In Nutrition Education by Contento, she categorizes grocery shoppers into three categories – economizer, carefree spender & time-challenged. From my perspective, we can be at least two at once and those categories can change depending on the economic freedom or stress we are experiencing. In terms of looking for the availability of healthy food options . . . → Read More: What Kind of Grocery Shopper are You?
If you have ever said, “My health was great until ______. Ever since then, it seems like it is one thing after another”, then you have experienced the wholism of holistic health. It used to be that we intuitively knew that sick was just sick and health was more than the ability to make it . . . → Read More: The Wholism of Holistic
My personal experience with a local farmer is purchasing cheese, cream, eggs and yogurt directly from the farmer. I would call in each week by Tuesday and met the Farmer on Thursday for the pick-up. My husband still gets a kick out of the back alley drop points! I loved the freshness, quality and price . . . → Read More: Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
Occasionally, I will experience a growing apprehension over this adventure I have chosen. I usually comes after a week that has just spiraled out of control due to life circumstances or a new challenge that has proven particularly difficult to tackle. This fall has been a series of these… good week, tough week, good week, . . . → Read More: Do Not Get Discouraged
Can you really eat a full nine servings of fruits (4 servings) and vegetables (5 servings) for only a few dollars per day? YES!
If you did, would that make you healthier? MOST LIKELY!
Marion Nestle, in her book, What to Eat, debunks the myth that cost can truly be the leading factor in why . . . → Read More: Cost of Eating Healthy
I am sitting outside on a beautiful sunny day shedding more than a few tears over a woman, my age, who has advanced pancreatic cancer. Mid-forties, four small children, husband. I don’t even really know her. She is the wife of a my husband’s college friend and we have not even seen him since our . . . → Read More: Cancer Tears
If you view value as more good stuff (nutrient dense) without the bad stuff (pesticides, hormones & concerns about genetic modification) then organic is certainly worth it. Marion Nestle explores other issues around the organic label in her book, What to Eat. She addresses many questions and I thought a summary might be in order.
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At age 31 with 2 small children, I had a very close friend with very different beliefs about health and wellness. While I was proud of my selection of pediatricians (a teaching M.D. at Mt. Sinai in New York), she was proud of rubbing garlic on her baby’s feet! Now this and many other idiosyncrasies . . . → Read More: My Journey… from Antagonism to Confidence
Shiva presents a compelling argument from the perspective of citizens of the southern hemisphere, most of whom are farmers. Health implications of genetically modified foods, chemical fertilizers and pesticides on consumers is mentioned, but the main focus is on the health, social and economic implications of those producing the food. Although this is an issue . . . → Read More: Stolen Harvest, Vandana Shiva
I love Marion Nestle’s answer in her book , What to Eat. As a professor of nutrition at NYU and a former adviser for several USDA, FDA and Health and Human Services committees, she has a unique perspective.
Nutrition topics are often controversial, and here is the short reason why: the science is complicated. Complicated . . . → Read More: Why is the question, “What it eat?”, so complicated?