Healthy Eating

‘Tis the Season for Indulgence – Time to Indulge All Six Tastes to Maintain Balance

It’s no coincidence that holiday parties and celebrations occur in the season that according to Ayurveda, is characterized by the vata dosha (air and space elements). This is a time of erratic, cool winds and frenetic energy that stimulate an increase our mental awareness, spontaneity and sense of play. And, it’s no surprise that nature [...]

By | December 5th, 2011|Healthy Eating|0 Comments

Food Awareness: Find The Prana In Your Food

Food is Life. Watch any creature from tiny bugs, birds to jungle cats. Eating is their primary concern. Food is important because it is the fuel we take in from the world that becomes a part of us. What we eat and how we eat are reflections of our attitudes towards living. All too often [...]

By | February 22nd, 2011|Healthy Eating|0 Comments

Food And Freedom

Yoga offers guidelines along the path to increase healthy body awareness, intuitive eating, nutritional wisdom and food consciousness. We face a number of modern challenges in how we relate to food, health and our ability to nourish ourselves: population-wide increases in obesity and degenerative disease, increased amounts of processed food and reduced access to many [...]

By | October 27th, 2010|Healthy Eating|0 Comments

Should We GMO Or Just Say No?

When We Look At The Facts, The Answer Becomes Obvious Warning! You may be about to change the way you look at food. Loyal brands that have followed you since childhood may soon disappear from your shopping cart. The decisions you make today may fuel a global revolution. This is about genetically modified (GM) foods. [...]

By | July 25th, 2010|Healthy Eating|0 Comments

Chocolate

Chocolate has become the quintessential Valentine’s Day gift, representing love, sweetness, devotion and sensuality. Its origins as the go-to gift for romantic holidays are fairly recent and involve the magic of marketing and the ‘60s, specifically the 1860s. This was when the heart-shaped candies and the heart-shaped boxes were released in force. Before [...]

By | February 22nd, 2010|Healthy Eating|0 Comments

Kombucha: Wonder Food or Dangerous Yeast?

PERHAPS YOU’VE HEARD SOME of the astounding claims surrounding kombucha: it helps the body fight cancer, detoxifies and alkalizes the system and reduces cholesterol. Though relatively new in the States, kombucha’s Far Eastern folklore stretches back 2,000 years. First mentioned during the Chinese Tsin Dynasty of 212 BCE, it was then called “The Elixir of [...]

By | September 28th, 2009|Healthy Eating|0 Comments

The Future of Food: A Paradigm Shift

Looking To The Experts For Answers To Tough Questions On May 16-17, groups of Angelenos took up the challenge to plant 100 herbal gardens and create a new future for food in Southern California: gardensofgratitude.com HOPE AND CHANGE ARE TWO WORDS that have triumphantly found their way back into our culture. Post November four, [...]

By | July 25th, 2009|Healthy Eating|0 Comments

Favorite Veggie Eats: Readers Weigh In

LA YOGA ran a contest last month: tell us your favorite veggie spot and what you order and enter to win a copy of the Foodmatters DVD. Joni Yung is this month's winner. She's an avid biker, yogini, blogger and participant in the recent City Yoga 24-Hour Yogathon for Habitat for Humanity. Where [...]

By | July 23rd, 2009|Healthy Eating|0 Comments

Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training

THANKS TO JON KABAT ZINN, PhD and the proliferation of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) practices in research groups, medical centers, universities and Yoga studios and sanghas (spiritual communities), a practice popularly known as the raisin meditation has become both a symbol of mindful awareness and an oft-repeated mindfulness exercise. We take many foods for granted, [...]

By | June 23rd, 2009|Healthy Eating|0 Comments

Kitchen Confidential

Pack for Burning Man to Eat a Peach on Day Five on the Playa Whether you’re packing for a week in the counterculture fest of Burning Man (where for one week, Nevada’s third largest and most ephemeral city is created in the Black Rock Desert) or a family-based backcountry adventure, planning ahead and [...]

By | October 23rd, 2008|Healthy Eating|0 Comments