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EarthTalk: The Skinny on Dietary Fat

Going “fat-free” might seem like an effective, safe way to lose weight when considering that fat contains nine calories per gram, compared to four calories per gram in carbohydrates and proteins.

Deliciously Peaceful Recipes

Winter is the time for restoration of body, mind and spirit. Try this day’s worth of easy, unhurried recipes including fragrant herbs that help soothe an over-stressed mind and body.

Veganish: How Plant-Based Foods Can Work for Everyone

A reluctant, yet grateful omnivore speaks about humbly using animal products to heal her family in her new vegan cooking guide Veganish: The Omnivore’s Guide to Plant-Based Cooking.

The Fire Cider Trademark Debate

The owners of Shire City Herbals and Sage Mountain Herbal Retreat Center debate the trademark restriction of Fire Cider.

Book Review | The Cow in Patrick O'Shanahan's Kitchen

What if making your favorite French toast required you to have a dairy cow roaming through your kitchen, a squawking egg-laying chicken roosting in your refrigerator and a full grown maple tree inside your house?

Book Review | The Nourished Kitchen: Farm-To-Table Recipes for the Traditional Foods Lifestyle

Which sounds healthier and more enjoyable: a meal of restricted carbohydrates and fats, or a meal made from fresh seasonal ingredients harvested locally?

Cooking with Coconut Oil

Coconut oil has hit the big time as a popular food item.

Food: The Weak Link Test Article

We are entering a new era of rising food prices and spreading hunger. On the demand side of the food equation, population growth, rising affluence, and the conversion of food into fuel for cars are combining to raise consumption by record amounts. On the supply side, extreme soil erosion, growing water shortages, and the earth’s rising temperature are making it more difficult to expand production.

Book Review: The Blender Girl: 100 Gluten-Free and Vegan Recipes

The plant based blender-inspired recipes for meals, snacks and desserts are tasty, gluten-free and vegan....

Love Chocolate, Love Self

It’s my belief that in order to have a healthy relationship with anything or anyone, including food, we have to be very honest, open, aware and present with what is real and alive in ourselves...

Let Food Heal Your Body — An interview with Dr. Brian Clement

For close to four decades, Brian Clement, Ph.D, NMD, LN, has stood at the forefront of the progressive health movement through his pioneering research on disease recovery...

New Opportunities for Urban Gardeners

Interest in urban agriculture is growing locally as well as nationally — a trend that is truly a cause for celebration...

Food: The Weak Link

The world is in transition from an era of food abundance to one of scarcity. Over the last decade, world grain reserves have fallen by one third. World food prices have more than doubled...

Urban Farm School Visionary Food Growers

The Urban Farm School in Asheville, NC, is a 28-week immersion program that trains people of all backgrounds to grow their food through hands-on learning...

Save Our Seeds

The world has lost 75% of the genetic diversity in food crops in a mere century. As crop diversity diminishes, food crops go extinct and plants lose the ability to adapt to climate change, pests and disease...

Book Review — The Truth About Food: the Good, the Bad and the Downright Dangerous

Warning: trying to eat healthfully may cause serious food confusion...

Musings: Beyond Food

The truth is no one could keep up with all the current nutrition advice because there are too many conflicting choices. Even holistic experts cannot agree on a healthy diet...

Backyard Wild Spring Greens

For many of us in New England, when we think of spring we get excited to see seed catalogs and start planning our spring gardens in February...

Healing With Fresh Foods This Winter

Here’s an invitation to add more green smoothies, juices and whole fresh foods into your winter diet. Start slowly and add more to your diet/lifestyle as you go. This has a very positive effect on your body...

Microgreen Garden: Indoor Grower's Guide to Gourmet Greens

Microgreen growing expert Mark Braunstein comes to the rescue of all want-to-be indoor year-round homegrowers of young vegetable seedlings, herbs, beans and grains...

Storing Locally Grown Food For the Winter

Put your abundance of garden tomatoes, herbs, kale and zucchini to good use by processing them now for winter eating...

Welcoming Pleasure Back to the Table

When you’re turned on by your food, you turn on your metabolism and a whole lot more...

Amazing Wrap Sandwiches Are Portable, Delicious Nutrition — Day or Night

Food has a special power to bring people together and to make them feel healthy and vibrant...

The Longevity Kitchen: Satisfying, Big-Flavor Recipes with Age-Busting Power Foods

Rebecca Katz's recipes use bright delicious life-enhancing foods exploding with nutrients to create what she calls the The Science of Yum...

Fermentation Magic: A Model for Health and Transformation

I originally started fermenting foods when I was in college. I had always enjoyed cooking...

Cultivating a Better Food System in 2013


As we start 2013, many people will be thinking about plans and promises to improve their diet and health. But we think a broader collection of farmers, policy-makers, and eaters need new, bigger resolutions for fixing the food system...

Ancient Grains and Verdant Sprouts

Trying adding sprouts to your healthy spring menu. You can grow them right on your own kitchen counter!

