by elephantjournal.com on Apr 13, 2013
A former employee comes clean about the Good, the Sad & the Greenwashing at Whole Foods. I know most of us love Whole Foods for its wonderful ideals, helpful employees, organic food, and gluten-free choices, but…I have a laundry list of things I dislike about Whole Foods. As a former employee, I’ve seen the inner [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Apr 1, 2013
In stunning reversal, elephantjournal.com declares it’ll once again print a magazine. Elephant To Publish Magazine Again —stunning reversal— “Last six months Sucked,” says editor-in-chief Waylon Lewis. New Media is old news. Waylon Lewis, founding editor of elephant journal, has finally agreed to sell the rights to elephant journal—to Gaiam, of course—so we’ll be printing a [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Apr 1, 2013
Whole Foods to carry only gmo-free and organic products with an emphasis on local, fair labor. Bad Business? Whole Foods goes fully Green. From now on, Whole Foods will only carry non-GMO, organic food without plastic packaging. In response, 90% of Whole Foods’ existing customers, in a USA Today Poll, say they’ll probably shop elsewhere. [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Mar 13, 2013
Go ahead, call that an aggressive title… but I did get your attention right? But then ask yourself, would you eat an animal? I realize the comparison is a bit extreme, but is it really that different? In a world where we have become increasingly unhealthy when it comes to disease, body image, physical and [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Mar 12, 2013
Bonus: Waylon’s interview with Whole Foods: The Biggest, Best News We’ve had in a Year. Last week, at Natural Products Expo West, the biggest organic trade show of the year, Whole Foods made a huge announcement. The company said that by 2018, all products in its U.S. and Canadian stores must be labeled [...]
by Carolyn Riker on Feb 22, 2013
Source: blog.integrativenutrition.com via Susan on Pinterest A List of Gluten, Dairy, Egg and Tree Nut Free Foods By the time my son was five he was formally diagnosed with an arsenal of food allergies. I suspected wheat as early as six months old. By nine months I confirmed wheat and by age two both tree [...]
by Waylon Lewis on Feb 17, 2013
Whole Foods gets a lot of flack, and deservedly—but deservedly because they are the Green Giant, the leader in doing things right—treating their employees right, supporting local and organic companies, offering a respite of real food and health in the urban, suburban sprawling jungle. So I thought it high time we say a little thank [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Jan 31, 2013
We are all interconnected, and it’s time we started acting like it.
by Waylon Lewis on Oct 2, 2012
Or Starbucks? Or Chipotle, or McDonald’s, or Burger King, or Nordstrom, or Sears, or Target, or Barnes & Noble..? Seriously? What easier way to save money and engender customer loyalty and goodwill and make America energy independent and clean our air?
by elephantjournal.com on Jul 21, 2012
Just because it tastes good doesn’t mean it’s good for you. “They’re rescue iguanas,” Rhonda said as we looked into her massive terrarium. Rhonda had lived down the street from me for years, but we’d only just started hanging out. We had loads in common, but our strongest bond was our love of animals. “Their [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Jun 16, 2012
We are passionate beings and we have a sacred relationship with food—the dance of eating is a ritual, not a race. Humans contain a life force. When our body passes on, our soul leaves the body behind. Shamans believe our soul is fragmented and can leave the body (like one being in a coma or [...]
by elephantjournal.com on May 21, 2012
It’s great to avoid the non-organic, weight-increasing, GMO’d and pesticide-sprayed products; however, you should know that things aren’t always what they seem.
by Joana Smith on May 18, 2012
People think that you can just move to Georgia because there’s wires and trains and planes.
by elephantjournal.com on Apr 28, 2012
Tips for sticking to being a raw and living foods enthusiast without feeling majorly deprived, isolating yourself and breaking the bank.
by elephantjournal.com on Apr 9, 2012
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by elephantjournal.com on Mar 29, 2012
Just as the junk drawer accumulates clutter that gets in the way of finding the truly useful bits and prevents making our lives more functional, when we consume an over-abundance of unnecessary products, we clutter our bodies with substances that merely make functioning less efficient.
by Heather Dawn on Mar 5, 2012
How to get a second date with your Yogini.
by elephantjournal.com on Feb 28, 2012
The intimidated, imperfect newbie vegans talk mythology.
