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Physical Activity

How to Overcome the Panic and Anxiety of Joining a Gym


Although I’m a strong advocate of running outdoors, I’m not at all opposed to joining a gym (especially when exercising outside or even in your home just isn’t an option). They’re full of all the equipment you want and need, they’re great places to meet new people, and -- let’s face it -- Netflix marathons aside, going to the gym gives you a much better reason to wear those sweats.

However, joining a...
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Product Reviews

Book Review: ‘Yoga Sparks: 108 Easy Practices for Stress Relief in a Minute or Less’


Raise your hand if you participated in the 108 Sun Salutations during the Spring Equinox this past weekend.

If you didn't feel like you were up to it (or, opted not to for physical health reasons such as hip-related problems) or just didn't have time (don't get me started on that, though!), fret not: author and registered yoga teacher Carol Krucoff has put together 108 yoga practices anyone with a minute -- literally, one minute --...
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Diet

Brain Food Recipe Review: Sweet Potato Latkes


First of all, I love sweet potatoes.

My God, do I love sweet potatoes.

Second of all, sweet potatoes are packed with carotenoids which, in addition to giving them their orange color, also act as antioxidants that protect cells from damage and help form Vitamin A -- the vitamin important for sprouting new neurons and helping those neurons find each other and form new connections.

So, naturally I had to try this Vegetarian Times recipe for sweet potato...
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Body Image

Product Review: ‘Hungry for Change’ Documentary


Have you watched Hungry for Change yet?

A few Saturday nights ago, I had nothing better to do than sit in front of Netflix (sad, I know, but let's stay on topic here). As I flipped through the new releases, a documentary called Hungry for Change caught my eye.

I suppose it was the documentary's cover image, a happy chick holding a grocery bag full of whole foods wrapped with a measuring tape,...
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Diet

Product Review: Blue Diamond Natural Hazelnut Nut Thins


Happy Friday, readers!

The holiday season is in full swing, and with all the parties and family gatherings usually comes food.

Lots of food.

Vegetable and cheese trays are popular staples this time of year. They're convenient, simple to prepare, and affordable to buy if you're short on time!

So, I thought now would be a good time to review my favorite brand of gluten-free crackers for those of you who want or...
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Diet

Product Review: Dogfish Head Tweason’ale Gluten-Free Beer


I spent this past weekend in Asheville, North Carolina.

If you've never been, Asheville is an amazing city in North Carolina, part of a four-county metropolitan area and popular for its gorgeous mountains, live music, arts and crafts, locally grown and organic food, historical attractions like the Biltmore Estate and Thomas Wolfe House,

...beer.

Asheville is home to numerous breweries (such as
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Diet

Product Review: Road’s End Organics Gluten-Free Alfredo Mac and Chreese


When I first started my gluten-lite journey, it was easy to imagine some types of gluten-free foods.

For example, fruits and vegetables are gluten free, as are fresh eggs, meat, seeds and nuts, and most dairy products.

However, wrapping my brain around other gluten-free versions of certain foods, like breads and pastas, was a different story.

I've since discovered that I like some gluten-free bread, I'm...
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Anxiety

Product Review: Udi’s Gluten-Free Cinnamon Rolls




It's a nice, lazy kind of afternoon for brunch, isn't it?

(Well, it would be if you're reading this at the time of publishing, ha!)

If you're looking for a gluten-free food for breakfast or brunch - one that will fill you up as well as satisfy your sweet tooth - might I suggest Udi's Gluten-Free Cinnamon Rolls?

That's right! It's time for another review in my ongoing gluten-lite journey!

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