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No Sugarcoating the Truth

Is there such a thing as a healthy sugar? The latest research says no.

Spirituality and sugar
How Sugar Is Affecting Your Spirituality

Consuming too much sugar harms the body, brain, and spirit. Boost your spirituality by ignoring your sugar cravings.

Sugar Kelp Pressing
A Trip to a Seaweed Farm

This farm requires no alteration of the surrounding environment other than the moorings and the ropes and buoys…

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6 Early Signs of Type 2 Diabetes and How to Fight Back

Learn the symptoms of type 2 diabetes, what causes it, and how to take action and regain control of your life.

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Two Unexpected Breakfast Options for Diabetics

Tired of your usual breakfast? Here are a couple of nontraditional breakfast options to try if you have diabetes.

Natural Medicine: Sleep Trouble, Hormone Replacement Therapy, and Kicking the Sugar Habit

My sleep problems started after age 30 and grew worse as I became a mother. I wake in the night and have difficulty getting back to sleep. Why do we have a harder time sleeping as …

10 Days on a Grain Brain Diet

One woman reports healthy appetite shifts and a clearer head after trying the low-carb, low-sugar regimen.

10 Best Body Scrubs

Slough off the old skin, bring in the new with sugar and sea salt

Why, When & How to Eat Wheat

Eating wheat is healthy—but not in the ways we typically eat it today. The solution will likely improve your health dramatically.

Tea for What Ails You

How to use herbal teas to treat common health maladies and get back on the path to wellness. (An S&H classic)

The Exercise Program That Failed

And how Big Pharma can even crush the benefits of working out

Why It Can Be So Difficult to Come to Know Oneself

As a society, we turn a blind eye to obvious trauma, making one’s story more difficult.

The Soda Challenge

It’s time to stop swigging the sodas in favor of more healthful beverages.

Gathering Grace Wherever It Falls

On Soaking Up Joy, Pure and Simple

10 Ways to Support a Healthy Microbiome

Everyone’s microbiome is slightly different, but for this week’s Healthy Habits, here are some ways to support it in general.

Seaweed and Health

Excerpted from Ocean Greens: Explore the World of Edible Seaweed and Sea Vegetables by Lisette Kreischer and Marcel Schuttelaar.

Doing Less, Being More

A cue for life and writing from Anne Lamott's "The Sacrament of Plop"

The Awakening of an Elixir Goddess

Discovering ancient, healthy, alternative highs for an alcohol-soaked society

Drink Tea - It's Good for You!

The delicate new leaves and buds of each new tea shoot contain ingredients that deliver a number of health benefits to our bodies.

10 Best Face Washes

Nourishing and gentle products for your most visible self.

Your Path to Mindful Eating

An excerpt from The Complete Book of Mindful Living by Robert Butera

Balance Your Body’s Ph

Simple changes to your diet can reduce the effect of acid-forming foods.

The Sensory Experience of Tasting Tea

Every single specialty tea that we drink deserves a slow, measured, attentive evaluation and enjoyment.

Functional Foods For a Healthy Gut

As well as providing other health benefits, these foods can support good gut health.

4 Signs You Might Have Damaged Your Metabolism

Discover the symptoms of a damaged or broken metabolism.

7 Health-Boosting Reasons to Eat Olives Every Day (Plus 8 Recipes To Help You)

Olives are full of healthy fats that improve heart health and antioxidants that combat inflammation.

3 Tips on Eating Right

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Psst, You're Probably Eating Too Much. Here's What Servings Should Look Like

Here are some visual guides that can help demystify what constitutes moderate portions for nutritious foods, before the concept of serving sizes becomes even more abstract.

Healthy Habits: 5 Ways to Sweeten Coffee & Tea Naturally

For this week’s healthy habit, try stirring a natural sweetener in your morning cuppa.

The Most Important Yogic Tool You Have: The Bullshit Detector

Yoga has this wonderful quality of opening our minds and bodies at the same time. We get more physically flexible, and more mentally and emotionally so as well.We flow like water, …

Maple-Sweetened Apple Cake

Sitting at my kitchen table in the morning a few weeks ago I was struck with an urgent feeling that I must go home to my parents. An hour later I had flights booked and bags packed…

To Serve Or To Save? Why Higher Ground is More Helpful Than a Soapbox

“You can lead a horse to water, but you cannot make him drink” - ProverbRecently I was at a marketplace in the old sugar plantation town of Hilo, on the east side of the Big Island…

The Yoga of Being Sick (Plus 6 Holistic Sick-Day Tips)

This week, I got sick. I’ve been feeling it coming on for weeks, and I finally woke up with that telltale sore, swollen throat that I know so well from my long and checkered past w…

Rustic Raspberry Cake

I’m deathly afraid of bees. Not deathly allergic, just deathly afraid. Last weekend we went raspberry picking. I was giddy with excitement after wanting to go for years. We walked…

Bloody Mary Salad

We always plant too many tomatoes. Every summer, we wait and watch the little green orbs start to blush, and then we savor the sweet juiciness of them all. That first taste of summ…

Salted Dark Chocolate Nutella Cookies

I’ve always had a sweet tooth. As my good friend would say—it’s my cross to bear. But we haven’t always been friendly with each other. We’ve fought. Turned our backs on each …

Raw Fruit Crumble with Almond Cream

Editors' Note: We're delighted to welcome Laura Wright to our team of bloggers for our newest blog, Good Food. Laura is the creator behind The First Mess, a blog that celebrates he…

Let’s Do a Spring Cleanse! (From Someone Who Hates Cleanses)

Happy first days of Spring! It’s a celebratory season, and one that just can’t help but invoke change, transformation, and rebirth. It’s spring cleaning time–get the dusty clothes…

Why You Should Resolve Not To Make Any New Year’s Resolutions

“There is a deranged hope that comes with the New Year that we are entering into a whole new world, and everything can be better now.”

Recipe for a Better Breakfast: Think Outside the Cereal Box

A few years ago I had my world blown open when I started reading the labels on packaged foods. A born and raised cereal addict, this was especially difficult for me in the breakfas…

14 Practices For the Fulfillment of Hope

Through years of research, Anthony Scioli has found 14 distinct aspects of hope. While it is not important to remember every aspect, trying these exercises will help boost your hop…

Warm Your Heart with Homemade Chai

In the late fall, all I want to do is curl up with a mug of steaming chai: the aromatic beverage we Westerners have adopted from the Indian drink masala chai, which means, literall…

Happy Birthday, Rumi and Me

Today is my 28th birthday. Birthdays have always been kinda hard for me, all the way since I was four and I had this beautiful confection birthday cake with roses that fell on the …

Power Up With Superfoods: Recipe for Homemade Energy Bars

Let’s be honest: The craving for a fast, tasty snack isn’t always satisfied by eating a banana or a bag of peeled carrot sticks.

Coconut Oatmeal Whole Wheat Cookies

I just realized that I shared cookies with you last month. And here I am again sharing another cookie recipe. Sorry? Ok, maybe not. I think you’re going to love these little gems. …

Dr. Dean Ornish: A Simple Choice for Powerful Health Benefits

The renowned physician and researcher on food addiction, the protein myth, and the power of love and connection to strengthen our health.

How the Body Creates Our Moods

Classic research grounds our moods in the body, not in the head, and points toward simple steps to happiness.

How Religion and Spirituality Affect Our Health

A look at the research shows that both can help us—in different ways

The Science Behind Stress Eating

If you’ve ever found yourself reaching for a carton of ice cream when under pressure, you’re not the only one – and your cravings for sweets when you’re stressed may be based in sc…

On Looking Beneath Behavior

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Iced Tea Taste Test

At the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis, iced tea was the preferred drink among the attendees. Today, it accounts for 75 percent of the tea we drink in North America.The first recip…

Yoga Cuisine

An Excerpt from Pure Vegetarian

All Clear with Panchakarma

Practitioners of panchakarma go beyond the basic cleanse to deeply purify body and soul.

