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by Nathan Wei, MD

The holidays (Thanksgiving through New Year’s) are a stressful time for everyone. One important activity that often gets overlooked is exercise. During most of the year, setting a regular exercise program is doable. During the holidays, it's more difficult. Whether you exercise outdoors or indoors, here are some useful tips for you to follow...


Editor’s Note from Bess Coble: Holiday weight gain may seem unavoidable and squeezing in exercise time impossible, but incorporating a few of Dr. Wei’s tips will help avoid those seasonal pounds. One fun fact: According to one fitness expert, shopping on Black Friday for 2 hours burns approximately 300 calories.


Exercise & Fitness


Editor’s Note from Bess Coble: Some experts estimate we consume 600-1000 calories a day just by snacking...others say that the count is much higher.  Dr. Oz’s resident fitness expert, Lisa Lynn, gives specific ideas on how to snack smart.


Exercise & Fitness

by Ben Fields

From Sheila Fields: The combination of flavors in Crouching Rhino Vegan Sushi Roll was remarkable and satisfying. And very healthy – low in calories and high in yummy nutrition from the fiber in brown rice and the protein in chia to the antioxidants in the veggies and anti-inflammatory properties of cumin. Enjoy.


Healing Recipes

by Karen Langston

We are not meant to eat the same foods day in and day out. Not only can it make you bloated, it can cause constipation, diarrhea and a host of other problems and Did you know that certain foods can make you fat?...



Editor's Note from Michael Jones: What you eat can have a huge impact on your waistline, and not just because of the calories. Learn which foods and drinks make your belly bloat.


Holistic Nutrition

by Kelly Robinson

The magical cauldron of hot soups, broths and stocks on a cold night – and chicken soup (or miso) to “cure what ails you” – is what most of us have in our minds when we think of soups. But when it is 90 degrees in the shade, a cold soup might be just the healing choice. The healing value of soup includes weight loss – statistics show that if you eat a bowl of soup at least once a day you are more likely to lose more weight than those who eat the same amount of calories but don’t eat soup – and detoxification, as a liquid, soup is already helping you flush waste from your body. It also helps replenish your body with essential minerals. With the fruits and vegetables available now at our farmers markets and in our gardens, why not try a few super cool soups?...


 Healing Recipes

by Deepak Chopra
Cross-posted from

In Maharishi Ayurveda (Sanskrit–Ayus “life,” and Veda “knowledge” or “science,” hence “the science of life” or “the knowledge of life span”), a balanced diet does not revolve around fats, carbohydrates, and proteins. Nor are calories, vitamins, and minerals given direct attention. These nutrients are known to us intellectually, not through direct experience. You cannot detect vitamin C in your orange juice, much less the difference between it and vitamin A...


Editor´s Note: According to Deepak Chopra, M.D., a balanced diet delivers much more than fats, carbs and protein. The Ayurvedic diet consists of 6 different tastes, called rashas, and enriches one's diet in a natural form. Chopra states that one can be fulfilled and satisfied daily, relying on simple flavors such as pungent, sweet, salty and astringent bites.


Holistic Nutrition

by Kathy Smith

...So instead of spending 60 minutes working out, suddenly you're out of the gym in just 30 minutes, and you've burned twice as many calories in the process.  After I took Rafael through his first circuit workout, I'll never forget his response:  "I can't believe I've wasted all these years!"...





Exercise & Fitness



by Jena la Flamme

Consider the experience of going on a diet. Your mind educates itself and decides that you need to intake fewer calories than you burn, then assigns rules and regulations to what the body about what it can and can not eat. In this paradigm, the body is not entitled to an opinion...




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