Winter 2014 Travel Plans and more…

November 3, 2013

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Hi Everyone! Hope you are having a happy and healthy autumn! Getting prepared for winter… I hope you are adapting well to the season and building up your resistance for winter. For many people, the reflex when it gets colder is to indulge in more caffeine, alcohol, sugar, and low quality fats and carbs. On […]

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Science Toward the New Secular Spirituality

September 16, 2013

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More science on spirituality (no religion required): TED TALKS: Kelly McGonigal: How to make stress your friend I think this video uses pure science to illuminate the foundations of leading a spiritual life.  The conclusion: Stress is NOT harmful when you have community, love, and a sense of purpose! Social support and a sense of […]

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Information Overload and Health Inaction – Standing Still in the Quicksand of Choice

August 16, 2013

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Are Too Many Conflicting Ideas on Health Getting you Stuck in Non-Action? The biggest modern day threat to your successful integration of any action plan toward improved health and happiness is information overload!  So many great intentions become dissolved in the ocean of infinite information we are now exposed to – primarily via the internet. For […]

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Why Vitamins Suck. Eat Real Food.

August 7, 2013

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QUESTION: Hey Pierre, what’s the deal with this article in The Atlantic, it makes some pretty extreme statements about vitamin supplement use including the following: “Whatever the reason, the data are clear: high doses of vitamins and supplements increase the risk of heart disease and cancer; for this reason, not a single national or international […]

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Heat Wave! How to Naturally Survive the Summer Heat

July 17, 2013

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I just spent a sizzling 4 months in Southern India where the temperatures often exceed 40C (104F).  People there know how to deal with the heat – it’s often a matter of survival.  The knowledge is just part of the culture there, but is founded in the principles of Ayurvedic medicine, the traditional medicine of […]

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Dressed in Black: Win a Gourmet Japanese “Black Foods” Meal for 4 with Pierre Black!

June 28, 2013

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I’ve decided that i’d like to highlight my personal chef and cooking lesson services – and what better way than with the exotic allure of naturally black ingredients!  Black foods have long been prized by royalty and the ruling elite, as well as by sages and healers around the world, as powerful healing tonics, aphrodisiacs, […]

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Why Don’t Green Drinks and Smoothies Work For Me?

June 1, 2013

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I’m a big fan of shakes, juicing, and smoothies as a convenient way to get your superfoods for the day. Dark green veggie drinks from fresh or powdered sources can fill in a big nutritional gap that most of us simply won’t manage to get into our bodies any other way. But the reality is […]

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