Pumpkin Power

You don’t have to wait for Halloween to enjoy the newest protein in town.

Could an Orchid Have Saved My Grandmother’s Brain?

A granddaughter explores research that provides new hope for Alzheimer’s patients.

Sweet Deception

What's really in your chocolate?

Through Yoga, A Path Beyond 12 Steps

Yogi Tommy Rosen uses his practice to help others in recovery.

The Power of Placebo

New science tells us that, in some cases, simply believing in a cure can be enough to make it work, says writer Joseph Dispenza.

Rich Gluten-Free Molten Chocolate Cake

Gluten-free baking often requires using several different types of flours and starches in one recipe, and it’s important to be sure they are thoroughly blended. In this recipe, I u…

How Dark Chocolate Wakes Up Your Brain

It’s 3 p.m. You’re at your desk, struggling to keep your eyes open and your mind focused on that expense report. Yawning is about all you can muster. Well, forget about chugging a …

Natural Medicine: Quick Tips for Better Health

I hear that ghee has a higher level of bad cholesterol, but I thought it was better for you than butter. Which is healthier, ghee or butter?Dr. Michael Murray: Ghee is clarified bu…

Try a Chai

Sipping this fragrant, sweet tea doesn’t just warm the heart—it provides a dose of antioxidants, too, says food writer Monica Bhide. Chai, which simply means “tea” in Hindi,…

5-Day Ayurveda Primer (Day Three)

Natural Healing Wisdom from the Chopra Center

Everything Radish—from Taxonomy to Tabletop

Part of the cruciferous family, radishes are in season in the early spring and early fall. Victoria Shanta Retelny, author of The Essential Guide to Healthy Healing Foods, from 201…

Products: Non-dairy Ice Cream

If you’re lactose intolerant, concerned about animal welfare and the environmental costs of dairy production, trying to reduce unhealthy fats in your diet, or all of the above, yo…

A Food Cure for Inflammation

Herbalist Kathy Abascal is on a mission to change the way we eat, with her TQI (“to quiet inflammation”) diet plan.

Product Review: Kombucha

Your S&H team puts the "mother" of all health drinks to the (taste) test.

Natural Medicine: GMO Foods, Migraine Relief, and Building Bone Collagen

I keep hearing I should drink kombucha. Is it really as healthful as people claim?Dr. Michael Murray: Kombucha is a fermented drink made with tea, sugar, and a glob of yeast and b…

Product Review: Greek Yogurt

Thick, creamy, and packed with protein—what's not to love?

3 Great Homemade Health Tonics

Get up close and personal with kombucha, kefir, and kvass.

Product Review: Coconut Water

We recently raided the fridge at the local yoga studio to see what people were drinking: coconut water. (Don’t confuse it with coconut oil or milk; the nearly clear water is found…

Joy in Her Bones

An American journalist honors her mother with an altar during Mexico's Day of the Dead celebration.

Bounce Back: Restore Yourself Inside and Out

For dermal distress, bring on the organic excellence of All Good Goop (1). It’s handcrafted for everything from calluses to scars, and burns to bites; plus the company cares as muc…

Karma in the Kitchen

Every meal is a gift at these pay-it-forward restaurants.

Honey Primer + 5 Honey Ideas

Its healthful benefits, from allergy aid to antioxidant superhero (plus recipes).

What's in Your Tea?

Next time you hit the grocery store, look out for the real stuff in your tea.

The Fascinating Benefits Of Figs

It’s time to branch out and chomp down on this sweet, plump dried fruit.

Carry-On Wellness

No matter the duration of your flight, it’s important to take good care of yourself. What you do—or don’t do—aboard the plane makes all the difference in the world when…

5 Ways to Hydrate Without Drinking Water

Try one of these five sources of flavorful hydration that will give you a little more nutritional bang for your buck.

Is Detoxing Actually Healthy?

Helping your body detoxify through effective measures is a practice that can be traced back hundreds of years.

The Ultimate Guide to Caffeine: Black Tea vs. Coffee

We decided to investigate the health properties of both coffee and black tea to see how they compare in aspects beyond simply caffeine count and taste.

Artificial Sweeteners 101: Why You Should Avoid Them

As we look at labels, it's important to understand what we are actually putting into our bodies, and why artificial sweeteners are harmful.

Apple Cider Vinegar: The Benefits and How to Use It

Using apple cider vinegar instead of chemical-laden cleaning, beauty, and health products is a way to boost your own mind-body-spirit wellness.

Aloe Vera Juice is an Unexpected Beauty Booster

We’re calling it. This year’s most popular beauty booster isn’t going to be some delicate powder made of the ground petals of an incredibly rare flower that only grows on the shady…

5 Ways Chocolate Can Keep You Stress-Free

It’s time to stop the stress cycle for good. Here are five ways to indulge in chocolate without the guilt.

How Fats Help You Stay Lean, Plus 9 Other Need-To-Know Fat Facts

Confused about whether fat is good or bad for you? Here’s the scoop.

Why All the Fuss About Birch Waters

This fashionable drink from birch trees has a long history of healing

Loving Yourself Free: Eating Disorders and Ayurvedic Treatment Tips

Here are a few different ways to approach treatment of eating disorders using Ayurveda.

7 Spices Loaded With Serious Flavor—And Incredible Health Benefits

Put down the salt and start cooking with these spices—your blood pressure, waistline, and tastebuds will thank you.

Top 12 Cholesterol-Lowering Foods

What you need to know about cholesterol and the foods that can keep it in check.

How To Celebrate Interfaith Holidays

Here are some tips on how to enjoy a celebration that’s new to you.

9 Facts That Will Change How You Think About Protein

Protein is all the rage right now—there are hundreds of versions of a clean, lean, low-carb diet—it seems to be the one thing that every nutritional expert can support. According t…

New Uses for Coconut Oil

Whether you want whiter teeth or smoother skin, let coconut oil prove how well it can multitask.

Everything You Need to Know about Sleep … and How to Get it

Calling all insomniacs! Check out these 7 stories for creative ideas and testimonials on how to improve your sleep.

The Best Health Practice

Dr. Erminia (Mimi) Guarneri first became known as a pioneering interventional cardiologist who placed more than 700 stents a year before she had an awakening to the wider arena of …

Nourish Your Skin

We all know that our skin is our largest organ, and we also understand that nicotine patches and the like feed drugs directly into our bodies and bloodstream — and yet we still con…

To Your Health

This summer, bring a splash of color to your table.As someone who has been fascinated by and infatuated with food for as long as I can remember (and through subsequent chapters as …

Going Gluten-Free: Favorite Recipes

Going gluten-free doesn't mean sacrificing great taste. Try baking your own artisanal bread, beignets, cookies, or even angel food cake, all free of gluten.

9 Fresh Juice Recipes for Renewal and Relief

With these easy recipes, you’ll be on the road to better health. Drink juices as soon as possible after they’re prepared. (For more on the health benefits of fresh-made juice, see …

Herbs for At-Home Beauty Treatments

We asked Trisha Shirey, the director of Flora and Fauna at Lake Austin Spa Resort in Texas, to share a bouquet of her favorite herbs for homemade spa treatments. Here are her fragr…

The Gift of Breath

A dear friend of mine recently succumbed to emphysema. Before he became ill, he’d been a scholar and a poet and a social activist. He’d had a passion for beauty in all its myriad f…

Soy Vey! Is It Time to Toss Your Tofu?

Superfood or diet villain? Researchers weigh in on the pros and cons of soy.

