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Tea is an enjoyable beverage, but it can also be treated as a spice and used in cooking—from breakfast to dessert!Read More
Discover why pumpkin falls perfectly in line with seasonal Ayurvedic recommendations. Plus, learn about other foods that may help balance the body during the transition from summer to winter.Read More
Articles about what to eat are everywhere, but it’s time to take a step back and think about when and how you should eat. Is breakfast a must-have? Are frequent meals the best? The research may surprise you.Read More
Let’s face it, we all think about getting older. Although aging is inevitable, it’s possible to maximize your health in your 60s and beyond. Find out how with these six tips.Read More
Did you know your diet plays a critical role in your body’s ability to cope with stress? Find out how you can relieve stress with these five superfoods.Read More
Between meetings, emails, and workload, do you find it challenging to prioritize your health during your workday? If you are skipping meals or hitting the candy drawer several times a day, it’s time to make a shift. Follow this advice.Read More
Good intentions to eat healthy and lose weight can easily be sabotaged by high stress and long work hours. Get ahead of your excuses by planning in advance so you can set yourself up for success.Read More
As the most important meal of the day, breakfast deserves your attention. These recipes can satisfy a sugar craving without the sugar rush, and they’re packed with the nutrients your body needs to start your day off right.Read More
Some foods are better than others when it comes to keeping your digestive system running smoothly. These six foods can help balance a healthy diet and lead to a healthy body.Read More
Fiber may not be the sexiest part of your diet, but it’s one of the most important. If you haven’t been paying attention to how much fiber you get in your diet, here are five reasons why you should!Read More

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Deepak Chopra MD, FACP, founder of The Chopra Foundation and co-founder of The Chopra Center for Wellbeing, is a world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation, and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, Clinical Professor at UCSD Medical School, Researcher, Neurology and Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. The World Post and The...
Fran Benedict is a certified health and nutrition counselor and the founder of SimplyMindful.com . She has been on a path of health promotion and behavior for more than 15 years and loves discovering new ways to bring attention and intention into everyday life. She believes in the extraordinary power of the mind to create a quality of life every person deserves, with an emphasis on the relation to oneself as the foundation for everything else. A member of American Association of Drugless Practitioners, Fran enjoys supporting a...
Valerie’s interest in healing began in her early twenties when doctors told her she would need to give up running and other physical activities forever due to debilitating back injuries. This spurred an exploration into mind-body and alternative medicine, which ultimately healed her back and allowed her to resume the activities she loved. Today, she works as an acupuncturist and health coach to help activate others’ self-healing abilities, and is inching toward a master's degree in nutrition and functional medicine. She is also a professional writer and aims to accumulate enough words and...
Heidi Hackler is a Certified Holistic Health Coach (CHHC) and blogger, who received her training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN). She inspires healthy habits on her happiness and wellness blog , and through her holistic health coaching programs. Heidi quenches her thirst for knowledge through continuing education courses at Chopra Center Certifications , Dogwood School of Botanical Medicine, and Andrea Beaman’s New Healers Master Coaching program. Heidi lives with her husband...
Andrew Weil was born in Philadelphia in 1942, received an A.B. degree in biology (botany) from Harvard in 1964 and an M.D. from Harvard Medical School in 1968. After completing a medical internship at Mt. Zion Hospital in San Francisco, he worked a year with the National Institute of Mental Health, then wrote his first book, The Natural Mind. From 1971–75, as a Fellow of the Institute of Current World Affairs, Dr. Weil traveled widely in North and South America and Africa collecting information on drug use in other cultures, medicinal plants, and alternative methods of treating...
Chef Johnny Brannigan is an international Ayurvedic vegetarian and vegan chef with a deep knowledge base in Vedic wisdom and holistic medicine, and a lifelong love of food and cooking. Trained in Ayurveda and as a teacher of meditation by the Maharishi in Switzerland and Thailand, he has cooked and taught in over 33 countries, writing new recipes along the way. He co-founded The Organic Snack Company in 1998 in the U.K. and then travelled to the United States, where he cooked at The Raj, the top Ayurvedic spa in the country, and wrote The Global Vegetarian , his first cookbook. He’s...
Nicole believes in the Hippocratic philosophy, “Let food be thy medicine,” and her passion is creating content that helps others learn about self-healing through eating real foods and living an intentionally balanced life. When she isn’t writing or editing, she spends time in the yoga studio, on the mountain trails in Colorado, and in the kitchen creating recipes packed with nutrient-rich foods. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism, and has been a professional writer and editor for more than 15 years.
Emily is a certified Health Coach and freelance writer with a focus on psychology, mental health, and optimal living. A combined interest in healthy living and human behavior led Emily to pursue a certification in health coaching at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition as well as a master’s degree in General Psychology. Her personal struggle with anxiety motivated her to research and implement a variety of holistic approaches into her lifestyle, such as changes in diet and the adoption of mindfulness meditation. She credits these lifestyle changes as well as many others with helping her...

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