health

Is Blue Light Interfering with Your Sleep and Damaging Your Health?

by Janel DuRoss Feeling wired later at night? Can’t sleep? Exposure to the blue light wavelengths emitted from your smart phone, tablet, TV, computer and light fixtures all stimulate part of your brain, specifically the pineal gland. At night, this gland is scheduled to release melatonin, the hormone signals our bodies to wind down and prepare for sleep. The stress hormone

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Fighting Off A Cold

By Lara Zakaria, RPh HHC Being sick sucks. I know this, you know this… so why don’t we just avoid it to begin with? When we get sick, it’s usually due to a combination of factors that result in a weakened immune system which then allows a virus or bacteria to multiply and wreak havoc. I like to compare your

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Video Blog: 3 Most Confusing Nutrition Topics: Carbs, Fats, Labels

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTCWrP6rIGQ] Today’s video blog a little sneak peak of the topic we’ll be covering in our first Nutrition workshop @ Yoga in the Heights: The 10 Misconceptions about Good Nutrition. There is SO much conflicting and confusing information out there regarding what’s healthy and what’s not. It’s enough to make you give up! But hang in there… In this

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Labeling vs Logos: How to decode your food label.

by Lara Zakaria SO much conflicting and confusing information exists out there about what’s healthy and what’s not. “Eat more whole grains!” vs. “grains are bad for you!” “Fat is bad for you!” vs. “Eat more fat!” “Low fat dairy can help you lose weight.” vs. “Dairy is unhealthy and milk is only for baby cows!” It’s enough to make

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Ayurvedic Tips for Transitioning into Fall

by Karen Mandell What is Ayurveda? Ayur = Life Veda=Knowledge Ayurveda = The Knowledge of Life. Ayurveda is sometimes referred to as the “sister science to yoga”. It is a holistic system of nutrition, medicine and healing. Autumn is a time of major transformation in the environment around us. And the changes in nature around us always affects our nature

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Nutrition 101

By Lara Zakaria, Yoga in the Heights in-house Nutritionist Probably one of the most common questions I get as a nutritionist, is “What’s a good diet?” The majority of people I talk to realize they need to pay better attention to what they’re putting into their body. However, many are confused as to what constitutes a balanced diet. In order

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