Practical Wellness

Practical Wellness falls under the Wellness & Learning umbrella, which covers all things fitness and wellness in creative and inspiring ways that resonate with people living in a mountain community.

Potatoes — Filling or Fattening?

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We all know the potato is filling, but is it fattening, too?

How Much Can a Body Take?

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This month, Linda took a look back over the 100 articles she has written for Moonshine Ink and asks: How much can a body take?

Tempting, but Troublesome

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All color additives require FDA approval, so we assume they’re safe. But over the years, more artificial dyes have been banned than any other type of additive, mostly due to cancer risk.

Turmeric: Nature’s Golden Super Spice

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If you’ve eaten Indian or Thai food, you’ve eaten turmeric — it’s one of the signature ingredients in curry. It’s also used as a food coloring for mustard, cheese, and butter.

Get Cultured

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The yogurt aisle used to be a pretty straightforward place, offering a handful of flavors and a choice of nonfat, low-fat, or whole milk yogurt. But most yogurts are marketed to appear healthier than they really are. To find a quality product, here are some things you should know.

The (Shockingly) Good News About Cold Water

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Icy lakes, cold showers, and frigid plunge pools — cold water immersion is all the rage. Does it offer more than a photo op and bragging rights? Absolutely. Linda Lindsay tells us why in her Practical Wellness column.

Why Weight? The Benefits of Strength Training for All Ages

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Strenght training is beneficial for all age groups, from 20-year-olds to senior citizens.

Time-Restricted Eating

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If you like the idea of intermittent fasting, but can’t imagine a day without food, Time-Restricted Eating may be the answer. You get to eat every day, as long as you do so within an eight to 12-hour window. By aligning with your body’s natural circadian rhythms, just about every biological system — including fat burning — will work more efficiently.

Beef — It’s Warming the Planet

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Cattle produces about 100 gallons of methane per beast, per day

Broccoli’s Secret Weapon

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Cruciferous veggies have a secret weapon called sulforaphane.