Past Stories

Half an Hour to a Better Booty

When you think of good ways to get in a summer workout, treadmills are probably not very high up on the list. But the fact is, by the time the temperature reaches 90 degrees, it’s actually dangerous to exercise outdoorsâ€...


Going For A Dip?

Hot time, summer in the city—and everywhere else for that matter, which means we’re all going to be cooling off our hot stuff in lakes, rivers, pools and oceans. Should you swim while drunk? How long should you wait after&h...


Breathe Deep, and Breathe Easy

Breathing is important. I’m sure you already know this due to that whole it’s-essential-to-staying-alive thing, but I’m not sure you appreciate the complexity of its importance. We all breathe, but many of us don’t brea...



Fromage Malade

To pasteurize or not to pasteurize; that is the question. Pasteurization is a process named after scientist Louis Pasteur which uses the application of heat to destroy human pathogens in foods. This process can be done to juice...


The Temples of Doom

Anyone who has had a bad headache knows that they can sure be a real headache when it comes to comfort, productivity and mood. I had never experienced a true migraine when, in 1998, I first saw the movie Pi,…


Setting the Tone

It’s countdown to swimsuit season, which means you might be trying to get in a few sit-ups and push-ups while you watch Dancing with the Stars. Toned arms and tummies definitely make those bathing suits look better, but there...



Do I Believe My Eyes?

Not all of us are overweight. Not all of us smoke. Not all of us fail to get enough sleep. Not all of us forget to wear our sunscreen. There are a lot of unhealthy things in the world that…


Tastes Like Chicken

When I went to Texas last year for the centennial celebration of a very small town called Electra (less than 2,000 people—my fiancé’s grandmother was the queen of the parade), I was not expecting that there would be a whol...


The Magic of Sunny D

Most doctors and dietitians agree that if you eat a balanced diet rich in lean protein, whole grains, fruits and vegetables, you will likely get most of the vitamins and nutrients you need from your food. Surely there are very&...



Prepare Yourself For the Rubberband Man

Hey all you big, strong men out there, I know you’ve been putting in all these long, hard days at the office, so I’ve got something for you that’s gonna make you sweat—myofascial release! That’s right—a good MF is g...


Yoga: The Bodycentric

I know it may be totally mind-blowing, seeing that this here is a Mind.Body.Spirit. column, but I have never actually written about yoga in these austere pages. I suppose it’s just hard to believe that there’s anyone out th...


That’s All, Yolks!

Easter comes mighty early this year—March 23, to be exact. This popular holiday (which is supposed to have something to do with that Jesus guy, but which has come to signify eggs, rabbits and Cadbury) is always the first Sund...



The Snottiest of Snotty Ailments

I once heard a doctor comment that there can’t possibly be a God because there’s no way an all-powerful being would be so stupid as to have created our sinuses. His “snotty” comment actually makes a fair amount of sense...


Welcome to the Jungle

One of those moments when I realized my fiancĂ© really was the man for me came when he announced that he didn’t understand why women shaved off all their pubic hair in order to look like 10-year-olds; in fact, he…


Leap of Faith

Friday, February 29, 2008, is Leap Day. Obviously. In honor of this once-every-four-years day that very few people understand, we have compiled 29 totally random things you can do to better your health.    Volunteer: People w...



Healing Pink Flower Power?

When you have a cold and you feel like total crap, you probably don’t think that pretty pink flowers are going to do you a whole lot of good. According to research, maybe they actually will . . . but…


Focolate

There’s a new item called Focolate that’s actually an herbal aphrodisiac disguised as chocolate syrup ($30 per set of gender-specific bottles). Given the boldness of the name, the Weekly decided we’d try it ou...


Be Mine

Valentine’s Day, our mid-winter homage to love (or to really bring it home that no one loves you), is actually named for three St. Valentines, all of whom were purported to do something romantical and all of whom died hor...



Soul Connections

Pretty much everyone in the Western World has heard that the musician Sting and his wife Trudie Styler are big-time practitioners of Tantric sex; less people seem to have heard his 2004 revelation that it was all a big fat…


Zzzzzzzzz

One of the best things you can do for total body health can be accomplished lying flat on your back. Or on your stomach. Or your side. Or maybe even on your knees, if that’s how you like it.  Oh…


Not a Stretch of the Imagination

For most folks, stretching is only something you do when you’re reaching into the refrigerator for another post-workout beer. Maybe you make time for exercise, but in hyper-busy lives filled to the brim and overflowing wi...



Whose Energies Do Wane

It’s that time of the year again—January. It’s cold and gray (or at least colder and grayish, as this is SoCal), the holidays are past but the credit card bills are nigh and many of us have a few extra…


Say What?

This week the IE Weekly is seriously bringing sexy back by telling you everything you ever wanted to know about earwax. As gross as it may sound or look, that yellowy earwax is actually something you want. Put down your…


Miles of Determination

As mentioned last week, getting fit and losing weight are among the top 10 most popular New Year’s resolutions made by your fellow Americans; perhaps that includes you. Maybe you want to lose the extra ten pounds you gain...



Keeping your New Year’s

Every January 1 we make a pile of bold New Year’s resolutions and then precede to shatter most of them by the end of the week, if not that very day. Perhaps it’s the fault of fate, the result of…


Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow

Here in Southern California where the sun shines year round, it can be difficult to remember that the first day of winter in 2007 will be December 22. This holiday season why not give yourself the gift of good health…


The Cold War

Your head hurts, you can’t stop blowing your nose, your cough makes you want to swear like a sailor . . . you have a cold. Far less glamorous than the flashy flu (rarely do you hear of cold-related deaths…



Pressure-giving

‘Tis the season for serious stress. And what is it exactly that causes the most stress during the holidays? According to a recent poll by the American Psychological Association (APA), money issues were the top vote getter...