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I get asked all the time, “What are you?” (as in, “Are you vegan?” or “Are you Paleo?”) And my first instinct is always to reply that I’m a mom and a wife and an entrepreneur and, most recently, a podcast host who is certified in holistic health and eating psychology. (It’s a mouthful!) 

But they always ask again: “But … what are you?” And I don’t have a simple, one-word answer, because I don’t like my diet to define me. (And I don’t want your diet to define you!)

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The Telomere Effect: Taking Charge of Your Cellular Aging

I just finished reading The Telomere Effect by Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn and Dr. Elissa Epel, and it was enlightening. The authors’ discoveries about how telomeres (the end caps on our chromosomes) affect... Read more
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6 Yogic Tips to Help Boost Immunity

The coronavirus has changed our lives, at least for the time being. People are understandably worried, and caution is justified. Grocery stores and pharmacies are the last bastions of in-person social... Read more
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Can This "Bathing Cap" Help Treat Alzheimer's?

Despite its widespread and growing prevalence and billions of research dollars, Alzheimer's disease interventions are still quite limited. A new wearable device using electromagnetic energy shows great promise... Read more
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Confessions of a Christian Yogi: How I Balance Faith and Career

This topic has been weighing heavily on my heart for the past few months. It’s different from most of my blog posts, as I won’t be offering up any “tips or suggestions” for you. Instead, I’m offering up a look... Read more
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Tantrum Yoga: A Two-Minute Recipe for Inner Peace

I’ve been doing one of those intense, year-long spiritual programs, where meditating on a daily lesson will, I hope, bring me bit by bit closer to the divine. It’s been hard—really hard—but also amazing. I... Read more
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Magnesium Deficiency: Symptoms, Causes and Dietary Sources

When I think of magnesium deficiency, I don’t aim for supplements or blame poor diet alone. Currently, 70 to 80 percent of the population is magnesium deficient and, given how easy it is to obtain magnesium... Read more
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Book Review: Timothy McCall's Saving My Neck: A Doctor's East/West Journey Through Cancer

There is much talk these days of integrative medicine , complementary approaches to disease, and allopathic vs. “alternative” medicine. As both a board-certified medical doctor and yoga therapist, Timothy... Read more

Tom Myers on Spatial Medicine: Change the Body to Change the Mind

How do we foster health, well-being and healing? Medicine has one approach, primarily using antibiotics, pharmaceuticals, and surgery to cure disease. Traditional types of medicine apply another approach,... Read more
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Yoga and Self-Compassion: Balancing the Dark Side of Self-Care

Self-care is a popular term these days. I believe the meaning has been watered-down or misinterpreted to the point that when we say ‘I’m going to take some time for some self-care’ it often implies a time-out... Read more
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And Now What? Living Life Here and Now

I watched a wonderful docufilm called Planetary last night and was blown away by the sheer beauty of our Earth and how interconnected we all are. The scenes of canyons, oceans, glaciers, forests—oh, I could go... Read more