Author: Talia Shapiro

Based in Berkeley, California, Talia is the Online Marketing Lead for North Atlantic Books. She works with a full roster of authors, promoting titles in alternative health, nutrition, spirituality, sustainability, literature, and pop culture. She manages and has a passion for social networking. In her free time, Talia enjoys visiting her local farmers' markets, cooking, doing yoga, hiking, and curling up with a good book.

Genes Do Not Cause or Maintain Addictions, Says Dr. Gabor Mate

In the following interview, Gabor Maté, MD discusses his work in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside with patients challenged by hard-core drug addiction, mental illness and HIV, and sheds light on the motivations behind his book, In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts. Q. The title of your book has its origins in the Buddhist Wheel of Life. …continue

6 Essential Heart-Centered Breathing Exercises to Treat Anxiety

Dr. Marcey Shapiro writes: It might seem obvious that breathing is essential to well-being, but it is rarely discussed in conventional medical contexts. Breathing is taken for granted, unless, of course, there is some specific ailment like asthma, pneumonia, or emphysema that impairs it. Numerous spiritual and health traditions offer a variety of breathing techniques, …continue

All Protein Powders Are Not Created Equal: Ori Hofmekler Explains

Protein Powders: A Review (excerpt from The Warrior Diet) by Ori Hofmekler For athletes or bodybuilders interested in keeping their protein consumption high during the day, protein powders could be an instant alternative to cooked meals. However, it’s very important to choose the right one. Protein powders are divided into three groups: dairy, soy, and …continue

5 Best Vitamins to Treat a Sore Throat

Even the healthiest of individuals still catch a common cold now and then, bringing congestion, a sore throat and fatigue. According to Dr. Ross Trattler, “The common cold is probably the most poorly understood health complaint.” He says, “In a healthy individual, a cold needs little or no encouragement. Since general vitality is high to …continue

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