Slow Food in a Fast Food World

By Guest Blogger   |  10Comments|

There is a movement taking the nation by storm: the slow food movement. With the release of several foodie films over the last decade, including the 2009 documentary “Food, Inc.,” coupled with a growing genre of foodie books such as Michael Pollan’s “In Defense of Food” and Marion Nestle’s “Food Politics,” people are paying attention – finally! – to the food they eat. So what exactly is slow food and how you can you begin… Read More >


Keep Your Immune System Healthy This Winter

By Guest Blogger   |  4Comments|

With winter comes the solstice, holidays, friends and families; there also comes cold, stress, sugar and often illness. To make sure we enjoy all the beautiful and magical offerings of the winter season, it’s important to keep up with our health in some really easy and right-at-our-fingertips ways. So how do we stay vital and bug-free during winter? It can start with making a promise to yourself that self-care will be high on your list… Read More >


Deficiencies in a Meat-based Diet

By Gabriel Cousens MD   |  21Comments|

Many meat eaters claim that a vegan diet is insufficient without supplementation. While this is true, a meat-centered diet is also insufficient without supplementation. Meat eaters require supplementation just as much as vegans. Studies continue to emerge linking meat-centered diets and chronic disease. If plant-source-only eaters have less chronic diseases than meat eaters, why don’t they live significantly longer? One of main reasons for this is carnosine deficiency. Carnosine is two amino acids, L-histidine and… Read More >


Kris Carr’s 21- Day Crazy Sexy Cleanse

By Guest Blogger   |  25Comments|

What insane person would choose to do a 21-day cleanse in the first weeks of December with nothing but parties and festivities ahead? Me! On November 13, 2010, I declared myself a mess physically, mentally and spiritually. No spark, no twinkle, no joy and a muffin top that turned into a layered cake from under my bra line to my knees. With dismal blood results (nonexistent immune system) and a desire to have someone brutally… Read More >


Love List: Join the Crazy Sexy Diet Revolution!


  I am blown away, humbled and stoked! Guess what? We find out whether we made the New York Times Bestseller list TONIGHT. Am I nervous? No. In fact, I’ll go out on a limb, against all my superstitious judgment, and say that I think we did it! I think YOU did it. But you know what’s bigger than the acknowledgments? The movement we’ve created. I see it firsthand. I see it in the bookstores,… Read More >

Anti-McDonald’s Commercial Could Save Lives

By Neal Barnard, MD   |  16Comments|

Sometimes doctors have to be a bit blunt in order to make a point. My organization recently produced a TV spot that shows a dead man on a gurney clutching a half-eaten cheeseburger. The golden arches appear above his feet. The ad ends with the words, “I was lovin’ it.” The commercial has aired in Washington, D.C. and Chicago, and it has been viewed more than 1.4 million times on YouTube. This ad is definitely… Read More >

Kris Carr

Love List: Top 15 Crazy Sexy Diet Tips


Crazy Sexy Diet Posse! I’m bowled over by the massively supportive and enthusiastic response to Crazy Sexy Diet! It’s now the #1 best selling book on Amazon. Holy green juice! It filled me with joy to see hundreds of health crusaders ready to take 2011 by storm at my New York City book tour events this week. And did you happen to tune-in when I rocked the plants on Good Morning America? If you haven’t… Read More >


Your Genes Don’t Determine Your Fate

By Mark Hyman MD   |  13Comments|

The decoding of the human genome at the dawn of the millennium carried the hope and promise of the beginning of the end of human suffering. However, after more than a decade of intense exploration of the human genome, the burden of human disease and suffering has only increased across the globe. Heart disease, cancer and diabetes, as well as allergic and autoimmune disorders, have all continued to skyrocket. Hope has given way to disappointment… Read More >


Smart Nutrition: 3 Ways to Boost Your Athletic Performance

By Brendan Brazier   |  8Comments|

Becoming a great athlete requires work. Hard work, that’s a certainty. But the often-overlooked “smart work” can play an equally large role in athletic success. While there’s no substitute for diligent training, there are a few natural nutritional “helpers” that can directly complement the effect of exercise for a compounded performance boost. The best way to enhance the odds of becoming a better athlete is to put the body in a position in which it… Read More >


The 411 on Probiotics

By Tracy Piper   |  24Comments|

Probiotics – sometimes called “good bacteria” – help to keep a healthy balance of beneficial bacteria in your digestive tract. There are many strains that come together to allow this, but the two most prevalent are Lactobacillus, which make up the majority of the probiotics living in the small intestines, and Bifidobacterium, which is more prevalent in the large intestines (colon). They help to maintain healthy colon cells as well as promote bowel regularity. Recently,… Read More >


