Let’s connect the dots to see how human health takes a back seat to corporate messaging. The Expert Conundrum: Fox in the Hen House Aghast, I watched the following power point by a person in the health and nutrition profession.  She offered Big Agriculture a hit list of folks from the holistic food movement, so… Read More


The Food Done Right series lasts through the summer. If you need to see the terminology primer, you can upload it to another screen by clicking here. With a family of seven at age 34, Annie DeCoteau knows how to run a budget.  She’s a friend and recently told me that despite the challenges of… Read More


The Food Done Right series lasts through the summer.  If you need to see the terminology primer, you can upload it to another screen by clicking here. Eggs are good for you.  Eggs are bad for you.  You should eat egg whites.  The whole egg must be eaten.  Don’t eat eggs at all; they will… Read More


The United States Department of Agriculture (U.S.D.A.), an agency designed to promote the use of commodity crops, that pays farmers not to use their land, and is non-discriminatory about genetically engineered foods, has ditched the food pyramid for a plate diagram.  It provides commentary about the shoulds and shouldn’ts for eating healthy, though it remembers… Read More


As promised, May is Body Month, a series of discussions about perceptions, emotions, politics, business decisions, and prevailing cultural dictates that influence who we are as we inhabit our flesh. A couple weeks back, Sara and I were driving home and passed a house where the parents were outside with their two young daughters.  The… Read More


May 8 is International World Naked Gardening Day.  Now, why would you know that?  This week’s discussion is about the mixed messages we have about the human body and how that can invade our consciousness and our thinking.  Loving ourselves as we are can heal the wounds of the messages of self-hate that pervades society’s… Read More


Breastfeeding is an important part of child development and mother-baby bonding.  The baby’s cry promotes milk letdown.  When my own daughter was born, she was placed on my wife’s belly, blindly working her way up to my wife’s breast.  In that moment, the intimate connection solidified.  Breast milk is a child’s best immune system builder,… Read More