5 Ways to Improve Sleep Through Nutrition

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1. Tryptophan foods Tryptophan is an amino acid that is a precursor to seratonin which regulates sleep patterns. Food sources include chicken, turkey, fish and eggs. Vegetarian sources include seaweeds, spirulina and spinach. Having adequate protein intake through every day will ensure that you have all the amino acids required for regular sleep cycles. Protein […]

Take A Mindful Breath This Holiday Season

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How many times have we made up our minds that this holiday season “we are going to be good”. We begin to plot and plan and make up a thousand different scenarios in our minds about what we will and what we won’t allow ourselves to eat, only to find ourselves abandoning our best plans […]

Christine’s Mindful Eating Challenge

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As an editor at My Yoga Online, I spend a lot of time reading articles about mindfulness and meditation. They seem to be hot topics right now and every day, as I walk home from work, I think about committing to incorporating these practices into my own life… I do a lot of thinking. Last […]

Hydrated And Happy

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“We’ll never know the worth of water till the well go dry.” Hydration, hydration, hydration.  Definition of HYDRATION  1: the act or process of combining or treating with water as the introduction of additional fluid into the body 2: the quality or state of being hydrated; especially: the condition of having adequate fluid in the body tissues […]

Fall Favorite Recipes to Warm You Up!

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These crazy delicious recipes are almost too good! Is that even possible? You decide and be sure to let us know. Enjoy~ Crockpot Pumpkin Spice Latte Ingredients: 10 Tablespoons of pumpkin puree 5 Tablespoons of vanilla 2 teaspoons Cinnamon 4 Cups of strongly brewed coffee 6 cups of whole milk 7 Tablespoons sugar Optional: A […]

The Healing Benefits of Pomegranate

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Often referred to is as “ the divine fruit,” the Pomegranate is classified as a berry, and is the size of a grapefruit with a semi-hexagonal shape, and thick and hard ruby-reddish skin. Each seed has a surrounding water-laden pulp, ranging in color from pink to deep red or purple. The seeds are embedded in […]

The Healing Benefits of Pineapple

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Fruit for Thought: Pineapple The Pineapple (Ananas Comosus) is a tropical plant with edible fruit. It has a bright yellow fibrous inner flesh that is naturally very sweet and best when ripe. Its aroma is pleasant, and the juice thirst quenching. Pineapple does not ripen well post-harvest, and it is available year-round. Botanical name: Ananas […]

End Emotional Eating

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“There aren’t enough cookies in the world to make you feel loved and whole.” -Michael Neill, the world famous lifestyle “supercoach”. What Is The Problem? We have all done it. We’ve eaten when we shouldn’t. There can be lots of reasons why we’ve sat down at the kitchen table to eat something (sometimes not even […]

Ayurvedic Chef Prepares for Upcoming Passover Meal in Her Kitchen Sanctuary

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One step inside Kate Smith’s sleek, tranquil kitchen in Bingham Farms and the stress of the day subsides, your breathing slows, and you immediately feel more Zen. That’s exactly the feeling Smith wanted. The white granite countertops are mostly bare. Windows stretch across most of one wall and around an eat-in area just off the […]

Cravings Are Not The Enemy

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Why is it so hard to tame your cravings? Why do we want to tame them? Most of us view cravings as a sign of weakness or flawed willpower, but in reality they are vital messages the body sends us in order to start a dialogue with ourselves. We should not ignore these messages! We […]