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Andrew Weil, M.D., is a world-renowned leader and pioneer in the field of integrative medicine, a healing oriented approach to health care which encompasses body, mind, and spirit. Combining a Harvard education and a lifetime of practicing natural and preventive medicine, Dr. Weil is the founder and director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine (AzCIM) at the University of Arizona.

Raw Food Diet and your Brain

If a raw food diet appeals to you, think twice. New research from Brazil suggests that the capacities of human brains evolved far beyond those of gorillas and chimps because our early ancestors learned to cook food

Ten Simple Steps to a Better Life

1. A New Day Making simple, conscious decisions about your everyday life can influence your physical and mental well-being. Following through on the right resolutions about your health and lifestyle choices is not difficult, especially if you have a firm idea of areas you want to improve, and understand that small, gradual steps typically have […]

8 Ways to Fight Memory Loss

Memory loss can occur for a variety of reasons. Some loss of memory with aging is natural – it is normal to experience short-term forgetfulness, such as the inability to remember a person’s name you met recently. Memory loss that is not a normal part of aging is called dementia. The most common form is […]

Menopause Rearranges Women’s Fat

Contrary to what many women believe, menopause doesn’t lead to weight gain. Instead, the drop in estrogen redirects the process of fat storage in women from the hips to the abdomen, according to a review from the International Menopause Society published in the October 2012 issue of the journal Climateric. This change in the location […]

Another Reason to Avoid Second-Hand Smoke

Lung disease isn’t the only danger you face if share your personal space with a smoker. A new British study has found that secondhand smoke can damage the memory of those who are regularly exposed to it, either because they live with smokers or spent time with smokers in designated smoking areas for an average […]

Gum Disease and Dementia

If you’re over 30, chances are you’ve got gum disease. A new study published in the August 30, 2012 issue of the Journal of Dental Research apparently confirms the gloomy news: based on data from a nationally representative sample, 47 percent of the U.S. population has gum disease. The investigation reported that about 9 percent […]

Natural Insomnia Treatments

Insomnia is a relatively common sleeping disorder, affecting about one-third of the adult population worldwide. Around 10 to 20 percent of adults with insomnia experience severe sleeplessness. Insomnia is more common in women, but the quality of sleep often decreases as we age, equally in both women and men. Although so-called insomnia cures are promoted […]

Curcumin May Drop Diabetes Risk

A new study from Thailand suggests that taking curcumin supplements may help delay or prevent the development of type 2 diabetes in people at high risk. Curcumin, which has been studied for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, is the primary active ingredient in turmeric, the spice that gives curry its distinctive flavor. The nine-month Thai […]

More Chocolate, Fewer Heart Attacks

If more people at high risk for cardiac disease ate dark chocolate daily, there might be fewer heart attacks and strokes. That conclusion comes from a team of Australian researchers who explored the long-term benefits of chocolate – already known to be heart protective – via a mathematical model. They based the model on more […]

Is Email Stressing Us Out?

Maybe so, according to a new study that looked at how temporarily giving up email affected a group of office workers. Researchers from the University of California, Irvine, and the U.S. Army used heart rate monitors and software sensors to study computer-using office workers, some of whom did without email for five days and another […]