Health & Fitness

Valentine’s Day Yoga

by Holly Walck Kostura, certified Iyengar yoga teacher It’s almost Valentine’s Day, so I’ve prepared a gift for you that’s even more delicious than a box of chocolates: a yoga sequence of backward extensions. I know—you want to know exactly how yoga could be more delicious than chocolate, right? Well, Hatha Yoga uses modalities (yoga […]

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Sex Not Food

Sex, not food? What, I’m sure you’re wondering, is Maria going to be talking about now? Allow me to explain. I love food. I am a food blogger, among other things. But with Valentine’s Day coming up, I got to thinking about how I too often see, in my own life and in the lives […]

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4 Strange Sources of Roundup

by guest blogger Leah Zerbe, online editor for RodaleNews.com There are a lot of studies asserting that organic is better for you, but if you read nothing else about it, know this: Many nonorganic foods contain dangerous levels of GMOs and glyphosate, the active ingredient in the weedkiller Roundup. You won’t find it anywhere on […]

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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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