How Meditation Helped Me Through Addiction Recovery

Overcoming addiction is singlehandedly the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life. Through addiction and recovery, I learned more about myself than I ever thought possible. I learned that my [...]

Book Review: Serving the Broccoli Gods

Hilarious. I want to be her friend. She had me from the first line: “When I was four, my parents received a report card from my kindergarten teacher. The first line read, “Mary is a totally [...]

Why you should go sugarfree

You may have heard, sugar sucks for you. Sugar has been linked to obesity and bad cholesterol, which has been linked to an increased chance of cancer. And while researchers are usually cautious [...]

Clean up your skin products for the New Year

Health-conscious readers, check it out! Skin products – makeup, body care, sunscreen – can be a sneaky source of toxins and chemicals. And here we are, applying them directly on our [...]

Is Yoga really good for your back?

I hear this question a lot as a physiotherapist. The people who ask me this question range from the skeptical gym rat to the seasoned yoga enthusiasts. Generally speaking, my answer is yes! In a [...]

Yoga and Ayurveda: Synergy for Harmony

Yoga was introduced to the West in late 19th century and has been since eagerly adopted by a very receptive audience. Despite the huge popularity of yoga, its medicinal counterpart Ayurveda, was [...]

Does fasting prolong your life?

Traditional religious practices in Christianity, Buddhism, Islam have all included fasting (Karras et al., 2016). In yoga, fasting is a pillar of the philosophical principle of sauca, or [...]

Product Review: Bagby

Who needs a night time cuddle case for to tuck in your iPhone? The folks at Bagby believe that “people, especially couples, are increasingly disconnected from each other” so they [...]

Pegan Adventures: Total Failure

It was day one and I was already befuddled. First of all, allow me to confess that I drank a glass of wine. I know, I know! SO not paleo! But I just moved into a new apartment, and a glass of [...]

Sugar free at the airport

Travelling to NYC this weekend, I had some strategies for staying sugar free while in transit. Airplane snacks are a no go for the most part: airlines sugar and roast their nuts, add sugar to the [...]

Why we’re fat

The FDA has just approved a “belly balloon” that will let people feel full so they won’t eat.  Reminiscent of gastric bypass surgery (by the way, there is currently there is a [...]

30 days of Sugar Free: Results are in

So, how do I feel after 30 days on a sugar-free diet? Summary: Good. Not life changing, but solid. Lost weight, gained diversity.  Here’s a run down of the changes. I’ve lost weight. While [...]

Sugar-free: why all the desserts!?

So I decided to do a Pinterest board to celebrate and share the love of being sugar-free this month. To add to my board, I do a search for “sugarfree”, and lo and behold, my search [...]

Eat your breakfast

I usually like a breakfast of coffee, more coffee, and cream. The burners in my kitchen are pristine from lack of use. In the olden times I’d scarf down a protein vega bar around 10 AM and [...]

Sugar free: my menus the last two weeks

Oh my god. Who knew that squash would be so delicious?? But I get ahead of myself. So I was asked by a friend, “Rachel, what exactly are you eating? Can you write out some of your [...]

Sugar-free: week one musings

One week down. “Be safe,” my girlfriend continues to caution. She knows I’m going sugar free this month. What does sugar-free mean, anyway? Is it really that big of a deal? Is [...]

Chocolate you can have on a sugar fast. My heart to yours.

I LOVE my hot chocolate. Love it. Well, generally, I just love chocolate. But if I’m going sugar-free, I don’t want to dive into a chocolate bar, no matter how dark. So [...]

Sugar Free, Day 6

I’m usually a hangry girl. Vata-deranged, angry glint in my eye, don’t-get-between-me-and-my-chocolate-at-3pm kind of person. But the last couple of days, my body has felt…well, [...]

Sugar free adventures, Day 4

Here’s how the day broke out: Breakfast of eggs, squash, spinach, hummus. Lunch: steamed greens, omega 3 dressing, and a chunk of sweet potato. Dinner: turkey, walnuts, squash. And my yummy [...]

Paleo-veganism: the love child has arrived           

My mother never knows what to expect when I come home. Chatting about my plans for Thanksgiving, there will come the inevitable pause as she tries to plan her menu, “ So, uh…what exactly are you [...]

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