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Common Sense Defenses Against Seasonal Allergies

Tips to Help Children Breathe Easier BEVIN WALLACE  For one in seven U.S. children, spring brings the start of seasonal allergies that can last through the fall. Seasonal allergies such as hay fever and allergic rhinitis occur when an airborne allergen comes into contact with nasal membranes, triggering the release of inflammatory histamines. The result can be sneezing, congestion, itchy ... Read More »

Natural Remedies for Seasonal Allergies

DR. LAURI GROSSMAN  For many, spring brings joy via outdoor activities amid blossoming flowers and blooming trees, as they visit parks, hike through meadows and jog along roads in the warming air. For millions of allergy sufferers, however, the attendant airborne pollen brings bedeviling sneezes, congestion, teary eyes and runny noses. Hay fever alone, which affects 35 million Americans, shuts ... Read More »

Lyme Disease “The Great Mimicker”

From the Desk of Dr. Howard Robins at The Healing Center in New York City Are you suffering from symptoms of an illness that doesn’t seem to respond to any normal treatment? Maybe, just maybe, you are suffering from the “great mimicker”, Lyme disease. Even if you know you have it but believe you can’t get rid of it, don’t ... Read More »

The Inspiration of Breath

Working with breathing can be life changing—physically, mentally and emotionally by Jean McClelland “All life begins and ends with the exhalation,” intones Carl Stough at the beginning of Breathing: The Source of Life, his riveting documentary on the art and science of breathing. It is stunning to contemplate that statement, and it is revelatory to begin to recognize, and experience, ... Read More »

Heart of a Woman

The Right Choices Keep It Strong BY LISA MARSHALL 2 Sometime between the salad and the main course at her grandson’s bar mitzvah, Joyce Lenard, then 69, felt a crushing pressure deep within her chest. A tireless go-getter who had worked in Hillary Clinton’s district office when she was a U.S. senator, raised two daughters and recently donated a kidney to ... Read More »

Seeking Sanctuary

How to Reduce Electromagnetic Radiation at Home BY EMILY COURTNEY Americans are attached to their gadgets, and the tech industry is all too happy to deliver the latest innovations to consumers that clamor for convenience, connection and unlimited mobility. Meanwhile, telecom companies are busy installing fifth-generation (5G) infrastructure designed to take the nation’s communications revolution to a new level. We ... Read More »

Facial Exercises Ease Midlife Signs of Aging

Help for Looking Younger In the first scientific study of facial exercise, 27 middle-aged women that performed specific facial muscle movements looked an average of two-and-a-half years younger in 20 weeks based on a standardized scale called the Merz-Carruthers Facial Aging Photoscales. By doing the exercises for 30 minutes each day or every other day, the fullness of both the ... Read More »

Exercise Boosts Good Gut Bacteria

Cardio Improves Healthy Microbes Cardiovascular exercise improves a person’s healthy gut microbes even without making dietary changes, University of Illinois researchers report. In a study of 32 people, 30 to 60 minutes of exercise three times a week for six weeks boosted levels of healthy intestinal bacteria, especially for lean subjects, and less so for the obese. The healthy bacteria ... Read More »

Seek 15 Minutes of Device-Free Time

Why You Should Break Away From a Screen When we’re feeling angry, stressed or overexcited, just 15 minutes of being alone without a device can put us into a more peaceful state, reports a University of Rochester study. Young adults, sitting in a comfortable chair away from their devices, were given something to read, told to think about something specific ... Read More »

Energy Drinks Hurt Youth Health

Causes Negative Side Effects More than half of teens and young adults that have slaked their thirst with energy drinks report consequently suffering negative health consequences, reports a new study from Canada’s University of Waterloo. Of 2,055 Canadian participants between ages 12 and 24, 55.4 percent said they had negative health events afterwards. Of these, 26.5 percent trembled and felt ... Read More »