Food Is Not Your Enemy


Last Chance to Sign Up: Free Stress Reduction Teleclass on Monday, May 24 at 8 p.m. ET

Join me for my FREE stress reduction teleclass tonight, May 24 at 8 p.m. ET, when I’ll be sharing the basics of how to squash stress through food.

During the call, I’ll help you take the first step toward recognizing and calming the stresses in your life, which is critical for good health and weight maintenance.

There’s still time to register: simply click here and provide me with your full name, e-mail address, and phone number. I will then e-mail you the call-in information.



Another Reason to Hit the Greenmarket: ADHD Linked to Pesticide Exposure
May 18, 2010, 9:53 am
Filed under: Chronic Disease, food politics, Fruits, Uncategorized, Vegetables | Tags: , , ,

People love to pooh-pooh organic or famers market fruits and vegetables, saying it’s just not worth the higher cost. But would it be worth it to you to pay more for produce if you knew it would protect your child from developing ADHD?

According to CNN, a new study published in the journal Pediatrics has found that children with above-average levels of one common pesticide byproduct in their urine had roughly twice the odds of getting a diagnosis of ADHD.

Pesticides kill bugs by causing a toxic effect on the nervous system, and unfortunately, those effects can occur in humans as well if they eat conventionally grown produce treated with pesticides.

Consuming organic produce will certainly help. And national surveys have found that the non-organic produce sold in greenmarkets tends to have a much lower level of pesticide residue than the produce sold in mainstream supermarkets.

By all means, do not stop eating fruits and vegetables over this issue. If you can’t afford all organic, all the time, use this list from the Environmental Working Group, which details which conventionally grown produce is the “cleanest” and which tends to be the most contaminated by pesticide residue.



The Rise of Company Gardens

Interesting piece in The New York Times about how several companies are starting to install on-site gardens for employees to tend. Even PepsiCo, Best Buy, and Kohl’s are getting in on the action:

“As companies have less to spend on raises, health benefits and passes to the water park, a fashionable new perk is emerging: all the carrots and zucchini employees can grow.

Carved from rolling green office park turf or tucked into containers on rooftops and converted smoking areas, these corporate plots of dirt spring from growing attention to sustainability and a rising interest in gardening. But they also reflect an economy that calls for creative ways to build workers’ morale and health.”

I’m all for this. Heading outside to garden for a few minutes a day with the company’s blessing is a great way to clear your head and relieve stress. And picking some carrots to munch on sure beats heading to the vending machine for a Snickers bar in the afternoon.

I’m all for this. Heading outside for a few minutes a day with the company’s blessing is a great way to clear your head and relieve stress. And picking some carrots to munch on sure beats heading to the vending machine for a Snickers bar.


Free Stress Reduction Teleclass: Monday, May 24 at 8 p.m. ET

Join me for my FREE stress reduction teleclass on May 24 at 8 p.m. ET, when I’ll be sharing the basics of how to squash stress through food.

During the call, I’ll help you take the first step toward recognizing and calming the stresses in your life, which is critical for good health and weight maintenance.  Some of the many benefits of reducing stress include:

  • More energy
  • Better sleep
  • Reduced body pain, particularly backaches and headaches
  • Improved mood and general mental outlook
  • Fewer colds and flus
  • Improvement in symptoms of many chronic diseases
  • Better digestion
  • Prevention of the classic diseases of aging
  • Improved relationships with your family, friends, and co-workers
  • Increased productivity

Would you like to experience any of these improvements? If so, then join me on May 24 at 8 p.m. ET. I will provide you with the information you need to get started, and explain which foods will help reduce your body’s stress response, and why.

If you’d like to get on the call, simply click here and provide me with your full name, e-mail address, and phone number. I will then e-mail you the call-in information.

I hope you can make it!