by elephantjournal.com on Feb 27, 2012
A few years back, Waylon Lewis was featured a few times on the front page of the Huffington Post, where he used to write. He helped break various stories re Whole Foods, and got a ton of mainstream press (NY Times, Atlantic…) when he went against we liberal masses, standing his Whole Foods lovin’ ground [...]
by Shawna Turner on Feb 21, 2012
I realize some of you may have just gagged or shot kombucha through your nose, but I can’t help it, I love it — I was brought up on this shit. For years it’s been the sure-fire way to get me and my brothers all over to my parents for dinner.
by elephantjournal.com on Feb 15, 2012
Standing in line at a Whole Foods in an upscale mall, I was accompanied by others who were also exercising their health wise, environmentally friendly, and economically privileged choices.
by Shawna Turner on Feb 8, 2012
Unleash your inner Super Hero with these Five Super Foods for Super Energy!
by Jennifer Bonetto on Feb 2, 2012
National and Global Predictions for 2012 It’s official the year of the water dragon begins February 4th! On this day the energy officially changes over. We use the solar calendar, because it is more accurate in Feng Shui, than the lunar calendar. Weather The Southeastern part of the United States may be affected by flooding, earthquakes, [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Feb 1, 2012
Friends have asked me to blog about what they can do to reduce their household waste. I think its time that I wrote about what we did and are doing in our house. Let’s start with the kitchen.
by Sheri McCord on Jan 21, 2012
“We haven’t seen any deaths from raw milk since the data started being collected in 1973,” McAfee says.
by Waylon Lewis on Jan 7, 2012
Click here for It’s Gettin’ Real in the Whole Foods Parking Lot click here for Yoga Girl. We caught both early on, when they were at 300 views on youtube, and shared ‘em up like crazy. Huge fans. This one, we’re late to the party…it’s already gone viral. But if you, like us, had missed [...]
by Writing Our Way Home on Jan 3, 2012
What might you be avoiding, because someone told you it was disgusting (or boring or insignificant or scary or poor quality)? What might you be missing out on?
by Matt Wallace on Dec 15, 2011
In today’s epicurean existence the idea of food can be summed up in two words: food porn.
by Jennifer Bonetto on Dec 15, 2011
Annual Energies in the year of the Water Dragon The year of the Water Dragon begins February 4, 2012 (the Solar/Hsia Calendar). However, the Chinese celebrate it on January 23rd (Lunar Calendar). In the north, the “sickness” energy visits; if you‟re prone to stomach, reproductive, digestive or any other issues in the mid-section of the [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Dec 9, 2011
One woman’s tale of a sushi dining experience gone wrong. After much research and terrible stomach pains, she adopted a vegan diet.
by Jessica Stone Baker on Nov 24, 2011
Next time you are in the market, take it in. Give Thanks. I wonder if this level of abundance will exist in fifty years. Just a thought.
by elephantjournal.com on Nov 22, 2011
Clearly, Thanksgiving is a day that’s all about eating. If you’re like many Americans, you start the holiday promising yourself that you won’t overdo it. Unfortunately, it’s incredibly easy to overindulge. So while you might enjoy every bite that passes your lips, chances are you end the day feeling like a blob and regret eating so much.
The good news is there’s a better, healthier way to approach the holiday, and it doesn’t mean you’ll have to choose between savoring your special holiday meal and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
by elephantjournal.com on Nov 22, 2011
This year, put some conscious thought into cutting some calories from your Thanksgiving dishes. No, you don’t have to abandon great-grandma’s super-secret stuffing recipe, but Brandon Franklin, the executive chef Mindstream Academy, promises that you can make other substitutions that don’t sacrifice taste in the slightest. Here are some starting points:
by elephantjournal.com on Oct 28, 2011
“The Shift is About to Hit the Fan” -Tom Shadyac. Let’s Fan the Shift!
