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"Planeat": Making the Case for an Earth-Conscious Diet

The Latin origin of the word “companion” literally means “one who eats bread with another,” and anyone who has ever walked past a bustling restaurant on a Friday night and listened…

10 Best Foods For Eye Health

Though lifestyle and genetics play a role in our overall health, when it comes to our precious eyes, seeing clearly is important and it turns out that certain foods can support and improve your eyes’ overall health.

11 Foods to Support Your Immune System

Add these foods to your diet during times of high stress. They can help keep your immune system functioning optimally so you can stay healthy and fight off illness.

3 Recipes for Sexual Vitality

Eager to rev up your libido? Click here to learn more about the best foods to feed your body's sexual vitality, then try these recipes from raw vegan chef Elyse Clark. Maca B…

4 Great Apps for Healthier Eating

Need a little extra nudge when it comes to eating well? Look no further than your smartphone. We love the following apps, which were designed to help people eat healthier and light…

4 Herbal Cures for Christmas Crises

These simple herbal remedies help treat over-indulgence, anxiety, tension, and lowered immune systems, all in time for the holidays.

5 Surprising Foods That Spark Passion + Recipes

Tired of oysters, chocolates, and strawberries? Try one of these five unique libido-boosting foods to help get your partner in the mood this Valentine’s Day.

6 Fruits and Vegetables to Eat This Winter

Here six fruits and vegetables that really shine when the temperatures drop.

8 Health-Boosting Drink Ingredients for Spring Lockdown

So you need a drink? Here are eight healthful ingredients you likely already have in your home or garden that give maximum boost with minimum thinking time—no recipe required.

8 Surprising Foods for a Healthier Sex Life

Hungry for more? Foods to boost your sexual vitality (Maca Brazil Truffles, anyone?). 

Banishing the Binge

“A new study published this spring in the Journal of Eating Disorders took it one step further, recommending that binge eating be tackled as a public health issue, similar to the way seatbelt campaigns, water fluoridation and anti-smoking programs were successfully implemented to improve the wellbeing of the whole population.”

Bloody Mary Salad

We always plant too many tomatoes. Every summer, we wait and watch the little green orbs start to blush, and then we savor the sweet juiciness of them all. That first taste of summ…

Bringing Food: Making a Gift of Comfort More Meaningful

By Michelle Smith When we hear of a death in our family or community we feel a powerful urge to offer comfort—and so, we bring food. In almost any culture bringing food to t…

Build Community with Meal Swapping

Here's how to start a healthy meal swap.

Can Too Much Meat Lead to Diabetes?

Too much protein eaten along with fat may lead to insulin resistance, reports an animal study from Duke University Medical Center, providing a clue as to why the blood chemistry of…

Change Your Sweets

The Corn Refiners Association is changing the name of high-fructose corn syrup to “corn sugar” in an attempt to rid themselves of the stench that comes from the manufacture and use…

Cold Turkey

At first, being vegetarian was great, and when I say great at first, I’m really referring to the time between making the conscious decision to forever swear off meat and the 22 hou…

Demystifying Snack Bars: Dos and Don’ts

What’s the difference between a granola bar and a protein bar, and are they truly healthy?

Easing Anxiety with Kava

New research indicates this South Pacific root—an ancient tonic for relaxation—can help calm frayed nerves.

Easy, Ayurveda-inspired Snacks for Kids

An Ayurvedic doctor shares some of her favorite easy-to-prepare Ayurveda inspired recipes that make for delicious and healthy snacks for kids.

Eat Less Meat (But Still Get Your Protein) With These 3 Power Seeds

Read on for nutrition facts on getting protein from seeds and the best way to use each in your everyday routine.

Eat Well, Laugh A Lot

Mark Hyman and Mia Lux are trying to make people healthier—body and soul.

