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No Sugarcoating the Truth

The latest research on sugar isn’t so sweet. Over the past three decades, dietary fats and cholesterol have taken the rap for causing cardiovascular disease, obesity, and a host of other ailments. Now we’re learning that, in fact, sugar may be the true culprit. Calling sugar “the new tobacco,” a consortium of British medical professors recently launched Action on Sugar, a campaign to cut sugar consumption in the United Kingdom by 30 percent. Across the Atlantic, the American Heart Association...

Eat Mindfully

An excerpt from Plant-Powered for Life by Sharon Palmer

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Banishing the Binge

New studies show a strong correlation between depression and binge eating disorder and researchers are now looking for more holistic ways to treat people’s moods and their relationships with food.

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The Science Behind Stress Eating

If you’ve ever found yourself reaching for a carton of ice cream when under pressure, you’re not the only one – and your cravings for sweets when you’re stressed may be based in science.

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Iodine Boosts IQ

Important news for pregnant women: A flurry of studies support that iodine boosts IQ.

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3 Legal Entheogens for the Spiritual Explorer

Throughout human history, spiritual seekers have used sacred plants and fungi for healing, visionary encounters, and mystical experience. Though this history has been largely obfuscated by prohibitionist attitudes and misinformation, entheogens—substances that “generate the experience of God within...

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Paradise in a Pill?

Writer Chris Koentges heads to Fiji to fill his belly with an authentic indigenous experience.

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The Do No Harm Diet

Embrace the core of a bodhisattva experience: spreading joy both inside and out.

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Eat Your Weeds!

Look no farther than your backyard for this season’s tastiest and most nutritious greens.

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All Clear with Panchakarma

Practitioners of panchakarma go beyond the basic cleanse to deeply purify body and soul.

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Happy Trails

Try these tips and products to keep yourself in physical and emotional balance on your next trip.

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