Wellness Category

Parvati Magazine’s Wellness editor, Dr. Karen Ho, spoke with Dr. Kelly Brogan, MD, a holistic women’s health psychiatrist about depression and the brain-gut connection. Parvati Magazine: You say that depression is “not about the brain”, and that “mental health is grounded in the whole body health”. Dr. Kelly Brogan: My medical training taught me that depression is a legitimate entity, with certain characteristic patterns, genetic underpinnings and chemical imbalances that need to be managed chronically through medication. After my own health experience with autoimmune illness woke me up to theRead More
This month, I ventured into the raw and vegan blog, This Rawsome Vegan Life, by Emily von Euw. In addition to having a strong online following, she is a bestselling author of several cookbooks, including her latest, The Rawsome Vegan Cookbook. It was love at first sight with Emily’s mouthwatering social feeds that feature rich, decadent treats, and in many cases, bright and fruity desserts. Emily also posts raw and lightly cooked entrees and juices, but let’s be real, the winners in my eyes are the sweet treats. With allRead More
Yoga editor Ella Isakov shares: This month, I interviewed one of my teachers, Seane Corn. I went to Haiti with Seane in 2012 with “Off the Mat, Into the World”, and witnessed first-hand her dedication for justice, equality and peace. This issue, I spoke with her about what it means to be of service. Parvati Magazine: You have been teaching for over 20 years. Was there a specific moment that was a turning point for you in integrating social justice with your yoga teaching? Seane Corn: I have always beenRead More
I recently learned that Nordstrom was hosting a goop “Pop-In Shop” in Toronto for 6 weeks. After a few strikes at my keyboard, I learned that goop-In@Nordstrom, officially, is one of eight Pop-In Shops across North America. While goop’s products have appeared in some select stores in America, this partnership with a major retailer in multiple locations at once, is a goop first. For those who don’t know, goop is a highly successful, and at times controversial, online holistic wellness community founded by actress Gwyneth Paltrow to share her recommendationsRead More
Most of us live busy lives with overbooked calendars. We carry lengthy to-do lists in the hopes of conquering them sooner than later. Yet, every time we cross an item off, it seems as though more items appear to take its place. It is as though we spend our day on a leaky boat, bailing it out with a bucket just to keep from sinking. We end up exhausted and feeling no further ahead. We may ask ourselves, when will this struggle end? Though stress and speed are indeed signsRead More
Breath awareness offers each of us unique and profound insight into who we are and how we are feeling. It connects our inner, personal world of sensations, thoughts and experience, with the outer world that unfolds around us. One of the more introverted yoga poses, the forward bending Crab pose, is a welcome relief at the end of a busy day of “doing”. It moves your awareness away from the external and helps you develop greater internal wisdom. It is also a wonderful pose to start your day, as itRead More
Image credit: John Gillespie/Flickr The world’s longest footrace is, of course, not the marathon. A measly 26.2 miles (42.2 km), the furthest distance in mainstream athletics is only a stepping stone for many to the “ultramarathon” race distances: 50 km, 50 miles (80 km), 100 km, 100 miles (160 km) and beyond. The most legendary of these ultramarathons include the 89 km Comrades marathon in South Africa, the 217 km scorching Badwater race through California’s Death Valley, and the six-day, 251 km Marathon des sables in the Sahara. But theRead More
Kelly Starrett is one of the most influential voices in fitness today. His books Becoming a Supple Leopard, Ready to Run and Deskbound are on almost every personal trainer’s bookshelf. His approach to healthy mobility and injury prevention, as expressed in his daily MobilityWOD videos, has fans from coaches to Crossfit enthusiasts to Olympic athletes. This interview has been edited and condensed. Parvati Magazine: What is the inspiration for the title Becoming a Supple Leopard? Kelly Starrett: Most of us, as modern humans, can’t do or express all the things thatRead More
Daniel Gerald for Parvati Magazine interviewed Jennifer Italiano of Live Organic Food, whose food and juice bars are a Toronto mainstay for healthy vegan fare and whose products are sold across Canada. Parvati Magazine: Your menu is devoid of the very items that seem to power most of the fast food industry: animal products, gluten and refined sugars. Yet, your innovative food is only gaining in popularity. What is the secret to giving ultra-healthy food mass appeal? Jennifer Italiano: My brother and I grew up in a household where foodRead More
Kathryn Budig is an inspiring yoga teacher, published author and wellness advocate who lives her yoga on and off the mat. Parvati Magazine’s yoga editor Ella Isakov spoke with her about what it means to step up. Parvati Magazine: You have been practicing yoga for over 20 years. You started with a teacher I studied with as well, Maty Ezraty. How has your yoga practice shifted or reinvented itself to meet you where you are in in your life? Kathryn Budig: I was such a young yogi when I practicedRead More