Living the WELL Life

Living Well is the Best Revenge - by Christina Pirello

Who doesn’t want to live a happy, healthy life?  But who’s got the time?  We are tired, overwhelmed, struggling to just get through the day.  Well, there’s a better way.  It’s time to take back responsibility for our own health with freedom.  What does that mean? I have come to realize that as we have grown more detached from nature, we have grown more detached from our intuitive knowledge about making peace with ourselves.  Living in harmony with our surroundings has become nothing more than a cliché that we bandy about without understanding--or knowing how good it feels to actually live that way.  Read more

Cook Your Way to Better Sex - by Christina Pirello

Women (and men) love, love, love to be cooked for.  H-m-m-m-m-m-m-m…a problem.  Men hate to cook, generally speaking. And for women, cooking has gotten such a bad rap…it’s a lot of work; it’s messy; it’s a lot of work…and it’s a lot of work. But here’s the thing. If you take the time to learn a few tricks of the kitchen, you can work it to your advantage. If you cook, even simple no-brainer meals, your partner will overlook your tummy, muffin top, lack of ambition or any of your other ‘special gifts.’  Trust me on this…I am a woman…who loves to be cooked for.  Read more

Baby, It's Cold Outside! - by Christina Pirello

Winter is a great time to turn up the heat...with your food!  The dishes in this menu will nourish and keep your body thriving in the cold days ahead.    Read more

Heavy Weather - by Steve Rockstein

Oh, where have you been, my blue-eyed son ?
And where have you been my darling young one ?
I've stumbled on the side of twelve misty mountains
I've walked and I've crawled on six crooked highways
I've stepped in the middle of seven sad forests
I've been out in front of a dozen dead oceans
I've been ten thousand miles in the mouth of a graveyard
And it's a hard, it's a hard, it's a hard, and it's a hard
It's a hard rain's a-gonna fall.  -Bob Dylan, 1962  Read more

Keep Your Resolution To Stay Fit - By Ken Dill

Not enough people in this country exercise regularly. I know that may sound like a bold statement, but I’m sure it’s true.  I don’t have the exact percentages at my fingertips, but until it’s 100% it’s not enough! Exercise is not optional for healthy living. Just like eating and sleeping, it is an absolute necessity.    Read more

A Resolution Worth Keeping - by Frances Abrams

The first weeks of the New Year have come and gone, and with them many of our New Year’s resolutions.  I always have the best intentions at the beginning of the New Year.  I promise myself that I will lose weight and exercise daily.   Sometimes, however, our best plans and sincerest hopes are just too hard to achieve.   Read more

Why Choose HEALTH When You Can Choose Dinner in a Bucket?
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Vegan Pregnancy Q&A, Part III

Hi Gang!  Here is part III of Alicia's interview on cultivating a healthy vegan pregnancy.  We've covered everything from formulas and supplements to using soy in a vegan mama's diet.  You can still check out part I and part II of Alicia's interview.  And now, we answer questions of bringing up (vegan) baby.  Read more

A Look Back at a Year of Research - by Neal Barnard, M.D.

Back when Christina and other experts first started advocating plant-based diets, the concept was new to so many people, including most doctors and researchers. But things are changing. Study after study has shown the benefits of plant-based diets and confirmed the risk of meaty diets. Here’s a look back at some of the research highlights from this past year.  Read more

Vegan Pregnancy Q&A, Part II

Here is part II of Alicia Silverstone's interview, featuring and Susan Levine and yours truly. 

Are prenatal vitamins vegan?  Read more

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