INSIDE THIS ISSUE
Hormones: Stressors and Solutions
Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN, NP, discusses the effects of unmanaged stress on the body and explains that too much adversely affects the glands and immune system. She discusses lifestyle changes that can balance hormone production.
Environmental and Genetic Causes of Autism
James Lyons-Weiler, PhD, states that much of the occurrence of autism can be related to environmental toxins; those in the population who have a variation in a susceptible gene are at greater risk of developing autism when exposed to pollutants.
Fall in Love with Plants
Sharon Palmer advocates not only for a plant-based eating style but also for more awareness of the soil sources of the plants we consume. Every edible plant, she asserts, has a story to tell, from the earth it grew in to the sensory data it received from its environment. The key to a healthy plant-based diet, she says, is to eat them in their whole state.
Nutrigenomics, Genetics, and Epigenetics: What You Inherit, What You Can Control
Nasha Winters, ND, LAc, and Jess Higgins Kelly, MNT, provide a fascinating look at how much control we have over our health. They outline research findings showing not only that we play a central role in turning our genes on or off via lifestyle factors such as nutrition, avoidance of toxins, and stress management but also how to use these factors to repair our DNA.
Yoga Science and How to Transform Energy
Leonard Perlmutter, author of The Heart and Science of Yoga, writes that your energy reserves, willpower, and creativity all can be enhanced with a yogic type of discipline that helps you attune to the voice of your conscience.
The Environment of Meaning: Physical, Mental, and Emotional Health
Shannon McRae, PhD, advocates for finding meaning in each moment of one’s life, no matter the current situation, whether one is ill or well, poor or wealthy, because finding meaning promotes peace and the flow of well-being.
How to Beat the Beast of Dental Disease
When Alvin Danenberg, DDS, discovered that our primal ancestors hardly ever had dental diseases, he determined to
find out why this was so. He found that lifestyle factors, such as nutrition and stress management, were the proximate reasons for their sound dental health. Since his initial discoveries, he has instructed his patients in primal nutrition, stress management, and dental hygiene practices, all of which he discusses in this article.
Maintaining a Healthy Diet
Who or What Turns On the Molecular Switch?
Six Foods That Cause Inflammation
Care and Overcare
The Many Benefits of Gratitude
Inadequate Minerals and Depression
HEALTH NOTES AND RESEARCH BRIEFS
Frequent Saunas and Dementia • Broccoli and Longevity • Sugar Industry • Heart-Mind Connection • Autism and Acetaminophen • Eating for a Healthier Heart • Sulfur-Containing Foods • Accidental Cancer Breakthrough • Yoga and Brain Health • Wise Reasoning • Rosemary and Its Benefits • Lion’s Mane Mushroom • Mushroom Lowers PSA Levels • The Importance of B Vitamins • Scientist Wins GMO Lawsuit • Full- or Low-Fat Milk?