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 […]
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.
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 […]
No one likes hearing that they can’t have something. When someone starts a conversation with the word can’t a part of me inside goes berserk, yelling and stomping up and down. I‘ve spent most of my life in a complicated relationship with food. There are so many diets out there and ways to manipulate our […]
I’m a morning person. Always have been. Some people can’t eat anything first thing in the morning, but not me. My stomach’s more than ready for nourishment shortly after awakening, and that’s probably a good thing. They always say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, right? It gets the metabolism going and […]
Cheryl Kain, guest blogger When I set out to learn more about detox, the first thing I discovered was that I had some outdated ideas, based on college days of enduring water fasts and repeated vows (always broken) to give up sugar. I wanted to debunk the idea of detox as deprivation, or something to […]
Nutrition and lifestyle choices to support the body’s natural release of toxins “Detoxification” can be interpreted in a variety of ways. Kripalu’s Healthy Living programs teach people how to support the body’s natural detoxification process. Detox is conducted primarily by the liver, which removes toxins from the body by converting them from a fat-soluble state […]
Maryelaine “Mel” Sotos, MS, RD, LDN, Kripalu nutritionist and guest blogger All calories are not created equal. Some self-proclaimed weight-loss experts and personal trainers might argue with that statement (an image of a buff drill sergeant–like trainer on a popular prime-time show comes to mind), but no matter who or how famous my critics may […]