Even if you are an experienced seated meditator, you may find value in enlarging your repertoire with a walking practice. You may discover that uniting three rhythms -- stepping, breathing and mental counting -- is the most effective way to calm and redirect a chattering mind.
You'd think that the country that spends the most on health care -- that would be us -- would have the world's best health outcomes. Far from it. Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare describes how health care in America has turned into a business.
We live at an exciting crossroads in the world of health care. Ancient medical systems like Ayurveda and traditional chinese medicine are as accessible as modern medical treatments like pharmaceuticals and surgery.
Denver just became one of six lucky cities to have a True Food Kitchen -- ahead of New York, Chicago and San Francisco. True Food was created by Dr. Andrew Weill, best-selling author on health and healing.
In 1982, a longtime friend gave me a Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy as a birthday present. I told her, gently, that it was utterly inappropriate; my life was far too unsettled. She thrust the puppy in my arms, looked me in the eye, and said, "This will help to settle you."
Sometimes, with my own clients, I prescribe a similar strategy for dealing with stress eating. There isn't a pill or a medication. Instead, there are certain foods that can help reduce emotional eating. Yes. It's ironic that food can prevent overeating.
For four decades, I've been skeptical of a prevailing belief in Western medicine: that when a plant shows bioactivity in humans, we must attribute that effect to a single, predominant compound in the plant.
Recently, Tara Parker-Pope interviewed several food-quality activists about a petition to change the name of high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) to "corn sugar." She asked: What new name would you suggest?
If you eat meat from factories you have not absorbed the reality of factory farms. If you truly understood what happens inside these windowless animal jails and abattoirs, you simply would not eat this meat.