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Your Choices Will Change the World

Posted by DishragDiarist on February 4, 2011 in News/ Activism with 7 Comments

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Do you know that the National Cancer Institute predicts that one out of every two Americans born today will be diagnosed with some form of cancer? Or that the CDC tells us that 5.2 million American children have ADHD, and that number is skyrocketing? Almost 10% of all kids in the U.S. have asthma, and at least 13% have one or more developmental disability. Obesity rates are through the roof (1/3 of adults and 20% of U.S. children), as are the rates of related diseases like diabetes.

It doesn't have to be this way. But modern conventional ideas about nutrition and wellness have failed us, and they are killing our children!

This site is about looking back at how healthy societies once ate, and sharing great recipes for Real Food. It's about preventing disease, instead of prescribing something to treat symptoms and make some pharmaceutical company rich. It's about removing toxins from our food and homes, and taking charge of our health and our families.

I want to live - and teach my children to live - a long healthy life, full of energy and joy.

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The working title for today was “I hate this post.”

I spent all morning writing and researching it, and by the time I was (almost) done, I was sick. I just hated it. It was so whiny, and depressing, and I quoted from a billion places and it was so confusing and I just HATED it.

So I took a break and made a cup of tea (organic lemon echinacea, for my throat, if you’re interested). And the tag on my teabag said, “Your choices will change the world.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Eggs – The End

Posted by DishragDiarist on December 26, 2010 in Eggs, News/ Activism with 3 Comments

Here are my final thoughts on eggs (for a bit, anyway), particularly regulation and it’s effects on egg safety. I’d like to share three real-life stories with you.

The Infamous Egg Recall

On December 11, 2010, The Washington Post reported on the oversights that led to the recent Salmonella outbreak which sickened 1900 and led to largest recall of eggs in our nation’s history. Read the rest of this entry »

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All About Eggs!

Posted by DishragDiarist on December 22, 2010 in Eggs, Food Sourcing with 9 Comments

I’m sorry about the lateness of this post. Technology and I have been at each others’ throats lately, but it’s getting better every day.

Let’s take a look at what you’re getting when you purchase eggs by looking at what the label might say, and what it means (or, in most cases, doesn’t mean). Read the rest of this entry »

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