Change Your Sweets

The Corn Refiners Association is changing the name of high-fructose corn syrup to “corn sugar” in an attempt to rid themselves of the stench that comes from the manufacture and use…

Beyond the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

About fifteen years ago, Robert E. Thayer, Ph.D., a professor of psychology at California State University Long Beach and author of the recent book The Origin of Everyday Moods (Ox…

Melissa Coleman

Melissa is a designer by day and a baker by night who believes in making everything from scratch. Despite her extreme love for butter, she's a purist at heart who is easily excited by unbleached flour and evaporated cane sugar. Her mom always told her―"Eat to live, don't live to eat." But somehow that nugget of wisdom never seemed to stick. She chronicles her exploration into cooking and baking with natural ingredients in her blog, The Faux Martha. Find Melissa on Facebook and Twitter (@thefauxmartha).

Sensing the Yin & Yang of Food

No place is more central to our acts of celebration than the dining room table. As you look forward to the sanctity and promised revelry of the upcoming holidays, allow yourself to…

Forbidden Rice? How Watermelon Heals

“Forbidden” Black Rice Rivals Blueberries in AntioxidantsBlueberries are well known for their high antioxidant levels and disease-fighting properties, but the king of berries has a…

Transformative Travel: Following the Sheep

It is odd for someone who is city bred and lactose intolerant to be fascinated by a pastoral tradition that involves mountains, animals, milk, yogurt, and cheese, but there you hav…

Why Relationships Are So Difficult

On any given day, 1.6 million of us are blogging, 27 million are tweeting, and 1.5 billion are posting on Facebook. We’re emailing during meetings, texting during lectures, and tal…

The Increasingly Transcendent Spirit of Rice Beer

Consider the following from the Beverage Tasting Institute:Clear with a nickel cast. Bright honeyed Asian pear, ripe pineapple husk, and delicate lemongrass and anise aromas follow…

Wheat Belly

At his wit’s end because of his severe reactions to eating wheat, William Davis, MD decided to become the guinea pig in a simple experiment. The question was whether his body would…

The Power of Gut Microbes with David Perlmutter

Your host Rabbi Rami Shapiro talks to author David Perlmutter about his new book, Brain Maker: The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain—for Life. Read the S&H revie…

Book Review: Go Wild

Go WildFree Your Body and Mind From the Afflictions of CivilizationBy John J. Ratey, MD, and Richard ManningLittle, Brown and CompanyWe’ve seen a great a rise in diabetes, asthma, …

Best Foods To Fight Memory Loss

Which are the best foods to fight memory loss? Take this handy list on your next grocery shopping excursion.

Super Spice Spotlight: 7 Benefits of Using Asafoetida or “Hing”

Asafoetida or “hing” is one of the most overlooked spices in western culture. One of my crazy theories is that the avoidance of this ‘resin’ herb is due to its moniker – “devil’s s…

9 Adaptogens To Restore Your Body

Try these natural and effective remedies and increase your resistance to stress, anxiety, and fatigue.

5 Recipes to Inspire Healthy Cooking

We all have our favorite food, but what if those foods are not the healthiest options? Here are some great recipes of some favorite dishes that will having you thanking your lucky stars you found.

A Bad Night’s Sleep Is As Dangerous As a Poor Diet

A new study found that one night of sleep deprivation and six months consuming a high-fat diet had similar effects on the body's insulin sensitivity.

The Horrifying Truth Behind Natural Flavors

Although seeing the world “natural” might put your mind at ease, natural flavors are more like natural disasters.

3 Traditional Chinese Medicine Recommended Superfoods

Learn more about these under-the-radar Eastern superfoods.

Brain Health: 4 Stories on How to Nourish and Exercise the Brain

Take a look at these 4 stories for optimal brain health and how to provide nourishment, stimulation, and exercise to keep your brain healthy and strong.

Demystifying Snack Bars: Dos and Don’ts

What’s the difference between a granola bar and a protein bar, and are they truly healthy?

Golden Mylk Recipe for Inflammation and Digestion

Enjoy this ancient recipe for boosting digestion and decreasing inflammation.

The Fuel of Good Decision Making

For a tired brain, the judicious answer is probably “no.”

Caffeine: The Addiction We Share … and Don’t Talk About

Is it time we admit our collective addiction to caffeine? Explore how caffeine affects us and why it became so wildly popular.

No-Guilt Snack Swaps

You’ve heard of a snack attack. Well, we’re striking back at the snacks, tossing all things energy sapping and low in nutritional value, and replacing them instead with healthful, …

Recipes for Good Health

Hippocrates said, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” Ready to take the ancient Greek physician’s advice? These five new cookbooks will help.

Surprising Superfoods

Move over, acai berries—these six unusual ingredients pack a powerful nutritional punch.

Unconventional Medicine

Dr. Neal Barnard on beating food cravings, the myth of moderation, and the health-changing power of a plant-based diet.

Holding Fast

Long practiced to purify body and mind, the discipline of fasting finds new relevance in modern research 
that points to powerful benefits to abstaining from food.

To Winter Detox or Not

Winter is here and brings with it shorter days, colder temperatures and, in many climates, less sunshine. It also seems to bring a fair number of holidays that are all about food. …

Digestive Support for Detoxification

Spring is an ideal time for detoxification. This is the season of new growth, a time to refresh our system by cleaning out toxins accumulated during the winter months and to rechar…

Top Five Foods to Feed Your Brain

Tips on fueling your mind from Dr. Drew Ramsey MD, superfood guru and author of 50 Shades of Kale

The Pattern of Genuine Transformation

With spiritual practice, "ah" usually shows up as a first taste of "just this" or timelessness or spot-on grace. When we taste it, there is no going back.

Seven Steps to a Stress-Busting Attitude

Stress affects our circulation, slows our digestive system, and even increases our blood sugar levels. Try these tips from naturopath Dr. Michael Murray to reduce stress and boost …

Hungry for More: What to Eat for Sexual Vitality

Rev up your sexual vitality with cinnamon and other surprising foods.

Ayurveda for Inflammation

Every choice we make, everything we do, is either inflammatory or anti-inflammatory. Try Ayurveda for inflammation.

How to Get More Energy, Improve Memory, and Increase Concentration

New research shows how fat tissue reduces your brain function.

40 Years of Moosewood: Memories & Recipes from the Legendary Vegetarian Restaurant

The cookbooks that fed a generation—and sparked a vegetarian revolution—got their start at the improbable restaurant that became a legend.

Holidays, Happier: Start a New Family Tradition

Nurture your family’s holiday food traditions across cultures.

Why Some Health Foods Aren't So Healthy After All

Are kale chips and mango smoothies a smart choice? Don't be fooled by the "health halo" warns food sociologist Dina Rose.

Veg Revolution: Recipes from Moosewood Restaurant

Moosewood Cookbook—that cozy, hand-lettered, and charmingly illustrated collection of vegetarian recipes—is one of the 10 best-selling cookbooks of all time. But more than being a …

Juice Revolution: How to Drink Your Way to Better Health

Go beyond the cleanse and try juicing to boost your health.

Shedding Fat by Fighting Hunger

You’re in the frozen food section, facing one of those tough decisions: Coconut Bliss Dark Chocolate?Starbuck’s Mocha Chip? Or perhaps something from Häagen-Dazs? Then suddenly you…

Your Food Pharmacy

Before chronic health issues like inflammation and fatigue take hold, look for a cure in your kitchen.

Artisanal Gluten Free Cooking: Bonus Recipes

Dig into these web-exclusive recipes from Artisanal Gluten Free Cooking:Grilled Pizza1 recipe Pizza Dough (recipe follows)Olive oilCornmeal1 cup crushed San Marzano tomatoes (about…

Aloe Vera: A New, Ancient Tonic

You probably already slather aloe vera on sunburns, but you might not know that you can also use the prickly plant to soothe and heal yourself on the inside. While more people are…

Patience: Don’t Rush the Rising

Producing food on an industrial scale presupposes a trade-off or two. Unfortunately, nutritional value is one of the first things to be sacrificed when food companies seek to make …

The Sweet Taste of Ancient Winemaking

The ancient world may have struggled with written language, antibacterial medications, and a workable system of democratic governance, but they certainly solved the riddle of makin…

What Are We, Really

BEYOND THE HORIZONSome ideas seem almost too big to begin to wrap one’s mind around — and almost too scary to even try. But given the choice of putting on blinders to stay comforta…

Is Watermelon a Natural Viagra?

