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The Workout: Practicing His Own Medicine

Dr. Metzl's favorite medicine is exercise. It is one he takes often and prescribes to all of his patients.


4 Reasons to Go Outside (if you care about your health)

A Whole9 guest post by James Murphy, a self-described nature-loving-hippie who loves to play outside. When was the last time you went outside? No, not just to walk to the mailbox… really ...


Frozen Black Forest Yogurt Cupcakes

  You can’t beat yogurt for a tasty treat. You can really enjoy this healthy dessert without going off any diet. My son loves this one and he asks me to make it for him; itR...


Summer Fun + Cold Cucumber Soup

It’s been almost a month since I last wrote a blog post: I don’t think I’ve ever taken this long of a break! Why the silence? No particular reason except... ©2013 Health...


Seeing the Child, Not the Disability

"People in health care, they don’t stare at my son like he’s some kind of freak, you know? They see him for who he is," a patient's mother said at a recent appointment.


Someone Is Going Through a Growth Spurt {Wednesday}

Hi, guys! Just popping in to give you a little recap of yesterday! Breakfast Q and I were up at 3:30 AM, so by the time we finished with everything, it was just about 5:00 AM, so I starte...


How to Use Self-Talk to Improve Performance

Do you ever talk to yourself? Although it’s not always a conscious habit, most of us practice self-talk on a daily basis, as a way of guiding, motivating or supporting ourselves. Maybe yo...


Living With Cancer: A Tour of Hospice

I welcomed the idea of touring a new hospice facility to confront my fears of pain while dying, writes Susan Gubar in her continuing "Living With Cancer" series.


10 Home Remedies for Common Summer Hazards

I remember getting the occasional bee sting as a child and my mother would always make a paste of baking soda and water that took the sting right out. Go, mom! Whether it be a bee sting, ...


7 Small Habits That Will Steal Your Happiness

“Simply put, you believe that things or people make you unhappy, but this is not accurate. You make yourself unhappy.” Wayne Dyer “Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all wi...


Amaranth Recipe for Porridge with NuNaturals Vanilla

According to the Urban Dictionary, a “foodie” is “One who appreciates good cuisine, or just eats to do damn much.”  I believe I qualify as a foodie, but I would al...


FDA’s food label proposals: comments on Vitamin D

The FDA is taking comments on label proposals until August 1 (see info at end of post).  Here’s mine on voluntary vitamin D labeling. July 17, 2014 TO:  FDA FROM:  Marion Nestle, Pr...


Birthing Mama Prenatal Yoga & Wellness

Pregnancy is a progressive adventure — a time of profound inner and outer growth. It is also a time to examine who you are and how you relate to all living things. Birthing Mama is ...


DIY Fajita Seasoning Mix

Lately I have been on a DIY kitchen kick. It all started when I ran out of taco seasoning one night for tacos. Before the kids could stage a revolt and ask for me to order pizza, I did so...


A Couple of Book Reviews

Hi everyone! How’s it hanging? Happy Pioneer day! It’s a holiday here in UT (today, in 1847, was the day the pioneers crossed into the SLC valley & saw the desert that wou...


5 Quick Ways to Calm Anxiety at Work

If you struggle with anxiety, you may find it especially tough to get things done at work. “Anxiety can be debilitating on its own, but in the workplace, it can be magnified immensely,” s...


Stock Your Pantry: What to Buy for Easy Entertaining

This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond. Summer is the perfect time to sit back, relax, and enjoy the company of your family and friends. When it comes to entertaining your guests—whether ...


Baby Delight: 6 Months

Happy half birthday! I can’t believe this sweet boy is 6 months already! He is “talking” like crazy.  Plus, he has figured out how to scream.  He loves screaming at the ...


The Art of Detachment & Surrender

I wasn’t in the best of spirits when I walked into my local yoga studio for class on that blustery Monday evening. A slew…


Depression and Food Cravings

This past week I was struck by how much of a role food cravings play in the dance of my moods. When tired, stressed or feeling low, I consistently found myself reaching for sweets to get ...


Photography as a Balm for Mental Illness

An online gallery was created to provide a supportive community for photographers affected by mental illness.


National Tequila Day – July 24

National Tequila Day What does tequila make you think of? Perhaps a frosty margarita or for more originality – on the rocks (my preference) or some shots with lime? Did you know tha...


Primal leek and potato soup

This leek and potato soup is a satisfying dish. It manages to be smooth and creamy texture without the cream. To make this a paleo dish you could make it with sweet potatoes instead of po...


Anxiety and Racing Thoughts

Anxiety brings with it a seemingly endless list of struggles and frustrations. A very common frustration, and one that for me is incredibly bothersome, is anxiety’s loud, unrelenting hype...


Don’t Get Stuck in a Routine: Switch Up Your Training.

   Watching the American Ninja Warrior and the various athletes participating in it  made me think of the type of training they do. There are world class and professional athlet...