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Functional Wellness, Part 6: Energy, Mitochondria and Toxicity
Mighty mitochondria — those little factories inside our cells that generate energy — play a central role in our metabolism, our vitality and our well-being. Find out how to rev your cellular engines, rid them of the gunk and damage that slows them down, and start feeling your healthy best.
Whether flushing toxins, preventing inflammation or boosting your immune system, certain foods prove particularly effective in repairing the body. Here’s a primer on some of the best edible healers around.
Functional Wellness, Part 5: The Body-Mind Connection
Discover the truth about how your mind affects your body, how your body affects your brain, and what you can do to keep the whole brilliant system working to your advantage.
Functional Wellness, Part 4: Real Healthcare Reform
Everyone's talking about universal coverage, single-payer plans, and other well-intended solutions to America's healthcare access dilemma, but we're missing the real question: What's the point of giving more people access to a system that is likely to make them sicker?
Functional Wellness, Part 3: Digestive Health
A well-functioning digestive system is the cornerstone of good health. Find out how the gut works, what makes it vulnerable — and what you can do to keep your own digestive tract in tiptop shape.
Functional Wellness, Part 2: Hormones and Inflammation
Hormonal imbalances can lead to a host of serious health problems, including inflammation, high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, cancer, dementia and more. Here’s how to get your body back in balance.
Functional Wellness, Part 1: Genes and the Environment
Learn how your genes interact with your habits, lifestyle, and surroundings to create a healthy body — or an unhealthy one.
Help Wanted: Health Coach
Trained to listen and support, rather than simply dole out advice, health coaches are attracting more attention than ever — from patients and from a healthcare industry desperate for solutions.
The ideal diet, the spot-on supplement strategy — can a few simple tests help you carve out the one and only nutritional program that's perfect for you?
The New View of Health
Once perceived as the domain of medical experts tasked with keeping our symptoms at bay, the realm of personal healthcare has expanded. It now includes broader definitions, more integrated, preventive approaches — and, perhaps most important, us.
How to Eat For Your Genes
You know that your genes are central to your health. But did you know that they have their own nutritional needs? Discover how the emerging field of nutrigenomics may help us nourish our DNA — and lower our risk of certain diseases.
More Than One Way Out of Depression
Looking for a way out of depression? Antidepressant drugs are not your only option. And the relief offered by natural alternatives just might surprise you.
The Way of the Healthy Person
Good health, at core, is less a destination than life-enhancing journey. But if there is any clear path toward the promised land of healthy living, it begins not on any treadmill or diet plan, but on the fertile ground of our own thoughts, assumptions and beliefs.
Below are some of the tests that Dr. Gregory Tefft and other individualized-nutrition experts suggest will show you the best picture of your current genetic and nutritional reality.
The Real Power of Antioxidants
Antioxidants protect something infinitely important – your cells. These remarkable nutrients give freely of themselves so your cells can live and be healthy. Discover more about these power nutrients.