Shira Turkl-Rubin

Paleo granola

Homemade paleo granola

Chad loves the paleo diet. He likes how it makes him feel and that he’s been able to lose a significant amount of weight on it. He purchased a paleo granola and this is my attempt at re-creating it. It really is delicious – if I do say so myself! For those with IBD, if you’re in a flare up then don’t eat this since the small nuts and seeds won’t do well with your colon. Otherwise, everyone should chew well and enjoy! Read more »

Macrobiotic Meal @ Kushi Institute

Macrobiotic Meal @ Kushi Institute

This past week Chad and I ventured up to the Berkshires to Beckett, MA where we attended an overnight at the Kushi Institute. Michio Kushi and his wife Aveline founded the institute in the 70’s as a macrobiotic retreat and training center. People from all walks of life attend the institute since the macrobiotic style of eating has shown to help many diseases such as different types of cancer, IBD and much more.  Read more »

Have you taken your energy shower today? I teach a corporate yoga class at HealthFirst, a health insurance company located in NYC. This week we split our hour together working 30 minutes on a meditation practice and 30 minutes doing chair yoga. In our chair yoga session we practiced some energy work to get the blood flowing, release any pent up stress in the muscles and to give them easy tools in their toolbox to use at their discretion. I came up with the ‘energy shower’ and it’s awesome! Here’s a little clip of what it looks like. Practice this exercise at any time of day. If one spot feels extra good then stay there and shower yourself. Soak up the energy, you need it, we all do! Here’s another interesting past post that I’ve written.

Aerial Yoga FUN!

Aerial Yoga FUN!

Things I Wish I Knew Thursday - Aerial Yoga

T.I.W.I.K.T.

I wish I knew how much fun aerial yoga was 5 years ago! I feel lucky that I’ve come across it now. It’s better late then never! Last night I was playing around on the hammock (in my pajamas) and it was SO MUCH FUN! I practiced new Read more »

Chelsea Market Display Board

Chelsea Market Display Board

Have you been to Chelsea Market in NYC? If you live in NYC and still haven’t been, there’s absolutely no excuse why you haven’t spent a day at Chelsea Market! Get over there! If you’re visiting from out of town, this is a definite must see on your list. Some of the things you can go for are coffee, tea, wine, gluten free crepes at Bar Suzette, vegan Read more »

Bone Broth

Bone Broth

Yesterday we spent the day with our good friends Becky & Phil. We found ourselves at Dickson’s Farmstand Meats in Chelsea Market, NYC. They sell organic, grass fed meats that are delicious. We bought a cooked rotisserie chicken that was tender, juicy and so flavorful that it’s Read more »

Camp Oasis co-counselors!

Camp Oasis co-counselors!

T.I.W.I.K.T.

Things I Wish I Knew Thursday:

When I was younger I wish I knew about Camp Oasis, the CCFA camp for kids with crohns and colitis. I would have loved to be a camp counselor in college. I’m grateful that I had the opportunity to be a part of the community last year and I’m hopeful that I’ll get to be a part of it again this summer! The kids are un-like any other group that I’ve ever met . In dealing with their disease, they have been forced to grow up fast and because of that, they are caring, grateful and most importantly they just want to have fun! It makes for a fantastic week filled with laughter and a loving community. Can’t wait to go back to Oasis!

 

Private Studio With Hammocks!

Private Studio With Hammocks!

Top 5 reasons I love teaching and practicing aerial yoga:

1) It’s something new and different

2) My body feels incredible afterwards Read more »

 

Deceiving Food Labels

Deceiving Food Labels

I have to share my frustration about deceiving food labels. I was recently at my favorite health food store in NYC,Westerly Market, and came across a bottled green smoothie that looked pretty appetizing. I needed a snack and thought it was the perfect thing. The front label showed that the only ingredients were vegetables so I bit my lip at the $11 + price tag and threw it in my Read more »

Things I Wish I Knew Thursday's

Things I Wish I Knew Thursday’s

Things I Wish I Knew Thursday’s: T.I.W.I.K.T

I wish I knew that eating gluten free isn’t as hard as everyone says it is.

If I had known that changing my diet wasn’t as bad as I thought it was, then maybe I would have done it sooner. I was diagnosed with Read more »