Eating Spicy Food May Help you Live Longer

I’ve heard a rumor that you can actually train your body to like spicy foods, even if you prefer mild on the regular. The trick is to place small shakes of cayenne or chili pepper …

Everything Radish—from Taxonomy to Tabletop

Part of the cruciferous family, radishes are in season in the early spring and early fall. Victoria Shanta Retelny, author of The Essential Guide to Healthy Healing Foods,&nbs…

Everything You Need to Know About Seaweed

When most of us hear the word "seaweed," we think of nori, the pressed dried sheets of kelp used to wrap around sushi. But those papery sheets are just a small sampling of the abun…

Faster Food Choices: 9 Favorite Apps

Being an informed foodie has never been easier. Our favorite apps offer information and inspiration at the touch of an icon.An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but a variety o…

Five Compelling Reasons to Support and Commit to Organic Farmers

My grandson Blake and I were lounging in thick grass, eating the yellow petals of dandelions, and I said, “When you eat this, the nutrients and minerals in its cells become part of…

Foods to Support Energy and Positive Emotions

“Eating foods that will center or calm your energy center is a great way to shift your energy from anxious and scared, to balanced and strong.”

Gathering Grace Wherever It Falls

On Soaking Up Joy, Pure and Simple

Get Grounded With These 3 Root Chakra Soups (Plus 1 Bonus Recipe)

Are you looking for more clarity, confidence, security, and balance in your life? It’s possible your root chakra could need some nourishment. Use these three soup recipes to help realign your root chakra.

Golden Mylk Recipe for Inflammation and Digestion

Enjoy this ancient recipe for boosting digestion and decreasing inflammation.

Good-For-You Cookware

These products don’t just cook your food; they give it an extra boost.Concern about the fumes from overheated Teflon pans had some home chefs tossing their skillets. Looking for co…

Here’s Your Happiness Shopping List

These feel-good foods are better alternatives than inhaling a sleeve of ultraprocessed crackers.

Holidays, Happier: Start a New Family Tradition

Nurture your family’s holiday food traditions across cultures.

Honey Primer + 5 Honey Ideas

Its healthful benefits, from allergy aid to antioxidant superhero (plus recipes).

How Listening to Your Gut Can Curb Anxiety: An Eater’s Guide

Creating balance in your gut can help to alleviate your anxiety.

How Now, Brown Cow

“The fact that I am not among the 16.4 million Americans who think chocolate milk comes from brown cows is sheer luck!”

How To Make Vegetable Broth From Cooking Scraps

Here’s how to try this eco-friendly technique at home.

Hungry for More: What to Eat for Sexual Vitality

Rev up your sexual vitality with cinnamon and other surprising foods.

Iodine Boosts IQ

A Plain Jane among supplements, iodine is easy to take for granted. After U.S. salt manufacturers began iodizing their salt in the 1920s, iodine deficiency practically disappeared.…

Is a Healthier Diet More Wasteful?

How to waste less fruits and vegetables.

Learning the Personalities of Plants

The wisdom, comfort, and health that come from deeply knowing your relatives

Leave Anxiety on the Plate

Uma Naidoo, author of This Is Your Brain on Food, explores how the foods we eat may be driving up our anxiety.

Making Peace With Salt

Even as the FDA harangues the food industry for using excessive levels of sodium, and your doctor tsk-tsks at your high blood pressure, bear in mind that salt keeps us alive. The h…

Meal Magic: Setting the Tamada-Flavored Table

One of my most memorable meals wasn't an actual meal; rather, it was a dining experience cradled in hospitality, friendship, and good, simple food. The place: the patio of a friend…

Microgreen Power

When it comes to plant-based nutrition, most people envision long rows of organic farmland with luxurious stretches of leafy lettuces, kale, and other greens. But there’s another t…

My Wooden Bowl: Container of Contentment?

“I was intrigued three decades ago when I learned that Mahatma Ghandi ate all of his food out of one bowl. I decided to emulate him, starting with a medium-sized very plain wooden bowl that someone had already given me as a gift.”

Podcast: Indigenous Foods with Sean Sherman

Oglala Lakota chef and founder of The Sioux Chef, Sean Sherman talks to Rami about Native American cuisine and the cultural wisdom that embodies it.

Power Foods for Better Health

Broccoli Fights Cancer Even Better with SpiceWe’ve all heard about broccoli’s amazing properties for fighting cancer. Now a new study from the University of Illinois shows that bro…

Seaweed and Health

Excerpted from Ocean Greens: Explore the World of Edible Seaweed and Sea Vegetables by Lisette Kreischer and Marcel Schuttelaar.

