Protein Ratios Implicated in Chronic Diseases

Life-threatening Diseases Now Thought to be Caused, Possibly Cured, by Diet Once considered healthy, high protein diets (of meats, fish, dairy, eggs) have emerged as a common denominator in a series of multi-national studies concerning heart disease, cancer, osteoporosis, type 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis (MS), kidney stones, macular degeneration, cataracts and many autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus, according to Dr. T. Colin Campbell. Dr. Campbell... Read More

A Changien is Born

Cult followers of “the disappearing chef,” Peter Chang know he’s constantly on the move bringing Szechwan specialties, like his semi-famous Scallion Bubble Pancakes, to random restaurants across the southeast. Chang once cooked for Chinese president, Hu Jintao before moving to the U.S. to work at the Chinese Embassy in Washington, D.C. From there, he’s popped in and out of restaurants from Virginia to Tennessee. So, when I had a chance to taste what... Read More

The James Perse China Study

If you love the low maintenance meets high style vibe celebs like Cameron Diaz rock, you might try getting the look with this simple, but sophisticated, James Perse shirt. Following the advice of Atlanta Stylist Nathan Siegal (who gets low maintenance and high style) I scooped up two in different, delicious colors. One from Bloomingdales, which fit fabulously, and one from Nordstrom online, which did not. After much trying on, contemplating and feeling anything but low maintenance,... Read More

Pork Chop with a side of Bugs?

More than 60 percent of transmissible human pathogens originate from factory farms, according to a new report by the International Livestock Research Institute. Writing for VegNews, Alexandra Chang explains that livestock production encourages epidemics.  New diseases appear approximately every four months, and while many are not dangerous, diseases such as avian flu, H1N1 swine flu, and SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) have “huge potential impacts.” Researchers... Read More

Worth Repeating

Bill Maher’s Anti-Pharma Rant  Read More

Chocolate to Die For, February 17

What’s on your culinary bucket list? If you consult Food and Wine Magazine‘s “100 Things to Taste in America” it might include at least one spicy Azteca Aphrodisia truffle by Kristen Hard. She’s one of the few U.S. “bean to bar” chocolatiers serious about crafting confections with a taste for environmental responsibility. She hand-makes small batches of dark and decadent desserts in her own Cacao Laboratoire, using organic... Read More

Just Say No to GMO, Again

Monsanto is at it again, jeopardizing organic food for corporate profit. Government approval for it’s genetically modified alfalfa is only days away, and could result in destroying the integrity of and access to organic food, as well as the livelihoods of organic farmers. It’s outrageous to risk the contamination of organic industries for further corporate gain, so decision makers (Secretary Vilsack and the Obama administration) need to hear from anyone... Read More

Who’s Your Daddy?

Think your Naked juices and Honest teas are pure and organic? Maybe not. Consider these eight Big Daddys of the food industry, courtesy of In many cases, these baby brands don’t prominently display their parent company logo on their packaging or website because they want to retain an innocent, healthy image, one that is long gone in the multi-billion dollar conglomerates. Stoneyfield Farm, a producer of organic dairy products... Read More

550,000 Deaths by Diet

In the U.S., conservative estimates indicate that more than 550,000 people will die this year as a result of ignoring nutrition, according to Dr. T. Colin Campbell‘s first lecture in eCornell’s Plant Based Nutrition Certification program. (Which I felt privileged to enjoy after surviving my first hour and a half of “pre-testing” in 20 years.) But, if so many of us are digging our graves with our forks, why do so few of us seem to notice? Dr. Campbell... Read More

DEKAdent Sale

What could be better than shopping for active faves like Adidas by Stella McCartney, Splits 59, exclusive hand made “Love Vests” and Hard Tail under DEKA‘s 33 chandeliers and industrial vibe? Only shopping their tent sale (indoors where it’s warm and dry) for the ultimate in casual sophistication at 50 to 70 percent off! The sale’s in progress today Around Lenox. So, get moving!   Read More

Believe Nothing

 “Believe nothing.
No matter 
where you read it, or who said it, even if I have said it, unless it agrees with you own reason and your own common sense."

               - Buddha

“The same molecules
that make up the food
we consume become
the molecules of our
minds and bodies.
So, unless you grow
your own food, you
should choose a
farmer as carefully as
 you choose your 
doctor or pastor.”

  _ Tim Willey, Farmer
             Madera CA
 “If man made it… don’t eat





        - Jack LaLanne

  “If we are
 always arriving and
 departing, it is also
 true that we are 
 eternally anchored. 
 One's destination is 
 never a place but 
 rather a new way of 
 looking at things."

           - Henry Miller
  “The rest of the
 world lives to eat…
 I eat to live.”
- Socrates
“Teachers open the door, 

you must enter by 


         - Chinese proverb

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