…That’s why I am going to Bioneers.
by Caley Alyssa on Oct 27, 2011
if you are constantly going from extreme Yin to extreme Yang and back again, you will be in a perpetual state of imbalance and unrest.
by Andrea Balt on Oct 25, 2011
The same Photoshop that prepares teenagers for a lifetime of insecurities and poor health, can also put the sexy back in the broccoli – where it belongs in the first place – and make them eat more wholesome food, show them what a real man and a real woman look like, show ourselves who we are in truth.
by elephantjournal.com on Oct 12, 2011
Along those lines, there are two new slogans-of-the-week that are gaining momentum: “Meatless Monday” and “Wheatless Wednesday.” According to FoodNavigator-USA.com, awareness of the ‘Meatless Monday’ campaign has recently reached more than half of Americans (50.22 percent of 2,000 American adults contacted in a nationally representative sample were aware of the campaign—up from 30 percent awareness six months ago). “Wheatless Wednesday” started at The Sink, an eatery in Boulder, Colorado, as a way to offer gluten-free dishes one day a week. Today, gluten-free menus are available every day of the week in many national chains and local eateries.
by Brianna Bemel on Sep 14, 2011
There I was in Whole Foods with a yoga mat strapped to my back, bike shoes on my feet, yoga clothes on my body and a bottle of kombucha in my hand. Too say it was very “Boulderesque” would be an understatement. Too say it was cliché would be much more to the point.
I had to wince.
by elephantjournal.com on Sep 6, 2011
Every Friday, my boyfriend and his buddies get together and make a meal, drink some beer, watch a game and make music. They go to the local grocery store and usually pick up a pack of the cheap chicken wings or slabs of steak, and split the cost. It’s simple. Affordable. Something that everyone can enjoy.
Unless you have seen what goes on in slaughterhouses.
by Carmel Hagen on Aug 15, 2011
Are you coming to COMMON Pitch on Friday? Waylon’s judging (sandwiched between the CEO of Patagonia and the man who made soy milk happen), these awesome ideas will be on stage and this awesome, awesome band is playing. And tickets are cheap (cause like they say; saving the world has to be fun, otherwise who’s going to do it)? [...]
by Jennifer Williams-Fields on Aug 9, 2011
I can be a real pain in the ass. That is no secret to those who know me well. But it’s not my fault. Really, it’s not. My prakruti makes me do it. I was born this way!
by Jeffrey Woodruff on Jul 23, 2011
Jane Goodall Harvest for Hope outlined her analysis of animal behaviour and mammal’s preference for organic food, over conventional food laden with pesticides. Dr Jane’s analysis and advice strongly support an organic vegetarian diet. Her words were revolutionary in 2005 when other authors, even today, fall short of outlining omnivores ethical and health issues.
by David Romanelli on Jul 21, 2011
Is a drink with lemur semen the hot new health product in 2011?!
by Waylon Lewis on Jun 15, 2011
The below is Waylon Lewis’ weekly editor’s letter. Subscribe, free, to our Top Ten blogs of the Week email newsletter. The author asking Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche if he could take the Bodhisattva Vow at Shambhala Mountain Center, 1985. It’s getting real… …in the Whole Foods Parking Lot. It’s also getting real in daily life: while [...]
by Waylon Lewis on Jun 13, 2011
Update: at only 300 views, we’ve been tipped off and jumped on their latest: Yoga Girl, going viral too! I predict viral video. “I’m in electric mode; can’t even hear the engine (sshhhhhhh…..)” First there was Inappropriate Yoga Guy. Then there was Illest Buddhist. Now, there’s a Clipper cap wearing white boy rappin fun at [...]
by Abigail Wick on Jun 13, 2011
None of the fake shit. Nothing but the hot shit. Just real, whole food that I prepared myself.
by Madison Moross on May 29, 2011
So I’m at Racha La Puerta, an amazing health/fitness resort in Tecate, Mexico. I’d imagine anyone who reads Elephant would love it. It’s like a little mountain paradise, with morning hikes, fitness classes (AND tai chi, yoga, pilates, Feldencrais!), pools, delicious food, arts/crafts, lectures, spa treatments etc. There’s morning hikes, even a morning garden hike where you hike [...]
by Waylon Lewis on May 8, 2011
“Like blaming the broken shower rod on sex.” Stephen Colbert? Sick of hearing about this new President Obama: The Colbert Report Tags: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,Video Archive
by Jeffrey Woodruff on May 8, 2011
Nutritious and delicious einkorn pasta and gluten free brown rice pasta from Jovial Foods.
by elephantjournal.com on Apr 30, 2011
I like yoga. Wait, cross that out. I love yoga? Yeah, I love yoga.