Bharadvajasana 1

YOGA Originally uploaded by macro808 Yoga students Sarah Myhre, left, and Leslie Ashburn show Bharadvajasana 1, Stage 1. (Pose Dedicated to a Sage) » This sitting twist relieves lower back pain and increases the spine’s suppleness. Regular practice helps tone the kidneys and increases the range of movement in the shoulders. Here, we present the […]

Fertility and Diet

Low-Fat Dairy Products Linked to Increased Infertility Risk A new study found low-fat dairy product consumption is linked to an increased risk of infertility. A total of 18,555 premenopausal women from the Nurses’ Health Study II who attempted apregnancy or became pregnant between 1991 and 1999 were evaluated for the association between dairy products and […]

Benefits of Sea Vegetables

Sea vegetables are virtually fat-free, low calorie and one of the richest sources of minerals in the vegetable kingdom as they have ready access to the abundance of minerals found in the ocean. Sea water and human blood contain many of the same minerals in very similar concentrations. Sea vegetables contain high amounts of calcium […]

yoga weekend

P6150061.jpg Originally uploaded by macro808 spent this past weekend doing a yoga workshop at Manoa Yoga taught by John Leebold from Australia. It was really fun, and I’m a bit sore! Good challenge.

Apple Pie

P6280790 Originally uploaded by macro808 A healthful way to enjoy dessert….

The baby making grain

Quinoa (pronounced keen-wa) is an amino acid-rich (protein) seed that has a fluffy, creamy, slightly crunchy texture and a somewhat nutty flavor when cooked. Quinoa is available in your local health food stores throughout the year. Most commonly considered a grain, quinoa is actually a relative of leafy green vegetables like spinach and Swiss chard. […]

The Four Directions

My expression of gratitude goes out to SM at Rainbow Healing Hawaii for a reminder about the Great Spirit. The practice below is something that I will enjoy incorporating more of in my life. When a Native American prays to the four directions, it is a prayer to the spirits of the world, to life […]

The Seven Types of Chewing

Sometimes people ask about how many times you should chew your food, especially when you’re dining with others… The following information comes from Chewing Made Easy: 42 Benefits, Tips, and Techniques by Alex and Gale Jack 1. Basic Situation in the home, office, restaurant, in conversation = 25-50 chews per mouthful2. Party in a restaurant, […]