Annie’s Top 5 Nutrition Memes of 2014

It’s been a big year for the science of integrative modalities this year.

What’s old is new again. My teacher says life is a spiral and I continue to see the evidence that she’s right. Here are the top trends, the memes I see on the rise.

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Holiday Merriment and Weight

Here it is. Party time, candy and cookie time, rich food time. Estimates for how much Americans gain during this season range from 5 to 15 pounds, depending on who’s doing the reporting. Here are a few weight survival tips.

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Meditation improves gene expression

This year there are a smattering of studies suggesting that meditation, yoga and mindfulness practices improve gene expression. Gene expression relates not only to family traits like hair color, but to the smooth operation of every cell and tissue in your body for the rest of your life.

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