A cold slice of juicy watermelon has long been a healthy summer staple, boasting ample amounts of nutrients, such as potassium, beta carotene, and lycopene. Now another nutrient in…

Sleep: What You Need to Know

Every night we lie mostly paralyzed and unconscious, snuffed out except for brief flares of Technicolor quasi-psychosis we call dreaming. Why?

What’s in a Spiritual Name

When Shakespeare’s Juliet asserted that “a rose / By any other name would smell as sweet,” she likely got it wrong. At least, that’s what the devotees who adopt spiritual names eve…

Recipe: Double Chocolate Granola Parfait

A decadent-tasting, sense-stimulating, and nutrient-rich recipe that elevates the humble cauliflower.

Splitting: A Neuroscientist Shares the Inside Scoop

Splitting headache? One myth busted: That chocolate you ate is not the cause. We get the inside scoop on headaches from neuroscientist Amanda Ellison.

Recipe: Chewy Triple-Ginger Chocolate Cookies

This chewy chocolate cookie benefits from a triple dose of ginger: ground, fresh, and crystallized—perfect for an after-dinner digestive aid or enjoyed any time of day.

Ahimsa: How to Practice Nonviolence in Nature

Do no harm: Three surprising insights and reflections on the practice of ahimsa from the fungi on the forest floor, plus five practices for tapping in.

Balance Your Five Senses for Best Health Results

“Because our five senses are so powerful, we can use them as vehicles—ways to either amp ourselves up, or ways to comfort ourselves and soothe ourselves down to a more relaxed state.”

Channeling Anger Into Spiritual Action

Reframe anger over injurious events from “I’m furious!” to “this is wrong, and I want to do something about it.”

Breaking the Cycle of Intergenerational Trauma

“Over time, feeding and caring for my being this way, along with nourishing other diverse aspects of my life, built my fortitude to transform family meals into a time of warmth and care, ending a legacy of trauma and neglect.”

All the Feels: How Feeling Your Feelings Can Teach You to Heal

“We do not get to choose what feelings arise or how intensely we feel them. Our only choice is in how we relate to them.”

Finding Balance in a Pandemic

Finding balance isn't easy in these tightrope-walking days. But: “Your deepest presence is in every small contracting and expanding, the two as beautifully balanced and coordinated as birds’ wings.” –Rumi

Intimacy and Sex in Isolation

Sure. Pandemic doesn’t scream sexy—but you can still ignite the spark.

Self-Care and Working from Home: Tips from the S&H Team

We're a virtual office, so we all work from home all the time. Here's some advice.

The Brainbow Blueprint for Mental Health

There’s a saying that asking people to change their diet is like asking them to change their religion. What we eat and how we eat might be our most personal choices.

8 Health-Boosting Drink Ingredients for Spring Lockdown

So you need a drink? Here are eight healthful ingredients you likely already have in your home or garden that give maximum boost with minimum thinking time—no recipe required.

5 Surprising Foods That Spark Passion + Recipes

Tired of oysters, chocolates, and strawberries? Try one of these five unique libido-boosting foods to help get your partner in the mood this Valentine’s Day.

11 Foods to Support Your Immune System

Add these foods to your diet during times of high stress. They can help keep your immune system functioning optimally so you can stay healthy and fight off illness.

Foods to Support Energy and Positive Emotions

“Eating foods that will center or calm your energy center is a great way to shift your energy from anxious and scared, to balanced and strong.”

#MooToo: Why We Should Rethink Drinking Cow’s Milk

Joaquin Phoenix very publicly pointed the spotlight on inter-species entitlement. Here's why, and how to do something about shifting our perceptions.

Conquering the Diabetes Dragon – Acknowledgment of the Child Hero

“Healing ceremonies matter—they matter because they serve to empower and bring us through to a different and better place—and to release what no longer serves us.”

Spring Detox


Boost Your Brain: 5 Natural Nootropics

These superfoods not only protect neurological function, they can also improve mental performance.

Recipe: Baked Apples, 3 Ways

Try these variations of a simple, satisfying, and healthy way to treat yourself.

A Safe Spring Detox

Just say no to fasting. Cruciferous veggies and turmeric can be powerful tools in your spring detox plan. Read more tips from Dr. Stacie Stephenson, an expert in regenerative, functional, and natural medicine.

Detoxing for Spring: Prep Your Body to Leave Winter Behind

Dr. Stacie J. Stephenson, chair of Functional Medicine at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America, shares ways to support a healthy mind and body as we transition from winter into spring.

How to Eat: All Your Food and Diet Questions Answered

In their book How to Eat: All Your Food and Diet Questions Answered, Mark Bittman and David L. Katz share their clear, no-nonsense perspective on food and diet, answering questions covering everything from basic nutrients to superfoods to fad diets. They sat down with S&H to talk about the standard American diet.

Menopause, Check!

Seize this midlife point as a mile marker for better heart health.

Build Community with Meal Swapping

Here's how to start a healthy meal swap.

The Far-Reaching Effects of Gluten Intolerance

Whether or not you suffer from celiac disease, the harsh truth is that we all have become gluten intolerant to a surprising degree.

3 Habits that Sabotage Your Inner Strength

Build your mental and emotional muscles by giving up these patterns.

40 Days to a Lean, Calm, Energized & Happy Self

An interview with Sara Gottfried MD

Create Your 40-day, Brain Body Diet Book Club

This could be the healthiest group you’ll ever join.

3 Best Supplements for Better Sleep

“We know that sleep makes us feel better, and we know it’s better for us. And we even know how to measure our deep sleep. But how do we get it?”

The Skinny on Fat

Even if you are not particularly interested in losing weight, you want your body to run mostly on fats.

Detoxify Your Gut: Relax Into a Healthy Rhythm

The secret to a happy, health gut is knowing it’s not what you eat, it’s how.

CBD for Anxiety

How can CBD help you with anxiety, and is it safe?

Podcast: Indigenous Foods with Sean Sherman

Oglala Lakota chef and founder of The Sioux Chef, Sean Sherman talks to Rami about Native American cuisine and the cultural wisdom that embodies it.

Ceremony for First Year Milestones: Do Not Hurry

In the Presence of Death: Using ceremony to explore mindfulness in the journey of dying, death, and the years following, in this 9-part series

​Alissa Bica

Alissa Bica is a writer, actor, and sommelier whose mission is to use humor to bring about hope and change. She writes the blog A Comedian’s Guide to Enlightenment and is a contrib…

Uh-oh! Our Good Gut Bugs May Be Going Extinct!

Flipping through The Whole-Body Microbiome, we learned this.

Next Level Lattes to Nurture Your Spirit

Take a dive into the wonderful world of superfoods, crystals, or both with these delicious- and beautiful- beverages.

Artists: July/August 2018

Summary of artists featured in the July/August 2018 issue.

Healthier Holiday Drinks

If you drink alcohol, here are some fresh ideas for the season

How to Eat for Healthy Gene Expression

How the expression of our genes and the makeup of our micro biome are both fundamentally connected to the foods we choose to eat.

Yes, Grownups Need a Bedtime

For optimal health, make regular sleep patterns a habit.

How to Bring Back Your Brain

The big problem is that so many people still think that nothing can be done to reverse dementia.

Dosha-licious: Vata Inspired

Life is never boring with a well nourished Vata.

5 Key Habits for Healthy Aging

What can you do to slow or reverse the ravages of aging?

