Healthy Living

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Posted on September 8th, 2014 by in Healthy Living, Nutrition, Studies, News, and Trends

The Case for Low Carbs and High Fats

A Q&A with David Perlmutter, MD David Perlmutter, MD, is a board-certified neurologist and author of the New York Times best-seller Grain Brain, which maintains that even healthy carbs like whole grains can cause dementia, ADHD, anxiety, chronic headaches, depression, and other illnesses. He answered our questions about his controversial outlook on healthy eating. Q […]

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Posted on September 6th, 2014 by in Ayurveda, Healthy Living

Colder Weather and Boosting Your Immunity

Most of us don’t give much thought to the health of our immune systems until we come down with that bug that’s going around. Then we’re apt to wish we’d been paying it a bit more attention. “When an illness lingers, when it’s tough to get over a cough or a cold, when you get […]

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Posted on August 30th, 2014 by in Healthy Living, Nutrition

Cooking as Self-Care

When I was a girl, my mother would ask my younger brother and me if we wanted to go grocery shopping with her or if we’d rather stay home. My brother would invariably jump at the chance to scan the supermarket aisles with Mom. He thought perusing all the gastronomic options was fun, and he […]

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Posted on August 28th, 2014 by in Healthy Living, Nutrition

Five Healthy Living Tips for Achieving Balance

When it comes to getting healthy, self-care is the first step, according to Aruni Nan Futuronsky, Senior Life Coach and Program Advisor for Kripalu Healthy Living programs. “I like to think of the ‘four pillars of self-care’—nutrition, exercise, stress reduction, and sleep—as the doorway to transformation,” she says. Start with your weakest link, then try […]

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Posted on August 26th, 2014 by in Ayurveda, Healthy Living

Ayurveda for Your Summer Sunburn

by Sarajean Rudman With summer fun comes the summer sun, and with the summer sun can come sunburn. According to Ayurveda, burns and inflammation represent imbalances in the pitta (fire) dosha. In order to restore balance, Ayurveda treats with opposites; the qualities that balance the heat of pitta are cool and sweet. Here are a […]

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Posted on August 16th, 2014 by in Healthy Living, Nutrition

Why Bacteria is Good for You

Benefits of the bacteria in our digestive tract, also referred to as gut microflora, have gotten a lot of attention in the scientific community lately—and therefore the professional nutrition and supplement communities as well. The science is fascinating, but what does it really mean for you? First, what is gut microflora? Also known as gut […]

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How to Use Food As Medicine

To what extent should we be using food to maintain our health and heal our body? According to nutritionist and Kripalu Healthy Living faculty member John Bagnulo, PhD, MPH, “Food—not supplements—should be where you get 98 percent of your nutrients.” Like John, Kathie Madonna Swift, MS, RD, LDN, an integrative clinical nutritionist who teaches at […]

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Posted on August 6th, 2014 by in Ayurveda, Healthy Living

Ayurveda for Your Summer Vacation

My wife, Gwen, loves to travel during the summer—the more exotic the better. Her ideal trip: a walking tour across China. She’d try every new food. She’d thrive on the unfamiliar experiences and days of interminable rambling. She’d end the trip feeling younger and more fit than ever. I would probably accompany my wife on […]

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