NPR: Maybe you overlooked the U.S. Department of Agriculture's yearly roundup of pesticides in foods released last month. It's long and…

    • Better Than Broccoli? 

      By Dr. John Dempster: Broccoli is part of the powerhouse brassica family of vegetables. Broccoli contains important phytochemicals that are released when…

    • Dark Chocolate Health Benefits 

      By Alexis Wolfer: The New York Times reported that chocolate, in moderation is good for your heart. In fact, women (from Sweden in this study) who ate 1 to 2…

    • Emperor’s Black Rice 

      By Carina Storrs (Health.com): According to ancient Chinese legend, black rice was so rare, tasty, and nutritious that only the emperors were allowed to eat…

    • Great Recipe! Chickpea Soup 

      Chickpea Vegetable Soup With Parmesan and Rosemary This healthy recipe from Melissa Clark of the New York Times passes the taste test!  You may want…

    • Harvard: Coffee Cuts Cancer Risk 

      This article gives us reason to drink coffee, but I don't recommend the six cups mentioned in the study -- that much can cause other problems! By Roni Caryn…

    • Healthy Egg Replacements 

      Don't know which eggs are safe today? Skip the eggs! "There are plenty of egg substitutes available for baking or preparing a dish that calls for…

    • Heart Dark Chocolate 

      By John Robbins: There is a growing body of credible scientific evidence that chocolate contains a host of heart-healthy and mood-enhancing phytochemicals,…

    • High Cost of Cheap Foods 

      By Mark Hyman MD: "I was in the grocery store yesterday. While I was squeezing avocados to pick just the right ones for my family’s dinner salad, I overheard…

    • Lentil and Roasted Garlic Soup 

      One of the best ways to eat more healthfully is to cook with super foods. This is the best recipe I've found for both kale and lentils -- a treat from Bon…

    • NutritionFacts.Org 

      What's better for you than green tea?  Cold-steeped green tea! Here is great info about antioxidants in tea, and more: There is much more research-based…

    • Olive Oil May Prevent Stroke 

      From ScienceDaily: A new study suggests that consuming olive oil may help prevent a stroke in older people. The research is published in the June 15, 2011,…

    • Pavlov's Dessert Cart 

      Podcast by Christopher Intagliata: Bookshops and DVD stores are closing up. No surprise, because who would pay more at the store when you can get it cheaper…

    • People Think Snacks With Green Nutrition Labels Are Healthier 

      By Shaunacy Ferro, in Popular Science: No matter how smart we think we are, humanity continues to be fooled by simple marketing tricks. Various experiments…

    • Red Lentil Soup with "C" Spices 

      It's hard to find time to make healthy dinners during the busy holiday season.  Here's help: a simple, quick vegetarian soup that takes ten minutes of…

    • Reversing Heart Disease 

      . Bill Clinton explained in an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer that his recent weight loss was an unintended side effect of the mostly plant-based diet…

    • The Surprising Avocado 

      By Susan Hall from Health magazine: Avocados keep you thin, protect your vision, and may even prevent cancer. Protect your vision with a few slices of…

    • Western Diets Are Making the World Sick 

      From NPR's 'Fresh Air': When physician Kevin Patterson described his experiences working at the Canadian Combat Surgical Hospital in Afghanistan, he…

    • Your Brain on Blueberries 

      From Scientific American: Chemical compounds common to berries, tofu, tea and other foods can shore up memory and boost brainpower. What is blue, sweet and…

  • Science  (10)
    • A Monkey Can Do That? 

      By Joanna Zelman: Professor John David Smith and Michael Beran trained macaques, which are of the Old World group (native to Africa, Asia, and Europe), to…

    • Antibiotic Resistance 

      A Report from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine: The growing public health threat of antibiotic resistance is almost entirely attributed to…

    • Gone Today, Hair Tomorrow? 

