100 Tips for a Long and Healthy Life

Part One: 1 – 20

by Daniel Lebowitz

Adapted from 121 Ways to Live 121 Years and More!: Prescriptions for Longevity by Ronald Klatz and Robert M. Goldman

1. Inflammation is the new cholesterol
Cholesterol is responsible for the buildup of fatty deposits in arteries. However, this is only part of the issue in heart disease. Inflammation can weaken arteries and cause cholesterol buildups to break off and create blockages (heart attacks). Get levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) tested; high levels are a sign of inflammation and increased risk of heart disease.

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Recipe: Vegetable Terrine

Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Nut-free
YIELDS: 8 servings


  • 1 large Spanish onion, slicedVeg Terrine recipe
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 10 button mushrooms
  • 1 shallot
  • 1 eggplant, peeled and sliced ¼-inch thick
  • 2 medium zucchini, sliced ¼-inch thick
  • 2 medium summer squash, sliced ¼-inch thick
  • 2 roasted red peppers
  • Kosher salt and fresh black pepper

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Recipe: Livy’s Beans

Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, Dairy-free
YIELDS: 4 servings


  • 2 cups cooked beans of any variety (from 1 cup dried)
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 2 medium garlic cloves, chopped
  • ½ tsp dried basil
  • ¼ cup fresh, minced parsley
  • 2 Tbsp fresh dill

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Recipe: Roasted Garlic, Sweet Potato, Eggplant and Bell Pepper with Mozzarella Salad

Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Nut-free
YIELDS: 8 servings


  • Roasted Eggplant, Red Pepper recipe2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut in 1-inch chunks
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • Pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large eggplant, cut in 1-inch chunks
  • 2 red bell peppers, seeded, cut in 1-inch chunks
  • 8 oz greens (spring mix, arugula)
  • 8 oz fresh mozzarella or feta, sliced (optional)


  • 2-3 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp shallot, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp mixed fresh herbs (basil, tarragon, chives)

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Recipe: Pink Probiotic Sauerkraut

Vegetarian, Vegan, Raw, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Nut-free
YIELDS: 12 servings


  • One head organic red cabbagePink Probiotic Sauerkraut recipe
  • Two heads organic green cabbage
  • 2-3 organic carrots
  • 3-5 Tbsp Celtic sea salt or other natural sea salt
  • 1 Tbsp caraway seeds (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp juniper berries (optional)
  • 3-4 quart-sized jars with tight lids

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Making the Distinction Between Depression and The ‘Blues’

by Fatemeh Mobbaseri

The difference between having major depression and merely feeling “down” depends on how severe one’s symptoms are and how long they last. It’s perfectly normal to feel sadness, grief, loneliness and lack of motivation in response to difficult life experiences, such as loss of job, an illness, death of a friend or loved one, relationship troubles or money problems. Everyone experiences the blues from time to time, but this may not necessarily mean one is clinically depressed.
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Natural Awakenings’ Family of Franchises Keeps Growing

NA New Publishers NBNatural Awakenings Publishing Corp. (NAPC) recently welcomed a group of new publishers that completed a December training program at the corporate headquarters in Naples. The NAPC training staff spent several days with the entrepreneurs launching new Natural Awakenings magazines in Buffalo and Salt Lake City, plus existing markets in Houston and New Orleans.
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M-Joy of Being (Women) Seminar Comes to Philadelphia

Melissa Joy

Melissa Joy

Matrix Energetics—a consciousness shift program—will present the two-day M-Joy of Being (Women) seminar in Philadelphia, February 7 to 8. The program is designed for women who want to explore consciousness and its unlimited potentials and embrace the joy of being a female.
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New TM Center in Jenkintown Serves the Greater Philadelphia Area

The Philadelphia Transcendental Meditation Program has opened at its new location, 706 West Avenue, in Jenkintown, and will offer free, introductory lectures for new students, in addition to its monthly courses. The center serves Bucks and Montgomery counties, King of Prussia, Langhorne, West Chester, Upper Darby and the Main Line area.
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Unbound Synergy Offers Accurate Body Composition Test

Bod PodUnbound Synergy, a fitness training center in New Hope, offers accurate and reliable body composition testing using the BOD POD, which can quantify body fat, measure progress and develop goals for any individual regardless of fitness level.
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How to Keep New Year’s Resolutions in BuxMont

by Michelle Bense

2015 new year resolutions imageEach January, an estimated 40 percent of Americans make one or more New Year’s resolutions. Whether the goal is big or small, a vow to make a change is often not an easy task to tackle. Luckily, the healthy living community in the Bucks and Montgomery county area has helpful advice and wishes to share with Natural Awakenings’ readers.
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