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Cereal sales have been slumping and so have sales of soy. What to do? If you are General Mills, you come up with a “breakfast option” that promises to “deliver long-lasting energy with taste that kids can enjoy.” That new product is Cheerios Protein.  PROTEIN IS IN! The word “protein” in the product name isContinue Reading

Take Back Your Power by Josh del Sol

Take Back Your Power Josh del Sol Big Pitcher Films  Smart meters are spreading across not just the United States but the world like a swarm of locusts. So, are these good locusts or bad locusts? That depends on who you listen to. On one side you have the power companies. On the other sideContinue Reading

Get Your Fats Straight by Sarah Pope

The Healthy Home Economist Guide: Get Your Fats Straight by Sarah Pope Our favorite blogger, Sarah Pope of, knows what mothers are dealing with these days—lack of time, lack of resources, family stresses and frequent and recurring health problems in their children. These moms don’t have the time to do research on diet andContinue Reading

The Farm as Ecosystem by Jerry Brunetti

The Farm as Ecosystem: Tapping Nature’s Reserve—Biology, Geology, Diversity Jerry Brunetti Acres USA  Mycorrhizal fungi are mutualistic fungi that grow among the root systems of plants. This mutualistic association provides the fungus with relatively constant and direct access to carbohydrates, such as glucose and sucrose, translocated from their source (usually leaves) to root tissue andContinue Reading

Solving the Paleo Equation By Garrett Smith and Matt Stone

Solving the Paleo Equation: Stress, Nutrition, Exercise, Sleep By Garrett Smith, ND and Matt Stone Victory Belt Publishing, 2014  Solving the Paleo Equation is a multifaceted book. The two authors cover four primary topics: stress, nutrition, exercise, and sleep and recovery, as well as a number of subtopics that relate to the main points ofContinue Reading

Your Personal Paleo Code: The 3-Step Plan to Lose Weight, Reverse Disease, and Stay Fit and Healthy for Life by Chris Kresser

Your Personal Paleo Code: The 3-Step Plan to Lose Weight, Reverse Disease, and Stay Fit and Healthy for Life by Chris Kresser  Little, Brown and Company, 2013  I would have preferred that Chris Kresser’s recently published first book not have the “P” word in its title. Though still unfamiliar to many, the term “Paleo” inContinue Reading

Every stage of life presents its own particular trials, hurdles and tests of character and constitution. Successfully navigating the stream of life confers many rewards, not the least of which are robust health and endurance. From newborns to octogenarians and beyond, homeopathy offers the perfect key to provide help and support that transcends generations. ImagineContinue Reading

On a hot, humid, and rainy spring day in Kentucky, it is somewhat ironic to be writing about the sun. But the sun, even when hidden by rain and clouds, is a resource of almost infinite value. Each day the sun bombards the earth with more energy in a single hour than the planet usesContinue Reading

The Big Fat Surprise By Nina Teicholz

The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet By Nina Teicholz Simon and Schuster, 2014  Nina Teicholz has a knack for discovering long-lost research and teasing out the spoilers in what is considered accepted advice. In the first chapter of her very readable book on American dietary policy, sheContinue Reading

  This fascinating material is excerpted from The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat & Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet by Nina Teicholz, reprinted with permission of Simon & Schuster. The effort to remove trans fats from the diet has been largely successful; unfortunately, what restaurants, fast food establishments and food processing companies areContinue Reading

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