How to Use Food As Medicine

Posted on August 13th, 2014 by in Healthy Living, Nutrition, Studies, News, and Trends

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 12th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

The Road Back to Yourself

by Joan Anderson In this excerpt from her book The Second Journey, memoirist Joan Anderson describes the call that sent her in search of herself as she entered the second half of her life. The whistle of the ferry startles me, and then I feel a surge of pure excitement as the heavy boat backs […]

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Posted on August 11th, 2014 by in Kripalu Video, Meditation, Yoga

Mudras for Your Heart

Connect with the wisdom and energy of your heart, with Kripalu Yoga teacher, Jennifer Reis.

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Posted on August 10th, 2014 by in Moment of Quiet

Moment of Calm

Take a moment of calm stillness to pause and breathe. As we let go and head into a new week, set your intention for mindfulness.

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Posted on August 9th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

Making Schools Happy, Healthy Places

A Q&A with Edi Pasalis, Director of the Kripalu Institute for Extraordinary Living In April of 2014, the Kripalu Institute for Extraordinary Living (IEL) hosted the first Yoga in the Schools Symposium, presented in partnership with the University of Virginia’s Contemplative Sciences Center and Curry School of Education. Edi Pasalis, Director of the IEL, shared […]

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Posted on August 8th, 2014 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Pecan Wild Rice Pilaf

This week’s Kripalu Recipe features garlic, rosemary, and thyme, herbs that help cool the fires of inflammation in the body. Celery is beneficial for lowering blood pressure and detoxifying the body. Serves 4 with leftovers for lunch the next day (it’s great cold!). 1½ cups brown basmati rice ½ cup wild rice 4 cups water […]

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Posted on August 7th, 2014 by in Nutrition

Greens: Nutrition Superstars

by Leslie Cerier Cooking with leafy greens is quick and delicious, and, when it comes to nutrition, greens are superstars. They’re anti-inflammatory, detoxifying, help prevent certain cancers, enhance vision, and are high in fiber and low in calories. Rich in antioxidants and minerals, including calcium and iron, greens such as kale, mustard greens, collards, spinach, […]

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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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