Health & Fitness

The Latest Scientific Research on Why Organic Is Better for You

In preparation for an upcoming talk, I thought it would be a good idea to check in on the latest scientific research regarding agricultural chemicals and our health. I did extensive research for Organic Manifesto, but that was published in 2009, so it was time for an update based on more recent scientific studies. Therefore, […]

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GMO Mosquitoes, Oh, My! 5 Reasons to Support a Non-GMO Future

by guest blogger Courtney Pineau, associate director of the Non-GMO Project In GMO news, 2015 has started off with a bang. From Arizona considering mandatory labeling of products containing genetically modified organisms to the recently released Nielsen’s Global Health and Wellness Survey, which showed that younger people are continuing to seek out organic and non-GMO […]

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If It Can Rot, Eat It

by guest blogger Lisa Bronner, writer of the blog Going Green with a Bronner Mom Fresh food—the stuff of life that nourishes, builds, and heals and that, with its rich abundance of nutrients, should make up the bulk of a healthy diet—boasts a fundamental difference from its prepackaged and processed cousins: It is able to rot. […]

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5 Common Exercise Excuses You Need to Stop Making

by guest blogger Greg Hoak, MS, CSCS Even though everyone’s exercise needs are unique, the roadblocks that stand in their way are common. As a professional trainer, I hear pretty much the same excuses across a broad spectrum of clients. Whether you’re a busy surgeon, stay-at-home mom, retired professional, athlete, or someone in between, chances […]

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5 Hot and Healthy Food Trends for 2015

  by guest blogger Peggy Kotsopoulos, registered holistic nutritionist, culinary consultant, member of Team Vega, and author of Kitchen Cures: Revolutionize Your Health with Foods that Heal 2015 is just about in full swing! What will the year bring us? No one knows for sure, but here are my five flavor forecasts for the upcoming […]

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Maria’s Five Favorites: Health & Healing

Toxic chemicals are all around us—in our foods, cleaning supplies, cosmetics, soaps, and lawn and garden products. These chemicals (in “fragrance,” BPA, phthalates, and other ingredients) harm our bodies and our earth. And when it comes to healing ourselves, often many of us are reaching out to what is ultimately a toxic product. But what […]

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Thaw Your Body, Mind and Soul with a Winterized Yoga Practice

by Holly Walck Kostura, certified Iyengar yoga teacher “In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger—something better, pushing right back.” —Albert Camus, French Nobel Prize–winning author […]

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8 Toxic Products to Ban from Your Home Today

by guest blogger Ava Anderson, natural-beauty expert and safe-cosmetics advocate Many of us made health and wellness resolutions this New Year—eat better, skip the junk food, sign up for yoga classes. One resolution we should ALL make is to create a nontoxic home in 2015. Just as there are health consequences from eating lots of […]

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