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A Pilgrimage to Bhutan: Making Sense of 2012 – Part I

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What we can be sure of is change, the unpredictability and shifting nature of life.   How we relate to that change determines everything – does it beat us down or hone us into more refined ways of being, does it tear apart what we know leaving nothing, or does it guide us into a deeper […]

Holiday Survival Tips

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I can’t think of a better time of year than the holidays to embrace all that life throws at us.  Stress levels tend to soar about potential disasters many of us fear this season. Does it seem inevitable that you will get sick, worry about family issues, blow your diet, or face delays at the […]

Raising Healthy Eaters – Part III: Cooking in the Kitchen with Your Kids

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In this final blog on raising healthy eaters I share effective tactics to introduce your little ones to the kitchen, create a playful and safe space for experimenting and learning, and instill a lifelong love for the process of nourishing themselves and their loved ones. Employing excellent tactics for tricking your kids into preferred behavior […]

Raising Healthy Eaters – Part II: A Journey Throughout Your Baby’s Lifecycle

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A baby nursing at a mother’s breast… is an undeniable affirmation of our rootedness in nature.  -David Suzuki In Part I of the Raising Healthy Eaters series we talked about flexibility and guidelines.  In Part II we continue the journey providing guidelines and hints for introducing your baby to the art of healthy eating. As […]

Raising Healthy Eaters – Part I

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As a father of two, I have had my share of parenting trials and tribulations.  Raising children is the hardest yet most rewarding job I have had. What I have come to realize as a parent is that there is a great deal of letting go and going with the flow. Flexibility is the secret […]

Detox Made Safe and Simple

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With the holiday season right around the corner, there is no better time than the present to fortify our diet and cement healthy eating.  Ironically, while healthy eating is our birthright, for many of us it seems like taking the plunge into eating a whole foods-based diet is the equivalent to traveling to some distant […]

Should I Get the Flu Shot?

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While we are all trying to enjoy the change of seasons and soak up the beauty of fall, one question persists among the masses.  Should I get the flu shot? My team and I are constantly asked this question and while we can’t give a blanket statement for the general public, I wanted to take […]

Cooking Your Way Out of Disease

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The slow insidious displacement of home cooked and communally shared family meals by the industrial food system has fattened our nation and weakened our family ties. The Great Life Cookbook, written my oldest dearest college friends with whom I shared countless communal meals over 30 years ago, is the catalyst that can turn this tide […]

Can a Candy Bar Save the World?

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The last thing we need is more junk food.  But Americans have a love affair with junk food that will not soon be broken. Candy is a $30 billion industry, growing at $1 billion a year. At Halloween alone about $2.3 billion of candy is sold—an estimated 600 million pounds—and most of it is given […]

Is Coffee Bad Or Good For Your Health? Two Experts Debate

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Coffee is the magic elixir that keeps America humming. Before indoor plumbing was available and potable water was everywhere, Americans drank beer for breakfast and all through the day, resulting in a slow start to our nation’s prosperity. Then the coffee bean was discovered in the 1800s. Caffeine and coffee replaced alcohol and beer and […]

Money, Politics, and Health Care: A Disease-Creation Economy – Part II

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Last week, in Part I of Money Politics and Health Care: A Disease-Creation Economy, I outlined the issues that created this condition in our society.  This week, in Part II, I will review a few strategies that could have the biggest impact on cost and outcomes. Creating Health: Getting Money Out of Politics Send letters […]

Money, Politics, and Health Care: A Disease-Creation Economy – Part I

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There is nothing more difficult to carry out, nor more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to handle, than to initiate a new order of things. For the reformer has enemies in all those who profit by the old order, and only lukewarm defenders in all those who would profit by the new order. —Niccolò […]