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Nourish the Heart, Image: udra11/Shutterstock.comNourish the Heart  
Foods that Promote Cardiac Healing   

The right food choices don’t just prevent heart disease and help shrink artery plaque, they also nourish and heal the heart. For a healthy ticker, enjoy these five food groups every day...

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Lifestyle Metrics That Can Help Prevent Heart Disease   

When it comes to preventing cardiovascular diseases, lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise are often mentioned. But a deeper dive into heart health shows other factors such as sleep, stress management and proper ...

Meditation for Longevity, Image: michaeljung/123rf.comMeditation for Longevity  

The International Journal of Neuroscience published a study showing the cells of people that meditate looked 12 years younger under a microscope than their actual age. The most extreme example was a highly experienced meditator with...

Whole Foods for Dogs and Cats, Image: dezy/Shutterstock.comWhole Foods for Dogs and Cats  
Human-Grade Meals for Our Furry Best Friends  

As guardians of our beloved pets, choosing the best food for them can be a daunting task, with so many options online and in grocery stores, as well as conflicting advice about what is healthiest. For thousands of years, pets were fed...

Love in the Present Moment, Image: Love in the Present Moment  
Mindfulness for Couples  

Jam-packed schedules and answering the demands of everyday life can trip us up and break the spell of even the most solid intimate partnership. With dulled senses, it is easy and all too common to go on...

Deciphering Egg Carton Labels, Image: Web Buttons Inc/AdobeStock.comDeciphering Egg Carton Labels  

There are many egg choices in the grocery store with different labels—cage-free, free-range, pasture-raised, organic. Here is what these terms mean...

Bruce Cryer, Image: Bruce Cryer  
on His Love Affair With the Heart  

Bruce Cryer has been called a Renaissance man because of a varied, four-decade career as a singer, actor, dancer, publisher, author, marketing executive, teacher and coach. In New York City, he played The Boy for 800 performances in the world’s longest running...

Heart-Healthy Kids, Image: VasitChaya/AdobeStock.comHeart-Healthy Kids  
Setting a Course for Cardiovascular Wellness  

When a middle-aged, thin adult comes to the hospital with heart attack symptoms, the doctors will ask about family health history; alcohol, drug and cigarette use; current medications; and cholesterol levels. But because the person is...

Baby Steps to Living Greener, Image: oatawaAdobeStock.comBaby Steps to Living Greener  
Tips for Lowering Toxins in the Home  

Millions of Americans are spending more time in their homes as employers embrace work-at-home arrangements following the pandemic. Many families have redesigned living spaces to accommodate one or more offices, and as they...

Assessing Heart Health in 2023, Image: Assessing Heart Health in 2023  
A Functional Medicine Approach   

Heart disease, also known as atherosclerosis, accounts for one in seven deaths in the United States and is the leading cause of...

Move More to Build a Better Body, Image: Move More to Build a Better Body  
Oversitting Hurts Health Over Time  

All the sitting and inactivity of driving, binge-watching TV series, working desk jobs with virtual meetings and using drive-thru services can contribute to...

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Nexus for Consciousness, Healing and Hope  

In 1994, the same year Jeff Bezos founded Amazon and Deepak Chopra laid the first bricks on his path to enlightenment, Sharon Bruckman created Natural Awakenings magazine. Each a visionary. Each ahead of their time. By the late 1990s Americans had...

Cooling the Fire Within, Image:  losangelai/Shutterstock.comCooling the Fire Within  
Healthy Eating Tips to Ease Chronic Inflammation   

Putting more thought into what we eat and why may be among the most important factors in determining how long we live. Researchers in Norway recently compared the long-term effects of a typical Western diet to an optimal one, and their findings can...

Brain Power Boosters, Image: Tijana/AdobeStock.comBrain Power Boosters  
Tips to Preserve Memory at Any Age  

Although it is completely normal to feel like our memories are failing us as we get older, this is not the time to panic. Regardless of age, it is always possible to learn, store and recall information, and there are numerous...

More than Skin Deep, Image: triocean/Shutterstock.comMore than Skin Deep  
Healing the Heartbreak of Psoriasis  

Psoriasis affects approximately 3 percent of the U.S. population. According to Dr. Mark Hyman, founder of the Institute of Functional Medicine, the condition involves terrible suffering from...

Fitness Delivered, Image: fotofrol/Shutterstock.comFitness Delivered  
Benefits of an In-Home Personal Trainer  

It’s a new year—the perfect opportunity to set positive intentions for a fresh start. One of the most popular New Year’s resolutions is to be healthier, but according to research, only...

Hidden Dangers in Pet Food , Image: Monika Wisniewska/Shutterstock.comHidden Dangers in Pet Food   
The Scary Truth About Toxic Ingredients  

Among the many reasons to switch from ultra-processed diets to fresh food for our furry family members, unwanted toxins are high on the list. Because pet food manufacturers are...


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