Tag Archives: diet

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 May 3rd, 2014 by in Studies, News, and Trends, Yoga

From the Mat to the Clinic: Yoga Enters Mainstream Medicine

by Bess Hochstein At tax time, I go through my records (basically a box of receipts), and pull one out and set it aside. It’s a receipt for yoga classes and, thanks to my forward-thinking health insurance plan, I get reimbursed for the cost. That’s a relatively new-to-me benefit. Gym memberships have commonly been reimbursable […]

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Posted on May 1st, 2014 by in Healthy Living

A Deeper Detox Experience

What are you ready to let go of? Our busy modern lives sometimes seem designed to overburden the body’s natural ability to detoxify. When we burn the candle at both ends for extended periods of time, fueled by coffee (with sugar, of course) and fast food, and without enough exercise or sleep, we feel groggy, […]

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Posted on April 21st, 2014 by in Healthy Living

Living in a Shame-Free Body

I recently read an article about our nation’s obsession with body image and how it manifests itself in unhealthy ways—for example, on television shows such as The Biggest Loser. In the article, the writer talks about how we judge ourselves and others for being overweight, yet find it impossible to climb our way out of […]

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Posted on April 15th, 2014 by in Healthy Living

One Bite at a Time

It’s Friday morning and I’m on the scale. I weigh myself on Fridays—more frequently than that potentially feeds my obsession with my weight, but anything less than that tends to close me off in denial. I’m on the scale, and I’m not happy with the numbers. When my dog, Lucy, died a few months ago, […]

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Posted on April 8th, 2014 by in Healthy Living, Nutrition

How a Balanced Day Keeps the Pu Pu Platter Away

The Pu Pu Platter for three that has just arrived at our table must be meant for three very large football players (who are not gluten free, and who are definitely not concerned about nitrates). It’s a heaping pile of fried dough and processed meat. Louis C.K. would be very pleased. And, in a way, […]

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Posted on March 31st, 2014 by in Healthy Living, Nutrition

Sugar and Your Body

By Mark Hyman, MD Americans consume 146 pounds of flour and 152 pounds of sugar per person per year—and flour raises your blood sugar more than table sugar. Sugar and flour are now proven to be biologically addictive. In some animal studies, sugar was found to be more addictive than cocaine. Sugar and refined carbs […]

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Posted on March 24th, 2014 by in Ayurveda

Eight Ayurveda Tips for Weight Loss

By Sarajean Rudman In a society that constantly inundates us with the next best diet, it can be difficult to stay focused and know what’s actually beneficial and effective for healthy weight loss. Stress is one of the most significant causes of weight gain in our society, so the last thing we need is to stress […]

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