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Laura B.

SANTA CRUZ, CA
I have a degree in Philosophy from Dartmouth College. I studied health sciences at Columbia University, and studied Nutrition for a short period at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. I also worked for Columbia Presbyterian Hospital's Integrative Therapies department, as a research assistant.
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Think Less, Eat Pizza, Lose Weight? by Laura B. 1 Comment Posted in: Questions & Answers in Weight loss The fact is, most people who diet end up gaining their weight back, and then some. According to Geneen Roth, author and lecturer, the answer to achieving your healthy weight, ... Read on »
Beware Artificial Sweeteners by Laura B. Posted in: General Discussion in Healthy Eating There are many reasons to consider eating less sugar. However, think twice before you use artificial alternatives. Many studies have shown the negative health effects of Sac ... Read on »
Add Good Food Instead of Eliminating Bad by Laura B. Posted in: General Discussion in Healthy Eating Restrictive diets are notoriously hard to maintain. I think there's a better alternative. If you're concerned about improving your diet, add good food to it. Don't worry ab ... Read on »
Sliding Scale for Raw Foods by Laura B. 3 Comments Posted in: General Discussion in Vegetarian It is true that nutrients are destroyed by heat. However, different types of heating destroy food nutrients to different extents. So, if you're a raw food enthusiast who doe ... Read on »
Being Vegetarian Helps Conserve Water! by Laura B. Posted in: General Discussion in Vegetarian Almost everyone is aware of water conservation these days. We turn the water off while we brush our teeth, use low-flow toilets, and water our lawns only after 5pm. The funn ... Read on »
Salsa Without a Partner! by Laura B. 1 Comment Posted in: General Discussion in Dance Have you always wanted to learn salsa, but don't have a partner to accompany you to dance lessons? Do you get nervous dancing one-on-one? Try Salsa Rueda! Rueda means "whee ... Read on »
Astra-8 for Immunity by Laura B. 1 Comment Posted in: General Discussion in Vitamins & Supplements Astra-8, a Chinese herbal formula made by Health Concerns, has been an incredible find for me. After spending years of my life sick with bronchial-type problems, including ev ... Read on »
Acupuncture as Alternative Anesthesia by Laura B. 4 Comments Posted in: General Discussion in Complementary & Alternative Medicine Open-heart surgery is regularly performed using acupuncture as anesthesia, in places where acupuncture is considered a standard element of medical practice. Patients in our c ... Read on »
Rent or Buy: Surfing for Life by Laura B. Posted in: General Discussion in Surfing "Surfing for Life" is one of the best documentaries I've seen. It profiles senior citizen surfers, including some of the best-known surfing legends in history (Woody Brown, R ... Read on »