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Toning the Vagus Nerve

Relief for Pain, Anxiety and Inflammation BY MARLAINA DONATO  Research is helping doctors connect the dots between seemingly unrelated conditions like irritable bowel syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia, revealing a common denominator: the multitasking vagus nerve, the longest in the autonomic nervous system. The superpower of this double-branched cranial nerve lies in transporting ... Read More »

Transient Leaky Gut Syndrome

A non-chronic condition that can cause big problems for the body By Michael Biamonte The word transient means “not lasting for a long time, passing in time, or not staying in the same place for a long time.” For our purposes, then, transient leaky gut is a leaky gut episode that can manifest for short to moderate periods of time ... Read More »

Lessons in Lavender

This timeless herb can enhance lifestyles—but only if it’s the real deal. Lavender’s versatility makes the fragrance one of the most highly coveted products in the quickly expanding essential oil market. While the potential of essential oils is yet to be fully understood, as clinical trials are just beginning, many experts and consumers believe lavender oil eases tension, heals skin ... Read More »

SkinnyPillow Promotes Better Sleep for Better Health

food and water, and it’s critical to cognitive health: “Without sleep, you can’t form or maintain the pathways in your brain that let you learn and create new memories, and it’s harder to concentrate and respond quickly.” In that context, any tool that can improve our sleep is less a luxury than a necessity. That’s the idea behind SkinnyPillow, a ... Read More »

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 »