3 Tips for Staying Healthy When There’s a Bun in the Oven (Or Soon to Be One!)

If you ask any newly pregnant woman if she prefers a boy or a girl, you’re bound to hear one resounding statement: I just want a healthy baby. Every soon-to-be mama wants her baby to be as nourished and well protected as possible, and this requires the mother’s own health be in tip-top shape during … [Read more...]

Too Much of a Good Thing – Why Cortisol Can Make You Crazy (And How To Turn It Around)

Let’s be honest: It’s entirely possible to have too much of a good thing. Whether it’s dark chocolate, wine, sunshine, or shoe shopping, a little takes the edge off – but a lot can create a big old mess. The same is true when it comes to cortisol – a stress hormone that needs to be in the “just … [Read more...]

How Oysters Rock Your Hormones

I just spent a few days with my older daughter in a remote area near Point Reyes National Seashore – one of our national parks. We hiked each day, attended yoga class (where she did her first handstand!), and learned a ton at Drakes Bay Oyster Company, a fourth-generation oyster farm that leases land … [Read more...]

Biohack Your Health to Improve Your Mood, Sleep, and Exercise!

Want to improve your health? Become a hacker. A biohacker, that is.   Bio-what? Don’t let the term scare you. Biohacking is an empowering approach to health care for everyone. It focuses on self-study and daily tweaking, and it can help you dramatically upgrade your health or hormones in a … [Read more...]

5 Things You Can Do Right Now to Boost Your Vitality

People are all over the place trying to scrounge up some extra energy to get through their days. From fad diets to personal trainers to those weird “quantum” bracelets people are putting on their wrists, its all about trying to eek out some advantage over time. Time? Yeah, think about it. The quantity … [Read more...]

7 Ways to Reverse Cellular Aging and Get the Body and Life You Most Want – Part 1

My soul brother, colleague, and Oriental Medical Doctor, Pedram Shojai, and I recently took on the topic of cellular aging and how to slow it down when life is too fast. Watch right here:   Short version: New research from UCSF and Dean Ornish proves that mindfulness, diet and … [Read more...]

Keepin’ It Real: Bolinas for Holiday

Signing off for a week of reading, doodling, strolling, yoga, meditating, cooking, writing, and, oh yeah, hanging out with my kids and DH. Guess where I am? Thinking I need more honor system in my life, like this Gospel Farm stand. Let's develop that idea.... Back in a week or two. Officially … [Read more...]