Healthy Eating

Why Go Gluten-Free?

Gluten is a protein found in wheat and the following foods: barley, bulgur, cereal binding, couscous, durum, einkorn, emmer, farro, graham flour, kamut, malt, malt extract, malt flavoring, malt syrup, rye, semolina, spelt, triticale, wheat, wheat bran, wheat germ, and wheat starch. It is known to cause inflammation in the intestines of people with celiac [...]

By | April 2nd, 2014|Healthy Eating|0 Comments

GMOs: Serving up Toxins–Do you want a ‘cide’ with that?

As we’re approaching the November election and the presence of Proposition 37 on the California ballot mandating the labeling of foods containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs), it is a good time to consider the implications of GMOs in the food supply and in our environment. When we eat packaged and processed foods, most of the [...]

By | October 4th, 2012|Healthy Eating|1 Comment

Farmers’ Corner: Community Supported Agriculture

Community Supported Agriculture By Red Jen Ford Before managing a farmer’s market, I was a member of a CSA – Community Supported Agriculture. At the time, the only CSAs available were of the traditional model: pay a flat fee directly to the farmer or coalition of farmers at the start of each season and reap [...]

By | May 29th, 2012|Healthy Eating|0 Comments

It’s A Sweet Note

Creative Artist Liz Marx Makes Her Mark With Artistic Raw Vegan Chocolate Love inspires many artistic creations. This is certainly true for glassblower, sculptor and raw chocolate artist Liz Marx. Her own love of chocolate initiated her quest for a chocolate recipe that she could eat every day and after playing around with recipes using [...]

By | December 6th, 2011|Healthy Eating|0 Comments

‘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 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