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Are you gardening yet?

I hope those of you doing 12 Steps are ready to look at Chapter 5, to plant an organic garden and use everything in it! Today Jenni told me about this cool online tool, very easy to use, where you can map out your garden just by dragging and dropping the crops you want in […]

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6 tips to make any baking recipe healthier, part 1 of 2

At the Zermatt in December, I taught these six tips for making a baking treat healthier. You don’t have to know anything about recipe development. These are no-brainers. Three tips today, three tomorrow. (All of this information is in Ch. 11 of 12 Steps to Whole Foods.) 1.           Substitute finely […]

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How to become a VEGETABLE ADDICT

You want to get your whole family addicted to raw vegetables? Even kids? I’ve got the secret key to that! Check out this video I did with Doug Holmes: You’re going to have a tough time shifting to a mostly plant-based diet unless you learn to make lots of salads you love. (Step 2 of […]

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Radio chat with Carol–and more book illustrations

Great fun with Carol Tuttle on her radio show last night, listen to the recording HERE. At the end of it, she said, “It’ll be fun to keep connecting with you and see how this goes. Maybe we could play tennis sometime! But I think you might beat me.” I said: “I plan to.” LOL! […]

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where do we get the most radiation?

Here’s an interesting  Associated Press story today for your consideration since we’ve been talking about radiation exposure from cell phones. To summarize it, we get more radiation from medical testing than anything else, including airport scans and cell phone use. Preventative medicine is the best way to avoid those medical tests. (My older son recently […]

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processed meat: it’s on my “never” list

If you’ve read my books, you know there are two foods I never eat and I don’t let my kids eat either. We are virtually 100% about good nutrition at home, but at a party or in a restaurant, we make good choices but aren’t perfect. The two “over my dead body” foods, though: One, […]

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I found the coolest muscle stim / massage gadget

Stress after work, stiff neck, joint pain, sore feet, cramping legs, back pain, achy shoulders? You will love this! When I went to Expo West in Anaheim recently, I saw 1,900 booths in 3 days! It’s like a trade-show marathon, that place! You could eat all kinds of “organic” and “natural” junk food. At the […]

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How can I promote healthy school lunch in my area?

After my Renegade Lunch Lady blog entry, Emily asked, “What I want to know is what can I specifically do in my area?” She refers to turning nutrition around in the institutions that serve our children. Especially schools. And any organizations that outreach to families. Well, there are macro issues–for the community organizers and big […]

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Mormon and vegetarian

LDS (Mormon) friends, check out this article by GSG reader Brett Wilcox about his “coming out of the closet” at church about being a vegetarian. Most interesting to me is the health benefits he and others received shifting to a plant-based diet: http://www.vegsource.com/news/2010/03/mormon-word-of-wisdom-and-vegetarianism.html

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The Renegade Lunch Lady, part 2 of 2

The “Renegade Lunch Lady” Chef Ann Cooper went to Washington, D.C. to investigate our first lady’s agenda. She ripped a hole in Michelle Obama’s “feel-good” childhood-obesity legislation, that has no funding and no policy “teeth.” I figured as much. Great platform, Mrs. Obama. Let’s make it reach to families and schools: Let’s get vending machines […]

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