Food Sensitivities and Gut Repair

Scientific researchers are clear that food intolerances are different from allergies and may take longer to show up in the body than allergies.

The Chocolate Pudding Blues

How does chocolate pudding beat the blues?

Are Smoothies Healthy? 4 Ways to Make Them Work

Plus, a peaches 'n cream smoothie recipe.

Create A Living Ritual

No matter your spirituality or background, it's possible to turn every day into a living, breathing ritual. Explore how one author transformed her life by doing so.

The Awakening of a Healer

“Don’t you want your son to live?” The nurse asked. Yes, of course. And that was why I felt I had to leave . . .

8 Best Plants for Improving Memory & Concentration

These botanicals are nontoxic and can be taken with confidence.

Chocolate: A Sacred Superfood

Chocolate, more specifically cacao, is a sacred and delicious medicine with countless benefits. So please, treat yourself.

Easy, Ayurveda-inspired Snacks for Kids

An Ayurvedic doctor shares some of her favorite easy-to-prepare Ayurveda inspired recipes that make for delicious and healthy snacks for kids.

Chronic Inflammation: Risk Factors and Signs

“Don’t rely on your doctor to point out possible chronic inflammation to you; it doesn’t share the same visible symptoms as acute inflammation.”

Eat Well, Laugh a Lot

Mark Hyman and Mia Lux are trying to make people healthier—body and soul.

How to Fight Inflammation with Food

There’s a simple thing you can do to control systemic inflammation: focus on nutrition, with delicious foods like berries. Here’s what to choose, and what to skip.

How Listening to Your Gut Can Curb Anxiety: An Eater’s Guide

Creating balance in your gut can help to alleviate your anxiety.

Yoga as a Culinary Art

Explore spirituality in the kitchen and try this recipe for vegan Samosa Pot Pie.

An Ayurvedic Skincare Routine

Ayurveda has many recipes that can help improve the look and feel of your skin. Here are three quick and easy steps to get you glowing.

Anti-Inflammation Meal: Vibrant Malay Salad

The bounty of ingredients in this quick-to-make salad are available in most supermarkets.

Ten Ways to Ease Inflammation

Turn the inflammation dial down with these nutrition and lifestyle tips.

Top 7 Myths About Inflammation

It seems like everyone is talking about (or writing about) inflammation. Facts are spreading, but so are misconceptions.

Nourishing Autumn Heirloom Grains for Breakfast

The heirloom kitchen is a space that honors not just the best ingredients but also the techniques and wisdom of our ancestors.

6 Veggies (and Recipes) for Optimal Gut Health

“Although all veggies are good for you, some pack an outsized punch when it comes to promoting gut health. These six vegetables, and the easy recipes that go with them, will help your inner garden grow.”

Inner Climate Change

The world is inflamed, and so are we. Maybe the two are connected, and maybe healing our own bodies can help heal the world.

3 Sense Practices to Calm Anxiety

Our senses offer an immediate doorway to the present moment, and there are potent added benefits to these three sensory experiences. Try one the next time your stress and anxiety m…

Chasing Numbers, Chasing Wellness

It's easy to get wrapped up in numbers, but the desire for the perfect score can become an addiction. Your imperfect self, meanwhile, is waiting for validation.

Is This Weed Kosher? And Other Burning Questions

Is this weed kosher? Is this rabbi Jewish? Are these Doritos good, or what?

Science & Spirit: Spending Habits, Alzheimer’s, Cancer

What do your spending habits reveal about your personality type? Find out in the latest news from the world of science. Also discover ways to reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s disease and cancer. Ready? Let’s go.

7 Lies Your Eating Disorder Is Telling You

Eating disorders almost never stop talking to us, whispering in our ear. Here are the lies they tell us.

Is It Your Time to Add to the Wild Church Network?

Is the great outdoors your holy place? You might want to consider joining the Wild Church Network.

Science & Spirit: Avocados, Constipation, and Wigging Out

Good reasons to stock up on avocadoes, an intriguing link between depression and constipation, and people wigging out while meditating.

Medicinal Mushrooms

Some mushrooms, such as the lion's mane mushroom, have powerful medical properties, another reason to add more of these fungi to your diet.

From the Editor

"We’re celebrating 20 years of S&H, and I find myself sorting through old stories, trying to make sense of things. What’s real? What matters? What did I miss?"

Science & Spirit: Take One Nature Pill a Day

Science & Spirit presents three more easy ways to boost health, both mental and physical. We hope it will inspire you on your journey toward healthy living.

Feeding the New Year

‘Tis the season for drinking too much eggnog, eating too much, and pulling out old family hangover cures.We’ve just moved past the Winter Solstice, the darkest time of the sun cycl…

Why Go Paleo?

One Doctor's Story

Book Review: Capture

Capture: Unraveling the Mystery of Mental SufferingBy David A. Kessler, MDHarperWaveWho hasn’t wished they could control the anger, grief, and anxiety that lead to actions tha…

Book Review: Brain Maker

Brain MakerThe Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain—For LifeBy David Perlmutter, MDLITTLE, BROWN, AND COMPANYThe gut houses an internal compass, but could it also h…

The Hormone Cure

Reclaim Balance, Sleep, Sex Drive and Vitality Naturally with the Gottfried ProtocolBy Sara GottfriedSCRIBNERFor the woman who never experiences fatigue, sugar cravings, or PM…

The Food and Drink Industry Plays With Our Heads, Because It Can

Last week at the Fancy Food Show, an annual marketplace where over 1,000 food and drink purveyors showcase their wares, I tasted buttered coffee, beet ketchup, bay-leaf bitters, ci…

Dance Like No One's Watching: How to Get Your Creative Groove Back

“Creativity is God’s will for us and should be practiced like any other spiritual practice – one day at a time.” – Julia CameronAs a child, being creative is a natural part of ever…

A Simple Path to a Nutritional Detox

If stepping out of the demands of your daily life in order to take part in a heavy duty detox isn’t a reality, then try making daily, simple shifts that will support your body towa…

Understanding Your Cravings

Dieting mythologies have taught us that cravings are our enemies. We are told to ignore the plaintive cries of our evil bodies as they try to trick us into feeding them!Cravings ar…

Dementia as My Teacher

I am a huge advocate of self-observation and monitoring of one’s own behavior. I aim to constantly practice noticing how I am personally behaving. I aim to maintain awareness and c…

Eating for Peace in the Body

We can all agree that living in peace and cooperation beats living in conflict. It turns out that our microbiome, (that community that lives in our gut), is either existing as a co…

The Opportunity of Depression

When you think of depression, you most likely think of it as a disease of the brain, a neurochemical imbalance. Research, however, does not support this idea.Dr. Kelly Brogan, MD a…

How to Raise Your Spiritual Vibration

You have the power to up your frequency at any moment. Discover how to raise your spiritual vibration in ten different ways.

One Gram of Turmeric a Day May Help Keep Dementia Away

Herbs and spices do far more than add flavor to our food; many are powerhouses of nutrition and health. Turmeric, in particular, has been making nutritional headlines in recent yea…

Are You Your Own Prisoner?

Dusk fell over the Greek island with a soft strumming sound: the salty, minty sea breeze sighing over sand and stone and shattered shrines. Down village lanes gone bruise-blue with…

Is it Time for a Colonic?

For the bulk of my life, I was chronically constipated. If I was lucky, I’d go to the bathroom once or twice per week. After wreaking havoc on my digestive system with a diet full …

Conscious Detox 101

No matter what you do to clean up your outside, there's no faster way to a healthy body, beautiful skin, and a clear mind than cleaning from the inside out. Even if you consider yo…

6 Ways to Celebrate Your Cycle

In the days of the old testament, menstruating women were considered unclean or unfit to participate in everyday society, and separated from men during their cycles. For me, this p…

Chaga: The Cancer Healer and King of All Herbs

Explore how the Chaga mushroom is linked to a potential new cancer treatment.

