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To Mix or Not to Mix? On Mouthfuls

Recently, one of the daily health tips for the 365 Days of Health Twitter campaign stirred some interesting discussion. The health tip was: "It is crucial not to mix different foods in the same mouthful." For this entry, I am going to describe the reasons I make this recommendation and address the questions and points [...]

By |2018-03-07T21:24:19+00:00September 12th, 2016|7 Steps|1 Comment

Sharing Together, Eating Together

Eating together deepens nourishment and alignment. Eating together aligns and connects us with each other. Food is condensed environment, and also our source of internal energy. When we eat, we break foods down from their solid state to liquid to energy. In this process, food provides physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual energy. Grains, [...]

By |2018-03-07T21:24:19+00:00July 19th, 2016|7 Steps|1 Comment

Without Doing Other Things

Forest Bathing It has been striking for me to compare the way spending time alone has changed over the course of my lifetime. It has become increasingly difficult for people today to give undivided attention to a daily activity. With so much media attention focusing on presence and mindfulness, being at peace with [...]

By |2018-03-07T21:24:19+00:00July 5th, 2016|Articles and Research|0 Comments

Keeping Up with the Solstice

Tempura with vegetables. Although today is one official start of summer, the energy of the sun has been rising since the Winter Solstice, and transitioned into summer on May 5th. Summer is the time when our energy and desire is opened fully and blossoming as in nature. In mid-August, the energy of the [...]

By |2018-03-07T21:24:20+00:00June 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Sun is Our Friend After All

All of life depends on the sun, and sunlight is an essential ingredient for an overall healthy life. It is important to overcome our fear of the sun and the many myths surrounding sun exposure as an enemy to health. There are healthy ways to build up tolerance for sunlight to receive maximum benefit from [...]

By |2018-03-07T21:24:20+00:00June 15th, 2016|Environment|1 Comment

Learning in the Womb: What is Embryonic Education

During time in the womb, we multiply in weight about three billion times, from a single cell to birth (anywhere between 5.5-10 lbs on average). After birth, we multiply in weight about fifteen to twenty times. Suffice to say, the vast majority of our total growth, development, and education occurs in the womb. Furthermore, what [...]

By |2018-03-07T21:24:20+00:00May 30th, 2016|Fertility|0 Comments

Fertility’s Modern Challenges

lifestyle and fertility are related There are three stages of fertility. First is the ability to become pregnant. The second is having a healthy full-term pregnancy and natural childbirth (from a macrobiotic perspective this means without the aid or use of drugs), and the third is raising a healthy child. All three of [...]

By |2018-03-07T21:24:20+00:00May 18th, 2016|healthy living|0 Comments

How Well Do You Know Your Sweeteners?

some of the healthiest sweeteners come from grains The sweet taste is our most natural, harmonious taste. In previous entries, I've talked about healthy sweets and unhealthy sweets. Today, however, I'd like to talk about sweeteners. Sweeteners in beverages are absorbed into the blood more quickly and tend to be more harmful. Compare [...]

By |2018-03-07T21:24:20+00:00May 2nd, 2016|Adjusting Your Diet|2 Comments

How to Overcome the Hangry Horrors

Hangriness sometimes causes us to make unhealthy choices such as overeating or choosing unhealthy foods. Feeling hangry is a much different sensation than healthy hunger. Healthy hunger is a feeling based on a desire for life; it is a pleasant, mild, and comfortable anticipation of a nice meal. However, feeling hangry is a [...]

By |2018-03-07T21:24:20+00:00April 21st, 2016|Adjusting Your Diet|0 Comments

Steps to Avoid or Reverse Diabetes

Walking outdoors everyday greatly contributed to overall health Why is it that type 2 (aka adult-onset) diabetes has become an epidemic even for young children? For instance, 1 in 3 of all American children born in 2000 will go on to develop type 2 diabetes at some point in their lives. There is [...]

By |2018-03-07T21:24:20+00:00April 4th, 2016|Uncategorized|2 Comments

How to Reset The Biological Clock

An evening rhythm Rhythms come from nature, and our circadian rhythms are produced by the interactions between our internal and external environments, especially within our microbiome, the sun, and temperature. These interactions and relationships produce physical, emotional, mental, and behavioral changes with each day and throughout the year. Our sense of order, rhythm, [...]

By |2017-09-10T06:01:50+00:00March 28th, 2016|Adjusting Your Diet|0 Comments

10 Secrets to Anti-Aging

lotus flower Everyone seems to be concerned about aging these days. People take special preparations and treatments to reverse the natural process of aging. Most of these treatments are based on hormonal and/or nutritional supplements, creams and injections, or surgery. Unfortunately, these treatments are only temporary and oftentimes these treatments backfire. What are [...]

By |2018-03-07T21:24:47+00:00March 14th, 2016|Adjusting Your Diet, Anti-aging|5 Comments

More Thoughts on Gut Health

I'd like to again thank Dr. Neal Barnard for posting a guest blog with practical and informative information on gut health. When you have healthy gut bacteria, there is not much room for the unhealthy ones to thrive. Conversely, if you do not have enough healthy gut bacteria, the unhealthy ones can take over. A [...]

By |2017-09-10T06:01:50+00:00March 4th, 2016|Articles and Research|2 Comments

More Thoughts on Healthy Sleep

I'd like to thank Dr. Neal Barnard for so much practical advice in his recent blog on sleep. I'd like to add a few tips that you may also find helpful. Our sleep is regulated by our eating habits, diet, and activity. Sleep problems are the result of an imbalance in diet and activity. It's [...]

By |2017-09-10T06:01:50+00:00February 26th, 2016|Articles and Research|0 Comments

Seeds of Change: Spring 2016

According to Nature's energy, Spring begins around February 4th. Nature's energy begins to rise midway between the Winter solstice and Spring equinox. Most years, by this time, we start to experience Spring Fever, and feel fed up with Winter. Many nature-based traditions, such as the Celtic celebration of Imbolc, have observed this rise in energy [...]

By |2017-09-10T06:01:50+00:00February 2nd, 2016|Nurture|2 Comments