Healthy Living

Get inspired by stories on ways to maximize your health, have more energy, and live more fully.

Posted on November 8th, 2013 by in Healthy Living, Kripalu Kitchen

What to Buy Organic: An Easy Guide

How important is it to buy and eat organic produce? Does it really matter? According to nutritionist and Kripalu Healthy Living faculty member John Bagnulo, PhD, MPH, when it comes to certain foods, it’s essential. This is an issue I’ve often hemmed and hawed over—and, to be honest, when faced with the choice of cheap, […]

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Posted on October 23rd, 2013 by in Healthy Living

His and Hers R&R

A husband and wife come to Kripalu, and remember that we’re all in it together. Telling true stories by Amy Herring Since I’m fairly adverse to anything that seems touchy-feely, I thought it would be instructive, on my first morning at Kripalu, to force myself to attend the Share Circle, a workshop that’s regularly offered […]

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Posted on October 5th, 2013 by in Healthy Living, Nutrition

Detox and Eliminating Your Toxic Load

I recently spent a week at Kripalu for my first Healthy Living Program, a five-day Detox for Health and Healing. Months of not eating right, staying up late, and the overall stress of city living had left me exhausted, unmotivated, and overweight. Detoxification, the body’s natural cleansing system, is not just a function of the […]

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Posted on September 28th, 2013 by in Healthy Living, Yoga

The Yoga of Recovery

Research shows that yoga, meditation, and mindfulness are powerful tools for recovery in healing from addiction. We asked three presenters who’ve experienced the impact of these practices to tell us about hitting bottom and the journey back. Aruni Nan Futuronsky has been on the Kripalu faculty for more than 20 years and developed the Kripalu […]

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Posted on September 5th, 2013 by in Healthy Living

The Sleep-Exercise Link

We’ve all been there: tossing and turning in the middle of the night, watching the minutes on the clock creep ever so slowly forward as we ache for least four or five hours of shut-eye before we have to start the day. It’s agony but, for insomniacs, it’s all too commonplace. You might think the […]

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Posted on September 2nd, 2013 by in Healthy Living

Cardiometabolic Syndrome: Are You At Risk?

I recently had the pleasure of listening to Hilary Galivaltis give a talk on Ayurvedic medicine to a gathering of nutritionists, therapists, nurses, and physicians at Kripalu’s Nutrition Intensive for Health Professionals program. As a Western-trained physician, what I appreciate about Ayurvedic medicine, and indeed, most ancient healing arts, is the coherent framework they provide […]

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Posted on August 31st, 2013 by in Ayurveda, Healthy Living

Five Tips for Boosting Your Immune System

Though we all love the inspiration that comes with working in a group during retreats, there are many wonderful practices you can do on your own to boost immunity—techniques that are simple, safe, and free. Here are a few. Gargling Try gargling with warm salt water twice a day. Gargling cleans out bacteria and germs […]

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Posted on August 19th, 2013 by in Healthy Living, Studies, News, and Trends

For Better Heart Health: Start and Break the Daily Fast

There is much ado over a recent study released in the July edition of Circulation, the journal of the American Heart Association. Entitled “Prospective Study of Breakfast Eating and Incident Coronary Heart Disease in a Cohort of Male US Health Professionals,” this study found that men who skipped their morning meal had a 27 percent […]

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