Category Archives: Conscious Eating & Living


A new long term study was published in the June issue of the New England Journal of Medicine that looked at how the health behaviors of 120,877 men and women over a 12 – 20 year period affected weight gain.  Everybody started out healthy and not obese at the start of the study but the results

Healthy Food on a Budget

I’m always having people ask me for tips about how to eat healthy on a budget.  I just found this great blog that calls itself “Healthy Food on a Budget: Tips from a registered dietician in Boston.” Please avail yourself to it. I’ve looked through it and found lots of wonderful writings that I’m sure you’ll

“We have to eat to live, so why not enjoy food to its fullest?” (Cooking Wild in Missouri, Bernadette Dryden)

I am honored to be able to send you this press release about the new cookbook created by a friend and Slow Food companion, Bernadette Dryden, called “Cooking Wild in Missouri.”  I’ve seen the book and it is a “must have” even if you don’t cook.   It is a book put together with love and bursting

Chocolate! Chocolate! Chocolate! (or maybe not!)

In case you’re wondering why I haven’t been blogging for a while, it’s because I went on a two week trip to Northern California.  For ten days of that time I was in a silent yoga and meditation retreat in San Rafael.  For ten days I was served delicious organic food for breakfast, lunch, and

A picture is worth a thousand words!

I don’t know if you’ve heard, but there are several states that have passed “Ag-gag” laws that would make it illegal to film what goes on inside slaughterhouses.  This movement was in reaction to the undercover filming of calf abuse over a two-week period at E6 Cattle Company in Texas by an animal advocacy group

The “cheap food” strategy has FAILED!

Yesterday I had the pleasure of listening to a brilliant lecture by Professor Emeritus John Ikerd.  His talk was being filmed by HBO for possible clips to include in the show they are developing about obesity. John made a compelling case for a theory that the economics of big corporate farming and food production has

Healthy Soils, Healthy People

On Monday, April 25, 2011, at 4:00 the Jesse Wrench Auditorium (Memorial Union South),  John Ikerd,  Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Economics at the University of Missouri  in Columbia will give a talk entitled “Healthy Soils, Healthy People: The Legacy of William Albrecht.  Even if you don’t live in Columbia, I think it is worth your while

“Eating is a Moral Act”

I recently had the pleasure of making the acquaintance of John Ikerd, Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Economics, from the University of Missouri.  He was so kind as to allow me to share his article with you entitled “The High Cost of Cheap Food.”  It is a little longer than most blogs I send but it

Helping Each Other to Eat Healthy

Recently the nationwide report funded by Congress called “Access to Affordable and Nutritious Food — Measuring and Understanding Food Deserts and Their Consequences” was released and people in Missouri don’t appear to be doing that well.  In particular, it was reported that we have the eleventh lowest state ranking for eating the recommended amount of fruits

We are born intuitive eaters!

I’ve become aware of research recently which supported my belief that we ARE born intuitive eaters, but we go astray if we succumb to being conditioning by fast food and highly processed food.  There may be exceptions to this premise, but I doubt that many of us were born with disordered eating problems.  So what happened?