This flowery, slightly sweet drink is a cross between soda and champagne and can contain a very small amount of alcohol. The carbonation is a natural byproduct of the fermentation process, a sign that fizz is active and alive. Naturally ferment beverages are energizing and excellent for digestion. Lavender, a calming aromatic herb from the mint…

Slovenia calls for recognition of nut cake after Pope’s quip to Melania Trump at Vatican. The Telegraph writes:  Until a few days ago, it was a tasty but obscure cake from Slovenia. But a quip by Pope Francis about Donald Trump’s girth catapulted the Slovenian dessert putizza, also known as potica, to international attention. Now Slovenia has…

Hands on: 5 MIN. Total: 8MIN. Yield: 1 SERVING INGREDIENTS 1/2 avocado 1 slice whole wheat sandwich bread 11/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice kosher salt Freshly ground pepper 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional) DIRECTION: Peel and slice avocado while toasting the whole wheat bread. Spread the avocado…

In “The New Health Rules: Simple Changes to Achieve Whole Body Wellness” (Artisan, $19.95), renowned integrative medicine doctor Frank Lipman provides a guide to improving every aspect of your mind, body and soul. Lipman says the book, which is filled with beautiful photos, is “meant to map out the healthy habits you want to integrate…

Move over, WHO, there’s a new assembly of health-and-wellness experts in town, and they come bearing Sweetgreen salads and Moon Juice “spirit dust.” Gwyneth Paltrow’s infamous lifestyle brand Goop will host its first-ever ‘wellness summit’ in L.A. on June 10th. Non-toxic manicures, crystal therapy and hydrating I.V. drips will be on offer at June’s “In…