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Banish Holiday Weight Gain

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

Versatile Meal Ideas For Fall Veggies

For many people fall is the best time to live in New England. With much of the summer produce still available...

Throw a Dog a (Raw) Bone...And Maybe a Carrot Too!

I would be remiss in my column this issue focusing on animal welfare not to mention the importance of what we feed our companion animals.

Healthy Summer Fast Food

The New England growing season really kicks into high gear by mid-summer and it's a wonderful time to stop by a farmer's market and see what is available.

Wholesale Approval of Genetically Engineered Foods

Over the 2011 holidays, the United States Department of Agriculture announced its approval of a novel strain of genetically engineered corn, developed by Monsanto, purportedly being "drought tolerant."

Healthy Cooking Timesavers

If you've been struggling with a hectic schedule and find yourself reaching for takeout menus more often than you'd like, try some of these quick and easy meal prep ideas that have worked for me.

Do-It-Yourself Food Safety: An Interview with NOFA's Julie Rawson

Julie Rawson is the executive director of the Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA) Mass Chapter, a position you might say she has held since the day she walked in the door in 1984.

Healthy and Delicious Ways to Calm a Craving

Let's face it, there are times when we all need to satisfy a craving or two, especially during holiday season, family celebrations or the end of a stressful day at work.

A New Twist on Favorite Vegetables

The importance of including more vegetables in our diet is a staple message of both alternative health and mainstream medicine resources.

Healthy Cooking: Keen for Quinoa

Add quinoa to your summer meals for tasty, healthy eating that’s quick and easy to prepare.

Beverage Blends For Natural Refreshment And Pleasure

Capture the perfect summer mood  with a cup of freshly picked herbs for brewing.

Whole Foods Healthy Cooking Styles

Experiment with new cooking styles, then add nourishing seasonal ingredients.

Baking with Agave Nectar

How does a self-proclaimed desert lover diagnosed with hypoglycemia deal with cravings for chocolate peanut butter mousse-filled cupcakes, chunky cherry almond chip cookies or cinnamon sticky buns?

Whole Foods Healthy Cooking

Have you ever had one of those weeks when everything and everyone in your household seemed to be operating on overdrive? Maybe you’ve even had a few of those weeks back to back like I’ve recently experienced.

Heal with Food

As gaps in our current health care system turn into chasms we can no longer ignore, we are forced to look for alternatives to make Americans healthy. What’s keeping Americans sick?

How to Start Eating Healthy

While our health isn’t just about food, food is an excellent, tangible, accessible place to start. When approached with an attitude of curiosity and adventure instead of dread, the path to sustainable nutrition can be...

The Politics of Funding Healthy Food

In addition to the standard instability — bad weather, pests, disease and the vagaries of the market...

Pizza Secrets

What started out as a quiet, “take care of things we’ve been putting off around the house” kind of Saturday quickly changed...

EarthTalk: GMOs

Given how new GM technology is — scientists first began tinkering with it in the 1970s...

Fish Tales: Stories and Recipes

Eat plenty of wild fish; don't contribute to the depletion of ocean stock.

Put ‘Em Up: A Comprehensive Home Preserving Guide

The stone walls in the basement of my old New England home are lined with shelves...

Calming the Craving with Smart Snacking

Let’s face it — we all need a snack now and then. Snacks are the in-a-hurry foods that are part of everyday life.

Celebrating Salads

Salads can range from super simple "toss and go" light meal creations to more elaborate, substantial meals.

In the Green Kitchen

Alice Waters is credited as the Mother of the Slow Food movement. Founder of Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California...

Whole Foods Healthy Cooking: How Big Is Your "But?"

At some level most of us are aware of the impact our dietary and lifestyle choices have on our health.

Whole Foods Healthy Cooking: Nutrient Dense Food

Yikes! You’re running late and traffic is moving at a snail’s pace. It’s almost dinnertime and you have no idea what you’ll serve your family.

Raw Food For Real People

Chef Rod Rotondi is on a mission to "change the world, one bite at a time." Founder of the popular Leaf Organics restaurants, his efforts combine his passion for delicious food and

Whole Foods Healthy Cooking: Eating Green with Macrobiotics

Think green. Go green. It’s not easy being green. Give green a chance. Reduce, reuse, recycle. Earth: Love it or leave it. Got green? Worried… why wait? Green… just do it

Nation's Largest Dairy Marketer Chooses Profit over Organics

Horizon, a division of Dean Foods, the organic industry's largest name brand manufacturer, rocked the organic world this summer...

The Cancer Survivor’s Guide

There is a dramatic link between food, cancer and cancer survival.
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Daily Astrology

January 20, 2018

With the Sun now in Aquarius, winter’s depths are upon us. The next few weeks are typically the coldest in the northern hemisphere. Today’s Pisces Moon lends itself to appreciating the beauty of a season when so much seems asleep or hidden under blankets…
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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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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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Come hear Steven, M. Buggy, Corey and Scotty share their healing experiences with addiction and entheogens. Donation: $5 (We won’t turn you away if you can’t afford to pay.)...

Cost: $5

Where:
Make Shift
549 Columbus Ave
Boston, MA  02118
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Sponsor: It’s a Bob World
Telephone: 617-752-2481
Contact Name: Bob Cohen

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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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