Ashitaba: The Vegan Blood Builder and Longevity Super Plant

If you’re vegan, you probably hear it all the time, “vegans don’t get enough B12!” Well, not anymore with the recent resurgence of this traditional Japanese and Chinese healing foo…

Divinity at the Dinner Table

I recently did a 21-day sugar detox and although I expected it to be interesting, amazing and at times even harrowing, I never expected it to be the topic of a blog about spiritual…

Honey: The Sweet Solution to Antibiotic Resistance

Since ancient times, honey has been used as a natural cure for infections, burns, and wounds; but as with most natural remedies, it was eventually replaced by modern medicine. Conv…

The Benefit of Doubt

Why do we choose New Year’s day to be the first day of our resolution to live better lives? Most of us would say just about anything at that time of year, what with all the distrac…

8 Tricks for Controlling Holiday Binge Eating and Drinking

Avoid overeating and drinking too much this holiday season by mindfully focusing on giving yourself pleasure rather than trying to numb the pain.

Understanding the Fungus in Your Gut

Everyone knows the importance that bacteria plays in gut health, but what about fungus? Understanding how to balance your mycobiome, or the ecosystem of fungus that lives in the gut, is crucial for maintaining good health.

Why You Want Turmeric in Your Life

Turmeric root is one of those rare and valuable herbs that is balancing for all of the doshas, or Ayurvedic body types, making it a beneficial addition to almost everyone’s diet.

Top 12 Cold and Flu Fighting Foods

Boost your immune system during cold and flu season with these 12 foods that pack a powerful punch.

Recipe: Strawberry Breakfast Bake

This subtly sweet warm breakfast is good for gut health and can be made without grain.

FODMAP: A Primer

If you’ve recently discovered you have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), you may want to jump right into a low-FODMAP diet. Here’s what you need to know about FODMAP.

The Best Position for Sleep and 7 Reasons to Find Yours

Try these tips for getting comfortable in your favorite sleeping position.

Gut Health: 5 Fermented Foods to Try

Tired of yogurt, kombucha, and kefir? Then give these five foods a try to get more of the gut-boosting benefits of fermentation.

3 Super Relaxing Yoga Poses for Detoxification

Have a holiday hangover? Try these yoga poses to help detox and rebalance your body.

Detox Your Fridge

Prepare for success by turning your refrigerator into a lean, mean, clean machine.

9 Ways to Turn Your Resolution into Your Reality

Try these science-based tips for keeping your resolutions alive.

Recipe: Pear and Candied Ginger Muffins

We may all go a little stir-crazy when the shorter, colder days of winter keep us stuck in the house, but at least we have baking to look forward to as a hibernation activity.

Recipe: 10 Delicious (and Healthy) Baked Goods for the Holiday Season

Some of the best memories during the holidays are sparked by the smells that fill the house from the oven. Take a look at these 10 mouthwatering recipes for healthier baked goods to get you into the holiday spirit.

Recipes: Sushi Surprise

Tokyo-based chef IINA creates edible, vegan art for an adventurous, vegetable-loving palate.

Holiday Cocktails: 4 Wellness Spirits to Try Now

From keto-friendly natural wines to liquors spiked with herbs and botanicals, wellness spirits have made a big splash in the past year.

Poem: American Persimmon

“Some things are best / enjoyed alone. Some things can only be / enjoyed alone.”

4 DIY Holiday Gifts for the Skincare Junkie in Your Life

Recipes for toner, serum, body scrub, and lip balm will help you give the gift of good skin this holiday season.

4 Super Powerful Pantry Herbs (and How to Use Them)

Common herbs parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme are packed with health benefits.

Recipe: Turn Leftovers into Tasty Indonesian Dishes

Tired of the same old, same old? These two recipes provide the perfect new twist on holiday leftovers.

Tell the Real Story of Thanksgiving With Indigenous Food

Honor Native American history and culture this Thanksgiving with Chef Sean Sherman’s indigenous recipes.

Marie Kondo Your Kitchen to Support Wellbeing

Thinking like a designer can help you transform your relationship with food and build healthy eating habits.

7 Tools to Ease Anxiety at Family Gatherings

These tools will help you keep your cool through the chaos of the holidays.

4 Ways to Manage Holiday Overwhelm

Learn how to vanquish anxiety and actually enjoy the holidays with these tips.



The Gift of Halloween

“Autumn scoffs: Bear up, babes. Last call. This is your final warning before darkness falls at five.”

The Why, How, How Much, When, and Where of Eating

Excerpted from The Everyday Ayurveda Cookbook

Toolbox: Outside In

Saturate your senses with S&H’s choices of treasures inspired by nature.

Toolbox: Brewing Bliss

Elevate your arsenal for pouring a perfectly caffeinated cup with these favorites from S&H.

Is Homeopathy Stupid?

Homeopaths believe and their patients believe, and that combined fantasy works great until the body can’t heal itself. Or so I believed…

The Omega-3 Paradox

How We Became Deficient in the Most Abundant Fat on the Planet

Toolbox: Marching for Change

Take these picks from S&H with you as you make sure your voice is heard.

Top 10 Most Nutrient-Dense Foods

Here we count down the top 10 powerhouse foods based on nutrient density. A list of all the powerhouse foods can be found in the journal Preventing Chronic Disease. For a summary of the findings, click here.

The Dark Side of Eating Too Little Salt

If you’ve been diagnosed with high blood pressure, most likely your doctor has told you to lower your salt intake. New science is showing that this recommendation may be backfiring for patients.

Pour on the Olive Oil

Olive oil may be just the cure you're looking for.

The Upside of Stress

The stress response is your best ally during difficult moments—a resource to rely on rather than an enemy to vanquish.

The Beauty 100

Natural beauty guide from Spirituality & Health magazine

Try This Gut-fulness Meditation

Take a month to figure out what you can and can’t eat.

Moving from Fear to Flow

How to identify the fears blocking your relationship—and melt them away to restore wonder

Strategic Aging

Make the most of what can be the best time of our lives.

How to Find Your Own Personal Miracle Cure

Modern medicine is driven by huge, randomized double-blind trials that may not apply to your own particular genes or lifestyle. Here’s how to join the truly personal medical revolution.

Leafy Green Recipes from Dr. Kale

An Excerpt from 50 Shades of Kale

21 Days to Your Vision Quest

Get ready for the least-expensive, most-healing, most-enlightening 48 hours you may ever experience.

Your Anxiety Isn’t All in Your Head

Ellen Vora, MD, is a psychiatrist, a yoga instructor, an acupuncturist, and a witch—and she’s on a mission to radically change the way we approach mental illness.

Have You Tried Mimicked Fasting?

Mindful mimicked fasting combines a novel formula of nutrients with deep spiritual connection.

re/VIEW: Buffy Sainte-Marie

1960s folk singer Buffy Sainte-Marie reflects on her life, career, and breaking out of stereotypes in the music industry.

How to Prepare for Your Retreat

From flight plans to financing to emergency contacts, make sure you’re well prepared so when it comes time to retreat, that is what you can focus on entirely.

A Healing Retreat Menu

Flavorful and nourishing recipes from leading retreats.

Practices for Loving Yourself Through Sickness

Sick? Love yourself through the illness with cozy comfort, breathwork, restorative yoga, and more.

The Yoga of Food

How can you cut through the confusion and answer the simple question: What should I eat?

4 Ways to Curb Age-Related Decline in Gut Health

Gut issues increase as you age, but there’s so much you can do to keep it functioning well.

Craniosacral Therapy and Its Benefits

By opening cerebrospinal flow, craniosacral therapy benefits include relief from pain, sleep disruption, and cravings.

10 Ayurvedic Practices for Winter

Explore the best ways to kickstart an Ayurvedic practice this winter.

