by Brook Le Van
When it comes to food, many of us do not take the same care in choosing what we buy and eat as we would in a new car or our next elected government official. We might look for color and ripeness but most of us do not think much about what we are supporting when we choose food for tonight’s dinner...
Editors Note: Holiday Festivities – what a great time of year to check around your community for local farmers, ranchers and growers you can get to know and support with your food dollars. As the author, Brook Le Van, states, “you will taste the difference…” when you eat locally grown foods.
by Carmella Hensyel
Spring is definitely in the air…so you’d better get ready for the warm days and the opportunity to spend your free time outside in the sunshine getting your garden ready for this year’s harvest...
Editor's Note from Sam Rafoss: Planting a garden is easier than you think. Use some tips from this author, and you'll be well on your way.
by Diane Sanfilippo
While I grew up loving kraut on a hotdog now and then, it was always out of a can and on top of a highly processed log of questionable meat piled into a gluten-laden bun. Sigh. The bright side here is that I’ve re-ignited my love affair with sauerkraut in a fantastically healthy way and I get to share that with all of you...
Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: What characterizes vata, pitta and kapha body types? How can we use this to approach our diet? This short video highlights the elements, features and energetics of the three doshas and how unique Ayurveda is for specializing treatment. It speaks of Ayurveda's customization of therapy and the search for the root cause of disease. Listen to find out how Ayurvedic body types can help guide you in your healing journey. Namaste.
by Andrea Beaman, HHC
I don't believe mutilating my body and removing my breasts actually heals it. What do you believe?
More than a decade ago, when I was working at MTV Networks, a co-worker told me she was having her breasts removed to prevent cancer...
Editor's Note from Neda Smith: It seems these days, myself and Andrea Beaman are in the minority, when it comes to topics such as removing your breasts and mammograms. Recently Angelina Jolie made front page because of her decision, but no one heard when Anita Moorjani naturally healed her body of advanced cancer. Very interesting, huh? It is time we also bombard the media with stories such as this.
by Marsha Nunley, MD
Stop and think for a moment about your body, made of water and living cells, a complex organism that converts nutrition—your food—into energy and living tissues. Your body uses the food you eat...
Editor's Note: There is a reason that we as a nation are overweight and it starts with the so-called "food" we are eating. Think of Michael Pollan's simple phrase: "Eat food, mostly plants, not too much." If one simply cuts out all the packaged and processed "foods" from their diet, many health and weight problems would be solved...
Resourceful folks are making great use of large community kitchens for group cooking! The participants get to have social time, learn healthy recipes, and walk away with economical meals to freeze...
by by Elaine Grundy
Reiki is Japanese for Universal Life Force or Life Energy. It is a practice of energy healing that requires no prerequisites, no diets, no beliefs, no prayer. Of course the Reiki Master you choose will come with his or her own baggage, beliefs and packaging, so simply choose the one you like and have fun...
Editor's Note: If you're thinking of learning Reiki, this article has some nice thoughts to consider.
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