Helping others feels good. But this takes it to a whole new level. Cami Walker, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, followed the advice of a holistic health educator to give one gift a day for 29 days. Then she wrote a book about it - “29 Gifts: How a Month of Giving Can Change… Continue reading The Power of Giving
I don't really believe it, but Thanksgiving is next week. This holiday has completely snuck up on me. Thankfully I don't have any major responsibilities for the day. In years past my sister Molly and I have volunteered to make macaroni and cheese, which my mother said, "we don't need this year." Probably because we… Continue reading A Head Start on Thanksgiving
These days you can't walk down the grocery store aisle without seeing a food product that's touting some sort of nutritional benefit. Be it calcium-fortified waffles, Splenda with fiber, or a box of Froot Loops with the "smart choice" check mark - you have to ask yourself, Really? We're inundated with crazy messages about food.… Continue reading Rules to Eat By
My work BFF, Jennifer sent me this link. Check out the photos of families from all over the world (The U.S., Mexico, Japan, Ecuador, Mali...) surrounded by the foods they eat in a week. You can imagine how this looks already, I'm sure: Americans with pizza and potato chips and people in Mali with, well, rice.… Continue reading What Do You Eat In A Week?
In this article in Prevention magazine, Susan Allport looks at our typical diet in light of the seasonal eating habits of animals. Her conclusion: we're storing up for a long, scarce winter. But we don't hibernate. And food is never really scarce. She explains... "The base of our food supply has shifted from leaves to seeds,… Continue reading The Vanishing Youth Nutrient
In an op-ed piece in the New York Times, Michael Pollan chimes in on the healthcare debate. Bringing attention to the elephant in the room, he says there's a disconnect between two very related industries: food and healthcare. When three-quarters of heathcare spending goes to "preventable chronic disease" linked to diet, according to the Center… Continue reading Food Politics