Featured Articles: 2010 Nutrition & Body Wellness

December 6, 2010
File this under: "Fairly-obvious-but-pretty-cool-anyway": According to a big NPR story making the rounds, breathing, and focusing on your breath, is really good for you. Check it out. I am quite happy that the health benefits and...
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November 25, 2010
To those we've known we offer this feast, this is the bounty of your efforts. and to those we've yet to meet,  may it nourish our acquaintance.
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November 17, 2010
Receiving a gift of food, shelter, a Mercedes Benz -- there can be as much rejection of the world as when one is stingy with their change. Graciously receiving a gift is as much an act of opening as giving one is.
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November 10, 2010
As I practiced mindfulness of my body recently in preparation for my morning practice, I experienced a profound wave of gratitude for sensation - what felt good, what felt "not good", the ability to stand there at all and feel my body...
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November 3, 2010
  A study done at Carnegie Mellon University revealed that the vast majority of Greenhouse Gas emissions in the American food system occur during the production of food, and that final transportation of the food only accounts for...
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October 13, 2010
I'm reading Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer. It's a pretty compelling and personal look from a highly successful young novelist at the ethical choices he makes with regards to non-human sentient beings. Lisa Simpson, by the way,...
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October 13, 2010
This week I've come down with the flu.  Not the sniffle sniffle, sneeze, sneeze flu -- but rather the kind of flu that just makes you feel tired and wobbly whenever you try to move.   The prescription from doctors and friends...eat...
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October 4, 2010
As the new IDP blog is still in its infancy phase, and as some days we have a quote and others we have images or videos, I thought it best to rename this post the Daily connection. Let's talk about food politics shall we? Michael Pollan is the...
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September 9, 2010
A friend and colleague tells me she's set the intention to get up early and do yoga before coming to work three days a week, inspired by my ability to remain calm as those around us lose their heads and throw them at one another. I'm...
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September 1, 2010
I sit among finely placed tabletops.  There is an LCD screen playing eco-facts along the eco-wall.   Arugala, the spicy warrior, is smothered by the vague oils and sting of Dijon Vinaigrette
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August 25, 2010
  My first two thoughts upon watching this TED video were: "Do we really need computers to close our curtains for us?" and "This would be an amazing mind training tool".   
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August 18, 2010
A common issue that comes up for me in meditation practice is trying to balance the relationship between "applying effort" and simply "letting be".   I liken this mental balancing act to the culinary equivalent of working...
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August 3, 2010
There are myriad reasons one might attend a silent meditation retreat --needing some time for inner focus, looking for space to deal with stress or confronting existential turmoil...and then there's also the food.
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