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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.

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
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Daily Astrology

December 18, 2018

A lunar conjunction with Uranus occurs during the wee hours of the morning. Uranus, the eccentric planet of epiphanies and technological breakthroughs, has been called the “Great Awakener.” For some folks this can mean a sleepless night. Awake or maybe…
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December 2018

Start your holiday week off right with a special yoga/meditation class. Sun salutations in honor of the winter solstice coupled with Yoga Nidra will leave you feeling rested, relaxed, and ready to...

Cost: $17

Where:
Yoga Anita
Dragonfly Wellness Center
176 Jackson Rd
Devens, MA  01432
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Sponsor: Yoga Anita
Telephone: 978-227-8297
Contact Name: Anita Perry
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The holiday season is a time for family and friends to gather, to give gratitude for the gifts of love that we share, and for us to create new memories to cherish in our hearts. But the holidays...

Cost: $65

Where:
Private Office
6 Royal Crest Drive
Apt 11
North Andover, MA  01845
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Sponsor: Sacred Spiral Dance
Telephone: 978-973-6637
Contact Name: Diana Harris
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Kinetic Chain Release, moxibustion and past life regression at Leapin Lizards. Every third Sunday: 9/16/18 10/21/18 11/18/18 12/16/18 For information, call Leapin Lizards at (207)...

Where:
Leapin Lizards
449 Forest Ave
Portland, ME
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Telephone: (207) 221-2363
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This three-part series attunes you as a conduit to the healing system of Kundalini Reiki, a firey earth-based feminine energy. Kundalini Reiki is a gentle yet powerful modality to channel healing...

Cost: $150

Where:
Akasha Studio
20 Birch Street
Roslindale, MA  02131
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Sponsor: Miriam Katz, Shamanic Healer
Telephone: 617-545-5142
Contact Name: Miriam Katz
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The class is a combination of qi gong, yoga, meditation, and relaxation followed by a cup of healing tea. The class, developed by Korean enlightened master Ilchi Lee, is based on Sundo, a...

Cost: $10

Where:
Divine Paradigm
58b Macy St
Amesbury, MA  01913
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Contact Name: Brad Fanger

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The Shortest Day of the Year and the Longest Night To Be Without A Home On December 21, 2018 at 12:00 PM, at the Church on the Hill, 140 Bowdoin St. Boston MA  02108 (on the side of the...

Where:
Church on the Hill
140 Bowdoin St.
Boston, MA  02108
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Sponsor: Interfaith Homeless Memorial Committee
Telephone: 617-523-4575
Contact Name: Kevin Baxter

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During this evening Winter Solstice Celebration we connect deeply with the Christ Being/Solar Logos and the different archangels as we prepare for the 12 holy nights following the Solstice evening....

Cost: $75

Where:
Circles of Wisdom
386 Merrimack Street
Suite 1-A
Methuen, MA  01844
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Sponsor: Circles of Wisdom
Telephone: 978-474-8010
Contact Name: Cathy Kneeland
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Tired of missing opportunities that could further your life, your education, even your work? Tired of missing threats that continue to hold back your life, your education, even your work? Sit down...

Cost: $40

Where:
Caffe Nero
368 Congress St
Boston, MA  02210
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Contact Name: Soni
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