The Dairy-Free and Gluten-Free Kitchen: 150 Delicious Dishes for Every Meal, Every Day

Hooray! People with food sensitivities and health issues are really and truly being recognized by the food industry...

Being Warm, Staying Well

Enjoy New England’s coldest, darkest season with hot drinks and hearty soup…

Banish Holiday Weight Gain

Enjoy all the season’s social gatherings, delicious food, treats and beverages with these weight loss success tips.
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January 17, 2018

A long ago lover or friend is likely to come to mind or make a surprise appearance. Such an event can have a positive impact on current relationships. Learn from past mistakes and don’t hesitate to implement corrective behavior. A word of thanks is a…
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January 2018

Two Sundays, January 14th and February 11th Learn advanced techniques for self-care, to offer Reiki to others from a distance and for manifesting what you want in your life! Facilitated...

Cost: $250

Where:
Northeast Reiki Center
61 Nicholas Road, Suite B2
Framingham, MA  01701
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Sponsor: Northeast Reiki Center
Telephone: 508-808-5696
Contact Name: Lou Orsan
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Join us the Second Sunday of the month at the Northeast Reiki Center classroom in Framingham for a Reiki Circle in the Usui Reiki System of Natural Healing. We are a gathering of Reiki...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northeast Reiki Center
61 Nicholas Road, Suite B2
Framingham, MA  01701
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Sponsor: Northeast Reiki Center
Telephone: 508-808-5696
Contact Name: Lou Orsan
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January 15 - February 23, 2018 A cross-cultural midwifery and global health experience ***Application Deadline November 3*** Come spend six weeks at the ACAM birth center, located in a...

Where:
ACAM Birth Center
Western Highlands of Guatemala, MA


Sponsor: Maya Midwifery International
Contact Name: Dena Moes
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Qigong and tai chi are 2500+ year old healing arts originating in China. These moving meditations offer unique health benefits that western medicine is...

Cost: $11-$15 per class

Where:
Chelmsford Wellness Center
3 Littleton Road, 2nd Floor
Westford, MA  01886
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Sponsor: Cultivating Qi
Telephone: 978-856-8118
Contact Name: Dave Crocker
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January 8 - February 12, 2018 Intuition + Energy Medicine + Energy Psychology = The REAP Healing Method This 6 week certification training course provides you with the understanding and the...

Cost: $695

Where:
Live Online
Comfort of Your Home
, MA
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Sponsor: The REAP Healing Method
Telephone: 978-877-8651
Contact Name: Pamela Dussault
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Experience the power of singing gospel music with more than 250 others as part of the Mystic Chorale, led by award-winning director and composer, Jonathan Singleton. Join Mystic as we prepare...

Cost: $105

Where:
First Parish Unitarian
630 Mass Ave.
Arlington , MA
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Sponsor: The Mystic Chorale
Telephone: 781-738-1920
Contact Name: Jai Kaur Annamaria
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Change is what happens when the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of changing.” – Rav Berg, Spiritual Director, Kabbalah Centre Last year, you most likely set New...

Cost: Free

Where:
MGH at Charlestown Navy Yard
Building 114, Room D1
114 16th Street
Charlestown, MA  02129
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Sponsor: Kabbalah Center
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Qigong and tai chi are 2500+ year old healing arts originating in China. These moving meditations offer unique health benefits that western medicine is integrating into treatment plans. By...

Cost: $12-$17 per class

Where:
Dragonfly Wellness Ceneter
176 Jackson Road
Devens, MA  01434
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Sponsor: Cultivating Qi
Telephone: 978-856-8118
Contact Name: Dave Crocker
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6 Week Series with Sherri Snyder-Roche Start your year with greater awareness. In Kundalini Yoga, we harness the mental, physical, and nervous energies of the body and put them under the...

Cost: $90

Where:
State of Grace Yoga and Wellness Center
104 East Hartford Ave.
Uxbridge, MA  01569
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Telephone: 508-278-2818
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Removing limiting beliefs and shaping your future with Julie Rost and Tracey Miller The new year brings forth a natural and truly beautiful human desire to seek more from life. But resolutions...

Cost: $150 (includes lunch)

Where:
YogaLife Institute of NH
6 Chestnut Street
Lower Level
Exeter, NH  03833
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Sponsor: YogaLife Institute of NH
Telephone: 603-969-8968
Contact Name: Brian Serven
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Reiki is a gentle energy healing method from Japan that anyone can learn. Reiki 1 is the basic Reiki attunement that allows people to work on family members, pets, plants and more. During class...

Cost: $150

Where:
Perfect Fit Pilates and Stretch
85 Main Street
Hopkinton, MA  01748
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Sponsor: Elder Grove Shamanic Healing
Telephone: 774-232-2343
Contact Name: Deb Fate-Mental
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Join Diane Lewis for a very special author event! Diane will be introducing her new book From Psychic to Soul. From Psychic to Soul is a reveal of how every person is psychic. How we already,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Barnes & Noble
1 Worcester Road
Framingham, MA
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Sponsor: Barnes & Noble
Telephone: 617-645-6415
Contact Name: Diane Lewis
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