Health-Concerns

- Environmental Health -

Green Turns Blue

The concept of a Blue Issue came to us courtesy of Alexandra Cousteau (granddaughter of marine legend Jacques Cousteau), who was the cover subject of our “Get Into Nature” issue back in June 2009. She proposed the idea during the course of our photo shoot, and we were instantly sold.

- General Health -

On the Bright Side

We know that excessive sun exposure is unhealthy, but there’s increasing evidence that blocking out all the sun’s rays can be equally dangerous. Find out why many health experts now see moderate sun exposure as essential to maintaining a healthy body and mind.

- Sleep -

Light Rhythms

How and when we are exposed to light can affect our bodies in some surprising (and not always beneficial) ways. Here’s what you need to know about your body’s built-in responses to cycles of light and dark — and how you can make the most of them for better health.

- General Health -

What We Don’t Know About Lyme

When a mysterious and debilitating illness overtook her and her family, the author struggled to find some answers. What she discovered about Lyme disease — and how little is actually known or agreed upon by the medical experts — is something everyone who goes outdoors should learn.

- Functional Medicine -

The Healer Within

Science has now confirmed that our thoughts and emotions have very real physiological consequences. What does this mean for medicine in the 21st century? Among other things, that many potions of choice might be produced by our minds and delivered without prescription drugs.