Dorothy, Pay No Attention to the GMO’s Behind the Curtain

Last month after spending the day in an average supermarket doing product research on GMOs, I was so depressed that when it came time to write my GoodFood World article I just stared at the computer screen for an entire day and couldn’t write a word. I felt like an inconsequential drop in the ocean wanting to […]

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It’s 2012, welcome to your GMOcery!

“Ladies and Gentlemen, step right up, our GMOcery tour is about to begin. That’s right, get on board our corn-fueled trolley car; it’s a big store, no need to walk. Help yourself to our delicious-nutritious-vitamin-enhanced water drinks found in Aisle 9 and, please, get comfortable and enjoy the tour!” “Yes we live in a marvelous […]

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Flip the Switch ON!

How to Grow Your Relationship to Real Food In my last article, Nature vs. Nutritionism’s False Hope, I said that not only does nutritionism not work as a food guidance system, following it as the savior to our dietary problems actually leads us away from the one and only thing that can put us on the […]

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Nature vs. Nutritionism’s False Hope

How many times have you heard this question, “With all the scientific information we now know about nutrition, how come Americans are heavier and unhealthier now than ever before?” The answer is the same as it ever was: because we overeat, we eat a ton of crap food, and don’t sufficiently exercise. We know it […]

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The Disconnect

Organically grown, local, whole, affordable, planetary stewardship, food justice, sustainably farmed, humanely raised and slaughtered, slow cooked and seasonally eaten, nutritionism, vegan, healthy lifestyle; these are just some of the words that come to mind around the elite conversation of How, What, When and Where we eat these days. There is so much to talk about, and these words do not […]

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Liquid Liers

Water, water everywhere, but not a drop we drink – unless it: is flavored, colored, sweetened, pumped with “nutrient enhancement through vitamins,” antioxidants, electrolytes; promises replenishment from my hard sweaty workout, energy, hydration, power, performance or immune protection; and comes in a sexy or techno-looking bottle. I am still in the middle of a typical supermarket. […]

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My Plate vs. My Supermarket

It’s a fixed food fight! Last Thursday (June 2), in her ongoing efforts to campaign against obesity in America, Michelle Obama unveiled a new, simpler visual image of what most American consumers need to be reminded of: what a healthful diet looks like on their plate. It’s called MyPlate and here’s a picture of it. Woo Hoo, thank goodness […]

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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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Warning: Sitting is hazardous to your health!

The perils of a sedentary life – Part 1 How much do you move in any given day? I’m serious when I ask this question. Think about it – on a typical work day of your life, how much of it do you spend ambulating through space versus sitting in a chair, looking at a […]

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Color My World … with REAL Food!

I remember back to a comical conversation I had at lunch with a handful of Massage Therapy students, some 25 years ago. We were discussing various food styles: macrobiotic, vegetarian, vegan. My friend Dawn said, ”I have an Aunt who thinks that the epitome of healthy eating is following the principles of the color wheel […]

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