After practicing for four decades, I believe yoga helps with that uncomfortable “rev” in the body. You probably know what I’m talking about – that sense that you don’t like something in the present moment, like your belly or butt or thighs, or the feeling that you should be doing more in your career, or that you deserve to be paid more than you are, or you somehow don’t measure up to an impossible standard.

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Do any of these problems sound familiar? Agitation or PMS Painful or swollen breasts? Irregular cycles, or your monthly cycle is more frequent as you get older? Heavy and/or painful periods? Bloating and/or fluid retention? Ovarian or breast cysts, particularly at night? Itchy or restless legs? Clumsiness or lousy coordination? Cyclic headaches, especially menstrual migraines?…

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Top 10 Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer |Women's Health|Sara Gottfried MD

With every mammogram, I think about what I would do if diagnosed this time with breast cancer. First, I’d wig. A woman’s risk of a breast cancer diagnosis is one in eight over her lifetime. Second, I’d call the five people who matter the most: Darling Husband, Mom, Sisters, and BFF. Then I’d get all…

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Smart and Sexy Beauty Tips for Your Holiday Shopping

There’s nothing worse than buying an expensive beauty product and having it fall short of your expectations. The wrinkle cream that made you break out… The shampoo that dried out your locks… The hand lotion that gave you a mysterious rash… The truth is, most conventional beauty products are riddled with chemicals that not only…

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Do you love diet books? Read them for fun? I understand that most people just want to find ONE weight loss program that works and call it a day. But when it comes to our relationship with food, I find the wide variety of approaches absolutely fascinating. I love to learn more about what’s involved…

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Was getting a little veggie henna applied to my lashes today on Fourth Street in Berkeley when I stumbled upon a new eco boutique in the ‘hood: CONVERT. WOW. Waltzed in and explained my organic experiment: one year – 100% organic in what I wear and schmear. No blank stare. Instead: efficient march through store, all arms…

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Perhaps the most important layer in my organic experiment is my undies. Right up next to your privateness, you want no endocrine disruptors or heavy metals. Surprisingly, I found this to be one of the harder items to procure before January 1, 2011 when my experiment begins. Here in Berkeley, there’s a foxy brand called Pact. Check…

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