May 27, 2010 • in Health & Fitness

A Visit to My Kitchen: Cheryl Forberg from The Biggest Loser

Cheryl Forberg is hanging out in my kitchen today, chatting about her good old Midwest food favorites, and why she’s jumping on the backyard chickens bandwagon. Cheryl Forberg, RD, is the nutritionist for The Biggest Loser and co-creator of the …

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May 26, 2010 • in Environment

Listening to Signs from Nature

We are used to thinking about nature as sending “messages” with big things like weather and earthquakes—though we often scoff at the idea as superstition. But there is a whole tradition around the world of looking at the little signs …

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May 24, 2010 • in Gardening

Secret Organic Weapon for Weeding

Yes, it’s that time of year, when weeds arise and rise again. Even the most devout organic gardener might be tempted to pull out the evil chemicals at times—especially when it comes to those hard-to-weed places like cracks in between …

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May 21, 2010 • in Desserts

Strawberry Whip: A Simple Spring Dessert

The strawberries are ripening! And these days it’s even more important to choose organic strawberries. Methyl bromide, which is heavily used on chemically grown strawberries, is one of the most toxic agricultural chemicals in use (toxic to humans and to …

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May 19, 2010 • in Health & Fitness

The True Cost of Doubt and Denial

The recent President’s Cancer Panel report, “Reducing Environmental Cancer Risk: What We Can Do Now,” has put the official government seal on something many of us have recognized for quite some time: Chemicals are very likely to cause cancer. For …

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May 18, 2010 • in Gardening

The President’s Cancer Panel Report Suggests We Smarten Up!

By guest blogger Annie Spiegelman (a.k.a the Dirt Diva) Earlier this month the President’s Cancer Panel submitted its report, entitled Reducing Environmental Cancer Risk: What We Can Do Now, which describes the effects of environmental exposures on cancer risk. The …

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May 17, 2010 • in Books & Movies

Letters to Juliet…from Camelot

A while back I went to see a romantic comedy with my 13-year-old daughter Eve and we saw a preview for Letters to Juliet. It looked like a good movie, but I couldn’t help but wonder: Who was that man …

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