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Feeding the Multivore Family

By Ellen Kanner, Contributing Writer

Feeding a “multivore” family—where each member has distinct and divergent dietary restrictions and preferences--is challenging. But it is doable: all you need is some “good common sense.”

What's in Your Water....And What to Do About It

By Russell Jaffe, MD, Contributing Writer

Public drinking water routinely contains contaminants that the body does not benefit from and that are sometimes downright toxic. What can we do to improve the quality and healthfulness of the water that we, and our patients, use? Here are some tips regarding the most common systems based on my research.

FDA Mandates Major Overhaul of Supplement Labels

By Kristen Schepker, Assistant Editor

For the first time in over two decades, the Food and Drug Administration is mandating changes to the way foods and dietary supplements are labeled. The new regulations call for significant revision of numerous long-used health and nutrition standards, and will affect healthcare practitioners, patients, and industry players alike.

Doctors vs Insurance CEOs: A Tale of Two Surveys

By Erik Goldman, Editor in Chief

Two recent surveys--one assessing physician income by specialty, the other looking at annual compensation packages for top health insurance CEOs--tells a troubling tale about the nation's healthcare priorities and the value systems that shape our medicine.

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.