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Vegan Ginger & Tomato Asian Soup with Tempeh Stir Fry

Vegan Ginger & Tomato Asian Soup with Tempeh Stir Fry

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One of the many fascinating benefits about getting to know in depth how food breaks down and interacts with your body, is that your mindset on eating can completely change for the better. What if eating specific foods could prevent you from attaining a full blown cold or virus? What if eating specific foods helped your hair grow faster, your skin clear up, and an aging appearance halt in its…

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Have a Cough and Runny Nose? It May Not Be a Cold…

Have a Cough and Runny Nose? It May Not Be a Cold…

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    We have all experienced it: waking up with a scratchy throat, puffy eyes and stuffed nose.  One might naturally assume the common cold is sinking its fangs into our immune system. Even more so, one might believe it’s symptoms of this nettlesome bug when it’s experienced during the shift between seasons.  Think again. 

    What may be disguised as an obnoxious chilly weather cold could…

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What You Can do to Help End Hunger in America

What You Can do to Help End Hunger in America

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  What would you do if you did not know where your next meal would come from? How would you feel if you went to bed hungry almost every night on average? According to FeedAmerica.org, there are just around 49 million individuals in the US who are going through food insecurity:  meaning they have a lack of access to food to maintain a healthy household. That’s…

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5 Reasons Why you Need to Eat Local + a Door to Door Organics Giveaway!

5 Reasons Why you Need to Eat Local + a Door to Door Organics Giveaway!

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      When I think of the term “eating local”, I envision myself in a rural area surrounded by willow trees, and driving down to a local farmers market to pick up fresh and wholesome produce. With one blink and realize I am in a motor populated urban metropolis, and lose all hope in my local eating endeavours. 

      At least, I thought this was the case living in a sprawling city like Chicago.…

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I’m a Balanced Babe and … I’m a Yoga Celebrity

I’m a Balanced Babe and … I’m a Yoga Celebrity

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Hi Balanced Babes! My name is Kathryn Budig. I travel the world teaching yoga and online regularly at yogaglo.com. I’m in the middle of writing my second book (my first is The Women’s Health Big Book of Yoga) called Aim True. I regularly share delicious and healthy recipes and am a regular contributor to Women’s Health, Yoga Journal and MindBodyGreen.com. Aim True…

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What Exactly is Wheatgrass?

What Exactly is Wheatgrass?

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Wheatgrass: We know its good for you;  we know it tastes like..well..grass; and we know that it can be bought  in capsule form, powder form, or in its natural form to juice or blend with smoothies. But here’s the kicker – what is it, really? We hear other terms like “gluten” , “high glycemic” and know on a basic level that we should “stay away from those foods”, but many may not have a clue…

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Pillow Talk: Choosing a Pillow for the Best Night’s Sleep

Pillow Talk: Choosing a Pillow for the Best Night’s Sleep

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We spend roughly one third of our lifetime sleeping with our head on a pillow, and yet we often spend the least amount of time thinking about that small item beneath our brains that whole time. Given how critical having the right pillow can be to getting a restful night’s sleep and avoiding neck pain, it’s about time we gave our pillows a closer look.

Just as your mattress should provide great…

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I’m a Balanced Babe and .. I’m the Editor in Chief of Yoga Journal Magazine

I’m a Balanced Babe and .. I’m the Editor in Chief of Yoga Journal Magazine

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Hi Balanced Babes! I’m Carin Gorrell, Editor in Chief of Yoga Journal.  I’ve been a magazine editor in the health and wellness world for about 16 years, and I love it. It allows me to translate my love of yoga, science, and psychology into information that can help people live healthier, happy, more fulfilling lives.

BB: How long have you been working with Yoga Journal?

I’ve been with Yoga…

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Vegetarian Mexican Bowl

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With the changing seasons, it’s time to start preparing foods for our inner Vata dosha. A dosha is an Ayurvedic term used to describe our body types and mind-body principles. As the weather transforms from hot days to dry, crisp and cold, Vata foods (warm, sweet, sour and salty) help us feel balanced and centered. 

I originally planned on making crisp Mexican power balls for snacking, but…

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