Health & Fitness

6 Ways to Lower Your Body’s Chemical Burden This Fall

by guest blogger Ava Anderson, natural-beauty expert and safe-cosmetics advocate The new school year has begun, a time that still signals beginnings even if you graduated years ago. Want to lower your body’s chemical burden as a part of your fall plan? Follow these steps to get an A+ in living naturally throughout the season […]

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A Yummy Supper for All

by guest blogger Erin Scott, author of Yummy Supper and food blogger When I was 6 years old, we hit the road for a weekend of camping in the Pacific Northwest near our home in Seattle. Along the way, we passed a fisherman’s crab shack on the side of the road. Before long, our appetites […]

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For Some, the Key to Losing Weight Is Slowing Down

by guest blogger Greg Hoak, MS, CSCCS While some (especially athletes) thrive on fast-paced, high-intensity workouts, others find the key to weight loss and overall fitness is actually a more sustainable approach: slowing down. I’ve been a fitness trainer for 12 years, but it wasn’t until my wife and I started farming using organic methods […]

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Dancing…with Benefits

by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition While preparing a PowerPoint presentation on how to push your own mind-body envelope to fully embrace life, I stumbled on a remarkable video that has gone viral and has had over a million shares. Here it is: I posted […]

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Why Pregnant Women Should Make Avoiding Environmental Toxins a Priority

by guest blogger Deirdre Imus, author and environmental health advocate Pregnant women are advised to do—and not do—many things over the course of nine months. Whether the advice is from a physician, a friend, or a perfect stranger, there’s no shortage of opinions on eating fish, taking supplements, drinking caffeine, exercising, or preserving the placenta, […]

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Yoga for Women

Yoga for Women

 By Holly Walck Kostura, devoted Iyengar yoga student and teacher “[Yoga teaches us what resources] we have inside us so that we are able to expose ourselves to ourselves and find out what we really are.” Geeta Iyengar’s lecture, aptly titled “The Practice of Women During the Whole Month,” shines a light on the path […]

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Your Life, By Bike

by Elly Blue, writer and bicycle activist An excerpt from Everyday Bicycling: How to Ride a Bike for Transportation (Whatever Your Lifestyle) When I started riding a bike, I didn’t make any wardrobe changes until I had to. At the time, I had a professional office job, so I wore skirts, polyester blouses, and jackets. […]

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Proving Organic Is Good for You

Photo by Lisa Bunin, shot at Eastside Farmers’ Market in Santa Cruz by Lisa J. Bunin, Ph.D., organic policy director of Center for Food Safety You know intuitively that organic food is good for you and that it’s the healthiest choice you can make at the farmer’s market and grocery store. Your gut tells you […]

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