Love Match: The Four Types of Intimacy

Falling in love can seem easy at first, but what about staying in love? If you haven’t found your perfect match yet, you are probably wondering what it takes to find “the one” that will last. In this article, we will take a peek into the guidance you can find in my new book Love Match: The Art and Science of Finding Your Ideal Partner.

So, what does it take to find your perfect match? Let’s dig in a little to find out more about the essential building blocks of a lasting romantic relationship. Continue reading

Expert Tips for the School-Aged Athlete

According to Stanford Children’s Health, there are over 3.5 million children who sustain sports-related injuries every year. Add to that the notion that around 70% of kids who play organized youth sports quit by the time they turn 13, and it’s clear to see the red flags. Those who have a school-aged athlete can help them to avoid being injured and becoming burned out, leading to a longer love of and participation in sports.

“Many parents start out seeing how their child loves a particular sport, only to be surprised when they either walk away from it altogether or they end up with injuries,” explains Coach Sarah Walls, personal trainer and owner of SAPT Strength & Performance Training, Inc., who is also the strength and conditioning coach for the WNBA’s Washington Mystics. “The good news is that by taking a proactive approach, this can largely be avoided. I’ve worked with many young athletes and have helped them to avoid injuries and hold onto that passion for the game.” Continue reading

How Not To Get Sick at the Gym

The Emmy Award-winning daytime talk show The Doctors headed to three different gyms – budget, mid-range and luxury – to investigate what germs and bacteria are lurking on your treadmill.

What did they find? Bacteria on several pieces of cardio equipment, and multiple strains of bacteria on yoga mats, even at the expensive gyms. The dirtiest place they found, however, was the water fountain, which was hosting e coli and feces bacteria. Continue reading

Top 10 Tips for Better Posture

William Smith, MS, author of Exercises for Perfect Posture, has provided his top tips for better overall general posture.

1. Morning Wake-up

Breathe deeply into your belly five times, expanding your chest, ribs, belly and lower back. Stretch your arms and legs in all directions, elongating all the tissues at the neck, shoulders and hips. Squeeze your shoulder blades five times for 3 seconds each. Continue reading

Natural Baby and Childcare

For more than a decade, Natural Baby and Childcare remains the essential parents’ reference guide to the best conventional and natural health and wellness options for their child. Now it has been updated in a new edition with the latest information on such topics as homeopathic medicines, blood tests, vaccines, nutrition, neonatal screenings, natural baby care products, and more.

Natural Baby and Childcare combines the medical with the holistic, making it the book that’s perfect for all audiences. The newly revised and updated edition contains the latest available information on natural childcare techniques, including nutrition and behavioral studies to ensure parents have everything they need to raise their child in an all-natural, healthy way. Continue reading

The Parkinson's Survival Guide

What should you do when you’re diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease? Author and Parkinson’s patient Robert W. Smith has prepared an enlightening and engaging guide in his new book The Parkinson’s Playbook to help answer this question.

He has also prepared The Parkinson’s Survival Guide, 10 key actions to take following a diagnosis. Continue reading

Exercises for Perfect Posture

Exercises for Perfect Posture is the complete guide to achieving healthy posture, providing everything from fitness programs and exercises designed to realign the spine and strengthen shoulders, neck and back as well as guidance on how to redesign one’s work space to be more ergonomic.

Good posture is foundational to good health. Poor posture can lead to shoulder discomfort, neck pain, and even chronic conditions such as carpel tunnel syndrome if left uncorrected. Yet the modern lifestyle and the modern workplace together make it very difficult to maintain healthy, natural posture throughout the day. Humans were not meant to spend all their time sitting down, and the “disease of inactivity” has reached near-epidemic proportions. Continue reading

5 Tips for Improving Your Fertility

Remember the saying, “Food is medicine?”

Well, pull out your apples because we’re here to tell you there is merit in that saying, especially when it comes to your fertility!

Did you know that 1 in every 8 couples struggles with getting pregnant or carrying a baby to term?

Sobering statistics.

As two women who are both within that 1 in 8, we decided to utilize our passion for food and nutrition to help others struggling with their fertility recognize that, while everything else may seem out of their control on the ride to pregnancy, there is one thing that you can control: what you put in your body. Continue reading

New Resource Puts Parkinson’s Disease on the Defense

The diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease is not an easy one. The Parkinson’s Playbook is a complete resource for Parkinson’s patients and their caregivers, providing them with the knowledge needed to proactively defend themselves against the progression of Parkinson’s disease with energy, vitality, and confidence.

Author and Parkinson’s patient Robert Smith has prepared an enlightening and engaging guide to help tackle Parkinson’s head on, including a pro-active offense of lifestyle improvements and defensive measures including cutting-edge medications and natural healing techniques. Continue reading