August 05, 2010 • in Organic Food

A Visit to My Kitchen: Cynthia Lair

Certified Health and Nutrition Counselor and author Cynthia Lair is in my kitchen today, chatting about cooking curiosity and ditching the all-white diet. Cynthia on the faculty of Bastyr University’s School of Nutrition and Exercise Science, and is culinary curriculum …

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August 04, 2010 • in Health & Fitness

How to Protect Your Skin from the Sun

Apply sunscreen. Don’t apply sunscreen. Avoid the sun. Get more vitamin D from the sun.  Sunscreens are toxic and don’t work. Sunscreens are essential…what’s a person to do? Over the years, I have seen all the news and studies, but …

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August 03, 2010 • in Organic Issues

Don’t Frack Organic Food!

By Leah Zerbe, online editor for, a daily health and environmental news site. A leading fuel life-cycle analysis expert says turning to hydraulic fracturing for natural gas as a major national energy source would be “disastrous.” As certified organic …

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August 02, 2010 • in Organic Food

The Dressing Room, a Rave Review

I’ve been meaning to get to Michel Nischan‘s restaurant The Dressing Room in Westport, Connecticut, for years. I first met him when he was the chef at Heartbeat, one of the very first farm-to-table restaurants in Manhattan (at the W …

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July 30, 2010 • in Health & Fitness

Organic Food at the Bicycle Races!

The Tour de France may be the king of biking events, but do they serve organic food there? Here in Pennsylvania, we are blessed to have a velodrome nearby. Not just any velodrome, but one of the best in the …

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July 29, 2010 • in Health & Fitness

A Visit to My Kitchen: Bart Yasso

Bart Yasso is in my kitchen today, talking about the good food and great inspirations that have been so valuable to his running career. Bart is the race and event promotion director at Runner’s World. He is a member of …

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July 28, 2010 • in Exploring

How to Plan a Vacation

By the time you read this, I will be on vacation. I read once that the glow from taking a vacation lasts only a few days, but the happiness from having planned a vacation lasts eight weeks! I can attest …

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