Although feeding wildlife has become an increasingly common tourist activity, I suspect that many of you have visited a national park or zoo and read ...
Chronic malnutrition, a prime factor for stunted growth, has been a problem in Tanzania for at least the past four decades, roughly coinciding with the sharp decline of the country's GDP.
In this urban jungle of unhealthy foods, new math is required if we're going to lose weight and get healthier. Like those butt-naked survival show participants, we on the Social Diet have to calculate which food is actually worth our effort, and we have to demand a lot more from the food we do choose.
Recently, the FDA issued a ban on all trans fats, deeming them unsafe for human consumption, and it's about time! For more than 20 years, the science has shown these fake FrankenFats to be hazardous to our health. Thankfully, the government has finally caught on.
The thing to keep in mind about the USDA Pyramid is that it comes from the Department of Agriculture, the agency responsible for promoting American ag...
Recently, after a trip from a New York City Persian restaurant Elena realized she had she could use to make a delicious and healthy meal for four.
Keep the peace among all parties this year. We can all co-exist in a world that brought us beets and Bundt cake. Everyone has an opinion and a way of life; we don't need to discuss it while dining.
Intellectually we can all appreciate the message to celebrate the unique body that God gave us, the hard-earned lines in our face, and the marks that symbolize the challenges we've survived. But until you've had a belly that looks like an elephant seal's snout, let's leave these silly proclamations about self-love alone.
I am more convinced than ever that the most important wellness solution is still missing from the larger conversation: the role of the onsite corporate café in healthy outcomes.
The momentum is building for healthier restaurant menus, but not building fast enough. Unfortunately they follow the guidelines of the media, jumping on what the media hypes, and not nutrition specialists.
A great deal of money is being made from our nutritional confusion. Even worse, the government created these guidelines in much the same way it creates laws: by listening to lobbyists and by making compromises.
I started eating foods that were pure, just like my heart wanted to be pure. Healing food became my medicine. As I ate for health, zest, energy, purity, and happiness, I found that not only was my soul healing, but my body was transforming as well.
Medical marijuana may not be a miracle, but when it comes to the autism epidemic, we need as many ideas as possible and every safe tool we can get.
At this year's Thanksgiving feast, dessert came and went, and I sipped on coffee while other guests enjoyed pie and cake. It was a lovely Thanksgiving, and I feel even better about it because I stuck to my food choices.
When you have a craving, figure out what you really need, whether it's an emotional need, or a physical one, or both. And set about getting those needs met! You'll be much happier for it.
I lost over 200 pounds, but more than that I learned to love what I saw in the mirror. I had to. I could not do that to myself again. After hating myself and comparing myself for over 30 years I realized that I will have imperfections. I have two choices: Embrace them or be miserable with them.
In the pursuit of health, there is the risk of forgetting what health is for. Health is for living -- and while health certainly makes life better, something is seriously wrong if preoccupation with health ruins the good times. Don't let it ruin yours
So fresh in my mind is the awe-inspiring gluttony of Thursday, followed by a full 72 hours of unadulterated sloth, that I worry I'll soon become one of those people who needs to be removed from his one-bedroom apartment in a wheelbarrow, arm fat spilling over the sides. I vow to change my ways immediately.
The important thing is not "Will this make me fat or help me lose weight?" The thing of importance, and it's very important, is: "Will this help or hinder me from doing the stuff I like?" I like doing stuff.
We tried shifting our wake-sleep cycles so they were more in sync with the rest of nature. We slowly switched most evenings to quiet reading, meditating or relaxing before sleep rather than seeking out the stimulation of computers, hyperkinetic TV and films or other media before bed.