Articles by Larissa Long Contributing Writer
- Larissa Long has worked in the health care communications field for more than 13 years. She co-authored a self-care book titled Taking Care
, has written countless tip sheets and e-letters on health topics, and contributed several articles to Natural Solutions
magazine. She also served as managing editor of three alternative health and lifestyle newsletters — Dr. Susan Lark’s Women’s Wellness Today
, Dr. David Williams’ Alternatives
, and Janet Luhrs’ Simple Living
. For tips, tools and strategies to address your most pressing health concerns and make a positive difference in your life, visit PeakHealthAdvocate.com.
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