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How Walking Strengthens Your Heart and Lungs

By Nicole Radziszewski

For more cardiovascular benefits, you can increase your pace and walk up and down hills.

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Exercising Safely with Parkinson’s Disease

By Emily Ewen

Consistent exercise can help slow the progression of Parkinson’s. Experts weigh in on how to get the best results.

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How Climate Change Is Extending the Allergy Season — and What You Can Do About It

By Mo Perry

The increasing amount of carbon dioxide in the air, warmer temperatures, and longer growing seasons are increasing allergy symptoms in many parts of the world. Here’s what you can do to keep your immune system in tip-top shape.

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Allergies, Sensitivities, Intolerances: All About Food Reactions

With Samantha McKinney, RD
Season 6, Episode 19

Adverse reactions to many foods are on the rise, and while allergies are often more easily identifiable, sensitivities and intolerances typically are not. Regardless, they can all cause troubling effects in the body. Samantha McKinney, RD, explains the differences between food allergies, sensitivities, and intolerances, what the common food offenders are, how to spot signs of a reaction, and —  in the case of the latter two — why those signs are often symptoms but not the root cause.

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What Are the Health Benefits of Quercetin?

By Jill Patton, FMCHC

Quercetin can help with allergies, brain health, heart health, and more. It can easily be incorporated into your healthy eating routine.

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Can Quercetin Relieve Your Seasonal Allergies?

By Jill Patton, FMCHC

Learn how this common nutrient can provide relief.

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Why Massage?

With Zac Ellis
Season 6, Episode 16

Many view massage as a luxury or splurge — but some experts argue that it’s an investment in your health and wellness and deserves to be part of your routine. Zac Ellis, certified massage therapist, explains why he suggests adjusting your perceptions around massage, the benefits that can be reaped from the practice, the different types of massage modalities, and how to get the most out of a session.

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5 Surprising Factors to Reduce the Risk of Dementia

By Michael Dregni

Eating well, prioritizing sleep, and exercising help to protect against dementia, but there are other several other factors that play an important role as well. Learn more.

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What Is Inflammation?

With Gregory Plotnikoff, MD
Season 6, Episode 15

Inflammation is a natural bodily response that is essential in acute circumstances — we need it to happen we get a paper cut or if we’re fighting a head cold. Its harmful effects occur, however, when it becomes chronic and systemic. Functional-medicine practitioner Gregory Plotnikoff, MD, shares what to know about inflammation, including what causes it, how it impacts our health, ways we can test for it, and proactive steps we can take in our daily lives to tame it.

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Which Health Conditions Are Considered Inflammatory?

By Mo Perry

Chronic conditions such as autoimmune disorders, Alzheimer’s, and certain types of arthritis indicate some level of inflammation.

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PUMPING IRONY: Every Breath You Take

By Craig Cox

While air quality nationwide has improved markedly since the turn of the century, recent research highlights the cognitive damage that even low levels of pollution can exact on the aging brain.

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The Importance of Heart-Rate Zone Training

With Omaur Bliss, GTX Coach
Season 6, Episode 9

Understanding your heart-rate zones allows you to approach your fitness efforts in a more personalized way — working at the right intensity level and tapping into the right fuel source for your body at the right time. Omaur Bliss, GTX Coach, explains more about the benefits of this type of training and the ways it’s integrated into GTX programming.

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A Look at the Stress Reaction and Heart Health Lab Panel

By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT

What blood markers are tested and why knowing them can positively impact your health plan and trajectory.

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What Are the Risk Factors and Triggers for Functional Neurological Disorders?

By Mo Perry

It turns out there are a variety of different triggers, say experts.

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How to Relieve a Stiff Neck

By Dr. Reza Alizadeh

Simple strategies for addressing and preventing discomfort in your neck.

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PUMPING IRONY: A Parley With Parkinson’s

By Craig Cox

While I only occasionally wonder whether Parkinson’s awaits me somewhere down the road, recent research provides some calming evidence that lifestyle changes may help keep the disease at bay.

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What Is a Functional Neurological Disorder?

By Mo Perry

Hybrid disorders of the brain, mind, and body once confounded physicians and researchers. Today experts are beginning to uncover the conditions’ complexities — and how to treat them.

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PUMPING IRONY: This Is Your Brain on Junk Food

By Craig Cox

As Big Pharma’s latest Alzheimer’s drug faces renewed skepticism, a new study suggests that avoiding ultraprocessed food may be a more promising approach to maintaining healthy cognitive function as we age.

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What Is a Behavioral Addiction?

By Alexandra Smith, MA, LPCC

Shopping, gambling, social-media use, and sex are all behaviors that are potentially addictive. Learn how they happen and what defines this type of addiction.

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Is Cracking Your Neck Bad for You?

By Dr. Shane Wernke

What happens when you crack your own neck and the benefits of leaving neck adjustments to professionals.

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5 Tips to Stay Sober

By Veronica Valli

Quitting alcohol may not be easy, but it doesn’t have to be hard forever.

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