by guest blogger Coach Mark Smallwood. The end of 2012 saw some quiet and some not-so-quiet snubs aimed at organic foods. The Stanford study, the American Academy of Pediatrics statement, Dr. Oz… All these messages claimed to be focused on “health” and whether or not certain foods help or hinder our progress toward this mystical perfection for which we are all supposed to strive. It’s time for the organic community to put the skeptics to rest once and for all!
Health & Fitness
By guest blogger Drew Ramsey, MD. Odds are you’re missing some crucial ingredients for feeling your best. Most of us are. For the first time in the history of the world we are both overfed and undernourished. The data keeps pouring in that an organic plant-based diet with carefully selected meat and seafood is the best way to feed your brain. Yes, you can eat to build a better (and happier) brain. Here’s how.
by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD. Turn on the TV, radio, iPad/pod/phone or computer and there they are: countless weight-loss ads pushing pills and potions, promising muffin-top weight loss and a perfect life of bliss once you magically melt your love handles. Instead of falling for the usual January hype, how about breaking out of the script, ditching the propaganda, and planning on a year of genuine, sustainable-for-life transformation? Here are some basics to get you started.
Thank you for all of the support for the first half of my list, 50 Things I Learned in My First 50 years, Part 1. Please check it out if you haven’t already. Here’s the second part of my list…
by Isaac Eliaz, MD. Overindulgence usually starts small: a potato chip, a dab of ranch dip. You fill out the plate with raw carrots and cherry tomatoes, but that chip tasted so good. Pretty soon you have another, and then another. Later, you may feel anxious about it, wondering, Where’s my willpower? Why couldn’t I just walk away? If it’s any consolation, it may not be entirely your fault…
A year ago this month, I turned 50 for the first and last time. And for my 50th last year I went to an island and wrote in my journal and thought about where I’ve been and where I want to go next, and I made this list. Since I’m about to turn 51, I thought I’d revisit it. It’s still true for me! Hope you like it!
by guest blogger Deirdre Imus. With the holiday spirit come and gone and 2013 already entering its third week, there’s only one winter milestone left to hit before we plod our way into spring: flu season. Whether you’ve received your flu shot or not, there are some natural steps we can all take to ward off influenza and to protect our loved ones from the fever, cough, achiness, and general unpleasantness associated with this nasty bug.
This time of year, there is info everywhere on how to detoxify your body. Whatever toxin you want to remove, or part of your body you want to cleanse, there’s a smoothie for that! Now, I love smoothies, and I believe that physical detoxification is an essential health practice. But I also believe that the most toxic toxins start in our hearts. And for true health, healing, and happiness that’s where we need to start.