Eat Grapefruit!

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Feb 232014
 

It’s grapefruit season NOW and it’s February.  When I was a kid, Mom would try to get us to eat grapefruit any time of the year since they are available year ’round in the grocery.  They tasted awful though, and we’d pile on white sugar in order to eat them.  I had no idea that […]

Longevity and Eating Healthy Right Now

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Nov 062013
 

I was talking with a friend, whose lifestyle is very different from mine, about food choices.  He said he didn’t want to prolong his life by eating a healthier diet.  His Mother lived to be almost 90, and was very feeble in mind and body during her last ten years.  He thought an improved diet […]

Homeostasis

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May 172013
 

When we try to lose weight, our bodies might slow metabolism at first in order to maintain the overweight homeostasis. It takes time for new behaviors to dive into corresponding processes inside the body, and then resurface in a visible health condition. New behavior takes effect through persistence and intensity so internal processes get the message: “I […]

Preparing for a Fallow Time

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Feb 042013
 

Hunker Down.  That’s what we do in winter.  When I’m in touch with the turning-in of winter, my focus changes.  Harvest of the growing season fills my cupboard with squash, potatoes, onions, and the last batch of chard. The body of the earth closes the doors, turns out the light, hops into bed and pulls […]

Grooving by Moving

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Oct 052012
 

One day in a Neural Moves class, we were doing tongue circles (around the outside and inside of our teeth), and Mira said she could feel the movement in her ears.  I realized that exercising the tongue with these unusual movements was moving the ear’s eustacian tube, which drains in the back of the throat. […]