Wellness Category

Dr Neal Barnard-Nutrition Myths
One of the staunchest advocates today for a plant-based diet is Dr. Neal Barnard, who grew up in a cattle-ranching family but began to explore the health benefits of plant-based eating during his medical training. The founder of Physicians’ Committee for Responsible Medicine, he has made the case for a vegan diet for over three decades through 17 books, many of which have become bestsellers. We spoke with him about some of today’s pervasive nutrition myths. Parvati Magazine: What is the Negative Calorie Effect? Dr. Neal Barnard: It is notRead More
Mother and child-Dan Siegel-The Yes Brain
What if children’s brains could be helped to become receptive and curious instead of anxious and reactive? Psychiatrist Dr. Daniel J. Siegel and psychotherapist Tina Payne Bryson, authors of the bestselling “No-Drama Discipline”, have put forward the concept of the “Yes Brain” in their book by the same name. We interviewed Dr. Siegel about cultivating the Yes Brain in both parents and children. Parvati Magazine: Tell us about the Yes Brain. Dr. Daniel Siegel: The Yes Brain is something I created to capture an experience that my workshop participants, parentsRead More
Keto Diet Leanne Vogel Healthful Pursuit
Leanne Vogel is the architect behind Healthful Pursuit, a popular website that educates people on the health benefits of the ketogenic or keto diet. Parvati Magazine’s Nutrition Editor, Karl MacPhee, caught up with her to talk about the health benefits of eating whole, nutrient dense foods with a focus on ketones, fat and finding the right approach for your body. Pavarti Magazine: There’s so much I want to ask you, but I think it would be appropriate to start off with the ketogenic diet. What is your definition of theRead More
Meditation-Luminous Space Within-Parvati-Devi
The practice of meditation involves drawing your awareness inward. As you learn to let go of your attachments to passing thoughts, you develop a sense of internal space. Eventually you rest into the field of pure consciousness that lies behind your thoughts. This takes practice. Meditation is a discipline cultivated over time. Even a few minutes a day is valuable, like putting money into your evolutionary bank account. Our ego, where most of us place our attention, is attached to feeling separate and in control. It is not interested inRead More
Marie Purvis-Nike Global Master Trainer
Marie Purvis is a Nike global master trainer and creator of PURE, which is an online experience that provides all the tools you need to achieve your health and wellness success. Parvati Magazine caught up with her to talk about fitness, community and her philosophy. Pavarti Magazine: Your energy and love for fitness are contagious. Where do they come from? Marie Purvis: I believe they come from a genuine place where I want to make a difference in the world through fitness. I’m extremely passionate about what I do soRead More
YEM-Yoga as Energy Medicine-Lengthening Spine-by Parvati
As we explored in my YEM: Yoga as Energy Medicine article, “Follow The Wave In Your Spine”, there is a natural wave-like impulse that flows through our spine. It exists within us all, at any given moment. It is the pulse of life itself. When newborn, our bodies/beings are highly receptive to growth. We breathe with life with greater co-creative fluidity. With age, we tend to become more set in our ways. Due to the effect of gravity and the way we identify with our habits, we hold tension inRead More
Yoga-Janet Stone-the light within
A self-identified “global yoga warrior”, San Francisco-based vinyasa yoga teacher Janet Stone is passionate about passing on the wisdom of yoga, meditation and life. Yoga editor Ella Isakov speaks to Janet about yoga, uncovering the light within and parenting. Parvati Magazine: You have been on this yogic path for 20 years. How has it brought you towards acceptance and ease within yourself? Janet Stone: The teachings, as I understand them, speak repeatedly of an accepting of the whole of reality, the totality of both humanity and of the infinite whichRead More
Juice Beauty review Green Apple Peel
Juice Beauty is a California-based organic beauty company that has partnered with Gwyneth Paltrow’s goop on skincare. We spoke with its founder, Karen Behnke. Parvati Magazine: You state that the base of all of your products is “juice botanicals”. What is in the juice? Karen Behnke: When I started studying conventional chemical beauty (petroleum byproduct base) and natural beauty (water base), it didn’t make sense to me to have occlusive glycols laced with dioxane or water, which dilutes the ingredients. So my concept was to start each product with anRead More
Livestrong YWCA
When the founder of your charitable organization, whose name recognition drove massive revenue for you, becomes caught in scandal, how do you keep the focus on the good work you’re doing? The Lance Armstrong Foundation had to figure this out when the cyclist and cancer survivor who was its founder and namesake was revealed in 2012 to have been doping extensively. His Tour de France and other victories invalidated, he departed the foundation under a cloud. Nike, which created the iconic yellow LIVESTRONG bracelets that were seen everywhere in theRead More
parvati magazine wellness meditation super mind
I must admit that I had some initial hesitation when I picked up Dr. Norman Rosenthal’s latest book, Super Mind—another book on Transcendental Meditation (TM)? Did he not write one already a few years ago? This latest offering is in some ways an extension of his previous work, Transcendence, though this book aims to bring TM to a wider audience and integrates up-to-date research. While I do not practise TM, its popularity intrigues me. After flipping through a few pages and doing my own personal meditation practice, I decided toRead More