Health and Fitness Archive

All the Things We Never Knew: Chasing the Chaos of Mental Illness - Sheila Hamilton’s business is getting the story. She does it very well --- as a television reporter, she’s won five Emmys. In Portland, Oregon, where she hosts the morning drive-time

Feeding Eden: The Trials and Triumphs of a Food Allergy Family - Our daughter, knock wood, is as healthy as a child can be. Some of that is good genes (my wife) and some of it is dumb luck and some of

Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar — Your Brain’s Silent Killers - I came close to not graduating from high school because I was a total idiot in Science. At college, to satisfy the Science requirement, I took Evolution because it was

Healing through Exercise: Scientifically-Proven Ways to Prevent and Overcome Illness and Lengthen Your Life - In the forest, sick animals hide and rest until they’re better. That is perhaps the origin of “bed rest” as a cure for sick people. If so, that’s inspired a

Healthy Aging: A Lifelong Guide to Your Physical and Spiritual Well-Being - Andrew Weil is America's best-known revolutionary. You know him as a doctor --- a pioneer in what he calls Integrative Medicine --- who gets around in the very

Long Distance: Testing the Limits of Body and Spirit in a Year of Living Strenuously - Every fall, I watch the New York Marathon. Each fall, I think: I must work out more. Bill McKibben, the noted environmental writer, had this same feeling in 1998. He was then

Mind Over Meds: Know When Drugs Are Necessary, When Alternatives Are Better – and When to Let Your Body Heal on Its Own - I’ve been thinking that some of my physical complaints might be side effects of the meds I take. Like Lipitor, which was, for many years, the most frequently prescribed drug

On Pluto, Inside the Mind of Alzheimer’s - Guest Blogger Gerald Secor Couzens,the author of more than two dozen health books, is the managing editor of The Scientific American Memory Disorders Bulletin, a 45-page print quarterly for people

Radical Remission: Surviving Cancer Against the Odds - The New York Times noted that at a recent meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research, the 18,500 researchers and other professionals were treated to only a single poster

Reiki: A Comprehensive Guide - We tend to think any kind of healing that originated in Asia is thousands of years old. We imagine that hermetic monks took it for decades of test

Self-Care: What the President Didn’t Say - Depending on where you sit, President Obama’s speech about health care was either a long-overdue line in the sand or, as the Congressman from South Carolina would have it, a

Shriver Report: Amelia Clark, Medical Missionary - Last winter, as veteran readers of this site may recall, our community raised funds for a medical mission to Honduras. Now four students at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and

The Science of Yoga: The Risks and the Rewards - Guest Butler Lorraine Kreahling has contributed regularly to the New York Times, including writing about yoga for the science section. She recently completed “The Green Hotel,” a memoir that explores the

The Square Foot Garden: Gardening Made Easy - "I am two with Nature," Woody Allen quipped. Me too. So I was spooked by the passage in Dominique Browning's glorious Slow Love when she got down on her hands and

Thinner This Year - Like millions and millions of people on the East Coast, I’ve been inside for months now. If anxiety burned calories, I’d be a stick. It doesn’t. The result: status as

Vegetable Harvest: Vegetables at the Center of the Plate - Water Footprints: In California, where 80% of the water goes to agriculture, a drought is a good time to ask: “How much water does it take to grow my favorite

Younger Next Year: A Guide to Living Like 50 Until You’re 80 and Beyond - At the office, a kid is looking at you as if something's wrong --- the EJECT button has been pushed but you're still there.   At a party, an

Zojirushi Micom Rice Cooker - We now live in East Harlem, a chip shot from the only Costco in Manhattan. There are few grocery stores in this neighborhood, so I often shop there. I find