Medical Astrology: Connecting Stars, Planets, and Body Parts for Better Health

Medical astrology links planets to body parts. Your body’s strengths and weaknesses may be informed by your zodiac sign.

Protein for Mental Health

Eating lean protein and slow-release energy food helps keep your mood up and depression at bay.

Science & Spirit: Good Light, Bad Light, and a Few Cups of Coffee

Turn lights on to destroy viruses. Turn off to prevent heart disease. And through it all, just keep drinking coffee.

Recipe: Lemon Meringue Pie on a Graham Cracker Crust

Frey Vineyards brings you a spring classic. Pair with strawberries and cream and a crisp glass of biodynamic wine.

Soothing Anxiety by Balancing the Solar Plexus Chakra

The solar plexus chakra is key when it comes to anxiety. Discover how to bring balance to this chakra.

How to Meditate With a Raisin to Ease Anxiety

The raisin meditation focuses all your senses to calm anxious thoughts.

Science & Spirit: New Lessons for Medicating Back Pain and Losing Weight

The painkiller paradox, how meditation inhibits empathy, and why intuitive eating is important for the biggest food lovers.

How Do We Pray for Animals?

Interspecies healing practices include prayer circles and shawls.

Preventing Sciatica

Sciatica can be debilitating. Preventing sciatica requires some life changes, but it’s worth it.

The Spiritual Meaning of the Easter Season

“Regardless of what traditions you follow, the spiritual meaning of Easter is a new light after sacrifice or tribulation.”

Dr. Emeran Mayer on The Gut-Immune Connection

Our bodies have been under siege, and not just due to COVID. Dr. Emeran Mayer explains that it’s because we have disrupted our gut microbiomes.

Coaxing Your Adrenals Back to Health

Intuitive healing practitioner Muneeza Ahmed lists eight steps to get your energy back.

The Spiritual Meaning of Tooth Pain

There is a unique connection between spirituality, science, and your smile. Discover the spiritual meaning of tooth pain.

Sober Bars: Tapping Into the Placebo Effect

Love bars but not drinking? Sober bars offer a placebo-alcohol experience. But does it really work?

7 Ways to Truly Trust Your Gut

With its trillions of microbes working to regulate the immune system, produce vitamins and hormones, and communicate with the brain, the gut may just be the best advice-giver around, if you know how to listen.

The Guardians of Your Immune Galaxy

We spoke to a slew of holistic health experts to find ways to turn our immune systems impenetrable.

Seven Buddhist Lessons in Gratitude

Gratitude is powerful. Building your sense of thankfulness the Buddhist way.

The Energetics of Various Foodstuffs

Various types of food and nutrients provide different kinds of subtle energetics. Fats for fulfillment, carbs for comfort.

There Is Healing Power in Food

“Almost immediately after I changed my diet, my symptoms began to subside, which was the sign of hope I needed to press forward.”

Metabolism and Sleep

Sticking to a regular schedule for meals and exercise is one way to regulate metabolism for better sleep.

6 Pantry Staples to Help Kick Anxiety to the Curb

Foods rich in tryptophan, omega-3s, magnesium, B vitamins, and potassium are likely sitting on your shelf right now.

5 Beautiful Ways to Use Pumpkin for Skin

You can have your pumpkin for skin and eat it too with these seasonal skincare recipes.

Mastering Menopause: Caring for Ourselves at Midlife

Don’t rebel against the changes menopause imparts on the body. Instead, allow yourself to create a new rhythm in tune with them.

Skin Hydration Tips for Every Season

Hydration is key to healthy, youthful-looking skin in any season but especially in the colder fall and winter months.

Self-Care This Season

Self-care is vital, especially in the winter months when darkness—quite literally—settles in. “We respond to the weather, the seasons, the moon, our emotions, and the food we eat.”

Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson is the author of the New York Times bestsellers First, We Make the Beast Beautiful: A New Journey Through Anxiety, which redefined the mental health genre, and I Quit …

Podcast: Author Sarah Wilson on Reclaiming Your One Wild and Precious Life

Individualism and capitalism are simply not working. Author Sarah Wilson talks about the challenges we face as humans, such as climate change and racial injustice, and proposes healthier systems to heal a fractured world.

Increase Ojas to Strengthen Your Immune System

Incorporate Ayurvedic eating principles into your life to increase ojas and support your immune system.

12 Ways to Beat Winter Blues

Cooped up inside, hiding from the sunless winter (tundra sometimes included), you may be asking yourself, “What does a girl who kayaks and bikes for sanity do in the winter?” The answer: “Lots of things.”

Visioning a Re-NEW-able Year

This year, turn to the first known resolution makers—the ancient Babylonians—for inspiration.

Vegan Recipe: Banana Bread

A vegan spin on a family recipe passed down from the author's grandmother.

Vegan Recipe: Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

A simple, and delicious way to create a vegan version of a favorite decadent treat.

Toolbox: Appreciate Your Feet

It doesn’t have to be sandals season to have twinkle toes.

Is Now the Best Time to Fast? The Doctor Says Yes

Dr. Andreas Michalsen, author of The Fasting Fix, uses fasting to treat a number of diseases from osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, and hypertension to cardiovascular disease, early stages of dementia, Crohn’s disease, and irritable bowel disease.

A Journey Through Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth

Julie Peters describes her experience with SIBO and her long journey back to health.

Sarah Wilson on This One Wild and Precious Life

Sarah Wilson asks readers to “take an active role in fighting for what we love.”

A Cornucopia for Sleep: Figs, Tofu, and ZZZs

Include these foods in your dinner banquet, and you'll find that your winter's rest is a little bit sweeter.

Recipe: Pumpkin Pie Granola

Give your senses a thrill and bring the rich and cozy scents of pumpkin pie into the kitchen and onto the breakfast table.

Mindful Eating: The Benefits and How to Start

Mindful eating means being intentional about what, when, and how you eat. It can become more intuitive the more you practice.

Health Expert Patricia Bragg on Stress Release

“We are all suffering from some kind of stress overload these days, which can cause chronic fatigue, anxiety attacks, insomnia, depression, mood swings, and burnout. What’s the answer? How can we find relief?”

Cultivate Your Spiritual Sweet Tooth

Munching through the Halloween and Christmas holidays alone, Americans consume over a billion dollars of chocolate each year. Turn your sweet tooth into a delectable sacred practice with a side of mindful advocacy.

A Halloween-Time Practice for Finding Balance

Feeling off-kilter? This simple and powerful practice can bring you out of your swirling thoughts and ground you firmly in the present moment.

Health Expert Patricia Bragg on the Miracle of Fasting

Renowned health expert Patricia Bragg, shown with her co-author Julia Loggins, has long practiced fasting and knows it is a key to a healthy immune system.

Digestive Health and the Earth Element

Support the immune and digestive systems by balancing the Earth element and nourishing the spleen.

How Not To Feed Your Cancer

Your cancer is uniquely yours. Get to know it—so you can help deprive it of exactly what it needs to survive.

The Power of Being With Anxiety

A path to keep anxiety from controlling your life.

Our Grieving Body

An excerpt from You Are Not Alone: A Heartfelt Guide for Grief, Healing, and Hope. My body shuts down the moment Jim dies. Someone hands me a glass of water and I don’t think I …

3 Simple Rules to Maintain a Healthy Weight, Digest Better, and Heal Your Relationship with Food

Follow these simple rules (and a secret fourth) and change how you eat.

8 Ways to Pare Down Your Health Regimen

In a world that pushes toward the complex, there are still simple ways to stay healthy.

Alternative Pharmacy: Supplements to Open the Heart

Try these herbs and supplements for the physical body and homeopathics and flower essences for the emotional and spiritual body.

Another Reason to Eat at Home

Dining out increases overall exposure to potentially harmful chemicals.

