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Book Review: Half The Sky

Posted on November 24, 2010

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving day.  And I have so very much to be thankful for.  Yes, life has its challenges, however, today, I am focused on gratitude and all of the many blessings I have.

First, I am so thankful for my amazing husband and my 2 delightful (and oh so helpful and cooperative) boys. Second, though maybe not even in that order, I am thankful for my health, especially given all of the challenges I have faced in this arena.  Getting ... read more →

Gluten-Free Cupcakes Cookbook

Posted on October 4, 2010

It’s been a busy summer, with baseball, boys and everything else that goes on around here.  Now that it’s the “harvest,” it’s the perfect time to announce what I grew over the summer.  I cultivated a new book called:

Gluten-Free Cupcakes: 50 Irresistible Recipes Made with Almond and Coconut Flour

The book is available for pre-order on amazon.com and will be published next spring.  If you need to get an immediate cupcake fix, check out the cupcake recipes from my Month O’ ... read more →

Book Review: Prescription for Nutritional Healing

Posted on June 1, 2007

This is one of the most important healing tools in my possession. Handy, astute and concise, this excellent guide is geared toward informing and empowering individuals to take charge of their health.

A practical A-Z reference manual, Prescription for Nutritional Healing offers drug-free remedies using vitamins, minerals, herbs and food supplements. When one of us has a cold, it’s the first thing I reach for. This book is no nonsense and a real winner!

Book Review: Paleo Diet

Posted on May 3, 2007

One of the most sane, common sense approaches to eating that I have seen in all my years of researching food and holistic living, The Paleo Diet is a favorite.

The knowledgeable Loren Cordain, Ph.D., takes us back to the pre-agrarian diets of our ancestors. Yes, that’s the Stone Age, a time before the Agricultural Revolution, which occurred a mere 10,000 years ago (a short time ago given man’s 2 million year history).

The diet featured in this book is one ... read more →

Book Review: Fast Food Nation

Posted on April 3, 2007

Eric Schlosser examines the birth of fast food culture in this captivating survey of postwar America.

Fast Food Nation reveals the impacts of this industry on our country, taking a hard look at how fast food has lead to the homogenization of our society, hastened the “malling” of our landscapes and lead to the systemic exploitation of the teenage workforce.

Schlosser reveals frightening information regarding the unsanitary conditions of fast food production. He also uncovers the industry’s efforts to entice the ... read more →

Book Review: The Way We Eat

Posted on March 1, 2007

Peter Singer, a bio-ethicist at Princeton University and Jim Mason, who grew up as a fifth generation farmer, have written this book, an engaging tell-all about the origins of the food in your fridge.

Their voyage literally begins at the dinner table of three average American families with differing tastes and socio-economic backgrounds and continues as the authors set out to trace the provenance of the foods we eat, with stops along the way to check out the validity of labels ... read more →

Book Review: Smart Medicine for a Healthier Child

Posted on February 1, 2007

Written by Dr. Robert Rountree, Smart Medicine for a Healthier Child is the final word on conventional and alternative treatments for your family.