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Sea Vegetable and Seaweed Health Benefits

Sea Vegetables – Concentrated sources of nutrients. Dried dulse and nori are 20 to 34% protein. All sea weeds are rich in calcium, iron, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, zinc, and iodine. Vitamins A, C, B complex, B12.   My first video….  not perfect …they will get

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Sugar, Where it Does Not Belong

Sugar has a sneaky way of showing up in places where it doesn’t really belong. You expect the sweetness to appear in desserts, candy-coated treats and donuts, but in your hamburger? Sugar’s near-ubiquity in processed and packaged foods makes limiting one’s daily sugar intake —

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Patricia’s Potato Salad

The potatoes at the Farmer Markets have been looking so fresh and beautiful…I thought a good time to share this recipe from a cooking class I taught several years ago.  For the best taste please choose all organic ingredients. Hope you enjoy! Patricia’s Potato Salad

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Testimonial Sophia

Dear Patricia, First of all, I would like to let you know that I enjoy your yoga class very much. Thank you. And second, I am so grateful to you for the advice you gave me four weeks ago and for your time. When I

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The Digestive Perks Of Being A Vegetarian

Besides typically consuming more nutrients, and avoiding congesting foods, vegetarians also have incredible digestion. Switching to a vegetarian diet may be a good way to enhance your digestive health, and you don’t have to take an all-or-nothing approach to the switch. There are several types of

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Miracles of Good Nutrition and Yoga

Are you interested in eating healthier, detoxify your body, starting a meditation practice, enjoying happier relationships, and living vibrantly? My friend, certified yoga teacher and inspiration, Rebecca Snowball, is hosting a no-cost online speaker series to support men and women who are eager to incorporate

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The Myth of High Protein Diets

MANY people have been making the case that Americans have grown fat because they eat too much starch and sugar, and not enough meat, fat and eggs. Recently, the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee lifted recommendations that consumption of dietary cholesterol should be restricted, citing research

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5 Ways to Modify Yoga Poses as We Age!

1. More Stretching Always begin by stretching. Muscles need to be warm to function effectively, maybe as long as 12-15 minutes. You can include twists, cross-legged forward bends, stretching with arms overhead and doing a twist in both directions and side bends, extended forward standing bend

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Testimonial from PL

I REALLY enjoyed Patricia Joy Becker‘s awesome yoga class! it was my first (yes I’m a slow adopter)- I felt so good afterwards; I’ll be back for more… Patricia Larenas, Urban Artichoke Landscape Designer

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Testimonials a bunch

I was so impressed with an introductory class with Patricia Joy Becker that I have started seeing her one-on-one for more indepth training to meet my individual needs! She has so much to offer, go check it out, you won’t want to miss this. Marci

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Make it Easy- Eat Local Whole Foods!

Limit packaged, canned, highly processed and refined foods from far away!   Dr. T. Colin Campbell stresses the importance of a plant-based diet.  He explains the relationship of animal protein to the modern pattern of disease as well as the limitations of modern nutritional science when

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Yoga Sunday Mornings at Athleta Palo Alto

Patricia is teaching Free Yoga Sunday Mornings at Athleta in March ONLY!            Bring a friend, your yoga mat and a smile! Every Sunday in March 10am Register here for each Sunday you want to attend! Read more…

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Foods that Cleanse the Liver!

Foods That Cleanse the Liver! Cleanse your liver naturally with these foods and more: – Garlic – Lemon/Lime – Turmeric – Apples – Cabbage – Broccoli – Beets – Avocado    from An Organic Conversation   Read more…

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Vitamins of Value or Not?

Little Value and Possible Harm in Taking Vitamins “In the modern world, the abundant supply of a wide variety of foods makes it possible to satisfy virtually all nutritional needs by eating a healthful, balanced diet rich in vegetables, fruit, and protein sources. But based

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Health Benefits of Beets

The Beet goes on – In an era where clever marketing has transformed exotic berries, tubers and plant extracts from geographically distant regions into “super foods,” ostensibly better (and that much more expensive!) than culinary standards found at your local supermarket, e.g. garlic, onion, and

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Monday Night Vegan Dinner and Good Company

Join us for a Delicious Vegan Dinner and Good Company What – Monday Night Vegetarian Dinners When – Monday February 16, 2015 6:30 PM Where – First Baptist Church, 305 North California Ave, Palo Alto How – Make your reservations for sit down or take

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“Seven Steps to Boost Your Vitality” Talk by Patricia

Join the Fun at the “Gourmet Vegetarian Dinners” in Palo Alto! Monday January 26, 2015    After Dinner Presentation 8pm “Seven Steps to Boost Your Vitality”    with Patricia Becker Make 2015 the most joyous year of your life? What is holding you back? All of the

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Top 3 Health Benefits of Hugging

Hugging is an extremely positive form of communication. It expresses the values of love, approval, gratitude and forgiveness. Hugging is a great form of emotional satisfaction, but it also has some surprising health benefits 1. Hugging reduces the risk of heart diseases High blood pressure

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Golden Mushroom Soup

Golden Mushroom Soup       1      yellow onion , diced 2      tablespoons olive oil 3      cups fresh shiitaki or miitakes mushrooms, slice 4      cup vegetable stock or water 2      teaspoons sea salt 1/4    cup parsley, finely chopped 2      teaspoons garlic, crushed 1/2    teaspoon thyme 1      dash black

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Holiday Share Faire – sponsored by Transition Palo Alto

Holiday Share Faire – sponsored by Transition Palo Alto Sunday, December 14,   1 to 3 pm Cubberley Community Center – Room H-6 (at the end near Piazza’s) 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto Bring garden produce, food, books, toys, clothes, and or holiday decorations to share.

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5 Top Reasons to Pracitce Yoga at All Ages

1. Cognitive Resiliency Yoga’s process of drawing distinction between body parts, sensations and degrees of effort supports increased self-awareness, and balance. By coordinating different and often contrasting regions of the body, both sides of the brain communicate better, which could be linked to improved memory

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4 Summer Time Health Tips

Cool off this summer with yoga, meditation and breathing techniques. Stay focused, healthy and happy with some simple practices. 4 Summer Time Health Tips to Cool Off This Summer One season flows into another – each one brings its set of changes. A yogi will

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50 Ways to use Coconut Oil

Scientific research on coconut oil has revealed health benefits that affect your entire body, inside and out. You’ve heard good things about it and now you have a tub of it sitting in your pantry. So how do you use coconut oil?    1) Cooking

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