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The Road to Fossil Fuel Dependence

by McKay Jenkins The U.S. interstate highway system was designed to keep America safe in case of invasion, but it had dramatic consequences for the way we live today. A friend of mine recently said that he found it easier to imagine the end of the world than to imagine the end of capitalism. I thought about this idea a great ... Read More »

Not all Vegan or Plant-Based Diets Are Equally Healthy

by Hena Patel, M.D., and Kim Allan Williams Sr., M.D. Move over low-fat diets. More and more experts are recommending plant-based diets to reduce the risk of heart disease and other chronic conditions such as diabetes and cancer. But are all plant-based diets equally beneficial? And must they be all-or-none eating strategies, or is there a role for a semi-vegetarian ... Read More »

Harvesting Profits: The Roots of Our Food Crisis

by Christopher D. Cook Every day in America, as we consume whatever food we can access and afford, the system that supplies our sustenance is engaged in its own form of consumption. It feasts on human toil, commodified animals, natural resources, and our own bodies. Food, one of the foundations of life, has become a hub of suffering and struggle. Surveying the ... Read More »

An Interview with Dr. Robert Morrison, Chiropractor for the Actors in the Broadway Show Hamilton

In addition to being the official chiropractor for the Broadway actors in the hit musical Hamilton, Dr. Robert Morrison has his own practice in midtown New York City. A native New Yorker, Morrison has also lived and worked in Italy for 12 years. Morrison has taught applied kinesiology internationally since 2008, and in 2012, he authored a textbook titled Applied ... Read More »

INSPIRED LIVING: Five Ways to Make the New Year Sparkle

By Kelly Martinsen Inspiration may strike anywhere, at any time. The trick is nurturing the process to appear on demand when we need it most. Often, an inspiration is sparked when we perceive someone being selfless, courageous, physically extraordinary or deliciously creative. However, we don’t need to wait for outside stimulus when we can discover internal stirrings by invoking any ... Read More »

Gifts That Inspire

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. ~Melody Beattie Make holidays, gift giving, and every day more meaningful with Gratitude Tree Notes! It’s never too early ... Read More »

Why Sell Now Instead of Later?

The Buyers Are Out Now Each year, most homeowners wait until the spring to sell their houses because they believe that they can get a better deal during the normal spring buyer’s market. However, recently released data suggest that a seller’s best deal may be available right now. The concept of “supply and demand” reveals that the best price for ... Read More »

Pre-Holiday Detox—the Calm Before the Storm

Around this time of year, most people report feeling sluggish, overweight, bloated and achy all over. Many are anxious that the holiday hustle and bustle is going to add even more weight, more stress and more pains. The rule of thumb is that during the holiday season, from October to December, the average female will gain approximately 10 pounds of ... Read More »

Are You Inflamed?

I’m sure you have heard inflammation is the cause of many of our most severe diseases: heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, autoimmune disease, cancer and stroke. These are the illnesses that are causing our insurance premiums to be rising up to 30 percent per year. Despite that rise in cost, there doesn’t seem to be a decrease in the severity or ... Read More »

Making the Case—Immediate Biopsy to Spot Oral Cancer Early

The American Cancer Society predicts that there will be an estimated 50,000 new cases of cancer in the oral cavity and oropharynx in 2017, with more than 80 percent of those cases being oral squamous cell carcinomas (OSCCs) or oropharynx squamous cell carcinomas (OPSCCs). The American Dental Association (ADA) responded to this dire statistic by releasing an updated version of ... Read More »