Entries by Md_@dmin


Constipation is more common than most people think. And there are lots of things you can do to keep food moving right through you (without sticking around for too long). We’ve all heard to eat more prunes, right? But there are lots of things you can eat, drink, and do beyond prunes. Constipation is the […]

Natural Egg Dye

Easter is my favorite holiday. The weather is soft, plants are blooming and critters of all types are preparing for their young. It is a time of creation and fertilization. Did you ever wonder why the date of Easter moves around? It’s because of the moon. Easter is celebrated on the first Sunday following the […]

Birthday Week

It’s my birthday week. I’m turning 55 this year. The only thing that bothers me about turning 55 is that I keep getting that song stuck in my head. You know the one. I can’t drive 55, by Sammy Hagar. I know…now it’s stuck in your head too! Did you ever wonder why we celebrate […]

5 Common Food Thickeners

Thickeners are one of many ingredients added to processed foods. And they do just that: thicken. They absorb water and form a gel-like consistency. They’re often used to make foods thick and creamy, without having to add a lot of fat. Thickeners also tend to emulsify and stabilize foods they’re added to. Emulsification allows fats […]

Food Processing

The world of food can be so confusing at times. There was a time when it was clear what food was – it came directly from nature – whether foraging, hunting, or farming. Now there are so many things we eat that don’t resemble a natural food. Michael Pollan has a famous quote, he said: […]

How to Beat Negative Self Talk

Do you suffer from a loud negative nelly voice yelling at you from backstage? We all do sometimes. A little self-criticism is a normal shared human mental pattern and can even be healthy for the most part. But we can also just as easily open the door to that overly vocal “negative nelly” voice in […]

Tai Chi

Hope you enjoy this guest blog by my tai chi instructor Dan Kimball of Anthem Tai Chi. The first time I saw tai chi being practiced, it was very early in the morning in San Francisco, and my wife Molly and I were out walking with our insomniac one-year-old in a stroller. We thought we […]

5 Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

A bottle of high quality apple cider vinegar is as useful in the kitchen cabinet as it is in the medicine cabinet. So much more than an ingredient in salad dressing, apple cider vinegar is antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal. With a high concentration of acetic acid it improves the body’s ability to absorb minerals from […]

4 Types of Exercise

This week I returned to my Tai Chi class after being gone for way too long. I don’t have a good reason for not going. I enjoy the class and the instructor, Dan of Anthem Tai Chi, makes it fun for all of us. So why was I gone for so long? My priorities got […]

4 Recipes for Fun Healthy Food

. Easy Breakfast Burrito INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon coconut oil 4-5 kale leaves shredded or cut into ribbons 2 eggs Lettuce leaf 4-5 basil leaves, chopped Half an avocado Sea salt and pepper Heat oil in a pan until melted, add kale and sauté until bright green and a bit wilted. Crack eggs into the kale […]