Hope for the Earth: 3 Words

Regenerative Global Agriculture It’s that time of year again – the bells are ringing, and HOPE is supposed to fill the minds and hearts of holiday shoppers everywhere. But let’s be real – these are bizarre and bipolar times: Saturday’s front page of the NYTs published a historic editorial on The Gun Epidemic in America (a plea […]

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It’s 2013…what food resolutions SHOULD you have?

It’s a new year, and with that often comes…the food and lifestyle resolutions. Well, it’s fifteen days into 2013 and I’m wondering if you are haunted yet by the words “I should” …? Research tells us that creating a new habit takes 21 days to congeal, so perhaps this article comes while you’re still in […]

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The Healthier “Happy Meal” (sans GMOs)

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Three weeks ago I began a class out of my kitchen, called “Meatless Mondays in Ina’s Kitchen.”  Meatless Mondays is a concept I wrote about last June, in Oasis in Aisle 6 – the Life-saving Legumes. From Aspen, CO, a savvy vision of some 20 institutions and restaurants joined a nationwide pro-veggie effort by taking the […]

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“What’s words go to do with it?”

“what’s words got to do with it?” Issue 3 October 13, 2011 I have something different I want to share with you this month. It’s every bit as important to creating a lifestyle for wellness as eating healthy foods, living sustainably and exercising, but it’s not something you can purchase at a grocery store, or […]

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Be a Light Unto the World…Just do It!

Let’s begin with a fair assumption that if you’re reading this article, your “awareness-meter” around food and healthier lifestyle choice is already switched on and working at a pretty decent level. Sure, there’s no end to the better choices all of us can make along the continuum regarding food and its consequence on our planet. […]

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Autumn without the Fall

One of the cruelest realities from the buoyancy of summer life into autumn’s rhythm is the reduced time for personal exercise and wellness care that often comes for many of us. Though this is poignantly true for working parents with children (I remember well those elementary through high school days), it is equally true for […]

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The Power of ONE

VOTE with your grocery bag In the year 2000 my husband and I wrote The Diamond Diet: A Multifaceted Path to Health, Wellness and Weight Loss. In it we offered a 7 week program to awaken awareness of how to live a healthier and ecologically more thoughtful life. Readers came away with a balanced, honest and loving […]

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Oasis in aisle 6 – the life saving legumes

While the interior aisles of an average supermarket are filled with rows and rows of mostly junk processed non-foods, there is one aisle I want to make a fuss over. For the sake of discussion I will categorically refer to it as “aisle 6,” the oasis of the inner supermarket. This is where lifesaving legumes lie; awaiting the kudos […]

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Don’t let Perfect be the Enemy of the Good

“The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA), published early this year by the USDA and US Department of Health and Human Services, provides some scary statistics on our eating habits… The heavy toll of diet-related chronic diseases is staggering. According to the DGA, 37 percent of the population has heart disease, 34 percent have high […]

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The antidote to a sedentary life

WARNING: One good change may beget another… 🙂 Recently I saw the first two parts of a new mini -series on Discovery called Human Planet, made by the same people who brought us Planet Earth and Life. This series showcases incredible stories from around the world; people living in extreme conditions, hunting for food in […]

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