Category Archives: overweight

Gay Marriage, Green Smoothies, and Genetically Modified Organisms in the Food Supply

This morning the main headline in the local newspaper is “Amendment on ballot: opposition drive begins SENATE VOTES TO PUT SAME-SEX MARRIAGE BAN BEFORE VOTERS.” A smaller headline, beginning at the fold says “Poverty hits record high, Number now 46.2 … Continue reading

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Green Smoothie Fasting at the Prison Yoga Practice – how we started

When you hear the word fasting, you might think of denying yourself, going without, or feeling hungry.  Green smoothie fasting means making drinks with fresh fruits and vegetables and making them your primary diet.  By doing this, you are eliminating … Continue reading

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Fasting – at the Prison Yoga Practice

Dry fasting means not taking food or drink for a period of time.  Many people do this from dawn until dusk or from dawn of one day until dawn of the next day.  Some people do longer dry fasts.  Techniques … Continue reading

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Rajasic Food – rev it up

Continuing on our journey through the yogic approach to food, consider the third guna – raja.  Remember that savta is quiet, knowing awareness.  Tama is lethargy and sloth – slow and perhaps a bit stupid.  Raja is energetic in a stimulant sort of … Continue reading

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What about Omega 3 fats – Dr. Mercola answers my question!

As I said in a previous post, fat is good.  High quality Omega 3, 6, 9 fats need to be included in your diet.  Getting Omega 3’s is important for vegetarians.  How to do this?  Here is Dr. Mercola answering this … Continue reading

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Five diet tips for a step towards optimal health from a casual yogi

1 – The average American diet is killing us by making our livers fat and messing up our endocrine systems.  The number one ingredient doing this is high fructose corn syrup.  Make a game of finding out where this is … Continue reading

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High Fructose Corn Syrup – okay or toxin – at the prison yoga practice

I’ll cover this one briefly.  Glucose is a kind of sugar that every cell in your body can directly use.  Fructose must be processed by your liver.  Table sugar is sucrose which is a combination of the two.  Fructose in … Continue reading

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