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articles by: Sarah Cooke

How to Embrace the Winter Elements & Stay Healthy

I recently caught up with holistic health counselor Brandon Waloff about his Winter Health Reset Program. Here are his insights about how aligning with the season promotes greater wellbeing both physi…

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What to do with Lingering Fear

I've been thinking about my hair a lot lately. Trying to decide if I want to go shorter, or keep it longer so I can throw it into a ponytail when I'm in a hurry. I've also been thinking a lot about cl…

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How to Stop Judging Your Eating Habits

Ok, let's be honest - we're all a little masochistic at times when it comes to judging ourselves. When we're going through challenging experiences, we often make them worse by piling judgment on top o…

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The Truth about Character ‘Flaws’

On Saturday night, I was sitting around the house in my pajamas watching Battlestar Galactica - yes, that's how fabulous my life is - and I decided to call one of my oldest friends. I love talking wit…

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5 Insights About Emotional Eating

Earlier this week, I started writing what I hope are inspirational insights about food and our relationship with it, that I intend to post on my blog, Real Food Underground. I will soon be posting one…

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A Diet of Compassion Will Help You Lose Weight

During the holiday season, I had three celebratory meals, all in the span of a week. I had beef roast, turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, dim sum, cake, pie, sugarplums and crab bisque. Eve…

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Why You Should Care About Gut Health

This week, I've been experimenting with taking lactase supplements before eating anything with lactose. Lactase is the enzyme that helps us digest lactose. I suspect I might have trouble digesting lac…

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Geeky Food Trends, and Why They’re Awesome

At the risk of sounding a little geeky, I'm going to tell you something about myself. I think canning is super cool. A few months ago, I was given a steam canner as a gift and let me tell you, it's am…

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Could Extra Weight Help You Live Longer?

A recent study by the Centers for Disease Control found that being a little overweight (not obese) seems to be associated with about a six percent lower risk of premature death. Predictably, there are…

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Could How We Eat Be As Important As What We Eat?

As I write this blog, I'm getting ready to heat up a bowl of crab bisque for lunch - leftovers from Christmas dinner. In fact, I had three celebratory meals this holiday season, all in the span of a w…

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about Sarah Cooke

Sarah Cooke is a writer living in California. She is interested in organic food and green living. Sarah holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Naropa University, an M.A. in Humanities from NYU, and a B.A. in Political Science from Loyola Marymount University. She has written for a number of publications, and she studied Pastry Arts at the Institute for Culinary Education. Her interests include running, yoga, baking, and poetry. Read more on her blog.

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