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7 Reasons Why Functional Medicine Rocks!

AUTHOR PHOTO. Frank Lipman. Credit Timothy White. Croppedby Dr. Frank Lipman

You’re not sleeping well. Your belly seems perpetually upset. Your nose is stuffed up and, to top it off, you’re feeling down. You head to your GP for—if you’re lucky—a 10-minute chat about what’s ailing you. The GP then hands you a prescription or two, shakes your hand, and shows you the door. Case closed. Is this any way to heal the unwell? Does this approach actually make anyone better?

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Top 5 Benefits of Marine Omega-3s

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by Christopher Oswald

Humans have between 60 and 100 trillion cells in their bodies, all of which have cell membranes with a lipid bilayer. Maintaining a healthy fatty acid balance within the membrane supports healthy biochemistry throughout the body.*

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Mind-Body Practices Widespread in U.S.

sunsetMore Americans of all ages are rolling out their yoga mats in an effort to improve their health.

A large national survey shows that the number of Americans using mind and body approaches to improve health and well-being remains high. Continue reading

 

Oprah Welcomes Dr. Christiane Northrup on Super Soul Sunday

imageresizerOprah talks to Dr. Christiane Northrup, New York Times best-selling author and pioneer in the field of women’s health and wellness, for a conversation about empowering everyone to trust their inner wisdom, following your heart’s desire and flourishing in life at every age.

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Goddesses Never Age — by Dr. Christiane Northrup

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“Agelessness is all about vitality, the creative force that gives birth to new life. Vitality is our natural state. Taking all the right supplements and pills, or getting the right procedure done, isn’t the prescription for anti-aging. It’s ageless living that brings back a sense of vibrancy and youthfulness.”

Though we talk about wanting to “age gracefully,” the truth is that when it comes to getting older, we’re programmed to dread an inevitable decline: in our health, our looks, our sexual relationships, even the pleasure we take in living life. Continue reading

 

How Obesity Adds Risk of Hypertension

forksThe link between obesity and cardiovascular diseases is well acknowledged. Being obese or overweight is a major risk factor for the development of elevated blood pressure, and cardiovascular diseases.

But it has net been known how obesity increases the risk of high blood pressure, making it difficult to develop evidence based therapies for obesity, hypertension and heart disease. Continue reading