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Personalized Health Care

Functional Medicine Leads the Way Historical Overview During the last 25 years, a less drug-based grassroots model for dealing with chronic illnesses in the U.S. has emerged. First labeled holistic, the movement gained momentum as alternative approaches morphed into being considered complementary to conventional medicine, warranting studies by the National Institutes of Health. Responding to public interest, an integrative model ... Read More »

Pillow Self-Talk

3 Questions to Ponder Before Sleeping Asking ourself three purposeful questions before retiring each night can help us rest content knowing that although we may not have lived our day perfectly, we did live it well. 1What are three things I am grateful for? It’s possible to live with eyes and heart wide open to the amazing beauty of each ... Read More »

Eco-Upgrades for America’s Landmarks

Monuments and Parks Adopt Sustainable Practices More U.S. landmarks are now highlighting eco-friendly practices, demonstrating that history can be preserved while incorporating sustainability. Space Needle, Seattle Built in 1962, the Space Needle is undergoing a $100 million makeover. The observation deck will soon feature improved views through glass instead of cage-like barriers. Restaurant patrons will enjoy a first-of-its-kind rotating glass ... Read More »

Recycling IQ

Take a Quiz to Help the Planet As ambitious folks undertake spring cleaning, questions arise about what is and isn’t recyclable, as well as how to do the right thing on an ongoing basis. The world can benefit from our efforts: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reports that every ton of recycled paper saves the energy equivalent of 322 gallons ... Read More »

Healing the Hard Stuff

Natural Approaches Resolve Major Illnesses Although natural health enthusiasts may recognize alternative healing modalities as a preferred approach to treatment, in the face of major health issues, even they tend to join the crowd that’s turning first to conventional medicine. Thus, many gentler modalities described in The Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine, co-authored by doctors of naturopathy Michael T. Murray and ... Read More »