December 2014

A brief history of breastfeeding

December 15, 2014

After learning that my mom and her four siblings were all formula fed, I started doing a little research. It turns out, most of my generation’s grandmothers did not breastfeed their children. Here is a great article summarizing this interesting history:  It talks about how in the 1940s, breastfeeding was on a serious decline: “During the […]

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Yoga & Creativity: An interview with Kirstin Chen

December 8, 2014

I first met Kirstin Chen when I moved to San Francisco and found her practicing Mysore in the early mornings. At the time, she was working on her first novel: Soy Sauce for Beginners. Her novel was recently published and it is amazing… I highly recommend it if you need a good book yourself or are […]

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Disease-proofing

December 5, 2014

“If you are a woman, you have a 38% lifetime risk of developing cancer. If you are a man, your changes are even worse – you have a 45% chance.” ~ Dr. Joel Furhman I could be eating better. I’ve gotten into the habit of eating a lot of cheese, butter, and waffles. My excuse […]

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