Editor's Note from Janet Gillett: In a world with so many diets, it can be difficult to learn what type of eating works for you. Gary Wagman outlines the Sansang method of understanding your body and learning what foods enhance your energy and well-being, as well as what foods detract from your energy and well-being.
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Editor's Note: This documentary, produced by award-winning filmmaker, Catherine Gund of Aubin Pictures in New York City, highlights the importance of young people learning about eating healthier, more organic and local foods. What's On Your Plate was filmed over a span of one year, and follows Sadie and Safiyah, two eleven-year-old friends from New York City, as they explore and learn...
Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: One of the things that makes Ayurveda so special is the ability to make food to balance our doshic constitutions. Spices and herbs along with dense and light foods all serve a purpose to keep vata, pitta and kapha in check. This lovely video demonstrates a tridoshic ayurvedic recipe for dal to keep all three energies happy. Enjoy!
Editor's Note: If you are not already familiar with Joel Salatin and Polyface Farm, be sure to check out this video. Farmers like the Salatins are changing the way we grow and raise our food, by diversifying their farms and finding ways to get good yields while enriching the land.
by Cindy Huff
We’ve become much more aware of relationships in the last few months at home – relationships that are developing and changing – between various members of our animal family...
Editor's Note from Cathy Alinovi: Why can't we just get along? Perhaps how our pets learn to communicate can help humans in their relationships? What can we learn?
Animals & Pets
by Erin Telford
1. Regulate your body’s temperature by eating “cooling” foods".
All year long, I advise my patients against eating salads. For the majority of people, cold, raw foods are the worst thing for digestion. Finally, we have entered the season where salads will benefit rather than potentially harm. In general when you are cooking, you will want to steam or simmer foods as quickly as possible. If you are going to sauté or stir fry, do so quickly and infrequently as this cooking method adds additional heat to your food. Our goal is to create a cooler internal environment to balance the heat from the external environment...
by Wendy Bumgardner
Health-conscious walkers may not want to grab a highly-processed energy bar or convenience food to fuel their workout. Registered dietitian Jovana Turkovic of Studeo55 has compiled a list of readily-available super foods that are nutrient-dense and naturally packed with antioxidants. I asked her about how to use these for powering their brisk walking workouts...
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