• 6 Ayurvedic Tips to Boost Brain Health

    According to Ayurveda, there are three equally important aspects to mental performance. The first is ‘dhi’, learning and comprehension, governed by Vata dosha, the second is ‘dhriti’, processing and retention of knowledge, the realm of Pitta dosha and ‘

  • 7 Tips to Beat the Holiday Bloat

    The Holidays are upon us and once again food, drink and sweets will be plentiful. The mere presence of these holiday treats in the office can challenge your willpower and lead to bloating, constipation, indigestion and heartburn. Often this leads to the

  • Easy, Satisfying and Delicious, Lentil Soup is a Nutrition Powerhouse

    As temperatures descend into winter, a warm pot of soup cooking on the stove is a warm and wonderful welcome home. Inexpensive, tasty and plentiful, this ancient protein is believed to have originated in Asia. Thought to be one of the first agricultural

  • The Mother of All Grains for a Safe, Gluten-Free Alternative

    I don’t know about you, but all this news about arsenic in rice is a bummer for this gluten-free green diva! I LOVE rice, and it is the basis of most of the grain alternatives I’ve turned to to avoid gluten – ugh.

  • The Health Benefits of Laughter Yoga - It’s No Joke!

    We’ve all heard that laughter is the best medicine. It is easy to comply with this Rx when we are enjoying a good comedy or reacting to a funny joke, but it can be nearly impossible to follow this recommendation when we’re just not feeling up to it. Or is

  • Best Vegan Breakfasts, Tasty and Satisfying

    Finding the right kind of healthy, simple and delicious breakfast to keep you full and flying high until lunch without piling the on the pounds is a wonderful trick to have up your sleeve.

  • Why is it Legal to Sell Unsafe Meat?

    Most of the population in the U.S. suffers from an acute diarrheal illness, every year. According to a recent survey, most people correctly identified food as the most common source of infection, but fewer than half (45 percent) believed it legal for groc

  • Obama Vs. Romney on Environment and Energy

    Oh boy. Whether you are rooting for the guy who got Clint Eastwood to babble to an empty chair (Mitt Romney), or the guy who is tap dancing as fast as he can in the White House to the “be patient. hope is on the way” song (President Barack Obama), you kno

  • Mariel Hemingway on GMOs and Why We Need to Stop Monsanto

    I was introduced to a wonderful new film project that Mariel Hemingway is behind called Stop Monsanto. I’m excited about the film and hope you will be too. I had the opportunity to correspond with Ms. Hemingway about the film and the issues behind it (GMO

  • Farmer's Market Fare: Late Summer Menu (recipes)

    I finally live in a town that has a farmer's market - not that I lived so far from it before we moved a whole mile and a half to the new place, but there is something about being able to walk out the door with a couple of bags and walk down to the farmer'

  • Pain in the American Neck

    It seems like most Americans suffer from neck pain. Many elderly adults turn their entire body, when attempting to turn their head because of a lifetime of accumulated stiffness and pain in the neck and shoulders.

  • Non-Toxic Pest Control for the Eco-Home

    I'm not particularly good with insects, but I know they are a vital part of our eco-system. I have spent a lot of time and energy over the years working on making peace with the insect world and finding ways to co-exist. Don't get me wrong, I REALLY don't

  • Factory Farming, Unnatural, Unhealthy and Unsustainable

    ndustrialized animal production has had a dramatic impact on society, human health and the environment. Modern animal husbandry is a major factor in water pollution, contributing animal waste, antibiotics, hormones and a witch’s brew of chemicals from ta

  • Why Practice Meditation and Self-Hypnosis?

    There are two hemispheres in the brain: the left and the right. Humans engage the left hemisphere more now than ever. Left-brain activity includes verbal, analytical and intellectual thought. Activities include thinking, solving problems and organizing.

  • Mercury Testing Recommended Before Pregnancy

    Recent testing of mercury concentrations in three national brands of canned tuna found that “55 percent of all tuna examined was above the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s safety level for human consumption.” And the problem appears to be getting wo

  • How Pesticides Work

    We often start a vegetable garden because we have decided to eat organic produce and reduce our chemical exposure. Inevitably, However, we are faced with pest and disease problems and with the dilemma of controlling them without poisoning ourselves in t

  • Reasons to Love Kale & 6 Recipes to Make it Easier

    My husband and kids love kale – no, really they do! I wasn’t always a big fan myself, but I learned about the many virtues of this amazing veggie and got creative to find ways to enjoy it. I’ll share our family’s favorite recipes in this post, but first l

  • The Sensory Garden

    Imagine experiencing a garden with all five senses. That’s what a sensory garden allows you to do. A carefully designed garden can stimulate, not only the sight, but also sound, smell, touch and taste. A trolley with an assortment of potted herbs and veg

  • Eco-Fashion: Look Good, Feel Good, Do Good!

    Vegan Fashion. What is it, exactly? The vegan lifestyle is inherently cruelty-free and posits that no animal is exploited in the production of any item, be it food, clothing, accessories, personal care products or furniture.

  • Look More Beautiful as You Age with Ayurveda Skin Care

    Keep your skin looking like a teenager the Ayurveda way.