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Home Remedies for Menstrual Cramps: Food, Herbs, and Lifestyle Tweaks for a Smoother Cycle

Do you suffer with monthly bouts of pain and discomfort due to your menstrual cramps? Unfortunately, most of us do suffer at some point (or all the time) with our monthly visitor, but the ladies here at VWJ have gathered a collection of natural home remedies for menstrual cramps to help you make peace with your period once and for all.

March 2nd

Learn to Balance Hormones Naturally

One of the most popular posts on our site is Balance the Reproductive Cycle Naturally with Traditional Chinese Medicine. This post, written in collaboration with an acupuncturist, discusses the foods and supplements that can help us throughout our menstrual cycle: seaweeds, greens and beets are good all month long, but others (like warming spices) are […]

January 6th

Feed Your Genes and Reverse DNA Damage!

There is a natural order in life and in the body that starts with DNA. DNA contains all the instructions that transform us from a fertilized egg into a full human being. DNA also contains all the programming that facilitates biological growth and repair; fights infection and disease; and aids the normal function of vital […]

December 10th

Quick Snacks: Sprouted Hummus

Finding healthy and delicious alternatives to indulgent holiday foods is crucial in keeping us honest in our journey towards complete health and wellness. In fact, I believe there is no holiday health strategy more important if we hope to make it through the next six weeks with our sanity! With that in mind, I have […]

December 6th

Beat Food Cravings at the Source

The dichotomy that surrounds food craving and binging has never been so noticeable. One segment of the Western world embraces contests in which obnoxious amounts of hot dogs, pizza or butter are consumed for nothing more than a new t-shirt, while others find themselves under self-imposed restrictions because of the shame associated with even the […]

November 28th

How to Have a Healthy Holiday Season

The holiday season is a fun and joyous time of year. Unfortunately, it is also probably one of the most stressful. There are presents to be bought, parties to be planned, and decorations to be brought down from and put back into the attic on an almost weekly basis. On top of the seasonal demands […]

November 25th

Capture Vitality with Kombu Dashi

My passion for soups and stews grows stronger as each autumn day passes and winter quickly approaches. Warming foods like these warm the body and soul and allow the dark, slow days of Fall to joyously pass with ease. In addition to the comfort they provide, a well-timed bowl of soup or hearty stew also […]

October 28th

Natural Cures for Candida

I am so excited to share this guest post from a lovely friend of mine. Rachel Davies is my coworker at Down to Earth, a natural and organic grocery store on Oahu and Maui. Rachel teaches healthy cooking classes on Maui and has previously taught at the Esalen Center in California, and this girl knows […]

September 24th

Eat Breakfast to Avoid Heart Disease

There are many known benefits to regularly eating a healthy breakfast, including: Improved cognitive function to facilitate learning and retention. Positive nutrient timing to help prevent episodes of binge eating. Increasingly active metabolism and stable blood sugar to promote fat burn and weight loss. Not to mention the improvements in mood and emotional stability that […]

August 8th

Becoming American: Freedom, Food and Lifestyle Disease

America: the land of freedom and endless opportunity, right? Well, yes, in addition to being the country whose citizens are increasingly susceptible to poor health and lifestyle disease. According to a recent article published in the New York Times, adopting uniquely “American behaviors” is contributing to the rapid decline in health and quality of life […]

May 23rd

How to do Crescent Pose

Crescent Pose (or high lunge variation) is a foundational posture found in yoga sequences, and it’s important to learn how to do Crescent Post properly.  As a result of teaching and studying my own self practice, I notice that sometimes the most “simple” and primary postures are the ones that we overlook and disregard.  (Because […]

May 20th