Every year, I go for an annual physical. Having lived in a number of cities and states over the course of my adult life, I’ve had a number of primary care physicians. Only one has ever asked me about my diet. In all my years of filling out medical history forms at doctors’ offices, I […]
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Most people associate the idea of a detox with a restrictive juice or water fast. My first detox, a monthlong fast, was just that—all I ingested was a concoction of water, grapefruit juice, molasses, and cayenne pepper. By the time it was over, I vowed never to go on an extreme diet like that again. […]
There’s no way to escape it: If you’re alive, you experience stress. It might come in the form of a fast-paced job with tight deadlines, difficulty paying bills, family strife, even negative self-talk. Most of us don’t give a lot of thought to whether repeated daily stressors could be having a negative impact on our […]
At least once a year, before winter arrives, I take my car in for a tune-up. My mechanic adds fluids, cleans the filters, and returns it to me like it’s brand new. I wouldn’t think of not giving my car this annual cleanup, but offering my body an internal cleanse is admittedly a newer concept. […]
By Erin Casperson Yoga and Ayurveda are sister sciences, with roots in ancient India and rich applications in modern life. Ayurveda, the “science of life,” emphasizes diet and lifestyle choices to maintain health and bring balance to the body and mind, while living in harmony with the rhythms of nature. Optimize your digestion with these […]
For how many years have I wanted my body to be different? As I sit here in the middle of my sixth-and-a-half decade, I look back and remember … Refusing to tuck my blouses in during my high school years, for fear of exposing my large (I was certain) rear end Always wearing sweaters in […]
By Janet Arnold-Grych “Tea gives one vigor of body, contentment of mind, and determination of purpose when taken over a long period of time.” —Lu Yu, eighth-century tea scholar Tea: There’s something almost magical about that infusion of earth and water. Tea’s origin is surrounded in myth, but its elevation to ceremony can be traced […]