The cycle

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Edible, adj.:  Good to eat, and wholesome to digest, as a worm to a toad, a toad to a snake, a snake to a pig, a pig to a man, and a man to a worm.  ~Ambrose Bierce

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Obesity as a public health crisis

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According to the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Human Nutrition, up to 75 percent of the U.S. population will be obese or overweight by 2015 if the trend continues. Key findings: 66% of U.S. s were overweight or obese in 2003-2004. Women 20–34 years old had the fastest increase rate of […]

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Great veggie restaurant

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Had a nice dinner at The Wheel of Life Restaurant, in Irvine (California), just off the 5 and Culver. It’s a gourmet vegan restaurant that has dishes that look like meat (beef, chicken, pork, seafood) but are not. My friend (who didn’t like tofu to begin with) was dubious about the whole thing, but he […]

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Strength

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Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. – Gandhi

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Kosas

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The concept of kosas or sheaths of being is a key concept in yoga. Mr. B.K.S. Iyengar in his book Light on Life, states: “True health requires not only the effective functioning of the physical exterior of our being, but also the vitality, strength, and sensitivity of the subtle levels within.” Annamaya kosa (the anatomical […]

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