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Fats and Oils

Essential fatty acids Despite its maligned media image, fat is one of several vital nutrients in our diet. We need fats for many important functions in the body. Cholesterol, for example, is the building block for all of our reproductive hormones. Cholesterol and...

Restaurant Guide for Eating with Food Intolerances

Judith Boice, N.D., L.Ac. Choose cuisines naturally suited for your diet Collect menus Steamed, baked, broiled: the golden words Avoid sauces and dressings “Can you make this without ____________?” Get to know the chef   When most people read their food...

Water of Life: How Much Water Do I Need?

Water comprises about 60% of our total body weight, and 72% of our brain. Even slight drops in fluid levels can significantly affect our health. Over the years, the medical world has developed a general recommendation of drinking eight, 8-ounce glasses of water daily....

Sea of Love

Years ago I met a man on a blind date in a café in Portland, Oregon. The Bread and Ink Café was crowded that morning with many couples sitting face-to-face in the misty morning light, ordering omelets or lox and bagels. I sipped hot water with lemon and flipped the...

Memory Bundles

During a recent meditation retreat I walked slowly, my feet sinking into the gravel on the moonlit path that circled the retreat center’s outer courtyard. I had come to deepen my ability to be with people in their dying process. That afternoon I’d been asked to...