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The Joy of Eating

By Experience Life Staff
Small, satisfying food moments can bring big, valuable pleasure to our lives.
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Can Massage Soothe Pain?

By Mo Perry
Massage can lower cortisol levels and enhance dopamine, serotonin, and oxytocin, all of which helps with pain relief.
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NATURAL MENTAL HEALTH: How Using Your Senses Can Improve Your Mental Health

By Henry Emmons, MD
Smell, touch, and sound can help cultivate resilience. Here's how.
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Can Massage Help Ease Anxiety and Depression?

By Mo Perry
Stimulating the peripheral nerves with massage can switch the nervous system into rest-and-relaxation mode.
Anika Christ

Why Vitamin D?

With Anika Christ, RD, CPT
Season 4, Episode 11   November 16, 2021

Vitamin D is the most common micronutrient deficiency — but it’s also one that we can prevent with relative ease. In this mini episode, Anika Christ, RD, CPT, explains why vitamin D is critical to our health, including its role in immunity, and offers ways we can make sure our bodies get optimal levels.

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Habit Help for the Holiday Season

By Molly Schelper
A four-step plan for solidifying healthy behaviors despite the obstacles of this time of year.
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11 Massage Modalities

By Mo Perry
From acupressure to myofascial release to trigger-point therapy, here are various forms of massage — and what they are good for.
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6 Tips to Start Working Out — at Any Age

By Michael Dregni
Here are six ways to get over the mental barriers to working out.
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Can Massage Help Relieve Headaches?

By Mo Perry
Shiatsu-style massage and craniosacral therapy can help with chronic headaches.
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Larry Prablek’s Success Story

By Larry Prablek
After a frightening bout with COVID-19, an ER doctor recommits to his fitness routine.
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Fit for Life: You’re Never Too Old to Get Moving

By Michael Dregni
One of our greatest misconceptions is that we reach peak fitness when we're young, and then it’s all downhill. Here are fitness tips for life — no matter your age.
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Raising the Bar: Katia Smirnov’s Success Story

By Katia Smirnov
When one woman began investigating ingredients in her food, she found preservatives, chemicals, and hormones she wasn’t expecting. Her decision to prioritize organic whole foods improved her mood, weight, and overall well-being.
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How Massage and Healing Touch Benefit Overall Health

By Mo Perry
Massage can help with pain relief, digestion, and even immunity.
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Can Aducanumab Help Treat Alzheimer’s?

By Michael Dregni
Many scientists and Alzheimer's researchers are not so sure.
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How to Lower Grilled Meat’s Cancer Risk

By Catherine Guthrie
Adding onions and garlic to a meat marinade may offset the risks of heterocyclic amines.
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5 of Our Favorite Tools for Cold and Allergy Season

By Experience Life Staff
Breathe a little easier with these natural supports for colds and allergies.
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For the Aging Gut, Change is Good

By Craig Cox
As we age, our microbiomes change — and that might be a good thing. Here's why.
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8 Ways to Protect Your Vision

By Michael Dregni
Proper nutrition and hydration are just two ways to support eye health.
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A Calling From Cancer

By Molly Tynjala
When two sisters received back-to-back breast-cancer diagnoses, they developed a virtual system to support each other — and became inspired to do the same for others.
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NATURAL MENTAL HEALTH: Is Depression Overdiagnosed?

By Henry Emmons, MD
Labeling all mood dysregulation as “depression” may interfere with effective treatment. Consider this a more nuanced approach.
Samantha McKinney

Thyroid Health: How to Identify Imbalances + Tips for Support

With Samantha McKinney, RD
Season 4, Episode 5   October 5, 2021

Thyroid issues are prevalent: An estimated one in seven people are affected, with even more suffering from an imbalance — and many not even aware that their thyroid is behind their symptoms. Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT, shares the signals our thyroid might be sending us, the tests to ask for, and the lifestyle habits we can implement in our daily lives to nourish and support our thyroids.

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