For your Valentine pleasure, here’s a hard to find green and yummy treasure – organic personal lubricants and pleasure butters made from the finest base and aromatic essential oils that nourish, soften and heal skin. Good Clean Love sells only the finest all natural and organic green products for health and sexual enhancement. [...]

In what may be the best news on the health care scene in years, President Obama has suggested that if we want affordable health care, we need to address the causes of health and illness by providing incentives to live healthfully - rather than reimbursing only for drugs and surgery. He believes that chronic diseases [...]

The consequences of not being mindful of what we eat as we age has just been upped a notch, as a new study on memory decline due to mild glucose imbalance indicates. For most of us, exercise is still our best bet for maintaining that balance.
This headline reminded me a remarkable documentary I saw [...]

Choosing Life

January 8, 2009 | Leave a Comment

Maybe it’s because I’m feeling great this morning after a new workout regimen I started at the gym yesterday, but this piece in today’s New York Times, Disease Invades a Body, and Endorphins Kick In, is so uplifting I have to share it. It describes people with serious illnesses - diabetes, brain cancer, advanced [...]

Like anyone with ‘weight issues’ you likely look askance at weight loss ‘programs’ that offer the world. And rightly so. Everyone knows that successful, i.e. healthy and sustainable, weight loss depends on the balance between calories taken in and those expended. So most diet programs just fiddle with this equation. They change [...]

Here’s a little holiday virtual stocking stuffer for you. Heaven knows it’s been a tough few months, and if you aren’t already, weaving mini self-care practices into your daily routine might just be the best investment that you could make right now. The Desktop Spa is one of my essential health care secrets. [...]

It’s a time honored tradition, traveling to seek health. Pilgrims to Lourdes journeyed for a miracle. The well-heeled traveled to Battle Creek for rest and rejuvenation. Cancer patients seek unconventional cures in Mexico. Businessmen travel to the Mayo Clinic for regular check ups. And modern women go spa-ing to regain their ground, or for a [...]

To me life is movement, vitality itself. I like to play tennis and dance, but walking, strength training and yoga have always been my staples. Yoga keeps me loose and calm, and a good workout leaves makes me feel strong. But walking has always been purely for pleasure. That is, until not [...]

We lived in the Washington DC area for many years, and as health professionals, long admired James Gordon’s courage in exploring nontraditional, natural - i.e. nontoxic and self-care! - therapies with his patients. He’s the founder of the Center for Mind Body Medicine at Georgetown University, a psychiatrist with expertise in Chinese and [...]

I take care of my mother, who has Alzheimer’s, and I’ve been in serious need of a system to help me track the myriad activities, service providers, and expenditures involved in her care. I happened to come across an ad for a free tool kit for organizing health care expenses, so I checked out [...]

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