Tag Archives: healthy eating

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 July 17th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

Five Steps to Eating for Better Health

by Joan Borysenko Ever since President Dwight D. Eisenhower was diagnosed with heart disease in 1961 and put on a low-fat diet, reducing dietary fat—while increasing carbohydrate intake—has become nutritional dogma, in spite of some sketchy research. Yes, the rates of heart disease have gone down, but experts don’t think that diet was involved. Less […]

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Posted on July 12th, 2014 by in Healthy Living

Practicing Progress, Not Perfection

As an early adolescent, I spent a lot of time looking at Vogue magazine. I was especially taken by Brooke Shields and her high-fashion spreads. She and I were the same age, yet she had pencil-thin legs and a mostly flat chest. By 13 years old, my body was already quite developed. I looked years […]

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Posted on July 4th, 2014 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Zucchini Mint Frittata

This week’s Kripalu Recipe is a yummy frittata that’s satisfying for any meal of the day. It’s also a great one to make ahead of time—it can be refrigerated and then warmed, or eaten cold with a salad. Makes one 8-inch square pan. 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1 medium onion, diced 1 medium […]

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Outliving a Food Craving

Do you ever wonder how to outlive a food craving when it’s happening? Kripalu Yoga teacher and Senior Life Coach Aruni Nan Futuronsky shares her wisdom on self-observation without judgment and realigning in the moment.

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Posted on June 10th, 2014 by in Healthy Living, Nutrition

The Dirty Dozen and 12 Foods You Should Always Buy Organic

Last year, we published an article about organic food and how to decide what to purchase when comparing organics to other conventional fruit and vegetables. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has released its 2014 list of produce containing the highest and least amounts of pesticides. The list changes frequently, based on crop conditions in a […]

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Posted on June 6th, 2014 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Sun Burgers

Entirely plant-based and made with whole foods, Kripalu Sun Burgers have an excellent fiber content and a low glycemic index. The carrots and sunflower seeds add a healthy raw-food component. These burgers are also an excellent food for building stronger bones, as they’re high in minerals and trace minerals. Lastly, and perhaps most important, they […]

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Posted on June 4th, 2014 by in Nutrition, Yoga

How to Fuel Your Yoga Practice

By Tiffany Cruikshank Yoga plays an important role in detoxification. It cleanses impurities and restores balance to both body and mind. It’s vital that you supply your body with proper nutrients before and after yoga. Before Yoga When you do yoga first thing in the morning, practice on an empty stomach. Or you can take […]

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