Health & Nutrition

The Protein Puzzle: How to Get Enough in a Vegetarian Diet

If you’re a vegetarian, or thinking about becoming one, chances are you’ll be asked if you’re getting enough protein. With the growing popularity of a protein-packed diet, you may already be asking yourself the same thing. According to the Academy

Nourish: How to Make Toothpaste You Can Trust

I’m thrilled, and a bit surprised, to report that I find great pleasure in brushing my teeth. As someone who fears the dentist and loathes the synthetic quality of most store-bought toothpastes, I never thought I’d become a dental hygiene

Nourish: A Delicious Recipe for Healthy Homemade Chai

I first came across chai tea after a kundalini class at a San Francisco ashram. I instantly fell in love with it. The traditional recipe comes from the ancient Indian science of Ayurveda and uses five main spices: ginger, cinnamon,

Nourish: Easy-to-Make Lip Balm for Luscious Winter Lips

The season of chapped and dry lips is upon us. If you're like me, you have tubes of lip balm stashed in every bag and coat pocket, always ready for reapplication. A relevant concern for many these days is that some

Nourish: Ignite Your Immune System with Fire Cider

In my house, we drink fire cider every morning. At the first sign of a cold, we drink fire cider. The kids crinkle up their faces at the pungent taste, but now they actually look forward to it. So what

5 Quick Yogic Ways to Avoid Imminent Meltdown

As a recovering perfectionist, I have a tendency to be overly scheduled and then collapse in a heap on my couch, exhausted and depleted (and occasionally a bit anti-social). However, as a yoga teacher, I’m also aware of the little

Detoxing Your Home, Part 4: Your Beauty Routine

In this fourth and final part of our household detox series (find parts 1-3 here), we’ll look at personal care products and our beauty routines.  Our skin is our largest organ, taking in anything we put on it, including cosmetics,

Detoxing Your Home, Part 3: The Laundry Room

In part 1 and part 2 we detoxed the kitchen and bathroom, taking stock of which products to toss, keep, or replace. In this segment we’ll explore the laundry room.  Many of our clothes, if they’re not made from organic

Nourish: White Bean Chard Pepita Bowl

This is an easy vegan spring bowl with simple flavors, beans, and greens. White beans are tossed in herbs and lightly roasted, while the rainbow chard is wilted with garlic and chili, fresh juicy tomatoes, and a generous sprinkling of

Spring Detoxing for Your Home, Part 2: The Bathroom

In part one of our spring-detoxing series, we tackled the kitchen, looking at what everyday products might be harmful to our health. In part two, we’ll explore the bathroom. The bathroom is a big one, home to many sprays, soaks,

Spring Vegetable Frittata

Frittata is the ultimate fast food. This fancy Italian omelette is about as quick and easy as a delicious, elegant meal can get. A frittata requires no special equipment or split-second timing, and it’s meant to be piled with heaps

Illustration by Ramón Gutiérrez

Moontime: How I Learned to Celebrate My Cycle

Imagine a woman who is connected to the rhythm of moonbeams and rivers, who knows her body like the fish knows the tides and the primrose knows the night. Imagine a woman who welcomes change with a full heart, knowing

Spring Detoxing for Your Home, Part 1

When I was pregnant with my daughter, my husband and I decided to "detox" our home. We were concerned about the effects the chemicals in our household products might have on our baby, not to mention the effect they were