Health & Wellness

New year, new you

Wallace Baine is a staff writer for New SV Media with extensive experience covering community arts in the region.
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That suddenly outdated calendar that you take down from the wall on New Year’s Day—ever notice how heavy that thing is? Maybe it’s your imagination, or maybe it’s from the [...]

Healthstyles: East Indian diet

Contributor at South Valley magazine
Neera Siva is a health enthusiast, mom, patent attorney and writer, in no particular order. She and her family live in Santa Clara County. Check out her website at, or follow her on twitter @neera_avis.
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It’s September, and for most Americans, the eating frenzy of the holidays is still safely out of mind, tucked far off into the future somewhere behind Halloween and Thanksgiving. For [...]

Probiotic powerhouse

Emanuel Lee is an avid runner and the Sports Editor for the Hollister Free Lance.
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In the last several years, yogurt has risen to the forefront as a trendy health food. And for good reason. Yogurt provides belly-filling protein, is loaded with bone-building calcium and [...]

Lotions & potions

Kimberly Ewertz is a freelance writer for South Valley magazine and Gilroy Dispatch.
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Some will choose flowers, others candy, but for those ready to cross the line from traditional gifts this Valentine’s Day, the Black Label Jack Rabbit personal massager, a sleek black [...]