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 […]
With a focus on what we consume—and how, and why—these articles speak to choices that give our bodies and spirits the energy they need.
Red lentils are a rich source of both high-quality protein and high-quality carbohydrates. The protein in red lentils is almost complete; if you add a grain to one of your meals the same day, your body will have all the essential amino acids it needs to make new proteins. The carbohydrates found in lentils trickle […]
Like so many, I’ve spent most of my life battling the same 10 or 15 pounds, losing them with great pride only to gain the weight back again and berate myself for allowing it to happen. Recently, determined to make a change in the way I look and feel, I signed up for a fitness […]
This is the foundation to my family’s favorite start to the day. It’s simple, extremely nutrient-dense, can be made with local fruits (as well as bananas when we want to include them)—and it tastes great! I recommend different versions of this raw breakfast for individuals who need to avoid various types of gluten or are […]
About five years ago, I was in Paris for a week to celebrate my birthday. It was one of the happiest times of my life. As I strolled the streets of that breathtakingly beautiful city, it wasn’t just the stunning architecture, the carefully manicured gardens, or the twinkling lights of the Eiffel Tower that captured […]
I don’t know about you, but when I hear the word “diet,” what I really hear is “deprivation.” Having been on array of diets over the last 30 years (I started young!), I’m intimately familiar with self-imposed food restrictions that leave me cranky. In fact, I’m on a “diet” as we speak, but what I’m […]
By Shannon Sexton Thinking about going gluten-free? The prospect can be daunting at first. It can be a challenge to find gluten-free dishes in restaurants, and cooking at home requires some creativity. Many can benefit from ditching gluten grains like wheat, barley, and rye and incorporating more nutritious grains like quinoa, millet, and teff into […]