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Dr. Mark Hyman On Why Sugar Is A Recreational Drug

We all eat too much sugar. And it's driving our country's rates of diabetes, cancers, heart disease, dementia, depression and more. Here's Dr. Mark...

June 14 2014

The 4 Best Lessons I Learned From Seeing A Therapist In My 20s

When I saw a psychologist for depression in my 20s, he told me I could win the hurt Olympics. My butt landed in that recliner chair across from him...

Sandra Bienkowski
June 12 2014

Is Booze REALLY That Bad For You?

Ever wondered if that glass of wine or vodka tonic is hurting your health? If you have, then you're just like most of my patients. This can be...

Susan Blum, M.D., MPH
June 7 2014

Why Every Man Needs Therapy

I believe every man needs therapy. But maybe not for the reasons you think they do. Here are three reasons men should consider letting go of whatever...

John Kim
June 3 2014

7 Steps To Get Over Food Cravings & Gain Control Of Your Life

Do you find yourself frequently thinking about sweets? Do you feel obligated to finish a whole bag of chips once you start? Do you eat more than you...

Aviva Romm, M.D.
May 24 2014

U.N. Official Says Unhealthy Diets Worse Than Tobacco

A United Nations investigator kicked off the World Health Organization (WHO) annual summit with grim remarks on Monday evening in Geneva, declaring,...

May 22 2014

How Anxiety & Addiction Saved My Life

When I was diagnosed with generalized anxiety and panic disorder a few years ago, I saw it as a burden. I was 26 years old and my focus was on...

Quentin Vennie
May 20 2014

Are You A Yoga Addict? And Is That Such A Bad Thing?

Yoga can make everyday feel like your birthday. It is a wonderful system of lifestyle management, showering practitioners with a wide spectrum of...

Daniel Scott
May 16 2014

Are You Eating These Sources Of Hidden Sugar?

You may not drink soda or other sugar sweetened beverages, and maybe you stick with dark chocolate for your desserts. But there are many non-dessert...

Margaret Wertheim
May 15 2014

How My (Sober) 20s Prepared Me For Turning 30

My journey of getting to know myself began when I was 20. After numbing myself with drugs and alcohol for the first two years of college, I had an...

Rachel Belz
May 6 2014

Are You Addicted To Your Smartphone? 5 Ways To Break Free

I remember in 2008, a friend of mine was almost giddy with excitement about the arrival of his first smartphone. I was aghast at what seemed like such...

Rachel Trotta
April 29 2014

7 Scientific Examples Of When Yoga Is The Best Medicine

One of the greatest challenges of health care is how to bring yoga to those in greatest need yet unable to afford or access it. Bridging the gap are...

Dr. Lawrence Rosen
April 25 2014

10 Things You Need To Thrive In Recovery From Addiction

At 12 years sober, I ventured outside the 12 Step program after it had saved my life. It wasn't because I wanted to drink or use drugs, because,...

Tommy Rosen
April 25 2014

I Was Addicted To Gambling. Here's How I Overcame It

When did I cross the line and become "an addict"? Perhaps during my final year at high school. Day after day, I’d play hooky from class to join a...

Tony Lobl
April 21 2014

9 Ways To Find Balance Before Completely Losing Control Of Your Life

We often hear from spiritual gurus who have been down a dark road, often with drugs and alcohol, and clawed their way back to a balanced life. But I...

Emily Nolan
April 18 2014

5 Addictive Types Of Stress + How To Kick The Habit

According to the most recent APA "Stress in America" survey, more than 4 out of 10 American adults (42 percent) report that their stress levels have...

Dr. Judith Orloff
March 10 2014

How A Traumatic Event Helped Me Overcome Food Addiction

Three years ago, I reached a major turning point in my weight journey. I sat by my dad’s hospital bed almost certain he would die. He is an alcoholic...

Brynn Johnson
February 17 2014

12 Things I Would Say To My 20-Something Self

Next month I'll turn 40, which is exciting and intimidating. I'm excited because I feel power from building my inner self. I'm intimidated because...

Amber Valletta
January 13 2014

5 Ways To Kiss Your Coffee Habit Goodbye

Two years ago, I found myself in the ER with agonizing stomach pains. They had been progressing for a few weeks, but I woke up one morning unable to...

Andrea Hood
January 6 2014

How I Stopped Sugar From Ruling My Life

I never took the time to think, let alone blame, sugar for anything that was happening in my life. I assumed that the problems I faced—headaches,...

Kate Harris
October 24 2013