Tag Archives | Maria Rodale

8 Toxin-Filtering Houseplants

8 Toxin-Filtering Houseplants

by guest blogger Maria Luci, associate editor at Maria’s Farm Country Kitchen When we think of poor air quality, we often picture smoggy cityscapes and jam-packed highways, but there’s another place where we should be focusing our attention on air pollution: our own homes. Due to the airtight nature of many houses and apartments today, […]

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Making Dinner for Alice Waters

Making Dinner for Alice Waters

A few weeks ago I woke up in the middle of the night in a bit of a panic. Alice Waters was coming to accept the Rodale Institute Organic Pioneer Award on a Friday night, and on Thursday, she was speaking to our editors, so that meant…SHE’D NEED TO EAT SOMETHING ON THURSDAY NIGHT! Crap. […]

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Yoga for an Immune System "Boost-Up"

Yoga for an Immune System “Boost-Up”

by Holly Walck, devoted Iyengar yoga student and teacher There are countless studies that show that yoga improves immune functioning, most recently the one mentioned in a post here by Dr. Eliaz that describes “how yoga is actually working to benefit us on the genetic level.” The online Oxford English Dictionary defines immunity as “the […]

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Food Addiction is Real

Food Addiction is Real

by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition     One year ago I launched my book, The Hunger Fix: The Three-Stage Detox and Recovery Plan for Overeating and Food Addiction (Rodale 2012), on Katie Couric’s show. Within five days it became a New York Times best […]

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Why I Only Eat Organic Apples and Why You Should, Too

Why I Only Eat Organic Apples and Why You Should, Too

by guest blogger “Coach” Mark Smallwood, Rodale Institute executive director Apples. Apples are the single most pesticide-contaminated produce item available at the grocery store. If you had to choose just one item from your grocery list to buy organic, make it organic apples. Why do we spray so many pesticides on apples? Well, we humans […]

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The Year Reality Knocked

The Year Reality Knocked

by guest blogger Renee James, essayist and blogger For every mother (and father) out there who has just wrapped up the back-to-school ritual, I offer the following, with great affection. It took me many, many years, but somewhere along the line, I think I finally figured out this whole “start the school year right” thing. […]

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