Sensing the Yin & Yang of Food

No place is more central to our acts of celebration than the dining room table. As you look forward to the sanctity and promised revelry of the upcoming holidays, allow yourself to…

Seven International Soups to Help Fight the Effects of Age

With these healthy soups, your spoon becomes a powerful tool in your antiaging arsenal.

Simple Gifts

For some, summertime means a more lenient dress code at work, flexible hours, and visits to the local ice cream store. For some, summer starts when they eat watermelon at a family …

Six Veggies (and Recipes) for Optimal Gut Health

“Although all veggies are good for you, some pack an outsized punch when it comes to promoting gut health. These six vegetables, and the easy recipes that go with them, will help your inner garden grow.”

Struggling with Food Cravings? Mindfulness Can Help

Do you struggle with intense food cravings? If so, you understand that powerless feeling—when the craving takes control and you begin to feel like a passenger in Mr. Toad’s W…

Tell the Real Story of Thanksgiving with Indigenous Food

Honor Native American history and culture this Thanksgiving with Chef Sean Sherman’s indigenous recipes.

Thanks, Monsanto (I Think)

In May 2010, in response to the earthquake in Haiti, Monsanto announced a $4 million hybrid-seed donation in coordination with the Haitian Ministry of Agriculture. As reported on M…

The Dark Side of Eating Too Little Salt

If you’ve been diagnosed with high blood pressure, most likely your doctor has told you to lower your salt intake. New science is showing that this recommendation may be backfiring for patients.

The Far-Reaching Effects of Gluten Intolerance

Whether or not you suffer from celiac disease, the harsh truth is that we all have become gluten intolerant to a surprising degree.

The Good-Mood Diet

No matter what’s got you in the dumps, eating certain foods can actually improve your mood.

The Healing Gift of Cats

"Both Orange and I ate the same food every day. But I ate it with resentment and he with gratitude."

The Increasingly Transcendent Spirit of Rice Beer

Consider the following from the Beverage Tasting Institute:Clear with a nickel cast. Bright honeyed Asian pear, ripe pineapple husk, and delicate lemongrass and anise aromas follow…

The Spiritual Side of S’mores

The surprising history of the yummy treat, plus tips on sweet ingredients that do good

To Your Health

This summer, bring a splash of color to your table.As someone who has been fascinated by and infatuated with food for as long as I can remember (and through subsequent chapters as …

Tomato & Zucchini Polenta Bake

I was running errands the other day when I got a sudden craving for warm and creamy polenta. I figured it must be the sudden chill that's in the air every morning, that's signaling…

Turmeric: The Healing Spice

Easy ways to benefit from nature's golden treasure.

Veg Revolution: Recipes from Moosewood Restaurant

Moosewood Cookbook—that cozy, hand-lettered, and charmingly illustrated collection of vegetarian recipes—is one of the 10 best-selling cookbooks of all time. But more than being a …

Veggies in Season Now and How to Eat Them

Healthful eating is trending up while we’re on lockdown. Here’s a garden variety of in-season staples and delicious dishes worth cooking up while you stay safe at home.

Want to Try Intuitive Eating? Here’s 5 Ways to Get Started.

Tuning in to your body’s cues when it comes to eating is easier said than done. But with practice and patience, intuitive eating is a great way to figure out what your body really needs.

Web Exclusive: Moosewood Memories

Famous foodies share their favorite Moosewood memories.

What Not to Eat: 4 Steps to Find Out What Foods Don't Work for You

Health and wellness visionary Dr. Alejandro Junger on figuring out which foods work best for you.

What You Should Know about Himalayan Sea Salt

Oh how I jumped for joy when I heard the news that there was, in fact, a salt that was good for my health. But wait. Isn’t salt a huge no no? A dietary poison of sorts, contribut…

Wheat Belly

At his wit’s end because of his severe reactions to eating wheat, William Davis, MD decided to become the guinea pig in a simple experiment. The question was whether his body would…

When "Organic" isn’t Organic

Fill your cart with goodies that have been certified “organic,” and you might think you’re feeding your family wholesome food that’s been untainted by pesticides or chemical additi…

Why, When & How to Eat Wheat

Eating wheat is healthy—but not in the ways we typically eat it today. The solution will likely improve your health dramatically.

Your Sacred Relationship with Food

Once we acknowledge our sustenance as divine energy, we give ourselves an opportunity to engage in a new relationship with food.

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