The 10 Vegetables or Fruit a Day Challenge — Join Us! There’s a Prize!

Here’s a thing we’d like to do: Challenge you guys—again—but this time it’s going to be all about food. We’re bringing back an early idea we launched here but never initiated as a formal challenge because this blog was just a baby then, and we hadn’t started our Challenge series yet. Get excited: This is one is fun, easy, and rewards you with glowing skin. A while back, a friend mentioned a study he’d seen showing... Read More

Meatless Monday Inspiration: Garlic Scape Pesto With Sweet Peas, Asparagus and Parm

I mentioned the pesto in passing last week and since I’ve made this dish three times in the last two weeks, for different people and to pretty rave responses, I thought I would share. First, a word about pesto. EVERYYYYYTHING can be turned into pesto, or perhaps the better way to say it is, pesto can be made out of anything. I’ve made pesto out of every herb under the sun—humble parsley is surprisingly tasty—and they basically all... Read More

A McDonald’s Sundae Reimagined: The No More Dirty Looks Skinny Sundae

In case you missed the memo, refined sugar is really, really bad for you. This post from yesterday’s Lifehacker does a pretty good job of explaining the basics of how sugar reacts in the body and brain. If you’re up for an even deeper look, read the killer (pun intended!) New York Times Magazine cover story from last month, and check out this video of Dr. Lustig—who Siobhan saw speak last month at the Dr. Weil conference in SF—and... Read More

Five Easy Ways to Eat More Spinach (Your Muscles Will Thank You, Says Science)

It turns out that Popeye was onto something: Besides providing the body with protein, iron, powerful antioxidants, and a natural glow, spinach may also benefit muscle building. So much for the puny-vegetarian stereotype! And since it’s such a health superstar, we’re going to tell you how to incorporate it into your diet without having to think too much about it. Here’s why. The Daily is reporting on a new(ish) study published... Read More

10 Healthy Ways to Help a Hangover

While it’s not something I’m proud of, I’ve got plenty of hangovers under my belt. See, despite all of my healthy practices—yoga, deep breathing, clean cosmetics, brown rice and kale eating—I’m just not that great at saying no to that third or fourth drink once I get going. Bless those of you who are—and damn those of you who are immune to hangovers altogether! Apparently you exist, and you are lucky. But while I am... Read More

Next Page »