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The Science of Green Parenting

The Science of Green Parenting Green parenting can go a long way toward improving the health of America’s mothers, families, children, and of the entire planet.  I encourage all parents to reduce, reuse, and recycle (The 3-R’s) when they can. Simple strategies include...

No I Am Not On A Diet

No I Am Not On A Diet This is such a short, sweet post that I could not resist passing up the wisdom that this little phrase debunks. Have you ever gotten handed this phrase on a proverbial platter before: "Oh honey, you should just enjoy life. Eat what you want....

Feed Your Family Safe: Buy Clean Food

Go Non-GMO It takes quite a bit of homework to be able to feed my family of five (all of them hungry boys, mind you) a non-GMO, organic diet.  I've been doing it for about 10 years now.  It is difficult, but not impossible. We do it on a reasonable budget, and the...

Americans Die Younger: US Ranks Low in World Health Report

Americans Die Younger:  US Ranks Low in World Health Report  A report published last month by the Institute of Medicine entitled, U.S. Health in International Perspective: Shorter Lives, Poorer Health, was released on January 9, 2013.   CNN originally covered...

Anti-Cancer Living 101: Avoid Pesticides

Anti-Cancer 101: Avoid Pesticides Here's How: Eat Seasonally Learn about the ways veggies (and fruits) are grown Eat Organic Try Cleaning Here are some other helpful links for your family's health: Avoiding Cancer & Chronic Disease President’s Cancer Panel...

The Role of Nutrition and Exercise in Longevity

Read The Role of Nutrition and Exercise in Longevity, full post, of my latest article on Yang-Sheng magazine. Read Yang-Sheng magazine on full screen flip book No one wants to hear the phrase “you are aging prematurely.”  However, that is exactly what is happening...

Thinking Global Acting Local

October 3, 2012 Emerald Isle, NC - Crystal Coast Organics: Community Supported Agriculture comes to Carteret County Live in the western Carteret County area? You can get fresh organic produce delivered weekly and support your local farmer and economy. Contact Crystal...

Eat The Rainbow: A Quick Guide To Eating Well

This week's guest post is by Yale educated nutrition enthusiast and retired nurse midwife Beth Genly. Eat the Rainbow: Find the REAL Pot of Gold Lately I have been thinking about the phrase ‘eat the rainbow.”  I know it is some of the most important health advice ever...

Preventing Chronic Disease and Cancer

Preventing Chronic Disease and Cancer Now Today I am sharing the unique set of links I give my patients who are struggling to feel better and/or want make proactive lifestyle choices that will help in preventing chronic disease and cancer. Many chronic diseases and...

Organic Baby Food Recipes: Making Apple Puree

Organic Baby Food Recipes: Today’s post is by BITL contributing author and iParenting award winning author, Lisa Barnes. Lisa is the author of the fantastic and practical book, Petit Appetit. Apple Puree from The Petit Appetit Cookbook by Lisa Barnes Apples are a...

The Benefits of Homemade Baby Food

Today’s post is by BITL contributing author and iParenting award winning author, Lisa Barnes. Lisa is the author of the fantastic and practical book, Petit Appetit. Babies usually triple their weight during their first year. So if “they are what they eat”, this is the...

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