Mountain Wisdom Part I: Earth Connection/Center of Insight

The first in a 3-part audio meditation Mountain Wisdom series.

5 Easy Ways to Increase Your Chi

Feeling less than zippy? Increase your chi and get it flowing with these methods.

Rose Petal Truffles: A Gift of Love

Try this recipe for an afternoon boost of energy or a gift for one you love.

5 Ways to Protect Your Brain from Cognitive Decline

The five lifestyle pillars to prevent brain decline.

A Paleo Guide to Hormone Replacement

Men produce reproductive hormones as they age. Why not women?

Toolbox: Mindful Resources

Bring your attention to the present moment with these tools for mindfulness.

Lemony Ginger Winter Immune Tonic

This simple recipe is a formula to kindle the inner fires, promote healthy circulation, and hydrate the tissues.

Recipe: Wild Rice Cakes

From The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen by Sean Sherman with Beth Doole

The Happiness Track: The Life Stories We Tell for Health

Genetics play a role in our health, but we also have control in the choices we make about how we live.

Cinnamon to the Rescue

Fight extra holiday pounds with this common spice.

The Inner Rewards of Yoga: 4 Hard Lessons I Learned

One woman shares her top four lessons learned from practicing Karma Yoga.

Listening to Trees

We interact with trees as strangers because we don’t know their stories. When we listen, we “unself” ourselves— and open to great beauty.

How to Feed the Brain in Your Belly

Fixing your digestion can make you feel a lot less anxious.

How to Use Food to Boost Your Mood

The way we eat informs the functions of our body. Here are tips to develop "good mood meals."

5 Peruvian Superfoods You’ve Never Heard Of

Quinoa, açai, and maca first scaled the heights of health-conscious glory. Now meet the latest Peruvian powerhouses.

108 Day Mindfulness Practice

Here are 108 suggestions for your own personalized 108-day mindfulness practice.

8 Surprising Foods for a Healthier Sex Life

Hungry for more? Foods to boost your sexual vitality (Maca Brazil Truffles, anyone?).

What Is Seed Cycling?

Seed cycling is a practice that encourages us to connect with our menstrual cycles and with the moon cycles. Learn how to practice seed cycling in just a few steps.

A Guide to Using Ayurveda for Stress Relief

Whether you’re a Vata, Pitta, or Kapha, using Ayurveda for stress relief can help you feel your best.

Dr. Will Cole on Healing Our Gut Feelings

We spoke with functional medicine practitioner Dr. Will Cole on his new book, Gut Feelings.

Nourishing Exhausted Adrenals, the Ayurvedic Way

Adrenal fatigue can sap us of energy, leave our minds foggy, and take over our lives. Ayurveda offers the opportunity for holistic support.

How Ayurveda Deals With Kapha Seasonal Allergies

Seasonal allergies got you down? Counter them with an Ayurvedic approach.

A Tastier Way To Take Oregano Supplements

Explore a new way to incorporate immune-supporting oregano oil into your day.

Toolbox: The Caffeines of Summer

Dive into the deliciousness of summer with these caffeinated (and caffeine-inspired) products for mind and body.

5 Must-Have Tools to Turn Fight-or-Flight Into Rest-and-Digest

Use these five creative tools to shift from the sympathetic nervous system into the parasympathetic nervous system.

Organic Eden Miso—A Patiently Crafted Superfood

Organic Eden Miso is live culture, unpasteurized miso made from non-GMO, organic ingredients, traditionally crafted at a 175-year-old Japanese miso company.

How to Prepare for an Ayahuasca Ceremony

Ever wonder what to expect out of an ayahuasca healing experience? Here is a brief guide on how to prepare.

5 Movement Practices for Menopause

During menopause, the body’s needs change. Try these five options for different ways to move the body during this transition.

5 Tips to Harness the Power of Spoken Words

What you speak into the world is powerful. Learn how to avoid hexing yourself and access the power of spoken words.

How Curiosity Can Lead Us to the Divine

Attuning to nature can help us strengthen our connection to God. Learn how.

4 Ayurvedic Remedies for Cough and Cold

Fight off seasonal afflictions with Ayurvedic wisdom. Hint: You’ll be utilizing emotional healing, breathwork, and delicious recipes.

Beat Burnout by Becoming Me-Powered

An internal medicine physician shares her experience with burnout and gives insight into the five levels of becoming "me-powered."

How to Connect With Nature Spirits Through Animism

One essential practice in nature spirituality is connection with nature spirits through an animist perspective. Explore how you can connect with nature spirits, regardless of your spiritual tradition.

Miso—A Bracing, Delicious, and Concentrated Superfood

Learn how Eden miso is made with traditional methods, and savor the umami goodness with an autumnal recipe.

Quiz: How Strong Is Your Digestive Fire?

The digestive fire affects all aspects of the body. Take this quiz to see how yours fares, and learn how to support it with 15 simple tips.

Reboot Your Nervous System With Yoga Nidra

When your nervous system needs a reset, try yoga nidra. Learn more about the power and benefits of this practice.

Circadian Rhythms: How to Light Your Way to Better Sleep

Aligning your daily routine with the rhythm of day and night can drastically improve your sleep.

Science & Spirit: Charitable Sleeping, Beneficial Guilt, and Banana Cookies

Banana peels, the negative effects of sleep loss, and the benefits of betrayal.

4 Nutrition Tips to Help Manage Your Anxiety

For anxiety management, try putting on your nutrition armor of adequacy, consistency, balance, and permission to enjoy food.

Book Review: Hoodoo for Everyone

How do you conjure up empowerment and reclaim agency when you have no power? These questions are the origin story of hoodoo, a folk magic created hundreds of years ago by enslaved …

3 DIY Crystal Mists to Calm, Boost, and Manifest

Create adaptogenic, crystal-infused face and body mists to revitalize and boost balance.

One Step Beyond Eye Contact

A simple practice of mindfully noticing eye color can make medicine a little better.

Quiz: What’s Your Nourishment Style?

Find your unique nourishment style, based on the five elements and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

4 Reasons Food Rules Cause Gut Upset

You are doing all the "right" things with your diet... but your stomach is constantly upset. Food rules may be causing the problem.

Fighting Alzheimer’s With Food

Nutrition may slow Alzheimer’s and has a role in preventing it. Discover practical advice for maximizing your brain health now.

The Magic of Tea Before Meditation

Want to meditate more often and with more focus? Try tea.

Music Review: Home, Before and After

Regina Spektor's songs have always been quirky, insightful tales that mix the mundane with the marvelous. “Ghost of Corporate Future” from her 2004 album Soviet Kitsch follows a …

4 Digestive Lassis for Midday Fatigue

Raise your digestion and feel your energy rise naturally with yogurt lassis.

How to Use Supplements for Brain Health

A pharmacist offers her advice on how to skillfully utilize supplements to support brain health.

Is Holistic Wellness an Alzheimer's Solution?

The founder of Northwest Memory Care Center explores a potential healing regimen for Alzheimer's—one backed by research data.

The Best Gifts 2022

For this year’s gift guide, we asked S&H contributors and readers for some of their favorite gifts—gifts they’ve given or received, or even gifts they wish had been exchanged.

5 Ways to Nourish Yourself After a Night of Insomnia

Couldn’t get to sleep last night? Here are five ways to have a better day today, and get a better night’s sleep tonight.

An Ayurvedic Approach to Treating Acne

Suffering from acne? Ayurveda may have the answers you need to clear your skin.

How to Use Alchemy for Better Gut Health

Improve your digestion and overall health by tending to the quality of your digestive fire—using alchemy.

How Food and Mood Are Connected

Explore how what we eat and how we feel are connected, and discover new tips for supporting your relationship with food.

Film Review: Tori and Lokita

Belgian filmmakers Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne have spent their careers making films that draw attention to the plight of those living on the margins of European society. With Tor…