Vote for Your Thoughts

By Laurie Gerber   |  5Comments|

You have the right to vote for which thoughts you want to listen to and which ones you want to ignore. Usually it’s easier to convince my clients they can choose how to act than to convince them they can change how they think. Thinking just seems so automatic that we believe we can’t change it. The truth is we are not very talented at controlling our minds because we don’t practice, and we don’t… Read More >


The Lupus and Gluten Connection

By Guest Blogger   |  55Comments|

Today I am healthy, vibrant and pain free, but it wasn’t always this way. A few years ago, I became afflicted with intense, severe muscle pain and joint swelling, leading to hospitalization. It wasn’t until I discovered I had a severe gluten intolerance that I was able to turn it all around. My symptoms began with random traveling joint pain. Then more joints started to ache. My feet were so swollen that my shoes would… Read More >


New Year’s Intentions


Each year at this time I sit down and write many drafts of my new year’s resolutions. This year I’m changing it up a bit. Instead of resolutions, I’m writing intentions. Instead of making a long list (most of which I don’t stick to or even remember for that matter), I’m focusing on the power of three. After all, three is a holy groovy number. Rather than burying my intentions in my journal, I’m posting… Read More >


Does Sugar Feed Cancer?

By Guest Blogger   |  23Comments|

Does sugar feed cancer? Well, yes and no. Um, OK – yes. All cells use sugar – aka glucose – for their primary fuel source, so sugar does indeed feed all cells. But if you’ve ever had a PET scan, you know that before you get your scan, you get to drink a lovely shake of radioactive glucose or get an injection of a similar concoction. Cancer cells are very greedy; they like to gobble… Read More >


Autism, ADHD, Asthma and Allergies: What’s Going on With Our Kids?

By Kenneth A. Bock MD   |  18Comments|

I want to begin my first post here by talking about something that is very basic to the perpetuation of our society: our children. The specific question I want to ask is simple but key: What the heck is happening to our kids? Why am I starting with this question? Let me give you some background information. In the United States and other industrialized, developed nations, epidemics of malnutrition and common childhood infectious illnesses are… Read More >


Love List: TEDWomen


Sisters (and bros), I just got back from the first ever TEDwomen conference in DC and wow did I feel proud to be a gal. Empowering women and girls is a portal to peace, innovation, prosperity and economic stability. I was reminded that educating and investing in women and girls is a brilliant idea worth spreading. Women are writing new and improved rules for finance, business, art and politics, and we’re doing it while refusing… Read More >


11 Tips for Healthy Holiday Air Travel

By Guest Blogger   |  5Comments|

The holidays are upon us and with them comes stress in many forms: what to buy, who to visit, what not to eat, etc. Traveling is another biggie, but this year you can do it right. Check out these tips you can use to keep healthy and sane when traveling by air this holiday travel season: 1. Pack patience. Now that the TSA has added heightened security measures and airlines have tacked on more fees,… Read More >


President Clinton’s Momentous Intervention in the Health Debate

By Dr. T. Colin Campbell   |  9Comments|

These are momentous times for sharing with the public the exceptional benefits of a whole foods, plant-based diet. By now, many people have seen President Clinton’s comments on CNN and elsewhere about the dramatic turnaround in his personal health when he adopted this dietary lifestyle. Some of us have been doing research, clinical practice and writing about this dietary lifestyle for many years, sometimes having to overcome considerable skepticism (my own experience in experimental research… Read More >


Yoga for Artists: Unleash Your Creativity

By Guest Blogger   |  6Comments|

I have been in the art world for nine years as a critic, curator, theorist, philosopher and artist. Most of my endeavors place me in front of a computer writing reviews, press releases, essays, catalogues and the like. This has caused my erector spinae to shorten and my rhomboids to extend beyond their normal limits. These muscles are imperative for a straight spine and an open heart but are consistently put at risk by my… Read More >


Voting with Our Food Choices

By Wayne Pacelle   |  2Comments|

In September, the House Energy and Commerce Committee conducted a hearing on this summer’s massive egg recall, and witnesses included the owners of the factory farms that spawned the salmonella crisis and a couple of the downstream victims – consumers who ate foods containing eggs contaminated with salmonella and nearly died. The testimony of some of the victims was chilling, and it even prompted one congressman, Rep. Michael Burgess, R-Texas, to declare he’s now switching… Read More >