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By Mike Fillon with Experience Life staff
Think science news is just for nerds in white lab coats? Think again. Health-related scientific research has come a long way in the past decade or so. And it's telling us astonishing things about our own bodies and minds. Collected here: Eight important insights that are changing the way we think about living well.
By Helen Cordes
Gym classes a vanishing. Passive entertainments are multiplying. The country has an out-of-control obesity problem. How can we stop the next generation from getting lost in the shuffle.
father and son walking in forest
By Richard Louv
A generation ago, kids learned about the natural world by going out to play. Today, many have virtually no experience with the unadulterated out-of-doors. Is this separation making our kids sick?
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By Gary Legwold
Most of us take our eyesight for granted. But without proper care, nutrition, and protection, our eyes are vulnerable to damage and degeneration. Find out what you can do to keep your vision crisp, even as you age.
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By Victoria Freeman
More people than ever are medicating for mood disorders, but there may be a more natural approach that's just as effective.
By Jennifer Pedalty
For pain, sprains, broken bones and even surgical wounds, healing touch is gaining clout as an energy medicine that helps the body heal itself.
a man asleep in his bed
By Catherine Guthrie
It's the first thing to go when we're stressed. It's the last thing we get when we're busy. But not sleeping enough can lead our bodies into big trouble. Want to be fit and healthy? Find out why your shuteye should be a top priority.
Fighting-Inflammation
By Catherine Guthrie
Some aging factors are beyond our control, but one of the biggest — inflammation — needn't be. Here's how you can extinguish the flames of chronic inflammation before they ignite.
By Kathy Summers
Degenerative joint disease can cause debilitating pain, loss of mobility, and function, even severe disability. But what if you're just starting to suffer from a little wear and tear? Here's how to work with your joints — not against them.
A woman wrapped in a shawl bends over a cup of tea.
By Elson Haas
Your body's rapid-response defenses protect you from millions of would-be invaders daily. Here's how you can help your immune system do its job.
By Eris Weaver
How to get beyond headlines and hype to find answers you can use.
By Elson Haas
Allergy-like food sensitivities may be the blame for at least part of your pudge. Lay off your problem foods and you could lose unwanted pounds and inches — fast.
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By Elson Haas
Don't take two aspirin and call this doctor in the morning. He'd rather see you nourish, protect and heal your body for real.
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By Pilar Gerasimo
EFT — or Emotional Freedom Technique — is a technique for getting over cravings, phobias, pain, and more.
By the Experience Life Team
Well, we've done it. We've corralled massive piles of health and fitness information from a variety of leading health books, magazines and web sites, then squeezed out the most essential bits and massaged them into just 10 basic tips.
By LANI WILLIS
An emerging field of nutritional research dubbed “nutrigenomics” focuses on identifying and understanding molecular-level interaction between nutrients and other dietary bioadditives with the human genome during transcription, translation and expression (the processes by which proteins encoded by the genome are produced and, for better or for worse, do their thing).
By Kelly James-Enger
Healing or harmful? When it comes to both your health and appearance, the sun may play a bigger role than you thought.
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By Robert Crayhon
On my radio show I give out an award called the “Wish You Were Here Award.” It is an award given to people who are so far off in their understanding of nutrition that they are sent a postcard with a picture of the earth on one side with the phrase “Wish You Were Here” written on the back.
By Dave Wondra
Too often, our intimate relationship with the natural world fades with childhood. But somewhere, in each of us, an essential craving remains.
By Ori Hofmekler
How much do you really know about the magic of your body's inner workings?
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