      A new study surprised researchers by showing a link between hair loss, stress, and the digestive system.  This will certainly trigger more research and…

    • Gut Bacteria: the New Blood Type 

      By Carl Zimmer, New York Times: In the early 1900s, scientists discovered that each person belonged to one of four blood types. Now they have discovered a new…

    • Never Go To Bed Angry 

      By Anahad O'Connor, the New York Times: Most people have heard the old saw about going to bed upset: Never do it, the saying goes, or the hard feelings will…

    • Pre-Reversing Alzheimer’s 

      By Jean Carper, Author: '100 Simple Things You Can Do to Prevent Alzheimer’s and Age-Related Memory Loss' "I have discovered a large contingent of…

    • Rejection is Physical Pain 

      Randolph E. Schmid: The pain of rejection is more than just a figure of speech. The regions of the brain that respond to physical pain overlap those that…

    • Risks of Pill-Popping: Side Effects in the News 

      By Cathie Dunal, MD, MPH:  A few months ago we were astonished to learn that common medications—sleep meds like Sonata and Ambien, anxiety meds like Xanax…

    • The Art of Science 

      FEI produces and distributes electron microscopes for nanoscale research. They hold an annual image contest among those who own their machines and exhibit…

    • The Power of Smiling 

      At Ted.Com

  • Supplements  (6)
    • Heliocare 

      Heliocare is a groundbreaking capsule for sun protection made from the fern Polypodium leucotomos.  It offers a degree of additional whole body sun protection…

    • Metagenics Supplements 

      "The term 'functional medicine' was coined in 1993 to describe the medicine of the future. Today, many integrative and complementary and medicine practitioners…

    • Orthomolecular Supplements 

      They require this account number to place an order: DUNA10 I-800-842-0924

    • The Multivitamin Maelstrom 

      By Cathie Dunal, MD, MPH: The media’s most recent -- and unsubstantiated -- medical claim comes from the Iowa Health Study in an article in the Annals of…

    • Wintertime Vitamin D 

      By John Fauber of the Journal Sentinel: If the current strain of H1N1 swine flu is like flu strains of years past, it likely will mysteriously subside in the…

    • Zinc Edges Out Chicken Soup 

      From The New York Times by Tara Parker-Pope: Scientists still haven’t discovered a cure for the common cold, but researchers now say zinc may be the next…

  • Technologies  (8)
    • Essential Air Purifiers 

      Why would you need an air purifier?  To control dust, pollen and pet hair, to help rid your space of chemicals and toxins, germs, mold spores, to help…

    • HeartMath 

      HeartMath is meditation that you can easily fit into your life--one minute at a time.  It's also a biofeedback technique that allows stressed adrenal glands…

    • Hello Renewable Future! 

      University of Ohio undergrads have set a speed record for electric cars, averaging 307 miles per hour.

    • Laser Therapy 

        Due to the success of our Laser Treatment pilot program, we would like to know how best to expand our services. Please fill out this survey and en…

    • Northern Light Technologies 

      Northern Light Technologies' growth has been due to uncompromising customer service and exceptional product quality. All bright light units are manufactured in…

    • One Fine Day 

      Future possibilities! Now, imagine a vision of your best life--and move towards it, a little at a time!

    • Power Plate Benefits: Lose Weight and Visceral Fat 

      From MedicalNewsToday.com (2009): Power Plate Exercise Aids In Weight Loss, Reduction Of Harmful Visceral Fat:  (Cathie's note: This research confirms…

    • You Are Here 

      right side of image window clicks next, left side clicks previous: Details

  • The Arts  (9)
    • Christoph Neimann 

      NYTimes: Christoph Niemann’s illustrations have appeared on the covers of The New Yorker, Newsweek, Wired, The New York Times Magazine and American Illustrati…

    • Dalton Ghetti’s Pencil Sculpture 

      New York Times: A pencil is just an instrument, an effective tool for scratching measurements onto wood, updating checkbooks and filling in bubbles in tests.…

    • Inspiring Virtual Choir 

      From Ted Talks: Eric Whitacre talks about his beautiful project, and about being part of something larger than yourself. Eric Whitacre

    • Learn Something New Every Day 

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    • Numbers Game 

      Yep we've all seen these. This is a pretty good one though (don't follow the hokey directions, just click once you get there).

    • Painting Berlin's Streets 

      Humans have been making art for 75,000 years. Here is 500 liters of water-based environmentally-friendly paint on asphalt (no clean-up!) spread by 2000 cars at…

    • Sand Art by Kseniya Simonova 

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    • The Poetry of Portia Nelson 

      Autobiography in Five Short Chapters Chapter 1 I walk down the street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I fall in. I am lost … I am helpless. It…

    • What 'They' Said 

      More at 'The Week'



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