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Spelty Slopey Goodness

March 25, 2013


Thanks on Sunday: Cortelyou Market’s fresh baked goods.  Spelt banana muffin sweetened only with agave?  Yes please. Gratitude this morning: Park Slope livin’! I won’t be in this hood for much longer so today I decided to check out a few of the local perks.  A stack of pancakes, bottomless coffee, and a few moments […]

Sugar Enhances the Stupid. Omega-3s Bring on the Smart.

March 20, 2013


Just about every health magazine and column has offered up an article on the benefits of eating omega-3 fatty acids, commonly found in chia and flax seeds, and – wait for it – the oil of a bearded seal.  Wouldn’t it be fabulous to just pop a pill and know you’d be in brainiac mode […]

All You Can Eat Nutrition Stats

February 27, 2013


Yesterday’s gratitude shout out goes out to the Nutrition Database website, for being the best online reference I know of for clear, in-depth information about what I’m feeding my temple. Wanna know the difference between eating a cup of fresh boiled broccoli and a cup of frozen boiled broccoli? Ever wondered if roasted almonds have […]

Don’t Wanna Eat Your Veggies?

February 23, 2013


No worries at all – lots of people don’t like downing their greens! I’ve found ways to get broccoli and kale and sprouts to grow on me, so to speak.  But the *easiest* way to get all the nutrients of raw healthful veggies is … . . . by drinking them! If I’m ever low […]

Sayin’ No to GMO

October 5, 2012


Being the young whippersnapper of a country America is, innovation and trailblazing are two of our favorite pastimes.  The teddy bear, the French dip sandwich (a misleading name, I know!), the crash test dummy and the cryotron.  Making new stuff is cool.  Hey, didn’t we invent “cool,” too? When Paul Berg genetically engineered the first […]

Another Cuppa Yerba Mate, Please

February 4, 2012


Whilst doing some research for a potential job lead, I came across this interesting article that’s made me suddenly crave a big cuppa mate . . . Compounds in Mate Tea Kill Colon Cancer Cells, in Vitro Study Shows ScienceDaily (Jan. 23, 2012) — Could preventing colon cancer be as simple as developing a taste […]

Sattva & Renunciation in Cleansing

July 16, 2011


So the cleanse is over <insert satisfied grin here> and with closure comes perspective! I can’t help but think about how dietary cleansing fits into the big picture.  Clearly, there is a complex mind-body connection, but does food play an integral role in a spiritual life? Fasting is a typical practice in Buddhism, Islam, Christianity, […]

Yoga Psych & Cleansing

July 10, 2011


Shakes n’ pills n’ veggies, oh my! How, if at all, does dietary cleansing relate to yoga, a practice traditionally concerned with the ultimate goal of Realization? Enhanced focus, fine-tuned internal awareness, the sattvic preference, and a touch of renunciation all play important roles in both yoga and cleansing. In yogic psychology, there are five […]

Watching Yoga Work

July 6, 2011


I met Mun Ching in a yoga center last year during a spiritual sojourn to India. The Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Dhanwantari Ashram in Neyyar Dam, Kerala attracts both the yoga-curious and advanced practitioners from all around the world. They teach a beautiful combination of Jnana, Karma, Bhakti and Raja yogas, all to the backdrop of […]

Detox: The Gentle Phase

July 3, 2011


Day Two of the Gentle Phase The feelin’ is bright, light, and optimistic. It vaguely reminds me of my raw-phase in Tucson, six months of raw vegan grinds makes for a very different daily vibe. The consideration, planning and creativity behind making exciting dishes with a very limited selection of foods can be incredibly exhilarating […]


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