Living the WELL Life


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


Vegan Pregnancy Q&A, Part I

My dear friend Alicia Silverstone recently interviewed me and Susan Levine on the topic of preparing for a vegan pregnancy.  Here’s part one of her three-part series.     Read more


Look Who's Coming to Dinner - by Christina Pirello

This meal is a tasty one indeed and it's a perfect menu for a grown-ups night with good friends and sparkling dinner conversation.  What are you waiting for?  Get your party started!  You'll be the talk of the town!    Read more


Ying and Yang - by Christina Pirello

Everyone seeks to have balance in their lives...play time to balance out work time, adequate sleep to recharge from a busy day, meditation or yoga to de-stress...you get the picture.  Balance is important on your plate too.  It's good to eat meals full of variety, including lots of different veggies and greens.  Here are some of my favorite recipes, combined to offer you a truly balanced meal.  You'll feel oh-so-good!    Read more



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