Healthy Eating

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