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January 31, 2016
Ayurvedic Diets and Food Journaling

In my Tummy Bust, Sugar Drop, and Gutsy Yoga signature workshop series, I stress Ayurvedic diets. Not calories, but what is appropriate for you based on learnings from Ayurveda, as well […]

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January 20, 2016
Plant-Based Diets Today

A New Era That’s what Rip Esselstyn, author of “The Engine 2 Diet”  and “Plant-Strong” says about nixing blood, pus, and guts on your plate, in favor of plant-based diets. […]

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December 7, 2015
Vegetarian in Mexico City

Mexico, yoga, and vegetarianism are probably three things in my life that I’m most passionate about.  The link between vegetarianism and yoga should be obvious (read my other blogs on […]

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December 3, 2015
Plant-based Mexican Food: Monterrey Picks

For more than 40 years, I’ve been going back and forth between the U.S. and Mexico. When I was 16, I visited a meatpacking plant in the state of Zacatecas. From […]

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September 17, 2015
Good Karma-Free Food in Utah

My zen-like attitude almost disappeared in Salt Lake City. Two servers, in two days, responded to my request for a vegan meal by saying, “We have chicken piccata.” The third said, […]

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August 20, 2015
What is Yoga Therapy?

“Yoga therapy is not just yoga.” I repeat this line frequently.  Coming from a marketing background, I sometimes think Yoga Therapy (YT) needs a branding campaign. However, what really needs […]

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May 12, 2015
Diet and Ayurveda

The Standard American Diet is SAD. I grew up a child in the ‘60s, when frozen foods, canned veggies, and TV dinners were the trend. Today, we often eat on […]

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March 31, 2015
Austin Vegetarian Delights

Texas has long been known as a ranching state, with plenty of Texas-sized beef steaks. The stereotype of Texans in cowboy boots and hats was perpetuated with George W  wearing […]

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March 18, 2015
Diet Tips: Sugar is the New Fat

“Sugar is the new fat,” says Erin Prophet, who has her master’s in public health from Boston University, while lecturing at the Texas Yoga Conference in Houston in February. During […]

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February 24, 2015
Veg Out San Antonio

I’ve been a vegetarian for four decades. I juice. I refrain from eating pretty much anything white, except for coconut, cauliflower, and mushrooms. I drastically limit my carbs, fats, and […]

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January 31, 2015
Vegeria Serves Up Prana with Ahimsa

Ahimsa. It’s one of the most important words for yogis. I interpret the one word, packed with meaning, as “do no harm,” to yourself, or to any other living beings. […]

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January 16, 2015
Light the Fire to Reduce Blood Sugar

In Chinese medicine, I’m metal. Cold. Flat. Hard. Smooth. Things can bounce right off of me. I don’t absorb them. According to Ayurvedic standards, I’m Kapha and Vata. Earth and […]

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