About the Author

Carrie Adkins-Ali

Carrie Adkins-Ali is executive editor of the monthly publication Health News, produced by Belvoir Media Group with Duke Health. She's also a contributor to University Health News and former Daily Editor at Natural Health Advisory.

Adkins-Ali has specialized in health care issues and has written extensively on geriatric medicine, Alzheimer’s disease, sleep disorders, asthma, allergies, and non-traditional approaches to senior care. She also has a passion for the “silver bullet” of healthy lifestyle therapies —exercise and fitness. Carrie experienced amazing benefits such as improved energy, reduced inflammation (helping her asthma), and improved sleep to the point that she became hooked. She also gained certifications through the American Council on Exercise and the American Aerobic Association International.

Adkins-Ali now works in some of her spare time as a personal trainer and a group fitness instructor. When she discusses the benefits of regular resistance and aerobic exercise, she speaks directly from personal experience and passion.

Articles by Carrie Adkins-Ali

Asbestos in Crayons: Should You Be Worried?

The tragic result of asbestos exposure strikes close to home for me. Asbestos killed my grandfather, who was a pipe coverer, and his wife, who shook his work clothes out before putting them in the wash. My father, who worked alongside my grandfather, has lung scarring from asbestos and is … Read More

25 Toxic Toys to Avoid

25 Toxic Toys to AvoidIt’s been several years since we first learned that a variety of toys contain dangerous toxins. But while media attention may have waned, the problem has not. Two recent reports have identified 25 toys that are tainted with … Read More
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