Keep Calm and Herb On

Keep Calm and Herb On

It’s really hard to gift-wrap a guitar. The black velvet pants I was totally rocking last year at Christmas were too snug to wear at this year’s Thanksgiving, and I got into several annoying conversations with the food-pushers of my clan about why I ...
Energy Slump Survival Kit

Energy Slump Survival Kit

Is it just me, or is life just so much harder during this time of the year than it is otherwise? I’m more tired in the morning, my commute is almost double thanks to the crazy mall traffic, work is busier for me with all of the seasonal Vitacost sale ...
When Troubles Linger, Go Ginger

When Troubles Linger, Go Ginger

If you’re the kind of person who can remain detached and amused while tempers around you flare, you’ve got to love the holidays. That’s when politics are debated during the soup course and before dessert is served, your sister mentions at least twice ...
The Lowdown on “Slow” Foods for Weight Loss

The Lowdown on “Slow” Foods for Weight Loss

When I try to lose weight, I usually think about eating less, as in a few chips instead of a bag, or a sliver of cake instead of a heaping slice. But it turns out I’ve been thinking about things in the wrong dimension. It’s not volume that matters so ...
Breakfast: You’re Doing It Wrong

Breakfast: You’re Doing It Wrong

We’ve all been lectured to never, ever skip breakfast—but for those of us watching our waistlines, the morning meal (when many of us aren’t so hungry) seems like an easy way to trim down calories for the day. I’ve been guilty of eating a grapefruit h ...
3 Ways to Enjoy Pumpkin Without Eating It

3 Ways to Enjoy Pumpkin Without Eating It

I love pumpkin. Not necessarily the pie. And certainly not the fatty, chemical-filled latte drink everyone gets so excited about this time of year. I’m talking about real pumpkin, the vegetable. In my oatmeal. In my pasta. And…on my face. Yep, you re ...
Omega Madness

Omega Madness

I know I’m always raving about this herb or that antioxidant, and trust me—the people in my circles who unwaveringly believe in modern medicine give me a very hard time, demanding a double-blind study before daring to trust that some measly little pl ...