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disease

Why Wellness Warriors Should Care About Football

As America’s most popular sport, football is a big part of life for many of us. Boys in the United States start playing pee wee football around age 6,...

What I Wish Everyone Knew About Chronic Disease

Over 20 years ago, I co-founded The Institute for Functional Medicine. I wanted to shift the disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more...

7 Tests That Could Help You Live To Be 100

Is living until you're a healthy 150 years old on the verge of becoming the new norm? Will 200 be the new 70? We live at a time when the concept of...

6 Things Every Lesbian Should Know About Her Health, From A Gynecologist

In speaking with many lesbian and bisexual women in my 22 years as an ob-gyn, I've learned that some have felt apprehensive about getting health care...

10 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

Let’s explore some facts about RA that most people don’t know.

Tami Brown
December 2 2013

Stop Fearing Fat! Just Be Smarter With Your Choices

Over the past 50 years there's been an endless barrage of misinformation and propaganda against eating fat. Although old belief systems die hard, we...

The 6 Tests For Gluten Intolerance Your Doctor Isn't Running

Thanks to the hybridization of wheat and a grain-centric culture, gluten can be a monster to your health.

Why I Get A Flu Shot & Why I Recommend It To My Patients

It’s the time of year when it seems like everyone’s recommending that you get a flu shot. There’s a lot of misinformation out there, and it can be...

Dr. Barbara Casper
October 18 2013

​What I Wish Everyone Knew About Endometriosis

It can take years and multiple failed treatments before a woman finally receives the care she needs to relieve her pain.

Libby Hopton, M.A.
October 16 2013

Want To Live Longer? Eat More Fruits & Veggies!

The European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition, known as EPIC, is a huge ongoing study involving ten countries. Very recently they...

Ani Richardson
October 10 2013

What I Wish Everyone Knew About Parkinson's Disease

Knowledge is empowering, especially as it relates to putting out the fire.

David Perlmutter, M.D.
September 20 2013

Why Going Gluten Free Can Be Unhealthy

Gluten free has gone mainstream. The multibillion dollar gluten-free food industry has exploded over the last few years, to the point that you now can...

William Cole, IFMCP, DNM, D.C.
September 16 2013

5 Reasons Thyroid Medications Aren't Working For You

Millions of Americans struggle with low thyroid symptoms and are told at their doctor's office to take medication and return in three months. Welcome...

7 Things That Helped Me Cope With Chronic Illness

I was diagnosed with a chronic illness over a year ago, and my life was turned upside down

Amy Phillips
August 30 2013

Why I Chose To Give Up Tampons

I think of myself as the average girl who was wildly interested in the impending changes of my body. I couldn’t wait to become a woman, and I spent...

Falan Storm
August 20 2013

Why You Should Practice Preventative Wellness Today

When I was diagnosed with a neurological disease that has no known cause, cure or truly viable treatment, it was a blessing in disguise.

Maria Mooney, MSW, LSW
July 22 2013

What Everyone Should Know About Inflammation: A Cardiologist Explains

Regular readers of MindBodyGreen are aware that a process in our bodies called inflammation is involved in many aspects of human health and disease....

Joel Kahn, M.D.
July 8 2013

The Leading Cause Of Hypothyroidism & The 8 Tests Your Doctor Hasn't Run

In my last article, I showed six different patterns of hypothyroidism that don't show up on standard labs, and aren't sustainably helped by thyroid...

6 Thyroid Conditions That Won't Show Up On Tests

The standard of care for people struggling with low thyroid symptoms is incomplete and inadequate

Why I Don't Let My Disease Stop My Yoga Practice

For the longest time, there were things about yoga that I thought I would never be able to do.

Katie Murray
May 24 2013