What's Intresting

Vision Loss and Moo

Conservation of fossil fuel, reduced methane emissions, less water waste – now saving your eyesight can be added to the list of reasons to give up red meat. Researchers at the Centre for Eye Research, part of the University of Melbourne Department of Ophthalmology in Australia, say they’ve found a […]

How to Make Your Own Kale Chips

Green your snacks. We love kale. This versatile veggie is a good source of potassium, calcium, and vitamins A and C. Making a kitchen sink salad or sauteing it with some garlic are some standard ways to enjoy kale. Sometimes though, our eyes are bigger than our stomachs and that big bunch of kale […]

Yoga Pose of the Week: Warrior II

A weekly series to guide you through new yoga poses, and teach you something about ones you might already know.  As we transition into fall, yoga can help us to stay grounded and composed. We can always come back to the breath, and we can turn to postures that emphasize […]

Bye Bye, Bleached: Healthier Cooking with Unbleached Flour

As soon as I learned that I could buy unbleached flour, I stopped buying bleached. Why would anyone want to bleach flour anyway? The word “bleach” used in association with food alone just intuitively seemed wrong. Then the other day a friend of mine asked me the difference, and I […]

Sunday Recipe: Fig and Almond Energy Bites

Forget the oven, just mix and roll. These Fig and Almond Energy Bites are quick, easy, and don’t involve any baking. They go just as well with an afternoon bike ride or post-run recovery snack as they do with a Sunday evening movie. This is cookie dough without the need […]

Angry About Your Back Pain?

In my background as a yoga therapist, I can vouch for the fact that very often, physical pain is the result of emotional stress. Once the emotions are felt and released, the physical body responds and someone with years of chronic pain may suddenly find themselves pain-free once and for […]

20 Most Effective Tips to Improve Memory

Have you ever been in the middle of a conversation – and forgot what you were going to say seconds after you thought of saying it? Or you get up, walk into another room, and can’t remember for the life of you what you were looking for? (If it were […]

Bladder Blues? Natural Remedies for Healing a UTI

If you’re like me and are prone to Urinary Tract Infections (UTI), you  probably dread taking antibiotics and are constantly on a search for natural remedies that allow you to feel normal again. By normal, I mean being able to get to sleep without popping those little brown pills that turn […]

6 Ways to Lift the Cloud

Gloomy moods. Sure, they’ve inspired some of the best in world music and literature – but prolonged melancholy is a miserable experience. Here are a few ways to break up those clouds we all find ourselves under from time to time. What’s Bugging You? This is the bottom line. The […]

Top 20 High Sodium Foods (& 10 Tips to Reduce Your Intake)

Are you one of the many who reach for the salt shaker before even tasting your food? Because you may not be particularly sensitive to the ill effects of sodium, and because there’s no way to know who might develop high blood pressure as a result of a high-sodium diet, […]

The Importance of Weight-Bearing Activity for Bone Health

Osteoporosis is a big deal for women. But there’s more involved in keeping your bones strong and healthy than just eating plenty of calcium. Weight-bearing activity (exercise on your feet that works your bones and muscles against gravity) is crucial to building and maintaining optimal bone mass. Here’s why: Bone […]

Stretch Marks? How to Treat Them Naturally

Stretch marks. Friend and new mom Erin Fox speaks of them in hushed, angry tones, calling them, “Something so evil they must be destroyed. Evilly.” Yes, Erin, stretch marks are bad. What’s more, they are complicated. No, I’m not talking complicated like understanding the appeal of putting crazy people on […]

Whole Foods Announces Premium Body Care Seal

When it comes to organic foods, federal standards define what can be called organic; not so in the world of personal care products. A few intrepid companies are making skincare products that are actually certified to organic food standards (Origins Organic is one), and others are using ingredients from nature. […]

Cool Beans

Rancho Gordo grows an astonishing variety of heirloom, New World, dried beans. Their patterns and colors will draw you in with delight. Intriguing names like Eye of the Tiger, Red Nightfall, and Vaquero will enchant you. But it’s the flavor that really matters. When you cook these beans, they become […]

Good News for Women Everywhere

In the West, the advent of motherhood is usually cause for a flurry of showers, brunches, shopping trips, parenting classes, and anticipatory bouts of wrestling with crippling feelings of inadequacy. In the developing world, it’s all too often still a life-threatening endeavor. Infection, high blood pressure, obstructed labor, and hemorrhaging […]

Cooking Up Quinoa with Farmers’ Market Vegetables

I try to get to the farmers’ market every week. Recently, however, I wasn’t able to due to summer travels. I was therefore thankful when I headed to the Alemany Farmers’ Market this past weekend. I wanted to shop for the coming week and loaded up to the point where […]

What's New

Herbs for Stress: Are Adaptogens the New Antidepressants?

One thing is for sure. Antidepressants abound these days. Seems doctors are prescribing them for everything from hormonal imbalance to headaches. But many people today are looking to herbal solutions as mood boosters and stress reducers. Adaptogens are herbal compounds taken to modulate stress. Not well known in the U.S. […]

How to Balance Chakras: A Beginner’s Guide

Chakras, meridians, and energy centers may once have ranked pretty high on the woo-woo scale. But today, chakras have gone mainstream, baby. All types, from Gwyneth Paltrow to Dr. Christiane Northrup, are touting the benefits of well aligned chakras. We all want to be well aligned, right? But what are chakras, […]

Trust Your Gut: Using Intuition for Good Health

Always trust your gut. It knows what your head hasn’t figured out yet. ~Unknown We are programmed, here in the West, to run to our physician whenever we aren’t feeling well. Of course, there are times this is warranted. But many times our gut is trying to tell us something. […]

Hot Right Now

Herbs for Stress: Are Adaptogens the New Antidepressants?

One thing is for sure. Antidepressants abound these days. Seems doctors are prescribing them for everything from hormonal imbalance to headaches. But many people today are looking to herbal solutions as mood boosters and stress reducers. Adaptogens are herbal compounds taken to modulate stress. Not well known in the U.S. […]

How to Balance Chakras: A Beginner’s Guide

Chakras, meridians, and energy centers may once have ranked pretty high on the woo-woo scale. But today, chakras have gone mainstream, baby. All types, from Gwyneth Paltrow to Dr. Christiane Northrup, are touting the benefits of well aligned chakras. We all want to be well aligned, right? But what are chakras, […]

Trust Your Gut: Using Intuition for Good Health

Always trust your gut. It knows what your head hasn’t figured out yet. ~Unknown We are programmed, here in the West, to run to our physician whenever we aren’t feeling well. Of course, there are times this is warranted. But many times our gut is trying to tell us something. […]