A Healthy Curiosity, Episode 66: Ayurvedic Tips for Navigating the Seasonal Transition Into Autumn with Colette Kent

Episode 66: Ayurvedic Tips for Navigating the Seasonal Transition Into Autumn with Colette Kent   Colette Kent is an Ayurvedic Educator and the founder of Elements Natural Healing and Wellbeing who has worked in the health and fitness industry for over 10 years. She is the former owner of a…

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A Healthy Curiosity, Episode 64: Stopping Time with Pedram Shojai, OMD

A Healthy Curiosity, Episode 64: Stopping Time with Pedram Shojai, OMD   Dr. Pedram Shojai is a fellow Chinese medicine practitioner, a Qigong teacher, known philanthropist, and a New York Times bestselling author. He’s also made headlines in the movie industry producing documentaries. Above all, he is known as the…

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This year’s habits create next year’s milestones

I don’t know about you, but I tend to roll my eyes at New Year’s resolutions. They can seem all noble and attractive, but like that shallow, pompous but attractive guy from high school, they can be pretty vacuous, and even make you feel bad about yourself. They’re also not…

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Stop eating salad, a quick video, and other tips for syncing up with fall

Last week I did something rash. I totally abandoned my list of all the things I had to do for my business because it just felt like torture. I didn’t blow off the day and binge on Netflix; I got in touch with my deeper goals: why do I bother…

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How to have the hottest summer ever

Summer heat

Does the heat make you cranky? Or wipe you out? Heat can do that. We’re a part of nature, and the heat of the summer can flare our internal heat as well, exacerbating any inflammation, redness, irritability, anxiousness, sharp or burning pain, skin rashes, insomnia, constipation, acid reflux, small intestine…

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Make Healthy Travel Simple: What to Pack

Airplane

Summer is here – hopefully you have a get-away or two coming up.  While I absolutely adore going new places and visiting friends and family, traveling itself can be stressful. Plus, trips tend to disrupt the healthy routines I have in place at home. Recently I flew to Dallas for…

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Why “I must be getting old” is the wrong conclusion

One of the saddest things I hear in my practice is, “I must be getting old.” I hear this from patients as young as 29, and I know the feeling: nothing makes me feel like I’m 85 quite like back pain that I’ve had since I was a teenager. Maybe you don’t…

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Acupuncture Helps Lower Back Pain

Acupuncture

In the largest study of the effects of acupuncture for lower back pain in the US (published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, now JAMA, in 2009), it’s demonstrated that acupuncture is a more effective way of treating chronic low back pain than the standard conventional treatments of medication and physical therapy. …

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How to Make the Right Resolution — and Make it Stick

Meditating on a rock

What do you want to do differently in 2015? Lose weight? Exercise more? Learn to meditate? Write your novel? Resolving to change a behavior requires overcoming the inertia of habit. And even with determination and motivation, the Force of Will is pathetically weak compared to the Force of Habit. Here are 8…

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