July 2017

Natural Ways to Cleanse Body & Mind

Take Toxins Out of Your Life MEREDITH MONTGOMERY   The term “detox” has been gaining traction in health circles, but cleansing practices have existed for millennia, ranging from Egyptian hydrotherapy to Medieval Lenten practices and Native American fasting, smudging and sweat lodges. The truth is that we need cleansing now

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Four Reasons to Break a Sweat The Fast Path to Flushing Toxins DEANNA MINICH   Doctors, health experts and fitness gurus tell us that we should break a sweat every day—and for good reason. Sweat not only activates a host of benefits tied to health-boosting exercise, perspiring itself is curative.

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Combo Probiotics Ease Hay Fever

Supplements Relieve Seasonal Allergy Symptoms Astudy from the University of Florida, in Gainesville, has found that the probiotic combination of lactobacilli and bifidobacteria (sold as Kyo-Dophilus) helps relieve the symptoms of seasonal allergies. Researchers split 173 healthy adults with mild seasonal allergies into two groups during the height of the

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Post-Stroke Exercise Improves Brain Function

Physical Activity Helps Survivors   Research from the University of Pittsburgh, in Pennsylvania, has established that structured physical activity following a stroke can significantly improve cognitive function in survivors. The study used data from 13 clinical trials that included 735 participants to analyze general cognitive improvement, executive function, attention and

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Tax and Pricing Policies Spur Healthier Eating

Correlation Between Diet and Food Costs   Ameta-study from Tufts University, in Medford, Massachusetts, documents a revealing relationship between diet and food prices. The researchers found that taxation of unhealthy foods and price reductions of healthy foods help shift consumers to healthier purchases. They reviewed data from 11 studies on

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Unique Inflamed Gut Linked to Type 1 Diabetes

Researchers’ Findings Raise Hopes for Treatment   Researchers in Milan, Italy, have found that individuals with Type 1 diabetes display a unique inflammatory signature and microbiome in their digestive tract. The study examined biopsies from 54 patients that underwent endoscopies at the city’s San Raffaele Hospital between 2009 and 2015.

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Coal Phase-Out Boosts Health

Benefits of Reduced Air Pollution   The province of Ontario began a complete phase-out of its coal-fired power plants in 2005, with all of them having closed by 2015. While the costly measure was expected to produce minor air quality improvements, officials predicted that the resulting health benefits would accrue

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An Awesome Antidote to Polarization

KIRK J. SCHNEIDER   JENNY STURM/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM We live in polarized times. The current polarization of the American electorate and federal government is rooted in “the polarized mind”, a fixation by individuals on one point of view that excludes differing views and provokes intolerance. Complex issues become black and white, and

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Maria Rodale Helps Organic Farmers Succeed

RANDY KAMBIC   Author, gardener and corporate executive Maria Rodale continues to add luster to an unparalleled family commitment to organic food, sustainability and healthy living covering three-quarters of a century. As CEO and chairman of Rodale Inc., she oversees the publishing of books (An Inconvenient Truth; The South Beach Diet; Eat

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Eating Vegan on the Road

Clever Ways to Eat Healthy Anywhere JUDITH FERTIG   Traveling can be tricky for those trying to eat a plant-based diet, especially on long stretches of highway. More than 33 percent of Americans, or 100 million-plus people, are eating vegan/vegetarian meals more often, even if they do not adhere to

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