Health/Fitness
July 17, 2012

Protect Our Right To Know

I try to keep it light here on ye olde blog most of the time, but sometimes there are issues that are too important not to share and this is one of them. Unless you live under a rock in the Sahara Desert (are there rocks in the desert?) you have probably heard about the...
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It’s the Carbs, Stupid!!

Remember back in the 1992 Presidential campaign, one of the popular slogans surrounding Clinton’s campaign was, “It’s the economy, stupid.” Well, I have a variation on the phrase. Every time I get fed up with how I feel and what the scale says, and I look at my diet, I always come back to the...
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Food

C – S – WHAT!?

At no time do I feel quite so out of touch with nature as when I go to our CSA for our weekly pickup. I’ll make no bones about it, I am much more at home in the Nordstrom shoe department than I am in a field of peas. But it is very important to...
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Food Safety vs Nourishment

There are two completely different philosophies when it comes to food. Of course there are those who don’t think much about food at all, which I find rather sad. Yesterday I listened to this presentation by Joel Salatin called Dancing With Dinner, where he expounded upon that exact topic. If you haven’t heard him speak...
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{Top Ten} Reasons to Shop the Farmers’ Market

Just because it’s fall doesn’t mean Farmers’ Market Days are over. Most farmers’ markets are open well into fall and some even have winter hours. Fall is harvest time! There is still plenty of local bounty to behold, so make sure to make a Farmers’ Market trip part of your weekly schedule. My family loves...
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What’s Eating Your Child: A Review

I rarely accept book reviews, but when I received an email offering me a copy of What’s Eating Your Child?: The Hidden Connection Between Food and Your Child’s Well-Being, my interest was immediately piqued. What’s Eating Your Child? is about the hidden connections between food and childhood ailments such as anxiety, recurrent ear infections, stomachaches,...
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The Unhealthy Truth: A Review

I just finished reading Robyn O’Brien’s book, The Unhealthy Truth: One Mother’s Shocking Investigation into the Dangers of America’s Food Supply– and What Every Family Can Do to Protect Itself. It’s incredibly eye opening. Nothing I’m learning is a surprise, rather it confirms so much of what I’ve learned over the past couple of years. I...
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And round and round we grow.

We’re all pretty familiar with the current food pyramid, compliments of our stellar USDA. But did you know that before the food pyramid, there was a food wheel? Yep, back in 1943 butter was its own food group. Hat tip to @GuyKawasaki who mentioned this on Twitter this morning. (This poster is from the “What’s...
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10 Tips for Shopping the Farmers’ Market

The Early Bird Gets the Worm Strawberries Saturday morning I got up bright and early to go to the farmers’ market. I knew the first crop of this season’s local strawberries was in, and I didn’t want them to get sold out before I got there. They are open from 9 to 1, and I...
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