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HEALTH & WELLNESS

Sourdough Bread

The smell of baking bread takes me back to my childhood, waiting eagerly in my grandmother’s kitchen for the loaves to come out of the oven. Fresh, hot slices, slathered in butter.... 



A New Way to Think About Weight Loss

For generations, women have had dieting pushed on them. As a mass group we have long accepted that the way to lose weight is to eat less and move more. Fantastic logic and far be it... 



Harvesting the Bounty of Bacteria

Several years back, I had a nasty sinus infection that resisted several treatments of antibiotics before clearing up. Unfortunately, in the process, I killed most of the natural flora... 



Hooked on Cycling

I am very happy to share my story of how I came to be a bicycle-riding enthusiast. It all happened in bits and pieces: serendipity, if you will. A friend’s daughter’s husband had... 



Campaign to Stop GMO Crops

First, I want to say how much I appreciate the opportunity to write in this magazine about food. I have learned so much during my research and have been encouraged by positive feedback.... 



You Are What Your Food Eats

Health conscious people are going to great lengths to watch what they eat these days. They acknowledge the old adage: “you are what you eat”. After all, it makes intuitive sense,... 



Healthy News For Coffee Drinkers

Believe it or not, coffee has a healthy new image. Recent studies show that coffee, for years considered objectionable to your health, may actually provide health benefits for a variety... 



Active Wisdom In Aging Bodies

The fastest growing age-group coming to yoga is mid forties to sixties. Perhaps that is because Iyengar teaches yoga that anyone can do. Maybe you’ve had luck but are now facing... 



Staying Fit

In trying to think up simple answers to questions like “How do I increase my fitness?”, or “How do I get fit in the first place?”, I boiled it down to 4 points: Novelty, Intensity,... 



Values vs. Shoulds

Our values speak volumes when it comes to understanding our behaviour. Many people want to change only to beat themselves up in the end because it didn’t stick. The idea of change;... 



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