Monthly Archives: June 2011

Here’s an app you can really get behind

We’ve all been there: you reach for something off the grocery store shelf, flip it over to check the ingredient list, and are confronted with a string of words that might as well be written in hieroglyphics. Heptyl Paraben? Acesulfame-K? … Continue reading

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From Yahoo! Health: Potato Chips are to blame for rising obesity rates

Blame the potato chip. It’s the biggest demon behind that pound-a-year weight creep that plagues many of us, a major diet study found. Bigger than soda, candy and ice cream. And the reason is partly that old advertising cliche: You … Continue reading

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“Free range” does NOT mean “cage free”

What is labeled “organic” in the stores is coming from factory farms unless it says “pasture-raised.” The definition of “free range” eggs is so loose that factory farms can put this on their labels as long as the chicken has access … Continue reading

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How to lose pounds fast

5 Steps to Lose 3 Pounds Fast 1. “See” what you want. Every day spend some time mentally visualizing yourself losing weight, being confidant, and feeling fantastic. Have a clear image of what you want in mind at all times. Goal … Continue reading

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Why milk does NOT do a body good

One of the most controversial questions I get all the time is the reduction or complete elimination of all dairy products from my client’s meal plans (and yes this includes children as well). Many people can not understand why I … Continue reading

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How to eco-clean your yoga/pilates/exercise mat

I recommend the following monthly, green bathing ritual for your yoga mat. Fill your bathtub a quarter to half way with cold to warm water. While the tap is running add a large dollop of your favorite natural hair shampoo, … Continue reading

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Check out this AMAZING website–especially for women

This is a direct lift from the www.about-face.org website: about-face: a reversal of direction, attitude, behavior, or point of view (from Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, 11th Edition) Everywhere girls and women look, they see messages about their bodies and their selves, … Continue reading

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How to tell if you are truly hungry

Our appetite signal can’t be trusted. For proof, just look at all the overweight people in this country, who consume more calories than their bodies need. The next time you get the urge to eat, here’s how to tell if … Continue reading

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Celebrate the human body

Petite Mort 2/2 www.youtube.com Petite Mort Coreography by Jiri Kylian Nederlands Dance Theatre 1996 This is just stunning. Hope you enjoy the athleticism of the human body as portrayed in this combination of modern dance and ballet.

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More plants, less meat is beneficial for the planet

Livestock production uses 70% of arable land and 30% of the entire land surface on our planet. At the same time, a factory-farmed cow consumes 16 pounds of feed (wheat, corn, soy) to produce 1 pound of meat for human consumption. According … Continue reading

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