Antibacterial Soap Faces Pressure to Perform From FDA

Antibacterial Hand Soap

The Food & Drug Administration announced Monday that the makers of antimicrobial and antibacterial soaps and body washes will need to demonstrate the safety and effectiveness of their products, as well as prove that they prevent the spread of illness better than simple soap and water. Failing to do so, manufacturers must reformulate or re-label these products to continue selling … [Read more...]

Your Guide to Happy, Healthy Holidays From The Mind-Body Shift

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The holidays can be the most magical time of the year, but they can also be the most stressful - emotionally, physically and financially. Conscious planning and self-care are crucial to being able to fully and healthfully enjoy the holidays. Commit to Your Health This Holiday Season As my gift to you, I'm sharing my top 10 Tips to Stay Healthy Through the Holidays Get your Healthy Through the … [Read more...]

Favorite Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes: Whipped Sweet Potato Pudding

Healthy Thanksgiving recipes

Sweet potato pudding is a favorite dish at the Thanksgiving table. Coming from a long line of Southerners, meals with the extended family have always showcased sweet potato pudding packed with brown sugar and topped with fat marshmallows, butter and toasted pecans. Yet my mother has always served a far healthier version that is easily my favorite. Sweet potatoes have a creamy consistency that is … [Read more...]

Spotlight on Diabetes: Foods That Feed or Fight Diabetes

Medical Treatment for Diabetes

While the month of October drew a great of attention to breast cancer, November sheds the spotlight on diabetes, the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S. As of 2011, according to the American Diabetes Association, 25.8 million, or 8.3 percent of the population, had diabetes. It is estimated that 90 to 95 percent of patients with diabetes have Type 2 diabetes. Type 1 vs. Type 2 Diabetes … [Read more...]

Pro Athletes Don Pink For Breast Cancer—Is It Worth The While?

It is October, and once again the month is awash with pink. Pink pens, pink water bottles, pink ribbons and pro athletes, like NFL players and the NBA’s Sacramento Kings, are donning pink game apparel. On Thursday night, one side of the White House was lit up pink for breast cancer awareness. While I appreciate the sentiment and effort for awareness, I can’t help thinking: Is all the pink for … [Read more...]

When You Can’t Hide From the Hurt Anymore: How Does a Relationship Endure a Relapse?

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In the year and a half that we’ve been together, I’m managed to keep this part of me hidden from my love. It wasn’t a conscious decision for me to hide it from him it just turned out that way. He just happened to catch me in mostly good spell. And while I had occasional flare ups outside of his company, I had never showed signs of my movement disorder, dystonia, in front of him. That’s not to say … [Read more...]

Trainer of MMA Superstar Ronda Rousey Talks High Performance Mentality

Leo Frincu, trainer of Ronda Rousey

Perhaps most famously known for his coaching of female MMA superstar Ronda Rousey, Leo Frincu is more than a personal trainer—he’s a high performance mentality coach (more on that later). The former six-time Romanian wrestling champion and four-time European champion overcame the constraints of communist Romania to become a successful entrepreneur in America, translating his own mental tenacity … [Read more...]

Top Tips for a Toxin-Free Way to a Healthy Hoo Hoo

Maintaining a Healthy HooHoo

Stacy Lyon, founder of the natural, feminine “intimate cleanser” product line Healthy Hoo Hoo, had never heard of parabens prior to 2001 when she had an intimate discussion with a roommate from college who had just undergone a double mastectomy. “She told me they found parabens in her breast cancer tissue biopsy and that spurred her to swap-out all of her health and beauty products to ones that … [Read more...]

The Quest for ‘Intelligent Infinity’ in the Age of Ascension

Richard C. Cook

Today's guest post is written by Richard C. Cook is a former federal analyst and NASA whistleblower, now a teacher of meditation and spirituality   “Enlightenment” is a word often expressed as an ideal by spiritually-minded people, but it can also be vague and overused. A better alternative: consciousness of “Intelligent Infinity.” What is today called “Ascension” means access to this state … [Read more...]

Making Home a Sanctuary (Away From the Clutter)

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For the first time in several years, I am in the position, hand-in-hand with my loving boyfriend, to fashion a new home for myself. Our new dwelling is more than big enough for the two of us, plus my cat. It had the requisite two bedrooms (one for my office), a kitchen with enough counter space and room for the two of us to comfortably move around at the same time. The gardens and pool were a … [Read more...]