Articles from: December 2013

Chilly Chase 5K/10K Run Debuts Jan. 11: Winter Run Benefits Girls on the Run

NA_San_Antonio_12_13_web_version_Page_08_Image_0003

When it’s chilly out, the best remedy is getting your feet moving. The inaugural Chilly Chase 5K10K Run will help you do just that on Saturday, Jan. 11. Founded by local realtor Shannon McShane, the event benefits Girls on the Run, a physical activity based youth development program for girls in 3rd through 8th grade.

Continue Reading

OVER COOKED: Cooked Food and Nutrition Don’t Always Go Together

NA_San_Antonio_12_13_web_version_Page_33_Image_0002

by Josh Taylor

I love getting the family together and getting some real quality time, especially those times when we break out the grill and cook up some delicious hamburgers and steaks, together with some succulent chicken fajitas and awesome kabobs.

A lot of cooking happens during the holidays, and during this time most of us consume more deliciously prepared foods than our bodies need. What you may not realize is eating cooked food isn’t always the healthiest way to eat.

Continue Reading

Prevent Health & Fitness Sabotage: Have a Plan for Family and Friends Who Undermine Your Efforts to Improve

NA_San_Antonio_12_13_web_version_Page_34_Image_0001

by Jennifer Trimmier

When you decide to commit to a new fitness and wellness program, you need the support of family and loved ones. Achieving new health and fitness goals is hard work, and we need all the encouragement and support we can get!

Continue Reading

FREE Event Offers Holistic Guidance for High Blood Pressure, Type 2 Diabetes & Blood Lipid Issues

NA_San_Antonio_12_13_web_version_Page_11_Image_0002

Learn From Local Holistic MD, Dr. Louis Esquivel, on Jan. 8

During his quarter century as a practicing physician, Dr. Louis Esquivel has consistently seen three chronic issues working together to devastate his patients’ health: high blood pressure, Type 2 Diabetes and blood lipid problems. As a physician who embraces an integrative, holistic approach to health and healing, Dr. Esquivel has wanted to help educate the public on a broader scale than the one-on-one consultations that happen in the examination rooms of his medical practice.

Continue Reading

Peace on Our Plates: Mindful Eating for a More Peaceful World

NA_San_Antonio_12_13_web_version_Page_30_Image_0001

by Judith Fertig

As Earth’s population grows to a projected 9 billion people by 2050, can our global community keep eating flesh like we’ve been doing for centuries? No, according to a 2010 report by the United Nations Environment Programme, an international panel of sustainable resource management experts. Examining the food demands of a growing population and associated environmental and sustainability issues, Assessing the Environmental Impacts of Consumption and Production recommends “substantial worldwide diet change away from animal products.”

Continue Reading

Tagging Toxins: Online Database Identifies Safe Products

NA_San_Antonio_12_13_web_version_Page_15_Image_0003

SafeMarkets.org offers a new clearinghouse of information gathered by advocates investigating toxic chemicals in food, baby products, toys, furniture, construction materials and other consumer goods. Families, municipalities, builders and businesses can use it to identify potentially harmful products and find safer alternatives.

Continue Reading

COMING IN 2014! Señor Veggie Opening First Restaurant in Southtown in January

NA_San_Antonio_12_13_web_version_Page_07_Image_0003

Local vegan Chef Jose Cruz and his wife Tiffany have created a devoted and faithful following through their active vegan catering business and their weekly presence at The Quarry Farmers & Ranchers Market. But they’ve had a bigger dream, and it’s coming true for all San Antonio residents in January. 

Continue Reading

EMBRACING EACH MOMENT: Accepting What Is

NA_San_Antonio_12_13_web_version_Page_22_Image_0001

by Melinda Gates

From a young age I was paralyzed by fear, anxiety and a deep sense of shame and discontent. Unable to tolerate what was happening and how I was feeling each moment, I became hardened to life as a way of protecting myself. I resisted everything under the sun – including the sun! I developed melanoma and an autoimmune response to sunlight, and I suffered from the darkness of depression and addiction.

Continue Reading

Cocoa Calms Inflammation

NA_San_Antonio_12_13_web_version_Page_13_Image_0006

Few can say no to a cup of hot cocoa on a cold winter’s night. “Enjoy!” say Penn State researchers. They have found that a little bit of cocoa may be a powerful diet aid in helping to control inflammation and ameliorate related diseases, including diabetes. Numerous current studies link obesity to inflammation in the body. 

Continue Reading

Genuinely Greenwashed: Six Ploys to Avoid in Eco-Purchases

NA_San_Antonio_12_13_web_version_Page_15_Image_0001

A report by TerraChoice Environmental Marketing exposes these six “greenwashing” marketing ploys to watch out for when shopping:

1. Hidden Trade Off: A refurbished plasma TV might reduce the need of buying new at first, but new or not, such TVs are energy hogs. 

Continue Reading