New Hope for Juvenile Arthritis Sufferers

by Katherine Leo If your child complains of sore muscles or joints, pay attention and don’t just write it off as “growing pains”. There may be an underlying cause for their discomfort—it may be juvenile arthritis. This condition affects nearly 300,000 children in the U.S. alone. Each child’s pain, discomfort and/or flares are different but most share these symptoms: pain, ... Read More »

Is It Time For a Detox?

by Beyla Mitchen Ogunfolu The art of detoxification through fasting, food and colon irrigation has been used for spiritual and natural healing purposes since ancient times. It focuses on resting, cleansing and nourishing the body to maintain or regain balance and harmony. Many religions have incorporated periods of fasting for the purification and renewal of the mind, body, and spirit ... Read More »

Active Isolated Stretching

by James Graffenberg It’s interesting how ignorance, coupled with arrogance, can spark a natural awakening to evolve into highly valuable, useful knowledge and practice. This natural awakening may be easily accomplished by thinking outside of the box of so-called norms, the mainstream and conventional education. The previous terms may describe those under strict code of conformity and they may also ... Read More »

A Shot Without the Hangover

By Isabel Sharkar, ND From popping supplements a few times a day to intravenous infusions once a week, both are great ways to get down your vitamins and minerals. However, there is a third option available to you that is also very effective—vitamin shots, or in other words, injections. Vitamin shots are energy-packed formulations of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and ... Read More »

Locavore Lingo

What All the Food Labels Really Mean by Judith Fertig Locally grown foods are more likely to have been bred for flavor and nutrition than durability and a long shelf life, says Emily Akins, outreach director for the Kansas City Food Circle, a cooperative that links residents with farmers that grow and raise organic and free-range food. An added benefit ... Read More »

Mom’s Kitchen Counter Cooking School

Kids That Learn to Cook Grow Up Eating Healthier by Jen Haugen Envision walking the supermarket aisles and picking up a favorite pasta sauce and breakfast cereal, then adding favorite fruits and vegetables to the cart. When we think about the grocery brands we buy or our go-to recipes, they tend to begin with one common thread—the influence of our ... Read More »

Diabetes Cooking and Nutrition Course

The nonprofit Barnard Medical Center is offering Food for Life, a cooking and nutrition course to help people with type 2 diabetes, or pre-diabetes, put the latest medical research into immediate practice. Each class offers a cooking demonstration, and provides samples of delicious, diabetes-fighting dishes, along with a take-home packet of easy-to-prepare and affordable recipes. The course will be offered ... Read More »

Nubian Heritage Offers New Organic Skincare Options

Nubian Heritage’s line of luxurious bath, body and hair products—made from traditional recipes with authentic certified organic and natural ingredients for smoother, revitalized skin—has now been expanded, with a special discount available on the entire line this month. The African Black Soap Collection is made with palm ash, tamarind extract and plantain peel, and has been used in Africa for ... Read More »

How to Stay Healthy with Summer Barbecues

By Elizabeth McMillan, MS, CNS Summer is finally here along with the heat and that sizzling barbecue smell. We are all busy planning picnics filled with potato salad, pasta salad, brats, burgers, chips with dip and all kinds of fun treats and alcoholic beverages. Unfortunately, the typical American barbecue feast is not ideal for our waistlines. The good news is ... Read More »

The Benefits of Laughter Yoga

Laugh if you’ve ever done laughter yoga! (ha ha ha) “Or, what is laughter yoga?” you might be wondering. Created in 1995 by Dr. Madan Kataria, M.D. in Mumbai, India who researched the impact of laughter on health, laughter yoga lowers your cortisol levels, increases your oxytocin, releases endorphins, lowers your stress levels and creates other health benefits. Each session ... Read More »