Mind-Body Health

Headaches are frequent cause for concern: Every 10 seconds, someone in the United States goes to the emergency room for a headache or migraine. The three most common types of headaches—tension and cluster headaches and migraines—can range from mild aches to a debilitating pains, and are often... Read More
Many people report being down during winter, and their experience falls into three categories—all of them treatable. Let's call them the blahs, the blues, and winter depression (or SAD). The Blahs The holiday season often serves as a trigger for feeling down. Why are some people at their jolliest... Read More
Tulsi (ocimum sanctum), which is often referred to as holy basil, is a potent herb that has been used in India for thousands of years to treat colds, coughs, and the flu. According to Ayurveda, holy basil promotes purity and lightness in the body, cleansing the respiratory tract of toxins, and... Read More
Contrary to popular belief, symptoms are not always related to the location that they are associated with. For example, if you have asthma, acne, or headaches, the root causes may not be located in your lungs, skin, or head. Many symptoms stem from a systemic imbalance—often originating in your gut... Read More
Long ago, when your hunter-gatherer ancestors came across a bear in the woods, they experienced what is now called stress: elevated heart rate, quick breathing, and tense muscles. This response quickened their reflexes, spurring them to fight or run—which would not only potentially save their lives... Read More
“I think it’s time for a detox!” said over a million people around the world just yesterday. How many Facebook posts have you read about the latest liver detox, elimination diet, fat flush, or colon cleanse? It’s great that more and more people are thinking about cleansing their systems. But a... Read More
Habits are behaviors or thoughts so strongly wired into your brain that you can perform them without thinking. Why, if the brain is plastic and able to change, are bad habits so hard to break? Here you can learn about the neuroscience of how habits form—and how to use that knowledge to replace bad... Read More
As you reflect back on the past year, identify opportunities for taking your emotional health to the next level next year. It’s important to be aware that anytime you set an important goal and actively move toward it, you can come up against resistance, either from yourself or other people. Have... Read More