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I ACCIDENTALLY WALK FOR BREAST CANCER, part 1 of 3

Don’t get me wrong. I’m not “for” breast cancer.I’m just home from a 10-city tour starting in Columbus, OH and ending in Washington, D.C. In New York City, we stayed two days, and both mornings I ran in Central Park, from my Times Square hotel. I found myself caught up in a huge throng of […]

Drinking and driving: ideas on traveling

We flew into Columbus, Ohio. We then drove through the beautiful foliage in Michigan, Canada, New York, Massachussetts, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia. In each of 10 cities, we grabbed whatever was left of the gallons of green smoothie we served our audiences. After the lecture, we’d put them in the fridge in our hotel rooms. […]

My fantasy Halloween

  Matthew sent me this cartoon last week. I wrote back: “I wish!” If you’re a new reader, you might not know that I’ve tried lots of things to deal with this holiday. I love the costumes and macabre fun, and hate the candy. What has worked best for my family is that my kids […]

Alternatives to Antibiotics

Winter’s coming up. The more raw plant foods you eat, and the more Chapter 8 probiotic-foods habits you incorporate into your diet, the more your body become inhospitable to viruses and infections. But be prepared to nip the baddies in the butt, the minute you feel symptoms coming on, with natural alternatives to antibiotics. The […]

Firestarters in the journey

I teach in 50 cities annually. After my lecture, I talk to people one-on-one for 90 minutes, to sign books and answer questions. This is the first thing they say to me, almost always: “I’m here because my [brother, hairdresser, college roommate, next-door neighbor] introduced me to you.” Isn’t it interesting that after standing in […]

What baby sleeps on. And why it matters.

You do it 8 hours a day, if you’re the average American.  I do it 6 hours, since I converted to a whole-foods, plant-based diet. It’s all I need. Sleep. We think about it very little. Many Americans have accepted that even though they do so much of it, they rarely feel rested. The idea […]

Nutrition for pregnant moms, babies, toddlers…..part 4 of 5

Today’s topic: NUTRITION DURING PREGNANCY. Remember, what you’re eating when you’re pregnant is also contributing to healthy blood, bones, tissues, and organs—or not. It’s so painful for me to remember back to eating 7-11 nachos, Diet Coke, a Special Burger and fries (extra fry sauce!) at lunch, and Ben & Jerry’s after dinner, throughout my […]