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Yoga Therapy and Chronic Pain, Image: (Left to Right): Stacey Cronin, IIYT Senior Faculty; Missi Chenier, IIYT Graduate,  Clinical Externship; Janet Weaver, IIYT Associate Faculty; and Anu Gupta, IIYT Graduate, Clinical ExternshipYoga Therapy and Chronic Pain  
How “Relaxation Team” Yoga Therapists Support Pain Management Professionals and Patient  

Clinical yoga therapy in Michigan is gaining traction for Henry Ford Health patients through on-site and virtual sessions as well as new research. The Michigan based International Institute of Yoga Therapy (IIYT) is affiliated with the Departments of Anesthesiology, Pain Management &...

Green Exercise, Image: Ground Picture/AdobeStock.comGreen Exercise  
Reconnecting With Nature  

For some fitness buffs, it doesn’t feel like exercise unless they’re at the gym lifting weights, pedaling the stationary bike or hearing the grunts of others giving it their all. But there’s an emerging...

Natural Ant Control for the Home, Image: Joel/AdobeStock.comNatural Ant Control for the Home  

The warmer weather can bring unwanted pests, including ants, into homes and apartments. Conventional pesticides and ant traps can be toxic to...

Gut Health for Kids, Image: Vladislav Noseek/AdobeStock.comGut Health for Kids  
Clever Strategies for Picky Eaters  

Most kids look forward to summer vacation, but the dog days can eventually lead to boredom and over-snacking. By creatively offering children healthy, diverse foods, presented in ways to...

Protecting Pets From Lyme Disease, Image: Enna8982/AdobeStock.comProtecting Pets From Lyme Disease  
Prevention and Symptom Management Tips  

When the weather is nice and we crave outdoor adventures with our pets, we may not want to think about Lyme disease, but it’s a good idea to take precautions to avoid an infection. One bite from an...

Converting Food to Energy, Image: Ronman/AdobeStock.comConverting Food to Energy  
Learning How Metabolism Works   

Metabolism is the process by which the foods and drinks we consume are converted into energy. We may not notice the cellular mechanisms that transform fat and glucose into the oomph in our step, but when they start to wane, we definitely know...

Keeping Eyes Sharp, Image: auremarAdobeStock.comKeeping Eyes Sharp  
A Holistic Approach to Vision Health  

As the windows to the world, our eyes are sensory organs that work overtime. They allow us to take in light, see what is before us and send information for the brain to process. While regular eye exams are...

Dr. Mark Hyman, Image: Photo by Masha MaltsavaDr. Mark Hyman  
on Living Healthy to 100 and Beyond  

Mark Hyman is a practicing family physician and an internationally recognized leader, bestselling author, speaker, educator and advocate in the field of functional medicine. He is the...

Straighten Up and Feel Right, Image: N F/peopleimages.com/AdobeStock.comStraighten Up and Feel Right  
Tips for Good Posture and a Healthy Spine  

Standing up straight is not just something our parents remind us to do, it also happens to be good for our health. Posture describes the position of the body in space, but the realities of how we stand and move in day-to-day life are...

Barefoot Blessings, Image: CottonPro/Pexels.comBarefoot Blessings  
Basking in the Soul of Summer  

Summer is a splashy reward after winter wears out its welcome. Spring barely has time to shake blossoms from her hair before we plunge headfirst into summer plans: vacations, barbecues and home improvement. As birds and humans go...

Leaps and Bounds, Image: New AfricaAdobeStock.comLeaps and Bounds  
Keeping Canine Jumpers Injury-Free  

Dogs are natural athletes that leap on and off things multiple times a day, usually without incident. That’s why many people don’t realize that, like humans, dogs can sustain injuries, including...

Greener Grilling, Image: RossHelen/ShutterStock.comGreener Grilling  

The aroma of tasty treats sizzling on an outdoor grill evokes memories of laughter among family and friends, picnic tables brimming with colorful foods and the joy of running barefoot in the grass. This year...

Socially Conscious Investing, Image: Canva.comSocially Conscious Investing  
How to Choose Sustainable Stocks and Mutual Funds  

“Vote with your pocketbook,” the saying goes, prompting consumers to buy parkas from planet-friendly Patagonia or socks by Bombas, which donates a pair to...

Conscious Fatherhood, Image: Photo courtesy of  Chris SmithConscious Fatherhood  
Building a Better Family  

Some dads believe they need to work long hours so that they can purchase better things and go on fancier vacations, but research shows that, outside of escaping poverty, money doesn’t buy happiness. Even for...

Solving Stress, Image: Prostock-studioAdobeStock.comSolving Stress  
Holistic Tips From Lifestyle Doctors  

Medicine is changing as a new class of doctors endeavors to treat the whole person rather than the symptoms of disease, helping their patients achieve optimal health with lifestyle changes, medicine, herbs, supplements and modalities tailored to...

Taking Control of Our Hormones, Image: Artem Varnitsin/AdobeStock.comTaking Control of Our Hormones  
Nutritional Tips to Support the Delicate Balance   

Think of hormones as the body’s messengers, sending signals that affect a host of functions. Produced by the pancreas, thyroid and other endocrine glands and organs, hormones drive our metabolism, impact mood, regulate blood pressure, manage...

Gardening Therapy, Image: HollyHarryAdobeStock.comGardening Therapy  
Healing Mind, Body and Spirit in the Yard  

Gardening outdoors adds color and texture to yards and neighborhoods and, with the right plants, attracts pollinators, whose numbers are declining. It also can improve human health. The exercise, sunshine and...

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