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David Perlmutter, Image: photo by  Peter RussellDavid Perlmutter  
on the Role of Uric Acid in Metabolic Health  

Board-certified neurologist David Perlmutter, M.D., has written five New York Times bestsellers, including Brain Wash, Grain Brain and Brain Maker. His latest book is Drop Acid: The Surprising New Science of Uric Acid—The Key to Losing Weight, Controlling Blood Sugar, and Achieving Extraordinary Health. ...

Living in the Frequency of Love, Image: Benjavisa Ruangvaree/AdobeStock.comLiving in the Frequency of Love  
  

Most of us refer to love as an emotion, but in essence, love is a verb, a powerful call to action. When we remember its true nature, we can answer its call with our...

Secondhand Fashion, Image: stokkete/AdobeStock.comSecondhand Fashion  
Online Used Clothing Stores Good for the Wallet and Planet  

The online commerce of used clothing is booming. According to ThredUp.com, a prominent virtual consignment and thrift store, the secondhand market is projected to double in the next five years, reaching a whopping...

Purposeful Shopping, Image: netrun78/AdobeStock.comPurposeful Shopping  
How Fair Trade Can Change the World  

Fair trade is an alternative international business model that puts people and the planet first. It is designed to help growers and producers in developing countries achieve sustainable, fair relationships with...

Fostering Love, Image: Alan/AdobeStock.comFostering Love  
Tips for First-Time Pet Foster Parents   

For people that love cats and dogs but can’t adopt one—or one more—a heartwarming solution is to foster pets without homes that need a place to temporarily lay their heads and be loved until...

High Times for the Cannabis Industry, Image: foxyliam/AdobeStock.comHigh Times for the Cannabis Industry  
Emerging Trends with a COVID-19 Caveat  

It’s fair to say that the cannabis industry has arrived. Recreational marijuana has now been approved in 17 states, and 37 have allowed marijuana for medical purposes. “We have CBD!” proclaim store signs selling the buzz-free cannabidiol. In 2020, more than 240,000 people...

Peter Russell, Image: photo by  Peter RussellPeter Russell  
on the Healing Power of Letting Go  

In Letting Go of Nothing: Relax Your Mind and Discover the Wonder of Your True Nature, Peter Russell reminds readers what lies at the heart of all spiritual traditions. Based on his half-century of practicing Transcendental Meditation and...

The Electric Vehicle Revolution, Image: In a pinch, the Ford F-150 electric pickup can power a house.The Electric Vehicle Revolution  
Moving Toward an All-EV Future this Year  

Almost certainly, electric cars are in everyone’s future. Not only are automakers—from General Motors and Volvo to Rolls-Royce and Bentley—pledging to stop producing gas and diesel cars, but a long list of countries in Europe and Asia plus three U.S. states are planning to ban them by 2040 or earlier, often citing...

Why Words Matter, Image: loran4a/AdobeStock.comWhy Words Matter  
  

From witchy incantations in Shakespeare’s Macbeth to ancient Sanskrit mantras; from the stirring speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr. to the divinely inspired poetry of the Sufis, words have bridged the chasm between the visible and the invisible since...

Zen Zone for Kids, Image: Crystal Sing/AdobeStock.comZen Zone for Kids  
Create the Perfect Calm-Down Corner at Home  

Children and teens are sensitive beings, and like adults, they need daily tools to offset the stresses of life. Whether a child is overwhelmed by COVID-19 protocols at school, is on the autism spectrum or is highly sensitive or anxious, creating a special place to decompress can help manage big...

Unleash Your True Potential, Image: alfa27/AdobeStock.comUnleash Your True Potential  
Working with a Life Coach Can Help   

Hiring a life coach can be an empowering decision for people that want to understand themselves better and lead fulfilled lives. Coaches may specialize in distinct topics like business, parenting or weight loss, but...

Whole-Person Fitness, Image: images/articles/2022/01/Article-IN-WordPower-202201Whole-Person Fitness  
Current Trends in Wellness Tools  

Insiders agree that the idea of fitness is changing, and this means an exciting wave of trackers and apps that go beyond achieving the ultimate six-pack abs. “So many of us want a nice exterior, but now more than ever, we realize how important it is that the interior match that exterior,” says Dominic Kennedy, a Los Angeles trainer and founder...

A Better Morning Jolt, Image: freedom lifeAdobeStock.comA Better Morning Jolt  
Healthy Coffee Alternatives and Hacks  

Most Americans enjoy a daily dose of coffee, and an increasing body of research indicates it’s not a bad habit to have. Meanwhile, a growing number of people are adapting their morning drink rituals to incorporate ingredients ranging from matcha to mushrooms in search of...

Health in the New Year, Image: wayhome studio/AdobeStock.comHealth in the New Year  
10 Top Wellness Trends for 2022  

Every new year marks the convergence of endings and beginnings—an opportunity to assess where we’ve been and anticipate where we’re going. As this dynamic relates to our health, this year promises an intensification in the development and adoption of several trends that have...

Amp Up Immunity , Image: foxyliam/AdobeStock.comAmp Up Immunity   
Proven Boosters for Good Health  

As we head into the holidays, a gift that many of us wish for is a strong immune system to protect us not only from serious illness, but also from wintry coughs and sniffles. Robust immunity rests on three pillars, research shows...

The Sweet Danger of Sugar, Image: azurita/AdobeStock.comThe Sweet Danger of Sugar  
ways to enjoy healthier holiday fare  

Chocolate Santas, decorated cookies and other sweet confections are ingrained in our holiday traditions, yet sugary food does little to actually make us feel merry and bright in the long run. A high-sugar diet increases the risk of high blood pressure and...

Holiday Zen, Image: foto helin/AdobeStock.comHoliday Zen  
Stress-Free Fitness and Self-care  

Despite our best efforts, holiday time can frazzle our nerves and snag us in an unhealthy loop of overindulgence. To combat holiday pressure, the Mayo Clinic suggests maintaining a regular exercise program and investing in me-time activities like meditation and...

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