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Consider Adding "Pre-Habilitation" to Your Exercise Recommendations

By Brittany Cushman, Contributing Writer - Vol. 13, No. 3. Fall, 2012

Exercise programs that bridge the gap between rehabilitation and conditioning, and focus on restoring range of motion, can provide a good measure of "pre-habilitation" to prevent musculoskeletal pain, injury and long-term disability.

Ayurvedic Tips for Staying Balanced in a Medical Life

By Amber Lynn Vitse - Vol. 13, No. 2. Summer, 2012
it is no big secret that many health care professionals put their own health far down on their priority list. The culture of medicine puts enormous pressures on practitioners, and in many ways, fosters unhealthy imbalances. Ayurvedic medicine is an excellent place to look for wisdom on rediscovering balance in a fast-paced medical life.

Bones Says…”Counteract Clinician Kyphosis!”

By Stephanie Pieczenik Marango, MD, RYT
Whether you spend your days bending over an examining table, stooping to write patient notes, or sitting in front of a computer viewing medical images, odds are good that you're suffering from a case of Clinician Kyphosis. Bones' remedy? A yoga move known as the "Cobra Pose"

A Medical Food Turbocharges Mediterranean Diet for Reversing Metabolic Syndrome

By Janet Gulland - Vol. 12, No. 3. Fall, 2011

People with metabolic syndrome who add a soy-based "medical food" to a low-glycemic load Mediterranean-style diet can push the cardiometabolic benefits well beyond what is obtainable with the diet alone.

"Bones Says"....Take the Stand!

By Stephanie Pieczenik Marango, MD, RYT - Vol. 12, No. 3. Fall, 2011
The daily demands of being a health care professional are daunting. Stressors abound--emotional, cognitive, and physical. The "Bones Says" column offers busy-caregivers some friendly tips for restoring well-being while on the wards, in the office, or wherever it is you spend your time caring for others. "Bones Says...." is adapted from its original home at living anatome, a website that helps medical students practice what they preach, by promoting conversations and curriculum concerning self-health.

Red vs Red: How Tomatoes Can Tame Summer Sunburn

By Stacey J. Bell, D.Sc, RD - Vol. 8, No. 2. Summer, 2007
For many people, summer means sunburn. Fortunately, summer also provides protection. Those juicy tomatoes available by the bushel-ful in the hot months appear to be good for preventing or minimizing sunburn!

Treating Skin Disorders From the Inside Out: An Interview with Dr. Julia Hunter

By Roby Mitchell, MD / Contributing Writer - Vol. 11, No. 4. Winter, 2010

Many dermatologists will lip-service the ideas that, “beauty begins from within,” and “Skin health is a reflection of overall health.” But very few of them practice that way. Dr. Julia Hunter, a holistic dermatologist in Los Angeles, is a rare exception. In this interview with Dr. Roby Mitchell, Dr. Hunter shares insight on connections between the skin and the gut, the role of vitamin C in skin care, skin care ingredients to avoid, and much more.

Sinus Cleansing Could Cut Drug Overuse for Sinusitis, URIs

By August West | Contributing Writer - Vol. 11, No. 3. Fall, 2010
Recurrent sinusitis and upper respiratory tract infections account for more than $1 billion in unnecessary and largely useless antibiotic prescriptions annually. This is a major driver of antibiotic resistance. Much of it could be prevented if patients prone to sinus problems, seasonal allergies and respiratory infections routinely practiced sinus irrigation. New updates on the classical Indian neti pot could make this simple self-care practice more appealing to Americans.

To Sleep, Perchance To Heal: Managing Sleep Disorders Without Medications

By Janet Gulland | Contributing Writer - Vol. 9, No. 3. Fall, 2008

Chronic sleep problems are so common that many people simply accept them as an inevitable part of modern life. But lack of sleep is extremely detrimental to health. According to Anne McClenon, ND, chronic sleep loss should be considered a medical emergency. But quick-fix drugs are not the answer. Nutrients like melatonin, herbs like Valerian, and elimination of late night TV or computer use, are a lot safer and more effective in restoring healthy sleep.

Tackling the Most Common Nutritional Deficiencies: Fiber, Long-Chain Fatty Acids, Vitamin D

By August West | Contributing Writer - Vol. 9, No. 1. Spring, 2008

Many Americans are well fed but poorly nourished, thanks to a calorie rich, nutrient poor diet. This is a major driver of chronic diseases. Fortunately, it's correctable. In the first of a two-part article, Steven Masley, MD, a nutrition-centered primary care doctor, offers tips for managing the most common deficiencies, including fiber, omega-3s, vitamin D and the B vitamins.

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