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July 1, 2014
Supermodel Anu Aggarwal Transforms Slum Kids' Lives with Yoga Therapy

In the western world, we tend to associate yoga with exercise. People go to a gym or a studio, and they often expect to sweat, stretch and strengthen their muscles. But yoga, in its original context, is more a way of life and ethics. Thousands of years ago, the sage, Patanjali, wrote about yoga.  In […]

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April 12, 2014
Who's Got Milk and Where's the Beef?

In the days when a screen was either in your windows, at the movie theater, or on the TV, there was a popular commercial featuring an old woman yelling “where’s the beef?” that went “viral.” Today, people often associate beef with the best source for protein, even though there are repeated studies showing healthier and less […]

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April 9, 2014
Healthier, More Humane Meals

Shawn is a 25-year-old male who is enjoying his first vegetarian meal. He expected vegetarian food to be “more or less bland.” As he cleans his plate, he talks about how pleasantly surprised he was with the texture and taste of the food that filled him up without any meat.  “I can’t think of the […]

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March 28, 2014
The Colors of Nature: Prescribing Produce the Best Rx

The San Antonio Mayor’s Fitness Council recently conducted a nutrition summit to tackle the poor state of health among many of our residents.  One of the two primary goals was to increase the intake of fruits and vegetables using the slogan Prescribing Produce to Prevent Disease. The second goal was to encourage the community to […]

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February 12, 2014
What’s it all about, Patanjali?

We are one. An ever continuum or wave of energy, Mind, body, and spirit. Sympathetic and parasympathetic. Body and soul. Heaven and earth. Life and death. Appearance and disappearance. Spring and fall. Sow and reap. We are One Likewise, we cannot heal physical symptoms without addressing the whole.  An aspirin may temporarily reduce pain, but […]

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February 3, 2014
“Weapons of Mass Destruction” at the Mall or Big Box Store

Everything’s bigger and better in South Texas, right? We have the biggest cars and trucks. Those Minis, Smart cars, scooters, and motorcycles you see everywhere in Europe — and even Austin — are a rarity in San Antonio and Hill Country. “Stuff” is Insignificant Most of us have two-car garages, fenced-in yards big enough for […]

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January 28, 2014
Do No Harm

Like most Sanskrit words, there is no simple translation for the word ahimsa. It’s not like casa means house, and petite is small. Ahimsa is one of the key rules, or mantras, in yogic teachings. The word is the first Yama in the ancient “Sutras” which are like Ten Commandments for yogis. Ahimsa Ahimsa is actually listed […]

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