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Giving the “Green Light” to Stess Reduction

By Russell Jaffe, MD, PhD

Regular exposure to dichromatic (also called “dichroic”) light is an effective modality for positively influencing the neural pathways between the eyes and the brain in ways that help to reduce the negative impact of chronic stress, and to help the body shift toward greater balance.

How Honest Are Gluten Free Food Claims?

By Beth Donnelly, Contributing Writer

With so many food manufacturers, restaurant chains, and even personal care companies jumping on the GF bandwagon, we need to ask ourselves an important question: Can we trust that GF products are truly “Gluten Free”? In most cases, the answer is "Yes," according to a study by the Food and Drug Administration.

The Caregiver Crisis: Rising Demand, Short Supply Puts Elderly at Risk

By Erik Goldman, Editor in Chief

As the population ages, the need for eldercare is soaring. Yet the number of people willing and able to provide these services is falling short. The impending eldercare gap is one of the biggest public health challenges confronting the nation, an issue that will sooner or later touch just about everyone regardless of race, creed, ethnicity or economic status. But nobody really wants to talk about it.

Dancing to the End of Life: Movement Therapy Transforms Eldercare

By Ali Schechter, R-DMT, LCAT, Contributing Writer

Say the word “dance” and most people think of young, able-bodied people moving freely. It’s not something we typically associate with the end of life. But dance/movement therapy, offers profound physical and cognitive benefits for the eldery, even those with limited mobility.

“Clinically Validated Daily Intake”-- An Antidote to Supplement Fairy-Dusting?

By Meg Sinclair, Staff Writer

The "Clinically Validated Daily Intake" is the minimum daily amount of a dietary supplement ingredient that has been found to produce a positive health effect in human studies. Broad use of CVDIs on supplement labels could go a long way in stopping the practice of "fairy dusting" products with insignificant amounts of popular ingredients. Will the industry embrace the CVDI concept?

Amino Acid Combo Before Hi-Carb Meals? It's a Good Idea!

By Meg Sinclair, Staff writer

A sparkling water beverage containing a combination of five amino acids plus small amounts of chromium picolinate can reduce postprandial glucose peaks by nearly 30%, making it a potentially valuable new tool for people concerned about their diabetes risk.